Lindsey Partridge traveled with a truck and trailer nearly 15 hours from Ontario, Canada, to Lexington, KY, to compete in the Retired Racehorse Project's Thoroughbred Makeover, held at the Kentucky Horse Park. With three horses in tow, Partridge is a fierce competitor at the equine event, taking home multiple wins and top finished in the last three years.
On their way to the Horse Park, Partridge, with trailer in tow, had to drive right by the Super 8 motel in Georgetown, Ky., where she and her team would be staying during the event. So, she stopped to drop off their luggage, she shared with the Chronicle of the Horse.
As she was checking in, the front desk attendant was joking with Partridge about the hotel's pet policy. The employee was very laid-back, said Partridge to the Chronicle, and said she didn't care if the “pet” Partridge was referring to was her horse.
“So I got my horse off the trailer!” Partridge said. Needless to say, the results were an instant hit. Partridge took Here Comes Adri, also known as“Blizz,” to check back in, into her room and even watched some television with her.
Soon after the photo opp, she loaded Blizz back up and took her to the Horse Park where she was housed in a more-traditional stall for the duration of the competition. Lindsey uses Harmony Horsemanship to train her horses, ensuring a calm connection that helps her in situations that can be stressful for the horses (like being in a hotel room or competing before large crowds).
Blizz finished third in trail and sixth in the field hunter competition. Lindsey brought another horse to compete, Bowdrie, who finished second in both the Freestyle and Trail competition. Her student, Franny Galvin-Hynes, also brought one of Lindsey's horses to compete, named The Bowie Van. The duo finished first in Trail and Franny was the Top Junior in both Field Hunter and Trail divisions.
Read more at Chronicle of the Horse.
Read more about Harmony Horsemanship here.
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