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New Travel Insurance Partners

21st December 2016

The BGA are delighted to have partnered with Travel Insurance Specialists, PJ Hayman & Company, to offer affordable and suitable working travel insurance cover, for both grooms and riders.

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Top Groom receives the BGA Lifetime Achievement Award

13th December 2016

A BGA Lifetime Achievement Award has been presented to Alan Davies, for his absolute dedication to his career.

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Horsescotland Awards Nominations Now Open

12th December 2016

Do you know a Scottish based suoer groom who deserves recognition for their dedication and hard work? Now you can show them how amazing you think they are by nominating them for the HorseScotland Employee of the Year Award 2017. 

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Earn yourself some £'s by assisting in research

25th November 2016

The questionnaire is about 15 minutes long and for your input you will receive £5 by PayPal or in Amazon vouchers. In accordance with standard market research practices your identity will remain confidential. 

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Making Winter Easier with SPILLERS®

14th November 2016

Cold, dark months with muddy winter fields, short days and endless mucking out can test even the most dedicated groom’s commitment but getting your winter feeding right can ease some of your worries...

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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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