The three-week-old star of Budweiser’s Super Bowl ad now has a name: Hope.
Anheuser-Busch said Tuesday that its contest to find a name for the foal born Jan. 16 at the company’s Clydesdale ranch in mid-Missouri generated more than 60,000 tweets, Facebook comments and other messages.
Hope was one of the more popular names generated through the social media effort.
“We were overwhelmed by the response we got,” Lori Shambro, brand director for Budweiser, said in a statement.
“Many of our fans wanted a name to reflect their optimism and spirit, which the name Hope encapsulates beautifully,” Shambro said.
The foal now weighs 200 pounds and will weigh roughly 2,000 pounds when she is grown, said John Soto, supervisor of Warm Springs Ranch, where Anheuser-Busch raises Clydesdales near Boonville, Mo.
Hope was the second Clydesdale born at Warm Springs Ranch this year.
“This newest member of the Budweiser Clydesdale family was 7 days old on the day this part of the Super Bowl commercial was filmed,” said Jeff Knapper, general manager of Clydesdale operations, in a press release. More than 30 Clydesdales are expected to be born in 2013.
According to Knapper, “A star was truly born on Jan. 16.”
And now she is known as “Hope”.
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Since 1967, the Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard, stationed in Barstow, California, has been representing the United States Marine Corps at events and ceremonies throughout the country.
What sets this color guard apart from any other military color guard is the fact that “America’s Heroes” are riding “America’s Living Legends,” wild mustangs captured and adopted from the Bureau of Land Management’s “Adopt a Horse and Burro Program.”
In addition, the team only rides Mustangs of Palomino color. Several of these horses have been trained by inmates in Carson City, Nevada.
The riders are trained to recognize that horses are living creatures capable of thinking, feeling, and decision-making, no different than you and I.
The Marines learn to respect there mounts as individuals with different personalities.
Being aware of each horse’s potential challenges every rider to be a better horseman and stronger leader of Marines.
In January 1985, the Mounted Color Guard made its first appearance in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, and has been given the extreme honor of the first military unit to lead the parade.
Since 1990, the Mounted Color Guard has participated in every Tournament of Roses Parade.
They will, again, be featured in the Rose Parade, this year.
The USMC Color Guard travels all over the United States participating in parades, rodeos, and many numerous events and ceremonies.
The Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard is the only remaining mounted color guard in the Marine Corps today.
The horses continue to be ambassadors for the Wild Mustangs that remain a link to the history of America.
In Lebanon, Ohio the Antique Horse Drawn Carriage Parade has become one of the most anticipated Christmas celebrations. People travel afar to see this time honored tradition.
The unique Christmas parade features more than 100 antique horse-drawn carriages parading through the streets of beautiful historic downtown Lebanon.
Each year, hundreds of horses and thousands of local Lebanon, Ohio residents prepare for the coming of Christmas.
As night falls, historic buildings and candle-lit streets provide the perfect backdrop for this parade.
People of all ages line Lebanon’s charming downtown streets, candles in hand, anxiously awaiting the first of 100 horse-drawn antique carriages to pass by.
Held every year on the first Saturday in December, this Christmas parade has become one of the most unique and beautiful holiday celebrations in the Midwest.
Source: Examiner News
Photos: Warren County, Ohio