Liability Insurance Information You Should Know For Equine Operations

Monday, June 6, 2016
Posted by Mary Phelps


Did you know…. just because your state has equine activity liability legislation in place does not mean your equine business is protected from liability lawsuits? What the EALA does, is provide you with a defense to claims relating to certain equine activities. These statutory defenses enable you to have some classes dismissed early in the litigation process by what is known as a Summary Judgment Motion. In essence the court decides, rather than a jury, that there is no legal basis for this claim and dismisses it as a matter of law. An equine liability policy specific to your commercial operation will protect you, your investment and your assets.

You will be covered for costs of your legal representation and any judgment or verdict that may be entered against you up to your policy limits. It is important to discuss your operation and include all activities in which you engage to be sure you are properly protected by your liability policy.

DressageDaily's Mary Phelps (mary@horsesdaily.com) is a Markel Equine Insurance Specialist and CSR Tracey Scharf (tracey@horsesdaily.com) 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. 1-800-572-3286.