Michael Murphy Dressage

International para dressage rider Michael Murphy has had his horses insured successfully with Shearwaters for several years and has never been one to let his disability hold him back. 

He was born with a rare condition called Dejerine - Sottas. So very little sensation, no saving reactions, severe muscle weakness and a lack of motor control, severe scoliosis resulting in a double spinal fusion the length of his back.  Riding has been a huge part of his life physically and emotionally and he has competed successfully at International level since the age of 10.
At 14 Michael became the youngest in the world to win a 2* International and has since gone onto win 3* Internationals and had the privilege of carrying The Olympic torch in 2012. 
Based in London, Michael enjoyed being part of the Irish Team at The European Championships in Rotterdam 2019 and is now looking forward to competing in World Championships and The Paralympics.  
He has a First Class Honours Bachelor of Science degree form Warwick University and has never let his disability get in the way of living and has indeed turned it into a positive experience for everyone that meets him! For more information about Michael and to follow his journey visit www.michaelmurphy.org.uk
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It is a comfort to know that the horses are insured with Shearwater

It is a comfort to know that the horses are insured with Shearwater. They are a professional but friendly company, competitive and knowledgeable. On the claim we had they were fast and efficient and nothing was too much trouble. Would happily recommend Shearwater Insurance, especially as they have such a vast range of options form everything equine to travel and household Insurance. 
 
Shearwater took the time at the beginning to work out the individual needs for each horse and came up with a competitive quote, which included flying which was essential for us. They have a wealth of knowledge and really do care about the horses that are insured with them.
  • When the wheels fell off my lorry the Shearwater team were incredible. They called to check up on me, they arranged recovery and when the lorry was deemed a write off I was even given the option of keeping the scrap or not.
    Sarah Skillin, British Dressage Member
  • Shearwater not only provided a much more comprehensive policy but at an incredibly competitive price. Everything was very simple.
    Imogen Murray, International Event Rider (5* & Team GBR Nations Cup)
  • We've insured with Shearwater for a number of years and have always been very impressed with the customer service, claims handling, and competitive pricing. I've now moved all of our business and personal polices to Shearwater
    Simon Bates, Owner & Event Director of The College Equestrian, Keysoe
  • I have found Shearwater to be responsive and flexible in providing me and my company with individually tailored insurance packages to cover exactly what I need, at very competitive prices.
    Simon Hall, Managing Director of Soteria Ltd
  • We have worked with shearwater for many many years now! We use them for everything from our horses to our cars, our yard liability to the home insurance... They are a great company to deal with, both in terms of competitive rates and their customer services. I would highly recommend anyone looking at insurance to get in touch with them
    Becky Moody, Grand Prix Dressage Rider, Team GBR Podium Pathway Member
  • I have insured a few horses with shearwater over the years and have always been very impressed. The team on the phones are super helpful and they have always been great at paying out any claims. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their service to any of our Members
    Catherine Mills, Head of Global Retention & Equestrian at Quintessentially
  • What can we say about Shearwater? As an insurer if you want the best cover then you need to be with Shearwater. Their service is second to none and their staff are always friendly, knowledgeable and there to help you, nothing is too much trouble.
    Leanne Hart & Daniel Bates, Para Dressage Rider
  • It is a comfort to know that the horses are Insured with Shearwater. They are a professional but friendly company, competitive and knowledgeable. On the claim we had they were fast and efficient and nothing was too much trouble. Would happily recommend Shearwater Insurance, especially as they have such a vast range of options from everything equine to travel and household.
    Michael Murphy - Irish International Para Dressage Rider
  • Shearwater is our absolute go-to for all of our insurance needs from house, yard and horse, to cars and liabilities. The team in the office are easy to talk to and they actually take the time to get to know you as a client. Most importantly, when you need to claim for something, they are quick and listen to your needs, making the whole process much less stressful in your hour of need. We wouldn't use anyone else!
    Chantal Siddle

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