Horse and Farm Ownership is a Lifestyle

Thank you for your interest in our equine insurance coverages. I am an equine insurance agent providing quality services in the equestrian insurance business for over 25 years. I represent Markel Insurance Company, providing uninterrupted insurance coverages for the equine world for over 50 years.


Horse and Farm Ownership is a Lifestyle
WE LIVE IT. WE GET IT. WE’RE HERE TO HELP.

Mary Phelps is uniquely qualified to guide you in selecting the right insurance coverage for your farm, business and horses. A lifelong equestrian, equine photographer and journalist, founder and COO of Horsesdaily.com, Mary has travelled the world of equestrian sport for over 35 years. She is also a competitor at the Intermediate level in Combined Driving, and a farm owner in Kentucky and Florida.

“I know first hand the day to day highs and lows of what it takes to do all that we do as horsemen, competitors, and property owners,” adds Phelps. “Most of the people on our Markel team are too, and that is an important part of how we stand out when it comes to getting the protection and service you need.”

Thank you for your interest in our equine insurance coverages. Our office has been providing quality services in the equestrian insurance business for over 25 years. I represent Markel Insurance Company, providing uninterrupted insurance coverages for the equine world for over 50 years. Our rates are competitive, and service and coverages superior. We pride ourselves in the personal contact we have with our clients, and our extensive knowledge, love of horses and longtime participation in the equine industry. On the scene, at the shows and in the barns, we know horses and understand your needs. We specialize in insuring sport horses for competition and breeding in dressage, showjumping and three-day event. We also offer a full range of farm and liability insurance for professionals in these fields.
In addition to the time and work you invest in owning horses and livestock, you have a substantial financial investment which needs the right protection from a company that knows horses.

Our web site is here to help inform and communicate with our many clients and friends.


Contact Us:

Mary Phelps - Licensed Agent and Equine Specialist with Markel Insurance Company: Mary@horsesdaily.com

Tracey Scharf - Licensed Customer Service Representative: Tracey.Scharf@markel.com

General email: Insurance@horsesdaily.com Phone: (800) 572-3286 or (386) 985-1429


Markel Claims:

Monday - Friday  8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST

(800) 362-7535


After 5:00 pm, Weekdays & Holidays

(800) 446-7925


Getting Insurance on Your Horse, Just Got Easier…

Interested in an immediate insurance quote? Ready to purchase instant coverage online? Our online application will guide you step by step through the insurance process, and provide you with a quick quote to get your horse(s) covered at your convenience.

Posted on Mar 29, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions About Markel Horse Insurance

Thank you for your interest in working with me as your Markel Equine Insurance Specialists. As a competitor, farm owner, organizer and sponsor, in the horse industry, I understand the needs and concerns of my clients and friends on many levels. Tracey Scharf and I are here to provide the personal service and attention you and your equines deserve.

Posted on Mar 17, 2021

Protect Your Lifestyle with Equine Liability Insurance

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Posted on Mar 8, 2021

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Markel Monday - Riding Instructors and Trainers Need Commercial Equine Liability Insurance Too

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Posted on Jan 11, 2021

Property Insurance - Who Needs It? Why and When?

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