Horse Travel: The First Online Marketplace to Connect Horse Lovers Around the World


Harrisonburg, VA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/17/2017 -- Horse Travel, a brand-new, full-service digital platform marketplace that works specifically to connect horse lovers and enthusiasts from around the world looking for new riding experiences, information, tips, and more, this week officially launched its comprehensive site for users from every corner of the globe.

Borne from a passion for creating a consolidated marketplace for equestrian tourism, Horse Travel is positioning itself as a community for people looking to list, discover, and book unique horseback riding experiences on every continent.

"Since we love horses and really believe that they connect us with the nature ina particular way, we set out to create an easy way for people to book horse riding vacations," said Charlotte Pinto, Co-founder Horse Travel. "We offer a variety of ways for equestrian enthusiasts to connect with nature through horses, including seven days riding clinics, casual day strolls, or point-to-point horse trips."

Horse Travel enables users to connect at any price point, with footholds in 10-countries and growing. Horseback riding companies and horse owners can access the Horse Travel portal and operate, as well as promote, their services available. From the centralized platform, companies can increase their digital presence with a curated equestrian audience, accept secure payments online, accumulate reviews from real guests for increased bookings, and utilize free marketing services through exposure.

For those looking to book a horse trip, they can rest assured all service providers on the platform have been vetted and verified by Horse Travel before their availability.

"Membership is completely free with our site, enabling users to peruse all available bookings and trips," saidCharlotte Pinto. "Our direct messaging system then puts the interested users in contact with hosts so they can ask any questions they may have about a trip. It's a direct form of communication that eliminates any reservations or questions."

Cognizant of the credit card fraud and skittishness among consumers today, Horse Travel has partnered with Stripe to offer a secured online payment portal to guests. The transaction fee structure is easy to follow, available on the site for each respective continent. For guests looking to monitor their payments, they can reference the Horse Travel dashboard to control both payments and transfers. Additionally, an automatic split of sales and commissions comes through the site.

As part of the marketplacemovement, that has become a crucial part of any businesssuccess, Horse Travel features real reviews from real customers and hosts with detailed profiles and verifications. From this insight, users are able to make calculated decisions about what they want to book moving forward.

"We take our customer and host's safety seriously, which is why we have an ID verification process that connects to social networks," said Charlotte Pinto. "Users have to confirm their email, upload photos, verify their mobile devices, and validate other requirements for us to feel confident about their services. Spread the word on the official opening of our new horse-loving site, and head on over today to learn more about Horse Travel."

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