Equine Emergency Preparedness

Monday, May 1, 2017


If you own or operate an equine facility, and live in an area that may be prone to hurricanes, floods or fires then you should have a well laid out Evacuation plan for your family and the horses in your Care, Custody & Control.

Having an evacuation plan in place and periodically performing them at your facility is a way to see if your plan works and if adjustments are necessary. Perform the drills during the day and night – leave the lights out to simulate no electricity. Having an effective evacuation plan will get you and your horse(s) out safely. The Plan should be posted throughout your facility, where it is visible to everyone.

To see more preparedness tips and guidelines for horse owners check out this Hurricane Guide!

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, equine business or 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. 1-386-968-1880.