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BEF Vaccination Update

2nd April 2020

BEF announce annual vaccines must be kept up to date 

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National Minimum Wage Rise 2020

1st April 2020

The new National Minimum Wage has come into effect 1st April 2020.

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BEF advice on caring for horses and riding during COVID-19.

24th March 2020

(24/03/2020) BEF issue advice on caring for horses and riding in the current climate 

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BEF Issue Latest COVID-19 Statement

23rd March 2020

(23/03/2020) The British Equestrian Federation issues the lastest COVID-19 statement

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Advice for freelance grooms on Coronavirus

16th March 2020

The BGA issues advice for freelance grooms on the Coronavirus pandemic.

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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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