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Clydesdale horses to visit Dyersburg Friday

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Dyersburg residents will have a unique opportunity to visit with some special guests on Friday afternoon. A pair of Clydesdale horses owned by Check Into Cash will be stopping in Dyersburg in their tour across the nation.

"Dyersburg is one of the first stops on the Cashdales tour," said Steve Scoggins, president of Check Into Cash. "We hope that everyone who has a chance can come down and see these beautiful and exquisite animals."

The "Cashdales" as they are known by their owners will be stopping in Dyersburg on Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Check Into Cash store located at 1677 Parker Plaza. The horses have quite an impressive resume as they were members of the 2010 World Championship team, have appeared at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and escorted his Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, and his wife, Catherine, to an event in 2011.

According to Check Into Cash CEO Allan Jones, the horses were chosen to escort the royal couple because of their gentle nature.

"We would like everyone in Dyersburg to see them," said Jones. "They are a part of history and this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

The horses are even more unique because of their rare markings. The pair called "Casher" and "Dasher" have black with white stocking markings, a trait that less than 9 percent of the breed carry said Jones. The horses are 18.2 hands tall and each weighs over 2,000 pounds. Their shoes are the size of dinner plates and weigh more than three pounds each.

Clydesdales are known for their strength and patience and are considered a tall breed. They are primarily used for heavy hauling or pulling.

For more information on the horses or the event itself please contact (731) 287-9922.

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