First-Ever Equine Layover Marketplace Launches makes traveling with horses easy!

On April 1, 2024, GiddyUp GetAway, Inc. launched a groundbreaking, online marketplace which connects people traveling with their horses with hosts providing horse-friendly layover accommodations. This launch marks the first, interactive, equine layover marketplace of its kind in the USA and the world! Previously, travelers would spend hours planning and mapping their trip using a static directory of layover sites. Now, travelers can plan their trip using the interactive map and see available hosts along their route. Guests simply map their journey, click and book directly online. This technology has shaved hours off the planning stage and takes the guesswork out of wondering if the layover will have everything needed for a safe and comfortable experience. 

Guests can choose to rent a horse trailer parking site or housing provided by hosts, if they are traveling without living quarters in their horse trailer. Horse rental accommodation options include stalls, paddocks, arenas and pastures. Finding the perfect layover has been simplified by using the search filter options which include people traveling with a big rig, stallions, and dogs. 

The platform includes a review system so travelers can see comments about a property from previous guests before they book. Likewise, hosts can preview a potential guest’s past reviews before accepting their reservation request. 

“We offer all of the bells and whistles of a traditional vacation rental site, but are specifically designed for people traveling with their horses,” said Joni Gerard, Founder & CEO of GiddyUp GetAway.

“Equine enthusiasts can now benefit from the same online conveniences which are offered on other short-term rental marketplaces, such as Airbnb, Hipcamp, and VRBO. I designed this platform to be a blessing, not a burden.” says Gerard. “It’s free for hosts to set up their property on our website and also free for guests to search for layovers. No upfront costs for hosts or guests! We collect a small fee after a completed reservation.”

Additional modern conveniences offered on include: 

  • Reservation software which prevents double bookings; 
  • Booking Calendar which allows hosts to block off dates when they need a break or want to make a temporary price change;
  • Inbox which allows hosts and potential guests to communicate anonymously;
  • Hosts can create property rules and establish check-in and check-out times;
  • Nationwide advertising included;
  • 24/7 customer service includes help articles and ability to book a one-on-one meeting. Live chat is also available Monday-Friday from 9am – 9pm, and Saturdays from 9am – 3pm eastern standard time; and 
  • Cancellation Policy and Code of Conduct for guests and hosts.

In addition to searching for a convenient layover, guests can search for vacation destinations with their horses, by state or region, all over in the USA. Guests can go a step further and filter their search results based on a preferred vacation activity, such as horse trails nearby, hiking, biking, paddle boarding, kayaking, nearby attractions etc. “Our platform is designed to streamline the search, booking and payment processes, making travel with horses more accessible and enjoyable for everyone,” Gerard adds.

Founded by an experienced horse lover, is the premier travel solution for horse enthusiasts who want to ensure their equine companions also have a safe and comfortable place to stay. Meanwhile, the platform offers everything a horse owner needs to operate their horse layover business. “It’s a win-win for everyone, including the horses,” adds Gerard. “Our hosts use the horse facilities they already have on their property to earn extra income, while helping fellow equestrians and their horses as they pass through.”

GiddyUp GetAway’s launch has been met with enthusiasm from horse lovers, trail blazers, competitors and stable owners across the country. Users have been impressed with the platform’s user-friendly interface, robust search capabilities and commitment to promoting a safer and more convenient experience while planning an equine-friendly trip. Joni reports, “We are signing up new hosts at a steady pace and we plan to add Canada to the platform in the near future. So GiddyUp and start planning your next GetAway.”

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