Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Express Clydesdales Coming to Jackson

Express Employment Professionals is a local temporary staffing agency.  They are bringing their hitch of Clydesdales to Jackson, Mississippi, in conjunction with the Dixie National Rodeo.  At a ton each, that is a lot of horse.  Press Release below.

The Express Clydesdales Visit Jackson, Mississippi 

Jackson, MS January 8, 2014 – The Express Clydesdales of Express Employment Professionals are coming back to Jackson, MS February 7-9 making special appearances at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital and the Dixie National Parade and Rodeo, according to Tim Dillard, local Express Employment Professionals franchisee. 

Express Employment Professionals, a national sponsor of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, will also take this opportunity to raise money for the organization. After the Dixie National Parade on Saturday, February 8, the Clydesdales will be available for an up close and personal experience with the public at the Mississippi Trade Mart building on the fairgrounds. 

“I look forward to providing this unique opportunity to the community so people can stop by to pet and take photos with these gentle giants, while also benefiting Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital by raising money for life saving treatments,” said Tim Dillard. 

 Of a rare black and white color, the Express Clydesdales stand 17-18 hands high and weigh over 2,000 pounds each. Their shoes are the size of dinner plates and weigh more than three pounds each. The Express Clydesdales were named world champions in the six-horse hitch at the 2013 Calgary Stampede in Calgary Alberta, Canada, as well as world champions in the eight-horse hitch and the best cart at the World Clydesdale Show in Milwaukee, Wis. in 2012. 

 In addition to competing on a national stage, the Express Clydesdales have participated in some of the country’s most recognized parades and promotional events, including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Tournament of Roses Parade, the Fiesta Bowl Parade, Orange Bowl Parade, Hollywood Parade, Calgary Stampede Parade, Kentucky Derby Pegasus Parade, the International Finals Rodeo and the Professional Bull Riders World Finals. The Clydesdales enjoyed a historic moment when they escorted Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge in North America at the Calgary Stampede in 2011. 

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