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
For anyone that lives in the Eastern, South Central or Southern part of the Country the months of June through October have significant meaning to them; Hurricane season. An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to...
Posted on Jun 8, 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
Trainers are an important part of the horse world but seem to be the first to blame when a student is injured, a horse sale goes badly, or there is an injury to a client's horse in their care, custody, and control. The better you document what you...
Posted on May 11, 2020
I run a training and boarding business from my barn, and also give lessons to non-boarders. What type of coverage is general liability horse insurance, and do I need to be fully protected? As part of your insurance risk management plan you do need...
Posted on May 4, 2020
Care, Custody & Control is a vital part of your liability coverage, however it is "Optional" coverage that you can add to your Commercial Equine Farm & Liability policy. I get asked the following question all the time... Q: I require all my boarders...
Posted on Apr 27, 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
Have questions about insuring a foal? You're in luck, Mary Phelps office of Markel has the answers!
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