WHY I AM A MEMBER

“The bespoke information has been invaluable for my career and employment; I don’t feel alone anymore. I have the peace of mind knowing my income is protected with my BGA insurance.”

Jenny Hooch

BGA Member

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OUR RESEARCH

For the British Grooms Association to be effective in its work, it is important for us to run surveys to discover what is actually happening in the industry.

If you have a subject matter that you think should be researched, please contact us

 

International competition grooms

March 2020

View the results

CORONAVIRUS - THE IMPACT 

May 2020

View the results

TRAINING IN THE WORKPLACE & Working Pupils

March 2019

View the results
 

What I am paid 

March 2019

 

View the results 
 

The trends of Freelancers & False Self employment

January 2019

 

 

 View the results 

Why grooms leave the equestrian industry. 

September 2018

View the results 

 

Mental wellbeing in the equestrian industry 

October 2017

View the results
 

What is happening in the equestrian industry (grooms & employers)

October 2014

View the results 

 

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What the personal accident policy covers you for:

  • Whilst at work
  • All stable duties – mucking out, grooming, washing off, turning out
  • Clipping
  • Riding – including hacking and jumping
  • Hunting
  • Lunging
  • Breaking in
  • Holding horse for a vet and other procedures
  • Travelling horses both in the UK and abroad
  • Competing in line with your job including: jumping, dressage, eventing
  • Injuries that may happen to you whilst you are teaching - but you must also be grooming as part of your duties and not be a sole instructor

What the personal accident policy doesn’t cover you for:

  • Riding in a race, point to point or team chase
  • Stunt Riding
  • Accidents occurring whilst travelling to and from work
  • Riding and competing your own horse (but you can upgrade when applying for membership to include this)
  • Public Liability – this is a separate insurance policy - the Freelance Groom Liability Insurance
  • Care Custody and Control – this is a separate policy - the Freelance Groom Liability Insurance

If you require additional cover then please contact KBIS directly.

   GROOM  RIDER  EMPLOYER

When you are working for other people you do most of the following; muck out, turn out/catch in, tack up, groom horses, exercise Horses (including hacking, jumping and schooling), in the care of your employer/client.

 
YES

 
NO

 
NO

Predominantly ride horses for other people including schooling, exercising and competing.   
NO
 
YES

YES
 Provide grooming services for someone else either full time or on a freelance basis i.e. an employer or a client.   
YES

NO

NO
Employ staff – have an employers liability policy in your name NO NO YES
Buy and sell horses NO YES YES
 
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