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Meet our members

By joining the BGA you will be joining a dynamic professional membership association that has been developed just for you!

Here are just a few of our members - you can also discover more about the BGA Ambassadors here 

Professional reviews


Natalie sharp BGA Member

Natalie is an international travelling groom for two Japenese eventers. She is proud to be a BGA member and finds the Transporting Horses section and Groom Clean really helpful.


Carl Hester saluting on horse

Roman works on a dressage yard. He loves working with horses and is proud of his career. He has personal accident insurance through the BGA to give him peace of mind.


Mandy day with horse in stable

Natalie works in a livery yard. "Make sure you enjoy your job. It’s so important for your mental well-being. I love working as a groom and belonging to my professional association."



Our members work in all types of yards

Showjumping, dressage, eventing, riding school, livery... they belong for these membership benefits:

    Membership website access to all areas & downloads
    Access to the discounted Freelance Groom Liability Insurance
    Career advice and support - we understand your job
    Discounted travel insurance for working abroad
Freelance grooms', employed grooms' or equine student grooms' - it makes no difference what you do, the BGA is your professional association.

Why I belong

Watch this short video to hear from BGA Ambassador, Alan Davies about the BGA and his career:

Temporary Total Disablement

What is Temporary Total Disablement?

Temporary Total Disablement (TTD), available under both the Silver and Platinum insure membership options, pays a weekly benefit should you sustain an injury at work and that injury temporarily prevents you from working.

TTD is the most claimed benefit on a personal accident policy and is important cover to consider, especially if you do not receive any statutory sick pay.

The Key Features of TTD

The maximum weekly benefit paid under TTD depends on the level of cover you have chosen to take out and your gross weekly wage.

Under our Silver insure membership the maximum weekly benefit paid is £250, whilst under our Platinum insure membership, the maximum weekly benefit paid is £350.  Following a successful claim you will receive this weekly benefit amount or 65% of your gross weekly wage, whichever is the lower figure/amount.

When choosing the level of TTD it is important to select the one which is the most comparable to your current earnings, as a higher limit does not guarantee a greater pay-out. In order to receive TTD you must be receiving an income as oppose to benefits etc.

The Key Limitations/Exclusions of TTD

A claim will only be successful if your injury entirely prevents you from attending your normal duties at work. You will need to be signed off by a doctor and the injury must prevent you from working for more than 21 days.

Once your claim is agreed by underwriters you will start to receive a weekly benefit after the first 21 days immediately following the injury or illness. The weekly benefit is payable for a maximum of 104 weeks.
If order for a  to claim to be successful you will need to prove your gross weekly earnings and the insurer will determine from this, and the level of cover you have taken out, the weekly benefit which shall be payable. If you are self-employed and therefore do not have any pay slips to use as proof of earnings you will need to provide some other form of documentation, such as a tax return.

TTD cover is only payable to those aged 16 years and over and with the appropriate cover in place.

It is always important to read the terms and conditions of your insurance cover carefully.

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.