Our Review For 2020

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Horse is an affordable horse insurance provider that only offers its policies online. It is well known for offering discounted horse insurance with up to 45% off insurance policies purchased. is the trading name of The Equine & Livestock Insurance Company Limited (E & L) an insurance provider which is known for providing insurance in the equine industry.

How Does Compare To Other Top UK Horse Insurers? – A Look at Customer Feedback

Horse Insurance UK has over 1300 customer reviews with an average 4.5-star rating from Feefo, a trusted supplier of feedback and ratings.

Consistent areas for positive review are how good the level of customer service is by telephone how simple the online application process is and how reasonable the prices of the policies are.

Horse Insurance Products: A Market Comparison offers two policies for consumers, a standard horse policy and a veteran horse policy. Neither of the insurance policies features a premium version.

horse rider hacking in field

The cover available is flexible with eight bolt-on extras on the standard horse policy to choose from, which is comparable with competitors. The online pick and choose quote form is straightforward to navigate and complete. It provides an instant quote, in-line with that offered by other equine insurers.

The insurable horse age on the standard policy is in line with other insurers with an insurable age range of 31 days up to 20 years old. Personal accident cover at £12,500 is better than the £10,000 offered by other providers that do not provide a premium policy.

The level of coverage available is on the low side for essential features such as vet fees and public liability cover. Vet fees have a maximum cap of £3,000 per incident. Most providers offer at least £5,000 as an option. Public liability insurance comes with one variant of £1.25 million where most providers offer up to £3 million. Saddlery and tack are limited to £1,750, which is below average amongst the leading providers.

The cost of insurance of cover with is one of the market’s cheapest. We compared insurance from UK providers for a horse policy with a standard set of variables with average limit coverage levels. The cost of cover ranges from £45 to £122, and the Horse Insurance quote comes in at £56.03.

Policy Considerations provides horse owners with an obvious trade-off. With a 40% discount on horse insurance, it is one of the cheapest insurance providers out there. If your activities are not complicated or not high-risk, perhaps you will consider a policy with lower limits.

Where maybe falls short is for those with complex insurance needs or involve in competition related activities. For competitive sport, which may require higher or more personalised levels of cover the standard policy offered by horse UK maybe a little too limiting.

Horse Policies should not select on price alone. It is vital to weigh up your activities and their risk profile. It may transpire that cheap insurance with lower cover levels is perfect for your hacking activities in the countryside.

How Much Does Horse Insurance from Cost?

A standard policy quote for a seven years old horse purchased for £4,000 for postcode WA16 is £56.03* per month and includes the following extras and maximum levels:

Public liability: £1,250,000/£210 Excess

Personal accident: £12,500

Saddlery and tack: Up to £1,500/£85 Excess

Permanent loss of use: 100% of the value

Vet’s Fees: £3,000/£170 Excess

Theft cover: £4,000

Death of horse cover: £4,000

*Horse Insurance UK uses lunar monthly premiums which means there are 13 annual payments and not 12. It may have an impact on the price of the policy compared to providers that offer standard 12 monthly payments per year.

Additional Useful Information

Correspondence Address:

Thorpe Underwood Estate

York, YO26 9SS


Telephone: 03300 241 580

Opening times for quotes are Monday to Friday: 8 am to 8.30 pm

Saturday 8.30 am to 5 pm

Sunday 9 am to 4 pm


Telephone: 03300 241 603

Opening times for claims are Monday – Friday: 8 am to 5.30 pm

Saturday 9 am to 12 pm

Sunday Closed

Customer Service

Telephone: 03300 241 606

Opening times for customer service are Monday – Friday: 8 am to 5.30 pm

Saturday 9 am to 12 pm

Sunday Closed

Financial services register number: 202748

Company registration number: 294940