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New Sponsor; Henchman Ltd

The British Grooms Association (BGA), is pleased to announce their new partnership with Henchman Ltd.

Henchman’s large-capacity wheelbarrows are available in three sizes, 135L, 200L, and 350L.

Built to last, the Henchman barrow is manufactured with a galvanised steel and a polyethylene plastic tub.

This is a heavy-duty plastic that’s easy to lift, manoeuvre and is non-corrodible - just what you need when working in British weather.

The wheelbarrow is also convertible, changing between a barrow and a trailer with just a quick adjustment when purchased with the optional tow bar. 

“Having put the wheelbarrow through its paces, I can thoroughly recommend it. Large enough to be time-saving without being cumbersome to handle.

The Henchman wheelbarrow is a wonderful addition to any yard. Instead of multiple trips to the muck heap, I can now whizz through the mucking out much more quickly.

It will also fit in all the haynets in one go – the horses think it is meals on wheels!! I was concerned about the poo picking as the field is very muddy and poached but the wheelbarrow easily moved through the mud, and then even though it was really heavy I was able to push it with just one hand.”

Fi Boughton, Membership Manager of the BGA.

Henchman’s wheelbarrows not only help to tackle the yard jobs in half the time, they also minimise the risk of injury to the groom.

As the provider of essential equipment for grooms, Henchman are a welcomed addition to the BGA sponsors list.

“Our wheelbarrows are the perfect partner for grooms, making their busy day a little easier, therefore we are delighted to be working with the British Grooms Association.” Clare Lenagham-Balmer, Head of Marketing for Henchman.

Everyone at the BGA is excited to be partnered with Henchman Ltd.

Discover the range of amazing wheelbarrows on the Henchman Ltd website.


The British Grooms Association is for everyone. 

At the BGA we work hard to give all grooms a voice within the equestrian community. As a BGA member you will enjoy discounted insurance policies, education, document templates, business tools and support. Join us to discover more and be part of a community of grooms, just like you.


If you're not a member yet, find out more about the benefits and how we can support you.


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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.


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.




Predominantly ride horses for other people including schooling, exercising and competing.   

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


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