Animal Event & Shows Insurance

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Comprehensive event insurance for organisers of animal shows and events in the UK.

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From pet parties to competitive dog and agricultural shows, there’s a variety of animal events you may be looking to hold in the UK which will attract crowds and bring audiences together. Although these types of events are enjoyable and often family-friendly, they do not come without risk; anything can happen at your event - whether that be a member of the public tripping over a cable and injuring themselves or damage to the venue as a result of the activities you’ve run. So, taking our insurance for these events is well worth considering - and we’re here to help.

Your demands and needs

This policy meets the demands and needs of those organising animal shows and events who wish to insure their participation. Whether you’re planning a fundraising event or simply looking to bring the community together, it’s important for you to have the right insurance policy in place to protect you from potential third-party claims that could leave you out of pocket.

Why choose us for animal event insurance?


We established our business in 1996 and since then we have offered customers comprehensive event insurance which they can rely on to meet their needs.

Excellent claims handling

Our expert claims handling team will always handle claims responsibly, empathetically and as swiftly.

Efficient service

We pride ourselves on the exceptional customer service we offer. If you need any help regarding our policies or with your claims, our friendly team will be on hand to support you.

Dependable policies

We see 90% of our customers return to us for affordable insurance policies that can depend on.

What does animal event insurance cover?

The policy excludes cover for any liability arising to or from either persons riding on animals or persons handling animals.

The key covers we offer for animal shows and events are:

  • Public liability - this covers claims for accidental bodily injury (or even death) to a member of the public as well as accidental damage to third party property (if found to be a result of your negligence).

  • Employer’s liability - if you have people working for you at your event (whether they’re paid or unpaid), you can get employers’ liability cover to protect you in the event of third party claims relating to injury (if the claimant was under your supervision or control during the event).

  • Event equipment insurance - cover yourself for costs relating to damage, loss or theft of stock and equipment that you’ve hired or brought to an event which you’re legally responsible for (this excludes fittings and fixtures of the venue). 

  • Event cancellation insurance - this type of insurance will provide cover for irrecoverable costs and expenses incurred as a result of your event being cancelled, interrupted, postponed or abandoned. 


What is animal event insurance?

Animal event insurance is a type of insurance policy which covers organisers of animal shows and events against claims relating to an injury to a member of the public or third party property damage. 

Types of animal shows and events you may look to insure include:

  • Dog shows (such as dog breed shows)

  • Country or agricultural shows which exhibit animals

  • Educational shows (these may involve displays, educational talks or activities to get involved in for learning purposes)

  • Fundraising and charity events

  • Pet industry trade shows

  • Animal experience events 

Do I need public liability for an event?

Public liability insurance isn’t a legal requirement in the UK, however, some venues, partners, clients that you work with or local authorities may require you to take out public liability insurance in order to hold your animal event. Whilst you may not legally need public liability insurance, it’s still worth considering as you’ll have protection from third party claims which could be costly. 

By taking out an animal insurance policy with us, you’ll have peace of mind that should a claim arise, you’ll be protected from liability

How much does animal event insurance cost?

How much animal insurance for shows and events costs will depend on a number of factors, such as the nature of the events (if they involve activities which are considered to be high risk, it could increase the cost), how many events you’re organising and the level of cover you need. Here at Event Insurance Services, we offer insurance for animal shows and events from just £69. 

How do I get animal event insurance?

Getting the right level of animal event insurance for your event is simple with us. All you need to do is fill in the form on our quote page (by providing us with some details about yourself and the event you’re planning) and we’ll send you a quote for the policy which best meets your needs. From there, you can purchase the policy online and ensure you’ll be financially protected on the days of your events should anything not go to plan. 

If your event insurance needs are a little more complex, we may need our specialist underwriters to review your policy.

If you have any questions regarding our animal event insurance or our claims handling process, please do not hesitate to contact our team - we’ll be happy to assist you.

Please note: Our animal event insurance is designed to protect organisers of animal shows and events from public liability, employers’ liability, event equipment and event cancellation (depending on the level of cover you require) - the animals themselves are not insured under our policy.

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Our animal event insurance is designed to cover organisers of pet or animal shows and events in the UK. Get the cover you need from just £69 online today.

Cover options:

  • Public liability
  • Employers liability
  • Equipment insurance
  • Event cancellation insurance