I get asked this question all of the time…doesn't my homeowner's policy protect me against any losses that might be caused by my horse? Probably not. Many homeowner policies have at least one of three exclusions which could affect a horse owner.
Posted on Aug 17, 2020
Q: How can I reduce my risks when transporting my horse? A: As a horse owner, transporting your horse is a task you will be faced with at some point, whether it’s a long haul to a show or a short commute for a vet appointment. Maintaining and...
Posted on Jul 6, 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
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
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
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
Quick Facts: Breed/discipline specialties: Dressage, Combined Driving, Hunters, Jumpers, Combined Training, Pony and Sport horse breeds 35 years in the equine industry Memberships: International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists (IAEJ), United...
Posted on Mar 24, 2020
Many times we are asked "My state has an Equine Activity Liability Act (EALA) - do I still need insurance?" The answer is absolutely. This article written by By Robert A. Hoffa, Esq., goes into detail about the need for Insurance even though ones...
Posted on Mar 9, 2020
Why do horse owners who would never consider putting their car, van, truck or hitch on the highway without proper automobile liability insurance, elect not to purchase equine liability insurance when a horse going full speed can cause damage or...
Posted on Feb 3, 2020