20 %
Introductory Discount
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10 %
Multi-horse Discount
Veteran Horse insurance from £1.40 per lunar month
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*Premium shown is paid lunar monthly and based on minimum insurable value including introductory discount.

Veteran Horse Insurance With Vet's Fees Cover & More!

As your horse canters into their more senior years their needs may change and our Pick 'n' Mix veteran horse insurance policies mean that you can take the reigns to create the policy that is right for you. Our veteran horse policies cover all senior steeds aged over 20 years and riders aged between 5 and 75 years old.

Pick & Choose policies make insurance simple - how does it work? It’s simple, all our policies include one Standard Benefit and then you simply choose which other Elective Benefits that you want to add. This means that you don’t have to pay for cover you don’t need!

For more information watch our quick video or keep reading.

What Standard Benefits are Included?

The only Standard Benefit for veteran horse insurance policies is for Death due to External Visible Accidental Injury Only, Theft or Straying.

What Additional Elective Benefits Can I Add?

Whether you want to create a more comprehensive policy or require a budget friendly policy, our range of Elective Benefits has been designed to help you create the best veteran horse insurance to meet the needs of both your older horse and you.

You can personalise your veteran horse insurance policy with the following Elective Benefits:

  • Vet's Fees for External Visible Accidental Injury Only
  • Colic Cover (Death & Vet's Fees)*
  • Livery & Transportation
  • European Use
  • Disposal Costs
  • Dental Treatment for you
  • Saddlery & Tack
  • Hire of Horse
  • Rescue Costs
  • Public Liability
  • Personal Accident
  • Premium Waiver
  • Legal Helpline

* For horses aged up to 24 years and 364 days

For further details simply read on or get a free no-strings quote and find out if you could be better off insuring your senior horse with The Insurance Emporium.

Find the Right Policy For You

Our Range of Cover

Check out our easy-to-read Table of Benefits below to see which level of cover will give you the protection you need.

Table of Benefits
Standard Benefit
  • Death due to External Visible Accidental Injury Only, Theft or Straying i
  • 100% of Sum Insured/Market Value (Up to £2,000)
Elective Benefits
  • Vet's Fees for External Visible Accidental Injury Only i
  • Colic Cover - Death & Vet Fees i
  • Transportation & Livery - Referral vet only i
  • European Use i
  • Disposal Costs i
  • Hire of Horse i
  • Saddlery & Tack i
  • Public Liability i
  • Rescue Costs i
  • Personal Accident i
  • Dental Treatment i
  • Premium Waiver i
  • Legal Helpline i
  • £1,500
  • Vet Fees: Up to £7,500
    Death: Up to £2,000
  • £500 per incident
  • 50 days per year
  • £300
  • £1,500
  • £3,000
  • £1.5 million
  • £750
  • £22,500
  • £2,000 per incident
Table of Benefits
Standard Benefit
  • Death due to External Visible Accidental Injury Only, Theft or Straying i
  • 100% of Sum Insured/Market Value (Up to £1,500)
Elective Benefits
  • Vet's Fees for External Visible Accidental Injury Only i
  • Colic Cover - Death & Vet Fees i
  • Transportation & Livery - Referral vet only i
  • European Use i
  • Disposal Costs i
  • Hire of Horse i
  • Saddlery & Tack i
  • Public Liability i
  • Rescue Costs i
  • Personal Accident i
  • Dental Treatment i
  • Premium Waiver i
  • Legal Helpline i
  • £1,000
  • Vet Fees: Up to £6,000
    Death: Up to £1,500
  • £400 per incident
  • 40 days per year
  • £200
  • £1,000
  • £2,500
  • £1 million
  • £500
  • £20,000
  • £1,750 per incident

The horse dies or is put to sleep on immediate humane grounds or is not found within 28 days of straying or being stolen from the stabling address.

The cost of treatment and/or complementary treatment of each external visible accidental injury.

The cost of treatment and/or complementary treatment of each injury, illness or condition.

The cost of transportation to and from and livery whilst the horse remains at the referral vets.

Geographically extends cover in Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 9 (if chosen) to the continent of Europe.

The cost of removal and disposal of the horse’s body if the horse dies or is put to sleep by a vet on immediate humane grounds

The cost of hiring another horse from a livery or riding establishment if the horse is not found within 28 days of straying or being stolen from the stabling address.

Where your saddlery and tack is stolen or accidentally damaged whilst you are taking part in or preparing for an activity encompassed within your specified type of use.

Unable to perform any equestrian activity; sum insured or market value (if less) if destroyed / 60% if retired.

Unable to perform type of use; 60% sum insured or market value (if less) if retired or bred from.

Benefits halved for horses 13+.

Your legal liability to others for compensation and costs arising out of the ownership or use of the horse.

The cost of paying a professional rescue organisation or the Police for the attempted rescue or recovery of the horse.

Death, total permanent disablement, loss of hearing, sight or limbs as a result of a bodily injury sustained whilst riding, leading, handling or caring for the horse.

Dental treatment following an accidental bodily injury to your mouth and/or teeth as a result of your riding, leading, handling or caring for the horse.

In the event of your hospitalisation, accidental bodily injury, death or unemployment, we will waive your insurance policy premium.

The horse dies or is put to sleep on immediate humane grounds or is not found within 28 days of straying or being stolen from the stabling address.

The cost of treatment and/or complementary treatment of each external visible accidental injury.

The cost of treatment and/or complementary treatment of each injury, illness or condition.

The cost of transportation to and from and livery whilst the horse remains at the referral vets.

Geographically extends cover in Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 9 (if chosen) to the continent of Europe.

The cost of removal and disposal of the horse’s body if the horse dies or is put to sleep by a vet on immediate humane grounds

The cost of hiring another horse from a livery or riding establishment if the horse is not found within 28 days of straying or being stolen from the stabling address.

Where your saddlery and tack is stolen or accidentally damaged whilst you are taking part in or preparing for an activity encompassed within your specified type of use.

Unable to perform any equestrian activity; sum insured or market value (if less) if destroyed / 60% if retired.

Unable to perform type of use; 60% sum insured or market value (if less) if retired or bred from.

Benefits halved for horses 13+.

Your legal liability to others for compensation and costs arising out of the ownership or use of the horse.

The cost of paying a professional rescue organisation or the Police for the attempted rescue or recovery of the horse.

Death, total permanent disablement, loss of hearing, sight or limbs as a result of a bodily injury sustained whilst riding, leading, handling or caring for the horse.

Dental treatment following an accidental bodily injury to your mouth and/or teeth as a result of your riding, leading, handling or caring for the horse.

In the event of your hospitalisation, accidental bodily injury, death or unemployment, we will waive your insurance policy premium.

If the horse dies or is put to sleep on immediate humane grounds due to external visible accidental injury or is not found within 28 days of straying or being stolen from the stabling address.

Death - if the horse dies or is put to sleep on immediate humane grounds as a result of colic and Vet’s Fees- the cost of treatment and/or complementary treatment of colic for horses aged up to 24 years and 364 days.

Geographically extends cover in Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 (if chosen) to the continent of Europe.

If the horse dies or is put to sleep on immediate humane grounds due to external visible accidental injury or is not found within 28 days of straying or being stolen from the stabling address.

Death - if the horse dies or is put to sleep on immediate humane grounds as a result of colic and Vet’s Fees- the cost of treatment and/or complementary treatment of colic for horses aged up to 24 years and 364 days.

Geographically extends cover in Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 (if chosen) to the continent of Europe.

Why Insure Your Horse With Us

No Age Limit On Veteran Horses
EU Extend Vet's Fees To European Use
30% Total Discount Available

Read The Not Small Print

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20% discount on new policies for the first year. But don’t worry, we also offer a Loyalty Scheme to reward faithful customers after 12 months.

Insure more than one horse with us and you will be eligible for an extra 10% discount on your horse insurance, a potential 30% discount (including 20% Intro Discount).

This is based on a customer located outside of London and the Home Counties with a horse aged 20 years or older, insured for £500 and no Elective Benefits selected.

A lunar monthly policy runs in periods of 28 days. This type of policy renews each 28 days upon receipt of appropriate premium.

Is my veteran horse too old to insure?
No, if your veteran horse is older than 20 years you can get cover under our Veteran Horse policy. There is no upper age limit.

Are there any age limits for the rider of the veteran horse?
Any rider of the veteran horse must be between 5 & 75 years old.

What is the maximum value that you insure a veteran horse?
A horse can be insured for up to £2,000.

How long can I claim vet's fees for?
If vet's fees has been selected, claims for treatment given for an injury or illness are covered for up to 365 days from the onset of the claimed condition or up to the maximum recoverable, whichever is first.

What are the options for vet's fees?
There are three options: you can elect not to include vet's fees on your policy; you can elect vet's fees for external visible accidental injury only; or you can elect the colic cover. The colic cover extends vet's fees to include cover for colic. Colic cover can be elected in addition to the option for vet's fees due to external visible accidental injury only. Colic cover is only available for horses between 20 and 24 years & 364 days old.

Does your policy cover if my veteran horse is ridden by someone else?
Cover is provided for anyone with your permission aged 5 to 75 years riding, leading, handling or caring for your horse. Public Liability cover excludes death or bodily injury, loss or damage to any property owned by you, any person handling your horse with your permission or consent, any person that lives with you, any member of your family, your agent or licensee, any person in the course of their employment or under a contract of service or apprenticeship with you, guest, employer or any person with whom you have a contractual or business relationship.

What does Personal Accident mean?
You sustain an accidental bodily injury as a result of riding, leading, handling or caring for your horse and the injury does, within 12 months, result in death, total and irrecoverable loss of hearing, sight or limbs or total permanent disablement.

I have an existing medical condition, will this affect my ability to claim?
You are obliged to inform us of any medical condition that you have which might affect your policy. The insurer will advise you at the time you take out your policy how your condition might affect your cover.

What should I do if anything happens that could result in a third party claim against me?
Most importantly you should not admit any responsibility, agree to pay a claim or negotiate with any other person after any incident. You should contact your insurance company and allow them to take charge of your claim. You must send them any writ, summons or legal documents you receive and allow them to act and reply on your behalf.

What is the excess on the veteran horse policy?
An excess applies to claims under the following sections of cover:

  • Vet's Fees: £150
  • Saddlery & Tack: £85
  • Public Liability: £250

How do I protect my saddlery and tack from theft or damage?
When not in use, please click here for our security requirements for saddlery and tack.

Will you want to see the horse's body in the event of my veteran horse's death?
No, however, you must arrange and pay for a vet to certify the cause of death. The vet must make a post-mortem examination at your expense if the cause of death is unknown.

Do I need to get your company's agreement before my horse is destroyed?
This depends on the circumstances. Vets follow strict guidelines issued by the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA). These guidelines state they should not delay procedures by contacting the insurance company if they feel that the horse should be destroyed on immediate humane grounds. However, if effective treatments can be given, your vet must notify the insurance company that destruction may be necessary.

What do I have to do if my veteran horse or my saddlery and tack is missing?
You must tell the police immediately upon discovery that your veteran horse or your saddlery and tack has been stolen or is missing and obtain a crime reference number. Once this has been done the crime reference number and details need passing to us as the insurance company. You must do everything you reasonably can to recover your veteran horse or your saddlery and tack.

Am I covered for competing with my veteran horse?
Yes, the policy allows you to compete - ensure that you check the type of use activities when going through the quotation.

Can I take my veteran horse overseas?
Yes, if you have chosen to include the 'European Use' Elective Benefit. The cover provided in sections for death/theft/straying, vets fees (if chosen) and transportation & livery-referral vet only (if chosen) would geographically be extended to the continent of Europe (including sea crossings).

Is the dental treatment for me or my veteran horse?
You can elect to include dental treatment for the rider following a bodily injury to their mouth and/or teeth as a result of riding, leading, handling or caring for your horse.
If you have elected to include either of the vet's fees benefits, this would also cover vet fees for an injury to the mouth/teeth of your horse however the policy does not cover any costs due to tooth or gum disease or wolf teeth.

Does the policy cover physiotherapy for my veteran horse?
Yes, if you have elected to include vet's fees on your policy, this section of cover includes complementary treatment. Complementary treatment of acupuncture, homeopathic or herbal medicines, hydrotherapy, laser treatment, physiotherapy, remedial farriery or ultrasound are included for the treatment of a condition covered by this policy, if recommended by your vet.

A lunar monthly policy runs for, and premiums are collected on, equal periods of 28 days. This type of policy renews every 28 days.

Runs for 365 days from the commencement date and time shown on Your policy schedule; automatically renews annually.