Whilst almost all Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI) members will join the organisation because of a love of the countryside and an appreciation for the work that the CAI does to defend and promote country sports and rural life, some may also sign up to take advantage of the range of benefits that are offered as part of the membership.
One such benefit is the automatic inclusion to CAI’s insurance programme organised by The Howden Group (except Supporter Category). Employers’, Public and Products Liability cover for eligible members to participate in a wide range of specific country pursuits (otherwise referred to as Recognised Activities) including a variety of riding and shooting events
Below is the relevant link to documents regarding the insurance covers in place for members resident in Northern Ireland and existing members in the Republic of Ireland. Laws & Jurisdiction clauses are different and the Republic of Ireland limits of indemnity are of course in Euros.
Insurance information can be found at
If you have a claim
If you are an existing member who joined or renewed their membership in 2019 and have suffered an accident that you believe may be covered under the Personal Accident Insurance or if an incident has occurred that you believe could result in a claim being made against you under the Employers’, Public or Products Liability Insurance it is important that you notify Howden UK Group Limited immediately.
IMPORTANT – DO NOT ADMIT LIABILITY TO ANY THIRD PARTY IF AN INCIDENT OCCURS – CONTACT HOWDEN UK GROUP LIMITED FOR ADVICE IN THE FIRST INSTANCE, WITHOUT DELAY. REFER ANY APPROACH FROM A THIRD PARTY TO THEIR OWN INSURER IN THE FIRST INSTANCE OR FAILING THAT, TO HOWDEN UK GROUP LIMITED.
All claims should be reported to the Countryside Alliance Insurance Claims Team, Howden UK Group Limited, Woodlands, Manton Lane, Bedford, MK41 7LW. The Claims Team can be contacted on 01234 311255 or Fax Number 01234 408676 from Northern Ireland or 0044 1234 311255 or Fax Number 0044 1234 408676 from the Republic of Ireland.
You will need to complete the appropriate Claim Form and you will see that the appropriate forms are listed below and can be downloaded accordingly.
If you have a question
The Countryside Alliance Insurance Programme is arranged by Howden UK Group Limited. If you have any questions at all regarding the insurance cover provided with your membership please contact Howden Group on 01234 311255 from Northern Ireland or 0044 1234 311255 from the Republic of Ireland. Countryside Alliance is an appointed representative of Countryside Alliance Insurance Services Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in respect of general insurance business.
Please note that neither Countryside Alliance nor Countryside Alliance Insurance Services Limited are able to provide personal advice to prospective or actual members concerning the suitability or adequacy of the insurance member benefits.
Consequently you will need to satisfy yourself that the benefits are appropriate for your particular circumstances or seek professional advice. For further information please call the Countryside Alliance Insurance Helpline provided by Howden UK Group Limited on 01234 311255 from Northern Ireland or 0044 1234 311255 from the Republic of Ireland.