Wednesday, September 10, 2008

ABC Wednesdays - H for Horses

This week I have been featuring activities at the Royal Adelaide Show which I attended on Friday. Throughout the day in the main arena were some horse trials and show jumping; here is a horse and rider competing in a cross country event.

This is a rather special horse; a Clydesdale which is part of the Coopers Brewery Clydesdale Team. They can often be seen in the streets of Adelaide pulling a cart, reminiscent of the times when Thomas Cooper delivered his beers to Adelaide households using a cart pulled by Clydesdales. Now the Clydesdale tradition continues on for promotional purposes and a public relations exercise.

To find out more about ABC Wednesdays and see other participants' contributions go to the ABC Wednesdays' site or to see direct links to their own sites go here.

14 comments:

leslie said...

I absolutely LOVE those Clydesdales and used to see them at country fairs when we lived back East in Canada. Out here in the West, unless you go into the farming areas, you don't see them too much. Have a heavenly week. :)

Howdy Do said...

These horses pull the Budweuiser Beer wagons on TV commercials in the states and most of the commercials are really lovely to see. At least I enjoy them. I also remember the time a Clydesdale stepped on my bare foot. Fortunately we were together in a stall and the bedding was deep and it merely pressed my foot down until I smacked him on the side to get him to move over. It could have been worse. I must have been about ten years old then. This is a really nice post with the photos.

I only have one "H" for my post today. I hope you like it. I put it on Canon Pixels

ellen b. said...

Beautiful horses. Those clydesdales are really special! have a great week Gordon!

mannanan said...

What a stunning Clydesdale. They are fantastic horses aren't they. Thanks for posting.

babooshka said...

Beautiful horses and again another action shot.

Everyone look at Monday's flying bkie shots.

photowannabe said...

Love this beautiful animals. There is something so regal about them. Great choice for the letter H.

Bear Naked said...

That Clydesdale Horse has a very shiny coat.
Beautiful addition to ABC Wednesday.

Bear((( )))

alicesg said...

Beautiful horse.

kouji said...

that clydesdale looks beautifully sturdy. :)

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Wow! You captured that horse mid-jump! I'm impressed!

Tommy said...

what a beautiful horse.

Donna said...

Love the Clydsdale!! Gorgeous animal!hughugs

onangelwings said...

Gordon, Would you look a that beautiful horse. Amazing pics.

mrsnesbitt said...

The beautiful coats of the horses show the care and attention they have had....wonderful Gordon, sorry I am so late.

Thanks so much.