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Livery Yard and Stables Insurance

Tailored cover for your stable and livery yard insurance needs.

  • Stable insurance policies built for the specific needs of your livery yard, stables and/or riding school, horses and ponies
  • Public liability insurance as standard, protecting you if guests suffer an injury or property loss or damage at the livery yard as a result of your business
  • Employers liability cover for the mixture of seasonal, part-time and full-time staff at your stable yard

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What does livery yard and stables insurance cover?

Personal and commercial stables insurance

A busy commercial livery yard might present a higher level of factors for essential cover. However, whether you use your stable for personal or commercial use, we will be able to offer advice along the way to help you find the right cover and reduce your risks for jumping courses or facilities such as a horse walker are inspected periodically to check they meet health and safety regulations. We can help you get these essential areas sorted. Naturally, all premiums and rates are dependent on risk and business factors.

Horse tack insurance and saddlery cover

Peace of mind is essential when it comes to tack insurance and saddlery cover. Our policy will cover risks of accidental loss or damage. We can also go through policy details that will apply in the event of a break in or theft. If you list additional or specialist items such as clippers or therapy massage pads we can go through the cover available for these as well.

Livery yard equipment, stock and contents insurance

A busy stables won’t just have grooming kits and mucking out equipment in daily use on site. Typically there will be office equipment such as the bookings computer and other essential electronics. Medical supplements and first aid equipment will also be on site, plus specialist horse care equipment in use by grooms, as well as straw, hay, bedding, etc. Just give us a thorough list of all the items that you would like to be covered and we are able to offer cover an extensive range of contents under this policy. Note our stable yard insurance cover is subject to certain minimum security requirements.

Bespoke business interruption cover with your livery yard insurance

Any stable or livery yard could experience an interruption of business due to sickness or other unforeseen circumstances. Factors such as the duration of closure and staffing costs are important considerations in this type of policy. Our purpose-built livery yard insurance will protect your revenue with bespoke business interruption cover based on your total income / revenue stream - ask an adviser for details to ensure you are fully covered.

Livery Yard and Stables Insurance Claims

To make a claim, call us on 01536 486060, weekdays 9am to 5pm.

Livery Yard and Stables Insurance Articles & Guides

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From the choice of a livery yard to what to have in a grooming kit, it can often seem like there is an endless list of things to cover. Here is our basic guide to some of the key areas of horse care.

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Horse Riding Tips

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Whether you are seeking to pursue horse riding as a sport, or simply as an occasional hobby, it is important to consider the time and patience you will need in developing your experience. Here are some basic riding tips to get you started.

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Livery Yard and Stables Insurance FAQs

Why do I need livery yard insurance?

Stables are a complicated environment and you should ensure you are covered for the unexpected.

Public liability insurance keeps you protected against any accidents that might befall visitors to your premises due to your negligence.

If you have a commercial livery yard, you need to ensure you are covered for interruption of business due to sickness or other unforeseen circumstances. Furthermore, if you employ staff at your stables, you are required by law to have employers' liability insurance.

Are vehicles trailers kept at the livery yard included in the policy?

Trailers kept at a stables will not be included in your livery yard policy and should be insured by the owner separately. We can cover these under our horse trailer insurance.

What if my livery yard features breeding or if it is used for bloodstock?

We can offer bloodstock insurance.

What is personal accident cover for horses?

Personal accident cover, also known as horse rider insurance, covers you and anyone else riding your horse with your permission against death and accidental injury caused directly by riding or handling.

Is my horse or pony too old to cover under stables and livery yard insurance?

At Towergate, we can offer equine insurance for horses of all ages. However, if your horse is over a certain age it may be covered under a 'veteran horse insurance policy' - this will vary across different insurers.

What does it mean when I have to pay an 'excess' on my stables and livery yard insurance claim?

An excess is the part of a claim that you pay for yourself. Excess fees vary between insurance policies. Be sure to check your excess fees as well as your premium when selecting an equestrian insurance product. You may be offered a ‘flat excess’, which will remain the same regardless of the amount of the claim, or a ‘co-insurance contribution excess’ which will be a percentage of the amount claimed so will be a variable amount based on the total amount claimed.

If a horse injures itself on a fence how can a livery yard insurance protect me?

You can take out custody and control (aka custodial) liability insurance, usually as part of an insurance package including public liability, which would protect you in the event a livery horse injured itself whilst in your care or on your property. Different levels of cover are available to suit various business needs from small livery yards to large competition yards.

Can I pay for my stables and livery yard insurance in instalments?

If you would prefer to spread the cost of your policy you have the option of setting up a Direct Debit to pay your premium in equal monthly instalments through our preferred provider, Premium Credit Limited (PCL).

To find out more about PCL and direct debit payments, select Direct Debit.

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