BEFORE I RIDE

What general medications should I take on my ride?

Well it just so happens that we have a very comprehensive list as prepared by one of our Globetrotters who is also a physician. So not only does our resident Globetrotter, Anna King, write from a medical background she also knows what is needed as a globetrotter. #winning

Check out her informative Before You Go article here and her On the Ride article here.

Do I need travel insurance even if I’m travelling domestically?

The short answer – yes. Travel insurance is compulsory on all Globetrotting rides and is a condition of booking with Globetrotting, regardless if you’re travelling within your home country or abroad. When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for horse riding as an activity, and medical expenses, including emergency repatriation.

When looking for a travel insurance policy make sure it covers personal liability, loss of luggage and personal effects and most importantly cancellation insurance. This will cover cancellation penalties in certain circumstances if you have to cancel your trip unexpectedly due to illness, injury or unforeseen circumstances. Unfortunately cancellation insurance will not cover you if you change your mind (unless you take the ‘cancel for any reason’ insurance – which we recommend.)

Your insurance policy including the specific name of your insurance company, policy number and emergency insurance contact number MUST be provided before you start your ride. You’ll be able to upload your travel insurance details within your Globetrotter profile.

For more information on the long and short of travel insurance read this article.

Our colleague, Rebecca Dibbs can provide a non-obligation travel insurance quote that specifically covers horse riding.

When completing your booking form, please indicate if you would like a quote for competitive travel insurance that specifically covers horse riding to be provided.

What happens if I need to cancel my saddle seat?

Should you or any member of your party need to cancel your riding holiday once it has been confirmed, the party leader must immediately advise us in writing {email}. Your notice of cancellation will only be effective when we receive it in writing at our offices. As we incur costs from the time we confirm your booking and may be unable to resell your holiday, cancellation charges will be payable. If you cancel your saddle seat prior to your departure you will forgo all monies paid to date upon receipt of the email.

Depending on the reason for cancellation, you may be able to reclaim these cancellation charges (less any applicable excess) under the terms of your travel insurance. We recommend ALL Globetrotters to take out travel insurance the moment they confirm their saddle seat with a completed booking form.

To view Globetrotting’s terms and conditions click here.

 

What happens if I need to change my booking?

You agree that you will, at least 60 days prior to your departure date, provide us with written notification (by email) of any changes to your booking. If you change your departure date, your new departure date must be booked with the same supplier that you originally booked with. The new departure date must fall within 12 months of the date on which we receive notification of your request to change your booking.

For example: you have booked a ride with a departure date of 31 December 2019. You notified us by email sent at 5.05pm on 30 October 2019 that you wish to change your departure date, which we received on 31 October 2019 at 9.01am. In this situation, you will be able to choose a new departure date, subject to the original supplier’s availability, until 31 October 2020. If we are able to accommodate the change(s) that you have requested, we may charge an administration amendment fee of $200AUD per person ($13,975 JPY) in the currency of your ride invoice. Additional supplier fees may also apply where a booking is changed. Where we incur any liability for a supplier cancellation fee for any booking which you change or cancel, you agree to indemnify us for the amount of that fee. Any change requested within 30 days of the original departure date may, at our election, be treated as a cancellation and the cancellation fees set out in clause 6 below will be payable.

To view Globetrotting’s terms and conditions click here.

What do I need to bring with me?

Once you’ve secured your saddle seat on a Globetrotting ride you’ll be sent a clothing list specific to your riding destination and the climate. You’ll also receive a trip prep kit specific to your ride of choice including vital and valuable information in terms of visas, currency, medical shots required and what to read and watch in preparation of your trip. We’re firm believers in giving you as much information as possible so you can best prepare for your ride of a lifetime.

Click here to view our ultimate packing list for a horse riding holiday {again – you’ll get a specific packing list for your ride}.

Oh and you might enjoy scrolling through our Don’t Leave Home Without articles, as recommended by us and our fellow globetrotters.