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Join our Board of Directors

24th February 2024

Join our Board of Directors and play your part in the direction of the fastest growing organisations in the equestrian sector. 

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A voice for grooms

21st February 2024

Executive Director Lucy Katan invited to give a presentation at the Equiforum in Belgium.

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Educating for the future

22nd January 2024

For the equestrian industry to be viable it is crucial to educate the next generation – BGA Chief Executive Lucy, delivers a talk to British Equestrian’s Young Professionals Cohort.

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British Equestrian Medal of Honour awards at the London International Horse Show

15th December 2023

#Supergroom and BGA member, Liz Geldard awarded the British Equestrian Medal of Honour!

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Welcome Westgate Labs

30th November 2023

British Grooms Association welcomes new sponsor Westgate Labs. 

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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