The founder of an organization which helps riders better understand their horses, Lindsey Partridge, also a riding coach, tested a hotel’s pet policy when the receptionist said that the hotel did not discriminate by bringing in her 5-year old thoroughbred horse named Blizz.
Partridge, 31, was driving from Pontypool, Canada to Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky to compete in the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover when she decided to check in Supreme 8 in Georgetown, Kentucky. She said, “We left at, like, 3 in the morning, and when we got down there, the hotel is before you get to the horse park. We figured we may as well stop and unload our luggage.”
abcnews.go.com reported in verbatim, “That’s when she spotted a dog in the lobby of the Supreme 8 in Georgetown, Kentucky. She said she remarked to the receptionist that she didn’t realize the hotel had a pet policy and joked she had a few horses outside. “The receptionist said, ‘Oh, I don’t care. Sure, bring them in.'”
Partridge figured out she would snap a few photos, which have earned attention on social networks, with more than 2,000 reactions. She unloaded her 5-year-old thoroughbred named Blizz, since, she said, “she was the easiest to get off the trailer.””
The Supreme 8 owner confirmed the incident stating, “We did not know she was going to bring the horse into the facility. We are pet-friendly, and it is [for animals] 25 pounds and under. We had no knowledge of it being in the room.”