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A GROOMS LIFE BLOG

My Challenge of a Lifetime

27th October 2020

Zoe Geddes on embarking on the Mongol Derby - the longest and toughest horse race in the world.

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Managing clients, finances and time

20th October 2020

BGA member Carly O’Brien chats about clients, finances and managing time

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How has Covid changed first aid treatment in the ‘new normal’

15th September 2020

Cory Jones shares how Covid-19 has changed first aid treatment.

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The pros and cons of being a freelancer

11th September 2020

Carly O'Brein shares the pros and cons of being a freelance groom

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Who’d have thought I’d have lasted this long?!

3rd September 2020

BGA member Steph Sharples shares her journey so far.

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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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