Insurance when horseriding

Discussion in 'Horse and Rider Insurance' started by Belinda, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Belinda

    Belinda Well-known Member

    I am about to send the EWA a very firm email asking for my membership money back in light of finding out that the current memberships are for 6 months only (for almost as much money as I paid last year for 12 months).

    The main reason I have been a member of the EWA is for the insurance aspect, so if not a member of the EWA I will need to arrange alternative insurance.

    Is anyone aware of any companys that offer insurance for horseriders, when they are riding and handling horses, 24/7, anytime, anywhere.

    I used to have this cover with a company that I think was called Equine Alliance (or similar) but I am unable to find a phone number for them and their web site is not working.
     
  2. RPS

    RPS Well-known Member

    you can join the SHC as a senior/riding member for $100 per year. The insurance is the same cover as EWA.
     
  3. Murray

    Murray Well-known Member Staff Member

    RPS,

    Does this cover all aspects of horseback riding in any location or is it only limited to shows?

    cheers
     
  4. RPS

    RPS Well-known Member

  5. nannygoat

    nannygoat Gold Member

    All sounds great!
     
  6. Murray

    Murray Well-known Member Staff Member

    Thank you RPS - excellent!**)

    cheers
     
  7. wattle6180

    wattle6180 Gold Member

    Thanks for the link :)

    I am just curious....will competitors be able to use various Insurers to compete? That is, will shows/comps allow an entrant to provide proof of Insurance and not confine the Insurance for particular events to one Insurer.....

    If that is clear as mud....I mean....will a competition be able to state (for example), must be this Insurer or this other Insurer? It's hard enough organising a competition programme around my shifts as it is, without having to start looking at which Insurers are allowed on the day :) Hence, the day insurance has worked favourably for us.
     
  8. RPS

    RPS Well-known Member

    SHc has the same underwriter ( insurer ) as EWA if that helps.
     
  9. Belinda

    Belinda Well-known Member

    Wattle, in the past when I was insured with Equine Alliance, and was not a member of EWA, I found that at compeitions my insurance was not "allowed" and I would still have to pay the day insurance fee. This wasn't an issue for me because I rarely compete, and value the insurance more for my recreational riding, however I can see how that arrangement wouldn't work for more regular competitors.

    Will check out the Show Council website. Thanks for that.
     
  10. Belinda

    Belinda Well-known Member

    Great, have just checked out the SHC website, and it seems like the go. So now to send the email to EWA and see what response I get!!
     
  11. valdez

    valdez Well-known Member

    No response is my guess. I think you will have to phone them.
     
  12. Belinda

    Belinda Well-known Member

    Hmmm, will give it a couple of days and see if I hear then! Did give a deadline in my email of 5pm Friday for them to let me know either way whether they plan to give my money back or not. After that I plan to go to Consumer Affairs/Department of Fair Trading/Ombudsman - whichever is relevant!!
     
  13. RPS

    RPS Well-known Member

    Go get them !!! will be interested to see how you go.
     

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