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

BECOME A MEMBER

FROM ONLY £22.50

PER
YEAR

Join the BGA today!

The British Grooms Association (BGA) exists to support all grooms.

We’ve put together a unique and comprehensive membership package designed specifically for freelancers like you.

Become a BGA member and get access to our FREELANCER TOOLKIT. This is an invaluable resource containing information, help and guidance across a range of freelancer business matters.

    

 

Join Now and REceive the Freelancers Toolkit. Containing:

 Details about how to get started  
  Helpful advice on taking the plunge into self employment
  A guide on how to decide the legal status of your business (sole trader, self-employed or limited company)
  In-depth legal advice
  Business management support including invoicing, booking and payments
  Essential marketing advice to promote you and your business
  Details about insurance and how to protect yourself against loss of earnings
  Support with payments and client discrepancies.

 

 


 

ADDITIONAL MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

As a member you’ll be part of rapidly growing association that is specifically designed to support and empower grooms. You’ll benefit from:

  • Access to exceptional support
  • A quarterly magazine delivered to your doorstep
  • A range of professional products: Personal Accident Insurance, Freelance Grooms Liability Insurance, Personal Accident Insurance, Grooms Travel Insurance, Accountancy Services and BGA Supporters Discounts.
  • Invaluable ongoing support including: FREE access to a legal helpline, Grooms Minds, Letter templates for every scenario and expert advice on your employment.
  • Ongoing support with your personal and professional development including: Equine Skills CV, BGA Learning Courses, and access to the BGA ‘How to’ Library.


WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY

 

Katie James, BGA Member

‘Absolutely love being a member. Took me 10 mins to sign up and I feel I'm getting a fantastic bundle. Good to know I'm insured and will be looked after if I have an accident, and there's always someone on the end of the phone if I have any questions or concerns.'

Laura White, BGA Member.

‘The BGA is a amazing association that always do all they can for grooms no matter what line of grooming your in, if your involved with horses you should be part of this association.’ 

Katie Rummerey, BGA Member

‘I can't thank the British Grooms enough, for going above and beyond to help me sort out my insurance claim after having a really bad accident at work. Would highly recommend.’
 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

Our most popular memberships options with our freelance grooms are: 

STANDARD

IDEAL FOR ALL GROOMS IN THE UK WHO WORK WITH HORSES & FOR THOSE THAT DON't WANT PERSONAL ACCIDENT INSURANCE.

  • Access to website Members Zone
  • Expert career guidance
  • British Grooms magazine
  • Freelance Groom Adverts
  • Discounted BGA travel insurance
  • 10% discount on Freelance Liabilty Insurance
MORE INFO

Buy now for
£22.50 per year 

Silver

Our most popular level of cover. It includes a weekly income should you be unable to work.

  • All the benefits of Standard membership
  • Covers up to £15,000
  • Total Temporary Disablement up to £250 per week
  • Hospital benefit
  • Emergency dental expenses
  • 10% discount on Freelance Liabilty Insurance
MORE INFO

Buy now for
£131.03 per year or
£11.79 per month

Platinum

Our highest level of cover available, with aN increased weekly income for higher earning grooms.

  • All the benefits of Standard membership
  • Covers up to £20,000
  • Total Temporary Disablement up to £350 per week
  • Hospital benefit
  • Emergency dental expenses
  • 10% discount on Freelance Liabilty Insurance
MORE INFO

Buy now for
£189.73 per year or
£17.08 per month

 

 

 

 

 

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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