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A GROOMS LIFE BLOG

A big step forward for grooms around the world

3rd June 2021

BGA's Lucy Katan on why the IGA is a big step forward for grooms worldwide

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Equine Herpes Virus

25th February 2021

Following the recent outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) is and what biosecurity measures yards should have in place.

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Finding the Balance

23rd February 2021

We spoke to BGA member and Mum of two, Katie Gentry, on how she juggles family life with being a groom.

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Goal setting, furlough and staying positive

12th January 2021

Carly O’Brien chats about goal setting, furlough and staying positive

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Executive Director's plea to all grooms

11th January 2021

We have received multiple messages from grooms who have been injured...

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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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