The Clay Ward Agency

  • The Clay Ward Agency knows first hand the significant investment made in any equine endeavor. We can help you protect that investment whether it is coverage for your stallions, breeding or racing stock. Our years of experience in meeting the diverse needs of our clients allow us to design an insurance program that best fits your specific goals.
  • Founded in 1931, the Clay Ward Agency of Paris, Kentucky was formed with the sole purpose of providing equine insurance to the thoroughbred industry. Today, Clay Ward remains at the forefront of the international marketplace, designing insurance plans that cater to our client’s individual needs.
  • Managed by Shack Parrish, Bruce Isaacs and John Hess for over two decades, Clay Ward also has an experienced, professional staff that brings a wealth of working knowledge of the thoroughbred industry. In addition, through our affiliates we also serve breeders and owners of Quarter Horses, Sport Horses, and American Saddlebreds, as well as liability protection for owners and trainers.
  • The depth and longevity of our relationships with the underwriting community as well as with our clients is a testament to Clay Ward’s commitment to excellence in providing insurance programs that effectively protect our clients’ investments.
  • For more insurance information, please contact: John Hess – (859) 987-1861 – [email protected]