Where the Hotel Pet Policy Includes Horses
Many hotels have policies to include your furry family members, but often establishments only allow dogs and cats — sometimes with strict limitations. Pet policies can include weight and breed restrictions — like no dogs over 25 lbs. — and can include extra fees for bringing your four-legged companion along.
But at the Super 8 in Georgetown, Kentucky, they're a bit more lenient.
Ontario-native Lindsey Partridge was on her way to Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium in Kentucky with her beloved horse, Here Comes Aldri (nicknamed Blizz). Along the way to the horse park, she stopped at the Super 8 in Georgetown.
According to Chronicle of the Horse, Partridge jokingly asked hotel staff, “My horses are here, will they be allowed in?” Obviously, she was not expecting the staff to allow the horses to enter the building.
Although the horse did not actually stay overnight (instead staying at the horse park, where she was probably more comfortable), Partridge did pay a $10 pet fee and Blizz met the front desk staff. Afterward, the horse visited Partridge’s hotel room, where she got to experience some American television.
Blizz ended up taking third place in the Competitive Trail category at the Makeover.
Super 8 has no official pet policy for the chain; the decision is up to the individual property.
Editor's note: This story has been updated.