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June 14, 2013
APHA and Markel Renew Partnership; Members Gain Added Online Benefits
Longtime American Paint Horse Association sponsor Markel Insurance Company recently renewed its support for a 16th year. In addition to continuing as the official equine insurance provider of APHA, Markel will now offer APHA members hassle free mortality and theft quotes within 24 hours.
For more than 50 years, Markel has provided equine and property insurance to the horse industry. Markel’s commitment to excellent customer service extends to its sponsorship of APHA’s online services. Members can now protect their investment by applying for a horse mortality and theft quote while registering foals and horses, and completing stallion breeding reports through aphaonline.com. After the applicant submits the required data needed—most of which will be automatically generated from their APHA records—a Markel representative will contact them directly within 24 hours with a quote.
The company also sponsors APHA’s annual “From the Heart” award. Each year, the American Junior Paint Horse Association president identifies a service project, and Markel honors the regional club whose members most actively participate in the presidential service project with the award and $500.
APHA Executive Director Billy Smith says Markel is an experienced company that is passionate about horses.
“Their associates are horse people and do a great job positioning their premium rates to fit a variety of horse owners,” Billy said. “Whether a member has one horse or an entire barn full, keeps horses for business or pleasure, Markel will fully protect them.”
Markel’s Executive Director Don Faison says Markel is committed to giving back to the horse industry.
“We’re in the barns, at the shows and are very visible in our support of APHA and its members,” Don said. “We want to help eliminate concerns so members know they’ve got the right coverage and can enjoy the experience of the horse with their family.”
For more information about Markel, visit painthorseinsurance.com or become a fan at facebook.com/MarkelHorse.
About the American Paint Horse Association
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is the world’s second largest equine breed association. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, it celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. In fulfillment of its global mission to collect, record and preserve pedigrees of the breed, APHA recognizes and supports 111 regional and international clubs, produces championship shows, sponsors trail rides and creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses. APHA has registered more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded, and now serves more than 55,000 active youth and adult members around the world. For more information about the American Paint Horse Association, visit apha.com or connect with Paint Horse fans globally at facebook.com/americanpainthorse or on Twitter @APHANews and @WorldShow.