Clydesdale Sale returns to Springfield, Illinois, Point out Fairgrounds

Grant Johnson, center, along with his mother and father, Linda and Dennis Johnson, of Linden Clydes, show off Tobias, a Clydesdale stallion from Soaring Eagle Farms, that will be on sale for the National Clydesdale Sale at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill., Wednesday, April 21, 2021. The entire Johnson family volunteers with the sale which has a connection to Springfield and the fairgrounds going back to the mid-1980s. [Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register]

Grant Johnson stated it was his brother, Mitchell Johnson, who begun assisting a household friend’s daughter acquire treatment of Clydesdale horses.

Inevitably, Grant Johnson’s moms and dads, Dennis and Linda Johnson of Springfield acquired their to start with Clydesdale in 1990. The loved ones steady, Linden Clydes, still has seven of the legendary horses.

Grant Johnson now is effective total-time for Anheuser-Busch-In Bev’s jap hitch of Clydesdales in Merrimack, New Hampshire, but he’s back in Springfield this 7 days for the 2021 Nationwide Clydesdale Sale that commences a 3-day operate at the Illinois Condition Fairgrounds starting Thursday.

The sale is open up to the public, Johnson stated.

Johnson claimed his entire family, such as an additional brother, Dustin from Morton, volunteers with the sale, which has a connection to Springfield and the fairgrounds likely again to the mid-1980s.