Markel is proud to team up with Super Sires, LLC to provide 24-hour Fall of the Hammer mortality insurance coverage for horses purchased at Markel Insurance Super Sires Future Stars & Prospect Sale - June 21-24, 2023

With over 50 years of experience insuring horses and horse-related businesses, we understand the risks and liabilities you’re exposed to. We believe in offering insurance choices and are committed to providing superior customer service. Don't wait until you file a claim to find out if you have the proper insurance protection.

What is “fall of the hammer” mortality insurance coverage?
Markel’s Fall of the Hammer mortality insurance coverage provides buyers immediate all risk mortality and theft coverage on horses purchased for 24-hours after the close of Markel Insurance Super Sires Future Stars & Prospect Sale. Auction starts closing at 12:55 pm central time June 24, 2023. Sale will close at 1 pm central time or when all bidding stops on any lot. All risk mortality and theft coverage reimburses you for the death, theft, or human destruction of your covered horse, including illness or disease. Embryos/unborn foals are not eligible. Horses in transit are not insurable until the final destination is reached.

To extend your insurance coverage beyond the 24-hour period you must do one of the following:

Horse mortality

Insurance for your horse. Provides financial reimbursement for the agreed value of your horse in the event of death or theft. Medical and surgical coverage can be added for costs arising from accidents, illnesses, and injuries.

Private horse owner liability

Insurance for you as a private horse owner, should your horse injure someone or damage property, both on and off your premises.

Commercial equine operations

Insurance protection designed for almost any type of horse-related business, both on your own premises or rental/leased property.

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Riding instructor and horse trainer

Insurance protection for an individual or businesses providing horse training, riding lessons, and more.

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To report a claim:

Please contact Markel in the event of any accident, sickness, injury and/or death. It is necessary to report any medical or surgical condition as soon as possible, or immediately in the event of your horse’s death. Our on-call claims representatives are ready to assist you 24/7.

Coverage is provided by one or more of the insurance companies within Markel and policyholder services are provided by the underwriting manager, Markel Service, Incorporated, national producer license # 27585, in California d/b/a Markel Insurance Services, license # 0645481. Certain products and services are provided through various non-admitted insurance company subsidiaries of Markel and are offered through licensed surplus lines brokers or through Markel West Insurance Services, California license # 2E11302. Markel Specialty is a business division of Markel Service, Incorporated. Insurance carrier, coverage, dividends, and services availability may vary by state. Terms and conditions for rates and coverages varies. Insurance and coverage are subject to availability and qualifications and may not be available in all states. Coverage descriptions listed are intended to be brief and do not replace actual policy language. Nothing herein shall be construed as an offer to sell or a solicitation or offer to purchase any products or services. Markel® is a registered trademark of the Markel Group Inc., a Fortune 500 corporation.

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