Meet our new Clydesdales
I’d like to introduce our new Busch Gardens Clydesdales. Our park guests have loved visiting the horses in the Highland Stables since 1975 and we weren’t about to disappoint them.
The Clydesdales that you will meet this season will look a lot different than the horses you have seen in the park previously. A Clydesdale can come in a variety of colors from bay (brown) to black. We are very proud to introduce you to our new herd: Dakota, Dustin, Carly and Panola.
Here are some pictures of Dakota taken yesterday when we hosted local media and showed them the changes we’ve made at Highland Stables.
Our new horses will live at the park year round. And their arrival has been anticipated all winter. These particular horses may be new to the team, but caring for them won’t be. One of my colleagues, Jennifer, has been our Clydesdale Specialist for four years and she traveled with the Budweiser hitch team for three years before that. (She’s in the pictures with Dakota.) Her team also has years of horse experience so they are no strangers to these gentle giants.
You’ll be able to see our new Clydesdale herd at the updated Highland Stables when we open soon. I hope to see you there.
Animal Care Specialist at Busch Gardens