Carlton Clydesdales a hit in Bega

THE iconic Carlton Draught Clydesdales have proven popular in Bega.

The four Clydesdales – Murphy, Andy, Marcus and Jack - made their way down Carp St on Tuesday morning to the Commercial Hotel.

The horses are pulling a dray led by Richard Gelder, who is accompanied by a dalmation named Cassie.

The team even had time to check out the Commercial’s Little Bottler takeaway service.

Trainer and Clydesdale team manager Glen Pate said the Bega trip had proven successful.

“So many people have turned out to see them, I’m happy with the turnout,” Mr Pate said.

“Doing this in the holiday period, it’s a good opportunity for locals and travellers from interstate to see the Clydesdales.”

Mr Pate said he has been involved with the Carlton Draught Clydesdale tours for 30 years.

“I’m still amazed by how much enjoyment people get seeing the horses – there’s a good feel with it,” he said.

After visiting the Commercial, the Clydesdales were outside the Grand Hotel, Bega, on Tuesday.

Team manager Glen Pate (centre) introduces two iconic Carlton Draught Clydesdales to the Commercial Hotel’s Eddie and Abbey Hetherington.

Team manager Glen Pate (centre) introduces two iconic Carlton Draught Clydesdales to the Commercial Hotel’s Eddie and Abbey Hetherington.

The iconic Carlton Draught Clydesdales pull up outside the Commercial Hotel, Bega, on Tuesday.

The iconic Carlton Draught Clydesdales pull up outside the Commercial Hotel, Bega, on Tuesday.

A large crowd gathers outside the Commercial Hotel, Bega, to have a look at the Carlton Draught Clydesdales.

A large crowd gathers outside the Commercial Hotel, Bega, to have a look at the Carlton Draught Clydesdales.

Eden’s Jess Crocker and her daughter Maddy meet Andy, one of the Carlton Draught Clydesdales.

Eden’s Jess Crocker and her daughter Maddy meet Andy, one of the Carlton Draught Clydesdales.

Cobargo’s Madison Boyle, 10, and her mum Tania are excited to meet one of the Clydesdales on Tuesday.

Cobargo’s Madison Boyle, 10, and her mum Tania are excited to meet one of the Clydesdales on Tuesday.

Richard Gelder leads the Carlton Draught Clydesdales, accompanied by a dalmation named Cassie.

Richard Gelder leads the Carlton Draught Clydesdales, accompanied by a dalmation named Cassie.

The Carlton Draught Clydesdales pull up outside the Commercial Hotel’s Little Bottler takeaway shop.

The Carlton Draught Clydesdales pull up outside the Commercial Hotel’s Little Bottler takeaway shop.

The Carlton Draught Clydesdales pull up outside the Commercial Hotel’s Little Bottler takeaway shop.

The Carlton Draught Clydesdales pull up outside the Commercial Hotel’s Little Bottler takeaway shop.

Clydesdales Murphy (left) and Andy take a break and check out the scenery.

Clydesdales Murphy (left) and Andy take a break and check out the scenery.

Excited to host the Carlton Draught Clydesdales are Bega’s Commercial Hotel’s (from left) Warwick Lemon and Eddie and Abbey Hetherington.

Excited to host the Carlton Draught Clydesdales are Bega’s Commercial Hotel’s (from left) Warwick Lemon and Eddie and Abbey Hetherington.