Insurance Program

Acera Insurance is the official insurance provider to the New Brunswick Equestrian Association and its members.




We are also obliged to advise that no new insurance coverage can be placed when an active wildfire is less than 50 km away.

This includes the optional coverage for Tack and Members Named Perils horse insurance.




► $5,000,000 Personal Liability Insurance 

Protects you, the member, if you are sued by a third party because a horse that you own or lease, ride or handle non-commercially, causes property damage or bodily injury to a third party.  **Liability coverage is for non-commercial equine related activities. Some limitations and exclusions apply. Coverage is in force 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and covers the member (Canadian resident) anywhere in the world.  (Exclusions apply for members who are non-Canadian residents).

► $40,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment Coverage in 2023

Covering you, the member, should you suffer a catastrophic injury, dismemberment or death arising from equine related activities. (Under the age of 90 and only available to Canadian Residents)




$5,000,000 of excess PERSONAL LIABILITY insurance that WILL protect YOU, THE MEMBER if YOU, THE MEMBER are SUED by a third party because a horse that YOU, THE MEMBER own, lease or use causes PROPERTY DAMAGE OR BODILY INJURY TO A THIRD PARTY.

A few examples of situations where YOU, THE MEMBER, HAVE COVERAGE:

Example 1. The horse kicks or bites someone causing bodily injury

Example 2. The horse kicks a car or escapes on to a neighbour’s land causing property damage

Example 3. “Someone else” is holding your horse and the horse causes property damage or bodily injury to a third party.

The policy is IN FORCE 24 hours a day, seven days a week, anywhere in the world. So if you board your horse elsewhere, keep your horse at home or go for a ride down the road or on the trail – YOU, THE MEMBER are covered.

The policy will provide liability protection regardless of the number of personal use horses you own or lease. Some important information to consider:

  1. The insurance policy DOES contain an EXCLUSION if your horse is used for COMMERCIAL This means that if you receive compensation for the use of your horse – (e.g. “money” or “trade of value” for riding instruction, or reduced board for the use of your horse by someone else in a lesson) this policy will NOT respond. THIS IS A PERSONAL LIABILITY POLICY ONLY.
  2. Because of the inherent risks associated with horse related activity, we strongly recommend that anyone and everyone who rides your horse obtain and maintain membership in the NBEA to take advantage of the insurance benefits provided. This is a prudent risk management practice.
  3. The insurance policy DOES contain an EXCLUSION related to claims made between immediate family members. (e.g.- the parent/spouse of a member will not be covered by this insurance if their own child / spouse sued them)
  4. Part of the liability coverage provided through membership addresses the exposure that could arise IF YOU, THE MEMBER transport (TRAILER) a horse that DOES NOT belong to you (in a non-commercial situation). If that non-owned horse were injured as a result of your negligence and IF that other person decided to sue you for compensation for their loss, the policy will respond – up to a limit of $10,000 for any one horse. Please note – this is NOT commercial horse transport insurance and is NOT life insurance for the horse being transported – this is liability insurance to protect you if you are sued by a third party when you are in the care, custody and control of a non-owned horse.

$40,000 (Principal Sum) Accidental Death or Dismemberment coverage if YOU, THE MEMBER suffer from a scheduled (listed) catastrophic and permanent injury (or death) related to an incident where horses are involved. This coverage is in force 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and covers the member anywhere in the world.

Please note the following conditions and exclusions pertaining to the included AD&D coverage:

  1. Coverage is provided for Canadian residents only;
  2. This is not a short term disability (STD) or long term disability (LTD) insurance policy nor does the policy provide compensation for lost wages;
  3. The policy that is included with your membership does not provide any payment for fracture or dental injuries.


♦ Learn more about your automatic Liability Coverage that comes with your NBEA membership

♦ Your automatic Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage


Optional Add-ons 

You may choose to add on OPTIONAL insurance programs from ACERA. Each policy covers the calendar year.

Please be sure to read the FAQ carefully - Click the title for more information:


♦ Extra Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance coverage - $45

♦ Tack insurance coverage - $50

♦ Members Named Perils (MNP - death of horse insurance coverage - $25

♦ Weekly Accident  Indemnity (WAI) insurance coverage - ***new*** - $195

♦ Emergency Life Saving Surgery (ELSS) (must purchase MNP coverage as well) - ***new*** - $50

♦ Emergency Stabling Expense (ESE) (must purchase MNP coverage as well) - ***new*** - $25


These can be purchased along with your NBEA membership, or anytime afterward.

You can purchase them through the HorseReg database walk-through or contact [email protected] for help. 


♦ Information on Travel Coverage with TuGo



Other Insurance Available

♦ Insurance Program for Clubs

♦ Insurance Application for Equine Professionals - Coaches




What to do in the event of a claim




If you have any questions or require more comprehensive and individualized coverage, please contact Acera Insurance directly and they will be pleased to assist you.

Mike KingCAIB, R.I.B.

T  905 841 8200
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E  [email protected]

Acera Insurance has a Client Advisor and Equine/Agricultural Specialist right here in New Brunswick!

We're happy to have Charity Tetrault to the Woodstock area. She'll be glad to help anyone with questions. 

Charity Tetrault

Toll Free: 1-888-394-3330

Email: [email protected]