Policy Types

NZB Insurance is the market leader in providing quality bloodstock insurance products to protect your investment.

This is our standard insurance policy, insuring you against your loss in the event of the death of your horse, if it needs to be euthanased on humane grounds, and for limited theft. Our standard policy insures the horse anywhere in New Zealand. The policy does not cover pre-existing conditions. We recommend an annual policy.

Prospective Foal
This provides you with protection for the pregnancy of your mare. The policy covers you in the event that the mare is not in foal or the foal does not survive to the expiry of the policy, which is usually to 30 days after the foal is born, but can be longer. It also covers the death of the mare. 

Based on our standard mortality policy, this covers you in the event of the death of your foal. There are optional add-ons available such as colic surgery and scoping for foals going to the National Yearling Sales Series. A current vet certificate is required for all foals under 30 days old as wel ass a IgG test taken within the first 24 hours of birth. 

Whether you are importing or exporting your horse, we can insure the transit risk for a fixed period before flight until usually 30 days after the arrival at the final destination.

Stallion Infertility
In addition to a mortality policy, for an additional premium your cover can be extended to insure against the possibility of a stallion becoming totally and permanently infertile or incapable of serving mares as a result of an accident, sickness or disease. First Season or Congenital Infertility is also available for horses going to stud for their first season.

Stallion Loss of Income
A stallion's potential income can be insured for the breeding season. This is particularly useful where an Australasian stud is shuttling a stallion from the Northern Hemisphere. The same policy can also be placed for stallions permanently residing in the Southern Hemsiphere.

Unsoundness of Wind
For an additional premium it is possible to insure a foal against failing a post-sale endoscopic examination at New Zealand Bloodstock's National Yearling Sales Series. The foal must be insured for Unsoundness of Wind within 90 days of birth. This policy is exclusive to NZB Insurance.

Hong Kong Cover
We can offer insurance in Hong Kong, placed in Hong Kong dollars, for Mortality Insurance and Loss of Use.

Singapore, Malaysia & Macau
We offer Transit Insurance to Singapore, Malaysia & Macau in addition to Mortality Insurance for racehorses in those regions.

If you have more specific requirements, please contact one of the team at NZB Insurance as we can provide special policies to suit.