Ensuring insurance

As many are aware Brexit has had far reaching effects, not least of all in the field of equine insurance and public liability. Many equestrians in Ireland will have, or will have had, insurance through their membership of the British Horse Society however the BHS is no longer offering public liability to members resident in the Republic of Ireland, leaving a lot of horse owners and riders seeking cover elsewhere. The AIRC have drawn up a list of insurance companies and brokers who offer various packages to cater for our industry:

Whilst members are covered by the AIRC’s liability and personal accident cover at AIRC sanctioned events, members are advised, as always, to ensure they have their own personal accident cover suitable to their own needs. The above is provided for informational purposes only as the AIRC cannot provide advice in this regard.

A new Equine Safety Initiative has been launched which aims to highlight the importance of being adequately insured around horses.

The initiative, developed by Hive Insurance Services, includes a new survey on equine road safety.  Statistics will be collated from the feedback provided which can then be used as part of an Equine Road Safety campaign.

A number of Irish international riders including dressage rider Heike Holstein, event rider Cathal Daniels, and show jumpers Mikey Pender and Seamus Hughes Kennedy have also come on board as brand ambassadors.

For further information about the Equine Safety Initiative, please click here.