About Our Agency

Lavin Insurance Services was established in 1997. We work and negotiate with underwriters foreign and domestic to provide our clients the most competitive policies available. As a boutique agency, we’re small enough to know the fine details of each of our clients’ equine exposures, but large enough to provide insurance for even the most complex and diverse accounts. Our employees understand the Thoroughbred industry and have decades of experience working in the areas of racing, breeding, foaling and public auctions.

Rely on Our Experience

We are knowledgeable and will secure the most competitive terms and rates available in the marketplace. We can provide you insurance solutions on your one racehorse or a stable of mares, foals and yearlings. Understanding the changes to each client’s investment, we strive to offer superior service every step of the way. We’ve insured Thoroughbreds at their peak value, from syndicated stallions and Breeder’s Cup Champions to Kentucky Derby winners. Our clients know we are the source for the right insurance solution.

Benefit from Our Relationships

Lavin Equine Insurance Services has developed strategic alliances, with both domestic and international insurance carriers, that allow us to offer the best coverage available specifically suited to your needs. We are proud to have a strong reputation in the industry and we hold those we do business with to the highest of standards. With access to financially secure markets, we offer a competitive advantage unmatched in the equine insurance industry. We proudly access the following companies:


Kevin S. Lavin CIC

Kevin Lavin grew up on Longfield Farm, a thoroughbred breeding farm outside of Louisville, KY established by his family in 1980. The Lavin Family has worked in and around the thoroughbred community for over 50 Years. Dr. Gary Lavin is a retired racetrack vet and Keeneland Board Member while Elizabeth Lavin served on the Kentucky Racing Commission Board for decades.

Kevin has worked in the insurance industry for 30 years. After graduating from Centre College in 1987, he worked for Harris & Harris, a property and casualty agency. He founded Lavin Insurance Services in 1997 and became a Certified Insurance Counselor in 1996.

Kevin gives back to the equine community as a Board Member of both The Grayson Jockey Club Foundation and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.