Thursday was a full day of competition in the Adequan® Arena at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby presented by Markel. In addition to the class winners, there were several high point championships awarded in the Novice Horse Open...
Posted on Jun 20, 2020
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby presented by Markel has reached the half-way point. On Wednesday, June 17, the first section of the Open Derby preliminaries was held in the Jim Norick Coliseum at State Fair Park. To lead the pack...
Posted on Jun 18, 2020
As I sit here this evening watching the lightning and listening to the thunder of another one of our Florida storms it got me thinking about Specified Perils Insurance. I have had 2 friends, and a friend of a friend lose 3 horses and a breeding bull...
Posted on Jun 15, 2020
Did you know Over 80% of competition horses are affected by Inflammatory Airway Disease? IAD is amazingly asymptomatic. Whenever we scope a horse, we often have owners think their horse doesn't have IAD at all. Yet, we often find signs of it.
Posted on Jun 7, 2020
Markel Specialty is taking this pandemic very seriously, and our top priority remains taking appropriate measures to ensure the health and safety of our employees and their families, our trading partners and communities, while continuing to serve our valued policyholders.
Posted on May 18, 2020
It's every horse owners worse nightmare...having a sick or injured animal, and then having to deal with the claims process. One of the reasons we are so proud to represent Markel Insurance Company is there knowledgeable & friendly claims staff. They...
Posted on Apr 21, 2020
As a longtime Markel Equine and Farm Insurance Specialist, I am here for you, along with my assistant and Customer Sales Representative, Tracey Scharf, to provide the personal assistance and services needed in our industry.
Posted on Apr 20, 2020
Modern horse-keeping practices often limit feeding to two or three daily meals. Unless a horse is turned out to graze or barn staff frequently refills the hay supply, the horse doesn’t receive more hay until the next feeding.
Posted on Apr 13, 2020
Horses are an investment and coverages are available to protect your investment. It is a standard condition of all equine mortality and medical/surgical policies that the insurer be notified in the event of any illness, disease, lameness, injury, accident, or physical disability of the horse.
Posted on Mar 30, 2020
One of the major concerns of equine facilities is disease control. An outbreak can wreak havoc on your horse population and your reputation. It is wise to do a risk assessment and have a protocol in place at your facility. You can be found legally liable for failing to provide reasonable care to horses in your custody. It is highly recommended to consult with your veterinarian when developing this protocol, and to consider following:
Posted on Mar 24, 2020