Equine & Bloodstock Insurance

We have a long history of dealing with bloodstock and equine insurance matters predominantly through Nick Mills, but also through Howard Newitt (BVetMed, CertEP, MRCVS Advanced Practitioner in Equine Practice) who has over 15 years insurance experience. Howard continues to offer the services to brokers and underwriters that Nick had developed and which had proved so popular.
We have worked with most of the major insurers to resolves issues relating to both claims and proposals. We believe in providing a prompt, personal service to insurers and are only too happy to provide advice on a wide range of topics

Key Points

•  Proven track record
•  Fast turn around, via phone, fax or email.
•  Independent from any veterinary hospital, or referral clinic.
•  Visit available at short notice
•  Converting a technical report into practical advice
•  Understands how important it is to your business to minimise your financial loss whilst
maintaining good relations with your client.
•  Experienced in ensuring the horses are a normal risk for proposed cover, and in
drafting workable exclusions for abnormalities.
•  Well versed in verifying the validity of claims and tactful handling of the cheeky try.
•  In-depth general knowledge of treatments for a wide range of conditions.
•  Wide range of contacts across the veterinary industry.


Howard Newitt BVetMed, CertEP, MRCVS
Milbourn Equine Ltd
Cranbrook Road
TN18 5EE

TEL: +44 1580 752301
FAX: +44 1580 753704
MOB: +44 7801 623564






Howard’s Profile

Equine Insurance Consultant Howard Newitt (BVetMed, CertEP, MRCVS Advanced Practitioner in Equine Practice) holds a post graduate certificate in equine practice and is a Clinical Director of Milbourn Equine. He qualified in 1995 and since 1997,  Howard has provided expertise on numerous equine insurance cases, working in partnership with Nick Mills MRCVS.

Howard’s day to day horse work includes a challenging mix of cases and clients. His clients vary from racing yards, studs, multiple international riders, and of course last but not least the happy hacker.

Howard has a keen interest in current equine veterinary developments. Annually he attends a variety of conferences. This is important as insurance work requires someone who is thoroughly up to date with developments in the equine veterinary world.

As you would expect Howard has an excellent general knowledge of treatments for a wide range of conditions. This is essential in making the correct recommendations for you.

As someone who runs his own business Howard is very conscious of the need to be commercially minded ensuring minimal financial loss yet equally sensitive to ensuring longevity in the client relationship.

Howard’s current expertise in equine insurance work, in practice case load and independence of veterinary hospital gives you an ideal mix of experience to advise wisely on your equine insurance cases.

Howard is an FEI vet in both eventing and reining and a member of the Association of Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons & British Equine Veterinary Association.