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Taylor Harris Insurance Services, Inc. Protects Dan Burke’s Investments

Written by: Chrissy Lane
Client: Taylor Harris Insurance Services, Inc.
Release Date: 2007-05-01

Chrissy Lane for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International

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Wellington, FL – May 1, 2007 – All disciplines of the equestrian industry entrust their horses to Taylor Harris Insurance Services, Inc., (THIS) and Dan Burke is no exception.

Burke is a horseman in upstate New York and the father of grand prix show jumper Sheila Burke. He owns several jumpers and also runs a small thoroughbred breeding business.

“We attack the equine world from two fronts,” Burke described. “We have a breeding operation that raises and sells thoroughbreds, mostly at the yearling sales. The other part of the horse operation is nurturing the career of my daughter, Sheila. We have had success over the years; most recently, she won the grand prix of Dublin in Ireland and rode in three different Nations Cups for the U.S.”

He continued, “We’ve worked with Taylor Harris for about 15 years. I’ve gotten to know Michael (Taylor, THIS president) quite well and appreciate his way of doing business. He understands the horse business because he comes from being in it for a long, long time. He’s a very square shooter, and when you tell him what your needs are, you don’t have to write it down, explain it or have a lot of phone calls: He understands what the client needs, and he gets the job done.”

In addition, Burke knows firsthand how Taylor Harris reacts when tragedy strikes and a client must file a claim. He compared the horse’s situation similar to Barbaro’s in that the horse colicked and required surgery.

“After the first operation, he had to have another surgery and then spend time in intensive care because he had intestinal problems and then foundered. After making it through for about six weeks, we had to put him down. Taylor Harris and the (veterinarians) they deal with in Kentucky were extremely professional, and they didn’t add to the agony and grief we were already going through,” Burke explained.

Burke noted that his overall impression of Taylor Harris is that of excellence and said that the company meets the highest standards.

He commented, “If you know Michael and you deal with him, he knows his customers and he makes doing business enjoyable. The people in his office in Middleburg are right on top of the game.”

Taylor Harris Insurance Services is a premier provider of specialized insurance services for all types of equine risk, from show jumpers and hunters to eventers and race horses. The company is based in the heart of horse country in The Plains, VA, and Taylor Harris agents come from an equestrian background and have the special knowledge and passion that only horse people can have. THIS agents are located across the country in all regions.

For more information about Taylor Harris Insurance Services, Inc., please visit or call 800-291-4774.


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