The Clydesdale horse: beautiful, majestic… hilarious?! Yep.
This classic Budweiser commercial from 2006 entitled “Lamb Streaker” features the infamous Clydesdale horses in all their glory. They’re ready to head out onto the field and enjoy a friendly game of football on a warm, sunny day. But there’s a certain someone waiting on the sidelines, and he’s out to ruin their good time…
15 seconds in, I guarantee you’ll be laughing your head off at this shaved-down sheep. It’s no wonder this mischievous streaker was the star of one of Superbowl XL’s most popular commercials.
Did you know? On April 7, 1933, August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch III surprised their father, August A. Busch, Sr., with the gift of a six-horse Clydesdale hitch to commemorate the repeal of Prohibition.
Realizing the marketing potential of a horse-drawn beer wagon, the Clydesdales became in high demand, drawing huge crowds of excited onlookers as the hitch toured across the country delivering cases of Budweiser.
Today, Anheuser-Busch owns approximately 250 Clydesdales. The horses are an enduring symbol of the brand’s heritage, tradition, and commitment to quality.