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News January 14, 2022

What should I do if I breakdown with horses onboard?

With Winter here don’t risk getting stuck out in the cold without breakdown insurance.  Whether you’re in your own personal car, horsebox or car and trailer, our expert motoring team share 5 key pieces of advice on how to cope in the event of a motoring breakdown.

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News January 7, 2022

What type of horsebox insurance do I need?

Gearing up for a busy season behind the wheel? Before you dust off your sat-nav, make sure you’re properly covered 

No matter how often you hit the road, it’s essential that you have the right insurance policy for your horsebox or trailer. But do you know which category your usage falls into? Shearwater Insurance breaks down the basics.

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News December 21, 2021

Your Yard Insurance Questions Answered

Running a livery yard can be a commercial venture or provide supplementary income to support your equestrian hobby.  Whichever side of the line you fall, it is imperative that you have the right level of insurance cover to protect your investment in the event of claim.  Shearwater's equine liability experts answer some key questions around livery yard insurance, stables insurance and what cover you need.

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News December 20, 2021

Benefits of Specialist Horsebox Breakdown Cover

Breaking down can be a stressful situation at the best of times, but breaking down with horses on board becomes even more stressful and perilous.  Having a specialist horsebox breakdown policy can provide the essential back up you need in times of strife. 

At Shearwater we'll only provide cover from market leaders Equine Rescue Services.  Here we discuss a number of key benefits you can expect.

News December 13, 2021

Equestrian Winter Woes

You’ve topped up your hay stores, reproofed your rug collection, and bought your horse an advent calendar (don’t worry, we won’t judge) – but have you done an audit of your insurance policies to ensure they’re ready for the colder months, too?

News November 26, 2021

Weather The Storm

With the Met Office advising that Storm Arwen is on the way, how can you weather the storm?

Data shows that storms are one of the most common perils, with rain and wind likely to cause the most damage to both property and vehicles.


News October 28, 2021

Shearwater Steps Down From British Dressage Young Horse Sponsorship

After over two decades of support for the British Dressage Young Horse Championships, Shearwater Insurance has retired their sponsorship of the prestigious series.

The series, that supports the early careers of four, five and six-year-old horses, has heralded the start of international Grand Prix careers for the likes of Valegro and Uthopia who both notably rode to Olympic glory in 2012. 

News October 5, 2021

Keeping A Weather Eye On Insurance

As summer begins to fade our attentions once again turn to preparing ourselves for Winter.  With the great British weather ‘it never rains but it pours’ and now is the time to make preparations to weather the storm ahead. 

In 2019, the average UK claim for flooding to properties rose to an average of £70,000 per claim.  With Winter weather seemingly getting wetter each year, and one of the wettest Summers, is your property up to scratch to withstand what mother nature has to throw at it? 

With this in mind, the Shearwater Insurance team offer key advice and policy insights to help protect your investment, and should the worst happen, give your claim the best chance of being accepted.

News September 21, 2021

Shearwater Insurance British Dressage Young Horse Championships 2021

Once again the Young Horse Finals drew a capacity crowd on the final day of the 2021 British Dressage National Championships.  All eyes were on the best 4, 5 and 6-year-old dressage horses in the country.  Three young horses stood head and shoulders about the rest, all with three key attributes, all had an impressive hind leg, all showed trainability and all three were black and extremely eye catching.

News September 20, 2021

Considerations for Horse Buyers

Buying a new horse is an exciting time as well as being a huge financial commitment.  Factoring in on-running and unexpected costs should play a key part of your buying decision and budgeting to ensure that a horse, or an additional horse, is an affordable acquisition. Costs can rapidly spiral out of control and cause significant stress and worry for owners, whether it be in connection to feeding, clothing, training or providing veterinary care for your animal.  Here our equine team share their advice on ways of limiting your financial burden when buying a new horse.

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