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International Competition Grooms Group

International grooms

INTERNATIONAL GROOMS ASSOCIATION (IGA) 


Coming Soon ...

The International Grooms Association is currently forming and will be launching in April 2022. 



For now...

If you are an international competition groom, the British Grooms Association really does understand your job and its demands. 

Selecting "I groom at international level competitions as part of my job"  when becoming a BGA member. 

 

 

 
 

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

As an international travelling groom, there are some benefits of membership that will be extra important to you...

  • Discounted Travel Insurance (British based grooms only)
  • Groom Clean anti-doping e learning certification 
  • Discounted personal accident insurance (British based grooms only)
  • Belonging to the International Competition Grooms Group 

These are just some of the many benefits of belonging to the  British Grooms Association. 

 

HOW DO I JOIN? 

There are various membership options to choose from and it is important that you select the one that is right for you. 

If you are based in the UK or Northern Ireland, you can select Standard, Bronze, Silver or Platinum Membership. 
If you are based anywhere else in the world, you must select Rest of the World Membership.

I LIVE IN THE UK

I LIVE IN THE UK  
Euros option (coming soon)

I LIVE IN THE REST OF THE WORLD

 

I AM A BGA MEMBER

Simply login to your account area and select My Details, select UPDATE DETAILS and scroll down to OTHER INFORMATION and select YES to: I groom at international level competitions as part of my job.

 

 

 

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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