Equine Insurance Seminar: Bio of Russell Crawford

A little back round information on Russell Crawford…

I am a third generation equine specialty agent.

My grandfather was a large insurance industry professional starting in the 1920’s.  His brother was the head trainer for Calumet Farms from Lexington Kentucky.  My grandfather founded Thoroughbred Service Corp. and during his career helped create many of the coverages that are the basis of the mortality insurance contract of today.

Both my parents were equine insurance agents, with my father also having been a fire engineer for the Royal Globe Liverpool Insurance Group.  They operated their own specialty Equine Insurance Agency for over 30 years, handling many celebrity clients before finally selling their business.

For over ten years I ran the equine division for the purchaser, building up that agency to one of the largest equine based divisions in the US, outside of Kentucky.

In October 1998, I formed Equine Brokerage.   I have run Equine Brokerage as a niche insurance agency, only handling a select clientele.  I am now going into my 17th year.  I handle all breeds; thoroughbreds, standardbreds, hunter jumpers, equitation, and dressage.  We provide all risks for mortality and breeding covers, as well as farm structure and liability coverage.  I am one of two or three agents in the country who is appointed by the only two insurance companies that provide workers compensation coverage for farms and training stables.

We have a broad range of market accessibility, and can design the exact policy that will work for each client.