Lindsey Partridge, of Pontypool, is making a change to prepare for the upcoming Thoroughbred Makeover in Kentucky.
After winning the 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover, with her now famous Thoroughbred ‘Soar,’ Lindsey became the pride of Pontypool. She and Soar, competed against about 200 other horses from North America and England. Lindsey had two horses competing, which finished in 1st and 2nd place in the Trail competition.
After winning in Kentucky, she did demonstrations for thousands of people at the Royal Winter Fair.
After that, she was cast in the movie ‘Unbridled’, to play herself, as a natural horsemanship trainer alongside her winning horse, Soar. Her palomino horse, Dreamer, was also cast as the lead horse in the film.
Dreamer, Soar, and Lindsey, will be lighting up the movie screens in 2017 (Movie release date coming soon).
Upon returning from North Carolina, after filming Unbridled, Lindsey went to the Can Am Equine Expo, for more demonstrations, and won the 2016 Can Am Extreme Cowboy Championship buckle, with Dreamer.
What you probably don’t know is, Lindsey has been working as a full time Registered Nurse, since her graduation in 2008, as well as running her equestrian business, Partridge Horse Hill.
Lindsey explains, “I love being a nurse and I love horses - I enjoy doing both, but my time has always been tipped towards nursing, because my full time job occupies the majority of my week. On September 12th, I will be changing my status from full time to half time, which is going to balance the scales, and give me more time to coach and train with horses.”
This happens at an exciting time, because Lindsey will be heading down to Kentucky again this October, to compete in the Thoroughbred Makeover. The competition is run by the Retired Racehorse Project, from October 27th-30th. The competition has trainers take on a newly retired racehorse and retrain them, from January 1st until the competition in October.
Lindsey has been training two horses - Pentland, a 7 yr old bay gelding from Ohio, that raced 38 times, as well as Trivia Time, a 5 yr old grey mare that raced 3 times, at Fort Erie and Woodbine, and is from Ontario.
Lindsey also has a 3 yr old bay gelding named ‘You got to be Kidding’, which she has been coaching her 14 yr old student to compete with. All three horses head to Kentucky on October 26th.
“I’m feeling confident that my horses are connected to me, and well prepared for the 'trail class'. It will be nice to have the extra time off in September and October, to put more practice into my horse’s second disciplines. I will be doing 'field hunter', with Pentland, and a 'freestyle routine', with Trivia Time. The freestyle I plan to do with no saddle or bridle,” says Lindsey. This year, the competition is going to be even bigger, with about 500 horses registered to compete.
“I am definitely a bit nervous, knowing that everyone will be watching me as I try to defend my title, but all I can do, is focus on helping my horses and I be prepared, through practice. Going half time is definitely going to help with that,” says Lindsey.
For more information about Lindsey or her farm, Partridge Horse Hill, you can visit www.PartridgeHorseHill.com.
For more information about the Retired Racehorse Project, visit http://www.retiredracehorseproject.org/.
For more information about Unbridled the movie, check out https://www.facebook.com/unbridledmovie/.
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