Horse Jumping Travel Insurance
If you are planning a trip and will be Horse Jumping, you will need a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave home. Horse Jumping, also referred to as Horseback Jumping (in American English) or Equestrianism, is a sport that involves the skillfully riding and jumping on a horse. It is a very technical sport with a focus on the skills associated with…
If you are planning a trip and will be Horse Jumping, you will need a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave home.
Horse Jumping, also referred to as Horseback Jumping (in American English) or Equestrianism, is a sport that involves the skillfully riding and jumping on a horse. It is a very technical sport with a focus on the skills associated with vaulting with a horse.
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- Summary of Cover
- History of Horse Jumping
- Common Injuries whilst Horse Jumping
- Horse Jumping Equipment
- Important Information
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||£1,000||£3,000||£7,500|
|Medical and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Scheduled Airline Failure||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
History of Horse Jumping
A particularly popular type of Horse Riding is Horse Jumping, or simply Jumping. Horse Jumping is done in a variety of sports related to Horse Riding, including Eventing and Hunting.
Although there is no consensus on when exactly it was that horses were domesticated, it is estimated that horses have been used as aids to humans for at least 4,500 years. Horses were ridden, used as working animals on farms and played a significant role in transportation and warfare. Horse Racing as a sport dates back to Roman times and gambling on horse races is not that much younger.
Common Injuries whilst Horse Jumping
The easiest way to incur an injury when Horse Jumping is through a fall. Horses can react differently than expected and this can be dangerous for the rider. If the horse comes to a sudden stop before a jump or gets spooked and throws the rider, it is easy to sustain serious or even fatal injuries, including fractures and broken bones. Some people have fallen from a horse and, with their foot caught in the stirrups, been dragged along behind it. It is also possible to be injured by a horse kicking you.
Horse Jumping Equipment
In order to protect yourself when riding, make sure you always wear the correct protective gear and always wear a riding helmet. For these reasons, it is vitally important to ensure you are covered with Travel Insurance before you go on a horse riding holiday.
The correct gear is a necessity when going horse jumping; the most important item of which being the riding helmet. Wearing a helmet can prevent you from serious injury or even death if you should fall from your horse.
Proper riding boots, with a small heel, can also help when jumping to keep the foot from sliding out of the stirrup. Jodhpurs are good to wear when riding as they are made of a stretchy material that will allow you to move more freely with your horse. Wearing a protective jacket on top can also help should you fall from the horse, to protect you from unnecessary cuts and abrasions.
You must ensure that you are adequately supervised, that appropriate safety equipment (such as protective headwear etc.) are worn at all times and you do not participate in Horse Jumping for more than 90 days in any one Period of Insurance.
This Sport does not provide Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.
Please read the Policy Wording for full details.
This Travel Insurance is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.