INSURANCE AND LEGAL

KBIS – What to consider when insuring an event horse

Horse insurance can be a confusing topic, especially when there are so many options out there. We have put together this simple guide to help explain the different parts of a horse insurance policy. Mortality Insurance Mortality insurance covers your horse should he be killed, die or have to be put down by a vet on humane grounds, due to an accident, sickness or disease (please note that the British Equine Veterinary Association guidelines must be met for a claim to be valid). In the event of a valid claim you will receive your ... Read More

HorseSolicitor saves client £40,000 by implementing court rules and minimising defence costs

HorseSolicitor was recently instructed to Defend a claim brought against an equine events display company. The Claimant alleged that their client (a sub-contractor of the company) had been injured after being kicked by a partially sighted horse.  The Claimant's allegations were that the company had provided an unsafe place of work by having allowed a partially sighted horse to participate in a close proximity horse display, breaches of the Animals Act, and negligence. The Claimant suffered a fractured leg and claimed for care and assistance, and lost earnings. Whilst the Defendant did have insurance it ... Read More