Breeding Clydesdale Horses

Breeding Clydesdale Horses

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Details

Location

Derry/Londonderry

Year

1964

Date

Production 04/05/1964

Length

04min 08sec

Audio

silent, sound

Format

16mm

black and white

Source

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Archiving Scheme 2

Courtesy

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

A beautiful Clydesdale horse, Tors Benefactor, arrives from Scotland to stay with Mr James Blair in Co Derry and to breed some of his mares. Charlie Witherspoon interviews Mr Blair and asks what makes a good Clydesdale. He also meets with Bill Blair, James’s son, who hopes to follow in his father’s footsteps. 

Notes

The Clydesdale is a Scottish breed of draught horse. It is named for its area of origin, the Clydesdale or valley of the River Clyde, much of which is within the county of Lanarkshire. 

Now listed as a vulnerable breed due to over-usage in WWI and mechanisation in farming, the breed is still used, most famously in Budweiser ads. 

Credits

An Ulster Television Production.

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