The last 30 years have been a time of growth and changes for Arabian horse racing. The business of racing Arabians has grown from backyard tracks and show horse breeders interested in racing into a professional community of trainers, breeders, owners and jockeys that understand and win in a sophisticated horse racing industry globally. The last 50 years have been a period of growth and diversification for Markel Insurance as well. The company has been involved with the Arabian horse racing community since the days when it provided protection and coverage for Arabian race horse legends like *Wiking. Over the decades Markel has devoted considerable time and resources strengthening its ties with the horse community and working toward creating friendships and partnerships that will last a lifetime.
“In America our equine division has specialized in insuring Arabian horses for over 50 years. Just as Arabian horses are now racing in Dubai, at Longchamps in Paris and at Ascot in England, so has Markel Insurance expanded into the international marketplace, now servicing a worldwide equine customer base that includes all breeds in Europe, North and South America, Australia and the Middle East. No matter where in the world you are competing with Arabians, Thoroughbreds and a hundred other breeds, Markel Insurance is there for you and your horse.
There are many reasons to choose Markel as your horse insurance partner. Here are just a few . . .
COVERAGE At Markel, we focus on protecting your lifestyle, including your horses, home, barn, tack, and equipment. Whether you have one horse or an entire stable, keep horses for pleasure or business, Markel can fully protect you.
COMPASSIONATE, CARING CLAIMS HANDLING When you are in a tough spot, our claims associates will help you through it. We offer 24 hour claims service with access to an Equine Claims Examiner after hours who can respond immediately to any emergencies that might arise.
OUR HORSE PEOPLE Markel is a leader in the horse insurance industry and pioneered many of the equine coverage packages available today. Many of our employees were horse owners long before they became involved in the insurance industry. They know first-hand the passion shared by horse owners. They are true “horse people” who represent the commitment that makes the Markel difference.
FINANCIAL STABILITY Independent insurance analyst A.M. Best Company rates Markel “A” Excellent in Category XIII, for financial strength. That means there will always be money in the bank to pay your covered claims.