Percheron

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Percheron

a French heavy draft horse, of graceful build and action. Gray, white or black, 15.2 to 17 hands high.
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Percheron horse. By permission from Sambraus HH, Livestock Breeds, Mosby, 1992
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When not appearing on international television in nearly 100 countries, Dryer can usually be found driving one of America's most famous horse teams -- the Heinz Hitch Percheron Horses.
After a six-year stint as drivers in New York City's Central Park, Michele and Marty L'Herault brought an elegant burgundy carriage west to Eureka last year, A reproduction of a turn-of-thecntury vis-a-vis, it now carries visitors slowly and comfortably on informative tours through Old Town, pulled by one of the L'Heraults' massive Percheron horses.
Heinz Company (NYSE:HNZ) announced today that it has donated the eight Percheron horses formerly used as part of the Heinz Hitch program to the 3rd U.
Paying homage to its rich heritage and tradition, the whimsically animated float will be pulled by the legendary Heinz Hitch Percheron horses and hold the 57th parade position.
Stud farmer Mr Warwick Aldersley was granted a 12-month licence for the double-decker vehicle which will be pulled by two Percheron horses.
The Heinz Hitch Percheron Horses will be on hand for the festivities from 10 a.
Horse stud farmer Mr Warwick Aldersley has proposed the service which will feature an 1874 double-decker omnibus, pulled by two Percheron horses, carrying 28 passengers in Stratford upon Avon.