Horse Transporters Insurance

KBIS can offer cover for both your vehicle and your horse transporter business.  Each of our policies have been carefully designed to ensure the cover meets your needs and when required, specific extensions of cover are available. We also able to provide horsebox cover and breakdown for horse transporters.

Cover available includes:

  • Public Liability insurance to protect you against claims made against you in respect of third party property damage or bodily injury.
  • Employers Liability insurance to protect you against claims made against you in respect of injury to, death or illness of anybody employed by or working for you. Please note, if you do have anyone working for you (whether they are paid or not) you may be legally required to have employers liability insurance under the Employers Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969, please contact KBIS if you are not sure.
  • Care, Custody or Control insurance to protect you against claims made against you in respect of injury to or death of horses in your care, custody or control whilst acting as a horse transporter. 
  • Motor insurance, this is also required legally under the Road Traffic Act, unfortunately we are not able to provide motor insurance cover for self drive hire.

 

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Features & Documents

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To obtain a quote you can either complete an online proposal form or contact us by phone.

Complete an Online Proposal Form

This form asks all the questions required by KBIS meaning that you will not have to complete another form should you decide to proceed with a policy. The proposal form allows you to request a quote for Public Liability, Employers Liability and Care, Custody & Control Insurance.

In order for us to provide a quotation you must complete the form and click the submit button at the end. Unfortunately, you cannot save or submit partially completed forms.

    Contact Us

    Call us on 0345 230 23 23 and select option 4.

    Monday – 9.00am to 5.30pm

    Tuesday – 9.00am to 5.00pm

    Wednesday – 9.00am to 5.30pm

    Thursday – 9.00am to 5.00pm

    Friday – 9.00am to 5.00pm

    Saturday – 9.00am to 12.30pm

    Sunday – Closed

      Horse Transporters Insurance – Cover Available

      Public Liability

      Public liability covers you for any claims made against you in respect of third party property damage or third party injury. We offer a choice of limits from either £1,000,000, £2,000,000, £5,000,000 or £10,000,000 with an excess of £1,000 (third party property damage only).

      Care, Custody & Control

      Also referred to as Custodial Liability, this section provides cover should a horse, in your care, sustain an injury or die as a result of your negligence.
      Benefits are paid for veterinary fees or, in the event of the horse’s death, the current market value of the horse, up to the incident limit of £10,000 per horse, £100,000 during the policy period and an excess of £1,000 for each and every loss.

      Specific Extensions

      We can offer specific extensions to cover depending on your individual requirements, for example, extend your Public Liability cover to include riding other peoples horses at shows or teaching on your own horse. We are also able to include Employers Liability on our Instructors insurance, should you have any employees. Further to this, we are happy to approach our underwriters about any non-standard extensions to cover that you may need.

      Employers Liability

      You are required by law, under the Employers Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969, to hold a current Employers Liability policy for anyone employed by you, whether they are full time, part time, in training, paid or unpaid. It provides cover for any personal injury claims made against you by an employee during the course of their employment.
      The policy provides cover up to £10,000,000.
      Employers Liability cannot be taken out in isolation, only in conjunction with Public Liability.

      Horse Transporters Insurance – Policy Documents

      Proposal Forms

      The relevant proposal form should be downloaded and completed in full if you require a quotation or should you wish to take out cover following a quotation you have already received.

          Terms and Conditions – Horse Transporters Liability Insurance

          The Terms and Conditions outline the full details of cover available under a KBIS Liability Policy.

          Please note the Terms and Conditions specific to the cover you hold will be sent out with your certificate of insurance.

          Policies taken out on or after 01/01/2021

          Policies taken out between 01/09/2020 and 31/12/2020

          Policies taken out between 01/01/2020 and 31/08/2020

          Policies taken out on or after 01/01/2019

          Policies taken out on or before the 31/12/2018

          Insurance Policy Information Document (IPID)

          The IPID outlines the significant features, benefits, exclusions and limitations of the KBIS Liability Insurance Policy. They do not contain the full Terms and Conditions.

          Policies taken out on or after 01/01/2021

          Policies taken out between 01/09/2020 and 31/12/2020

          Policies taken out between 01/01/2020 and 31/08/2020

          • Combined Liability IPID

          Policies taken out on or after 01/01/2019

          Policies taken out on or before 31/12/2018

          Terms and Conditions – Horse Transporters Care Custody and Control Insurance

          The Terms and Conditions outline the full details of cover available under a KBIS Horse Transporters Care Custody and Control Policy.

          Please note the Terms and Conditions specific to the cover you hold will be sent out with your certificate of insurance.

          Policies taken out on or after 01/01/2019

          Key Facts

          The Key Facts outlines the significant features, benefits, exclusions and limitations of the KBIS Liability Insurance Policy. They do not contain the full Terms and Conditions.

          Policies taken out on or after 01/01/2019 and 31/12/2020

          Frequently Asked questions

          What liability cover is available?

          The cover options available under liability policies are specific to each individual policy but the main areas include:

          Public Liability
          Covers against bodily injury to third parties and damage to third party property
          Employers Liability
          Cover against bodily injury to people employed by you or your business
          Custodial Liability (Care, Custody & Control)
          Cover against death/accidental injury to horses/ponies under your care, custody or control.

          What does limit of indemnity refer to?

          The phrase ‘Limit of Indemnity’ is the insurer’s maximum liability in respect of any one event or series of events i.e. it is the total to which you are covered up to. In some cases you will be offered a choice of the limit of indemnity and in other instances the level of indemnity will be fixed.

          When offered a choice, for example Public Liability cover up to £1,000,000/£2,000,000 or £5,000,000 the higher limit of indemnity will mean that you will pay a slightly higher premium. In the event of a claim you will have to provide evidence in order to substantiate the amount to be claimed.

          What is Public Liability?

          Public Liability covers you against bodily injury to a third party or damage to a third parties property as a direct result of your negligence. Public Liability cover will normally be offered with a choice to the limit of indemnity. The scale of benefit will be outlined in the individual terms and conditions of the policy.

          Public Liability cover, although not law, is essential for any business, event /show, club, instructor or trainer and is often a requirement when taking out Employers Liability.

          What is Employers Liability?

          Employers’ Liability provides cover for any bodily injury, sickness or disease sustained by your employees as a result of the business’s negligence.

          Employers’ Liability is a requirement by law under the Employers’ Liability Act 1969 and should be in place for anyone working on your behalf, whether full time, part time or in training.

          When taking out employers’ liability it is often a requirement to also take out public liability cover.

          You can find out more about employers laibility here – http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/hse40.pdf

          What is Custodial Liability (Care, Custody or Control) Insurance?

          Custodial Liability insurance provides cover against the death and/or accidental injury to horses/ponies that are in your care, custody and control, such as full time liveries or working liveries, in respect to a claim that is made against you by the owner.

          A benefit will be paid for veterinary fees and/or the current market value, up to the limit of indemnity, in the event of an accident, sickness, disease or mortality of the horse.

          Most policies will offer a choice in the limit of indemnity per horse but up to up to a maximum limit of indemnity in the policy period.

          Can you tailor a policy for my specific business needs?

          Yes our policies are designed, when possible, to offer you the flexibility to choose which areas you wish to take out and also provide extension of cover depending on your business requirements.

          In some policies certain cover is automatically provided where as in others it is offered as an additional extension to the cover. For example care, custody and control is automatically included in a riding establishment policy where as on a livery yard policy it is offered as an extension to cover – a DIY livery yard who isn’t handling client’s horses would not necessarily wish to take out this level of cover. Where as a livery yard offering full livery and therefore dealing with clients horses on a daily basis, care, custody and control would be a sensible option to consider.

          What information will I need to relay to insurers?

          It is important when obtaining a quote to tell your insurer as much information as possible in order for them to gain a good understand of your business and insurance needs. Failure to specify certain information may lead to having inappropriate cover, may affect any claims against the policy or both.

          When phoning up make sure you have the following information easily to hand:

          • Main Business Activity
          • Number of Staff
          • Number of Horses
          • Wageroll
          • Any other business activities
          • What insurance you currently have in place
          What about Health and Safety and Risk Assessments?

          KBIS, like all insurers, require that you comply with current Health and Safety guidelines as well as ensuring that you have appropriate risk assessments in place. Whilst we do not provide any risk management advice ourselves, the following two links may act as useful reference points and contain information on risk assessments and expected requirements, along with good practice advice for equestrian businesses:

          Health & Safety Executive

          Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Horse Riding Establishments & Livery Yard Guidance

          What happens in the event of a Claim?

          Liability claims are often a complex process and unlike in other claims procedures your insurance company will deal with the incident on your behalf. You will therefore need to forward any relevant documentation relating to the incident or solicitors letters onto you insurance company in order for them to defend your position in the event that you are not liable.

          In some cases a loss adjuster may be appointed by the underwriters to establish the exact cause of the loss.

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