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BGA Sponsors

It is fantastic that these companies recognise the hard work, importance and dedication of grooms. Please support them and use their products and services where you can. If you would like to sponsor the BGA, please do contact us .

Click on any logo to visit a BGA Sponsors own websites.

KBIS

KBIS British Equestrian Insurance is one of the largest independent horse insurance companies, providing all types of insurance for the equestrian including equine insurance, horsebox insurance, specialist bloodstock cover, personal accident, liability for equestrian businesses and equestrian property insurance.

All of the staff at KBIS have an equestrian background or when required are insurance specialists in their own fields.

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BEDMAX

BEDMAX have been proud sponsors of the BGA since it formed. Over two million bags of BEDMAX are made a year for thousands of loyal customers in the UK and our growing export markets. 

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BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM ANIMAL HEALTH

Whether you care for leisure horses, race horses, performance horses or working horses, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health offers products backed by a research and development team that ranks among the world's leaders in animal health care.

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EQUITOP MYOPLAST

A unique amino acid supplement specifically designed to support lean muscle growth.

The blend of amino acids in EQUITOP MYOPLAST supports lean muscle growth, helping horses to respond and cope with the demands of training.

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CAREERS IN RACING

There are so many different types of jobs in the racing industry you will need to have a good think about what your skills are and where you might most enjoy working.

Careers in Racing is the place to learn more about working in the racing industry.

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HADDON TRAINING

Haddon Training Ltd is an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ work-based training provider delivering traineeship and apprenticeship training throughout England and Wales. They also support equine and land-based industry employers with wider qualifications, such as their DEFRA approved equine transport qualifications. 

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MORRISH SOLICITORS

If you are looking for friendly, professional legal advice, along with welcome savings, BGA members receive a wide range of discounts and benefits from Morrish Solicitors, giving you peace of mind. 

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ABSORBINE

Absorbine® have been supporting the BGA for many years, and are proud to support our vision and mission. Their innovative, high-quality products consistently deliver the results grooms want and need. 

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EQCLUSIVE

Founded on quality and a commitment to keeping horses and your animals beautiful. 

Eqclusive stocks high quality products that give horses and animals the special treatment they deserve. 

Developers of the iconic Alan Davies Signature Pack of brushes. 

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MAGIC BRUSH

With a Magic Brush your horse will become spotlessly clean! The special bristles remove dried sweat, mud and dirt efficiently and quickly.

CLIPPER SHARP

Clippersharp was established in 1994. We specialise in the repair, servicing and blade sharpening of animal clippers and trimmers as well as scissor sharpening and sharpening of combs and cutters. 

Large blades are generally sharpened by using the lapping machine. This is a precision way of ensuring blades are sharpened correctly and with minimal metal removed. Its a gentler on the blades compared to the more traditional grinding method, and means the blades will last longer.

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TOCES

The Open College of Equine Studies (TOCES) is a not-for-profits independent college offering an exciting range of equine distance and blended learning courses to students worldwide. 

Some courses can be studied by tutor supported e-learning 100% from home (distance learning) and some courses involve study week attendance to supplement the distance learning (blended learning).

BGA Members are eligible to a 10% discount on Specialist Equine Short Courses, and preparing for BHS stages 1, 2, 3 and 4 and teach to support grooms’ practical on job skills training and experience.

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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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