The beloved Clydesdale horses are not making an appearance in this year’s Budweiser Super Bowl ad a few headlines are shouting. Well, that’s not 100% correct.
According to other sources, the Clydesdales are in this year’s Budweiser Super Bowl ad — but for about two seconds and out of focus. Must be these horses.
It is, however, 100% correct to say that there is no Clydesdale ad. This is a major disappointment for a lot of people especially Budweiser drinkers.
“I will no longer purchase any Budweiser products until the Clydesdales return,” says Sue from Ohio.
Others have gone so far as to say they will not be tuning in to televised coverage of the Super Bowl but will simply check the score from time to time on Twitter and look at the ads on YouTube later.
But there will be horses. Or at least one horse thanks to Snickers.
The Horse Channel reports:
“This doesn’t mean that there won’t be any equine distractions during the many breaks in the action between the Patriots and the Falcons. Snickers is trying out a new gimmick with its ad spot, airing a commercial live. The ad will star Adam Driver and, apparently, a horse.”
See a handful of Clydesdales Budweiser ads at The Horse Channel website here.
In the meantime, it is alarming to read that the Rare Breeds Survival Trust list Clydesdale horses as “vulnerable” meaning there are only 500 to 900 in existence. Visit this link and click on the plus sign on the Equine Section.
See also “Clydesdales, known for Budweiser commercials, are at risk of extinction. Includes video.
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