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Mary Phelps
A Markel Equine Insurance Specialist

Markel Monday - Understanding Specified Perils Coverage

Markel, Markel Monday, Insurance, Senior Horses, Specified Perils

Did you know that Markel will insure your horse through the age of 25?

Aging is a natural process however our horses and ponies are now generally living longer and longer. Regular veterinary care, in addition to good feeding, management, farrier care and dentistry, means our much-loved horses can maintain an excellent quality of life well into there 30’s. Whether your senior horse is still full of enthusiasm for his job or whether he’s enjoying retirement in the field, did you know that we will insure your horse through the age of 25?

Specified Perils
Also known as "Named Perils" or "Restricted Perils"; this covers your horse for death, theft or humane destruction caused by specified perils listed in the policy, including but not limited to; fire and lightning, earthquakes, electrocution, drowning, transit risks and attack by wild animals. It is important to note that this policy does not cover your horse for death due to illness or disease, and it thus offered at a lower price than full or all risk insurance. This coverage is offered on all horses from 24 hours to 25 years of age and no health documents are required to purchase this insurance.

Check out more about Specified Perils and other coverage available here.


DressageDaily's Mary Phelps ( is a Markel Equine Insurance Specialist and CSR Tracey Scharf ( provide the personal attention needed to help make the lives of their clients smooth and easy when it comes to the process of insuring your Farm, business and equine mortality needs. While Mary travels to the shows and barns, you can count on Tracey in the office to be available to answer questions and manage the details with ease. 1-386-985-1429.