Win a ride with the Budweiser Clydesdales at Mardi Gras

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  • Photo courtesy Budweiser

Do it for the horses (and the police officers who ride them). Listen to music, eat food from popular restaurants and enter a raffle to ride with the Budweiser Clydesdales in a Carnival parade. You can do those things and more at the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation’s Horses, Hops & Cops fundraiser from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Mounted Division in City Park (Harrison Avenue and Marconi Drive).

Proceeds go to the NOPD Mounted Division to purchase horses and pay for training, technical equipment and supplies for mounted police officers.

The event is co-hosted by local Budweiser distributor Southern Eagle Sales & Service, and the Budweiser Clydesdales will be there. Partygoers can have photos taken with the long-haired equines or participate in interactive activities with the horses. A raffle features a chance to ride in a Mardi Gras parade in a wagon pulled by eight Clydesdales.

Cafe Hope, Cafe Reconcile, Drago’s Seafood Restaurant, Ernst Cafe, Galatoire’s, Remoulade and Zea’s Rotisserie & Grill are among vendors offering food and drinks for $5 per serving. There’s also a crafts marketplace.

DJ Captain Charles and Imaginary Frenz provide the music.

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