Any equestrian who has been involved in the competition circuit knows just how exhausting packing, travelling, and competing can be for horses and their humans.
Lindsey Partridge and her beloved mare, Here Comes Adri, drove from Ontario, Canada to Lexington, Kentucky in order to compete at the Retired Racehorse Project’s annual Thoroughbred Makeover earlier this month.
Partridge arrived at The Super 8 Motel in Georgetown, Kentucky on October 4 after nearly eight hours on the road. She decided to check in and unpack before heading over to the Kentucky Horse Park to begin a long week of competition.
“When we were checking in, and they started talking about the pet policy I jokingly said, ‘Oh my horses are here, will they be allowed in?’” Partridge told The Chronicle of the Horse.
Much to her surprise, the staff informed Partridge that she was more than welcome to bring them into her first floor hotel room. It turns out the Super 8 chain does not have an official pet policy, and therefore leaves the decision up to each individual property.
And so, having paid a mere $10 pet fee, Partridge was free to share her motel room with Here Comes Adri – nicknamed Blizz. Although the horse did not spend the night at the Super 8 – she had more traditional equine lodging waiting for her at the horse park – she did visit the room and take in some American television!
The staff even assisted Partridge in making the following video to share via Facebook!
Partidge and her rescued/retrained racehorses have been crowd favorites at the Thoroughbred Makeover for several years. The event allows trainers to showcase the trainability and talent of their off-track Thoroughbreds and inspires others to give these horses a second chance by placing them in new careers.
She and Blizz ended up taking third place in the Competitive Trail category this year.
Featured Image via Facebook/Lindsey Partridge