Markel® Extends Support as Corporate Sponsor of NRCHA

Valued partner Markel Insurance Company extended support for the National Reined Cow Horse Association through a multi-year commitment at the Corporate level, beginning in 2022 and extended through 2024. The insurance company has been a long-time supporter of the reined cow horse industry.

For more than 70 years, Markel insurance subsidiaries, including Markel Insurance Company, have been the specialty and small business insurance provider for horse owners and horse operations. As the official equine insurance provider for the NRCHA, and a Corporate Partner, Markel Insurance Company brings decades of experience to the needs of the reined cow horse community. The company’s dedicated horse and farm team provides peace of mind to reined cow horse trainers and horse owners that their home, ranch, truck and trailer, horse, and more are in good hands.

“Markel is pleased to be able to continue our support of the NRCHA,” said Frank Costantini, director, Western horse programs. “The membership, officers and directors, and staff of NRCHA have been very progressive in the marketing and promotion of the reined cow horse industry.  We at Markel are proud to have been involved in this journey for almost 20 years, and look forward to being a part of the future for the reined cow horse family!”

Corporate partners like Markel provide the business support necessary for the reined cow horse to grow its professional ranks, provide top-notch services and continue to achieve a level of excellence. The Markel Style, which ensures a commitment to community and the inspiration to empower others goes hand-in-hand with the culture of the reined cow horse family.

“We’re grateful to our partners at Markel for committing to this multi-year extension of their sponsor relationship with NRCHA,” said Anna Morrison, NRCHA executive director. “Markel’s confidence in the direction of the association is a direct result of the energy and engagement of our members.”

Markel, as well as other NRCHA sponsors and vendors, will be on site at the February 11-20, 2022, Kalpowar Quarter Horses Celebration of Champions in Fort Worth, Texas. The show will crown the 2021 NRCHA World and National Champions, and it features the Tres Osos Cow Horse Derby for 4- and 5-year-old horses, the Western Bloodstock / Hashtags World’s Greatest Horseman and the World’s Greatest Youth Horseman, presented by MARS Equestrian™. For more information on the National Reined Cow Horse Association, visit

About the National Reined Cow Horse Association
Based in Pilot Point, Texas, the National Reined Cow Horse Association was formed in 1949 in California, with the goal of preserving and educating the public about the rich history of this traditional horsemanship. The NRCHA is responsible for promoting the sport and ensuring high standards of competition and continuing to work to keep the Vaquero tradition alive in today’s equine industry. The NRCHA also supports numerous affiliate clubs across the United States, Europe and abroad. These groups serve as the association’s backbone, holding many NRCHA-sanctioned competitions and events each year. For more information on these events and reined cow horse, visit

About Markel
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