About us

Horse and farm insurance

Markel has over 50 years of expertise in insuring horses and horse businesses. We are firmly committed to the horse industry. You can count on Markel to be around for the long haul.  Here are four reasons to choose Markel as your horse insurance partner:

Coverage: We offer insurance to fully protect you, whether you have one horse or one hundred.

Compassionate, caring claims handling: When you're in a tough spot, our claims associates will help you through it. Our claims team has extensive experience successfully resolving claims involving horses.

Unmatched experience: Markel is a leader in the horse insurance industry and pioneered many of the equine coverages 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: Markel receives high marks for financial stability and claims paying ability from insurance industry analysts. That means there will always be money in the bank to pay your covered claims.

Licensed in all 50 states: We are licensed to do business throughout the United States. Some rates and coverages may vary by state.

Markel Specialty, one of Markel Corporation five insurance divisions, underwrites innovative property and casualty solutions for both standard and hard-to-place risks. Success in specialty insurance is about knowing your markets. With 70+ years of experience in our niche markets, our product focus is on commercial programs and personal lines offering admitted and excess and surplus lines solutions. Distribution channels include retail agents, agents specializing in particular product lines, program administrators/MGAs/MGUs, and direct to consumer. 

At Markel Specialty, it is our people that make the difference. We are dedicated to delivering customer service in extraordinary and memorable ways that sets Markel apart from our competitors. Our existing products are constantly reviewed and refined to make certain they are meeting the distinct needs of the marketplace. Other competitive advantages are the risk management expertise we share with agents and policyholders in the industry niches in which we compete as well as our financial strength. Independent rating agencies provide detailed reviews of operating results, capital and risk ratios, reserves and other financial results for Markel. Click here for details.