July 25, 2024


Travel Finishes First

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 started serving to a relatives friend’s daughter just take treatment of Clydesdale horses.

Ultimately, Grant Johnson’s mothers and fathers, Dennis and Linda Johnson of Springfield acquired their 1st Clydesdale in 1990. The family members secure, Linden Clydes, still has seven of the legendary horses.

Grant Johnson now performs whole-time for Anheuser-Busch-In Bev’s japanese hitch of Clydesdales in Merrimack, New Hampshire, but he is again in Springfield this week for the 2021 Countrywide Clydesdale Sale that begins a 3-working day operate at the Illinois Point out Fairgrounds starting Thursday.

The sale is open up to the community, Johnson said.

Johnson explained his entire family, together with a different brother, Dustin from Morton, volunteers with the sale, which has a link to Springfield and the fairgrounds likely back again to the mid-1980s.