Loveland Chamber of Commerce

The Iconic Budweiser Clydesdales Set to Make Several Northern Colorado Appearan

LOVELAND, Colo. – May 24, 2013 – American Eagle Distributing Co. is bringing the Budweiser Clydesdales to northern Colorado for several appearances and events from June 13 – 15, 2013. The largest appearance and event is the Greeley Stampede’s Proclamation Ride on June 14. This marks the Clydesdales first Greeley appearance since the early 1980’s. The Clydesdales will also make their first downtown Loveland appearance and will be back in Old Town Fort Collins for the first time in five years.

During their stay in northern Colorado, the Clydesdales will deliver Budweiser to select retailers. Community members and families are invited to come and see the Budweiser Clydesdales during any of their public appearances.

Thurs. June 13 – Loveland

Clydesdale deliveries will be in downtown Loveland from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thurs., June 13. The horses and wagon will be hitched up in the Safeway parking lot, 860 Cleveland Ave. and will travel to select areas downtown*.

Fri. June 14 – Greeley

The Clydesdales will be featured in the Greeley Stampede’s Proclamation Ride from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Fri. June 14. The Clydesdales will hitch up in the Greeley Tribune parking lot, 501 8th Ave. and will join the ride as it travels to the main stage located on 9th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue. The Budweiser package winner will be unveiled live onstage during this event. After the drawing, the Clydesdales will head west on 9th Street to Lincoln Park*.

Sat. June 15 – Fort Collins

From 6 – 8 p.m. on Sat. June 15, the Clydesdales will make deliveries along a select route in Old Town Fort Collins*. They will hitch up at Sports Authority, 425 S College Ave.

In addition to the deliveries, there will be several one-horse shows throughout northern Colorado to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Fort Collins.

In conjunction with the Greeley Stampede’s Proclamation Ride, American Eagle Distributing Co. has put together a special Budweiser entertainment prize package in honor of the Clydesdale visit. To enter, participants must visit displays at participating retailers (found at under promotions) now through June 10. The package winner will be announced live during the Proclamation Ride Ceremony in Downtown Greeley June 14th starting around 5:30 p.m. The winner does not need to be present to win, but if present, the grand prize winner will get to ride with the Budweiser Clydesdale hitch for the rest of the Proclamation Ride, something that most mainstream consumers do not get to do.  Interested parties must be 21 years of age or older to enter.

This grand prize entertainment package will consist of:

·       Two tickets to the Denver Broncos Sept. 5 home opener against the Baltimore Ravens

·       Four general admission tickets to all five Greeley Stampede concerts

·       A family ticket 4-pack to a Greeley Stampede rodeo of choice (excluding the July 4th finals)

·       Two tickets to the June 29 Greeley Stampede MMA fight at Island Grove

·       Four Colorado Eagles bench warmer tickets (these seats are between the two team benches)

·       Four Premium Colorado Rockies tickets

·       Four tickets to three summer concerts sponsored by American Eagle Distributing Co. at the Thunder Mountain Amphitheatre

Additional give-away opportunities will be available to those who visit participating retailer displays. When submitting to the grand prize, consumers will have a chance to win secondary prizes including a Michelob Ultra golf bag, Bud Light iPod/MP3 speaker tower, Bud Light Lime cruiser bike and a Bud Light mini fridge.

Each year, the Proclamation Ride kicks off the annual Greeley Stampede. This community event is a favorite for all and marks the beginning of a traditional summer event that draws people from all over Colorado.

For more information including history and facts about the Budweiser Clydesdales, visit

*Note: the routes are subject to change. Maps of the finalized routes will be published at a later date.

About American Eagle Distributing Co.

American Eagle Distributing Co. (AED) is a local, family-owned company that is committed to giving back to the local northern Colorado community.  American Eagle Distributing Co. prides itself in supporting community events and organizations to help improve the area we all live in. AED is a distributor of package and draft products, and services to more than 1,100 retail customers including bars, liquor stores, convenience stores, grocery stores, hotels and restaurants located throughout northeastern Colorado. AED’s mission is to service our customers with a superior product portfolio.  It is our passion to partner with them to achieve mutual profitability and growth through the application of strategic planning and superior services. AED’s vision is to have the best employees in the market who embrace an entrepreneurial spirit, are continuously trained and who hold themselves to the highest possible standards of performance.  We promote teamwork, pride, personal growth and commitment to our Company, Customers and community. Their values are guiding forces behind the culture at AED.  They represent our goals, our ethics, our people and our future.  Our culture is one of ownership, disciplined execution and focus on results. For more information, visit

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