Event Insurance

Plan it, book it, protect it. One off event insurance can cover all your hard work.

First on your event checklist

Some of us are born organisers. For others, the idea of committing time, money and effort into the planning of an event could be worrying. Whichever is the case, event insurance can make sure that those nightmares need not turn into reality.

  • Events cancellation, abandonment or postponement
  • Hired equipment
  • Public and employers’ liability
  • Marquee cover
  • Property damage
  • Indoor and outdoor events
  • Terrorism

When you have an idea of your event, speak to our commercial team at Shearwater. With an idea of your plans and the finer details of your event, we will look into a suitable events insurance policy that will cover you for minor issues or bigger problems that might develop before, during and after the event.


Easing The Stress

Even when things go completely according to plan, hosting an event can still be a stressful time, even for seasoned professionals. There is inevitably the last minute rush that comes with even the best laid plans and though you think you have covered every base for your wedding, conference, live show, exhibition or social event, something still may go wrong. Event insurance is created for this possibility, whether it is a problem with the caterers, terrible weather, or the venue going out of business.


One Off Event Insurance

Unlike many other commercial insurance policies, at Shearwater we can offer event insurance policies that are for either one off events, or annual events. Of course there is the chance that you won’t need to make a claim – for the sake of your event we hope this is the case – but the cost of the premium is always going to be marginal compared to the potential cost of event cancellation, especially when you factor in the non-refundable deposits for third party suppliers. On top of that, there’s also the risk of legal costs for liability claims on the day.

  • 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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