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BGA Meets with FEI

On Tuesday 11th February the British Grooms Association (BGA) attended a meeting with the FEI in Lausanne -Switzerland, to discuss the content in the session on Grooms at the next FEI Sports Forum in April.

BGA’s Executive Director, Lucy Katan, said, “We held a very positive meeting with FEI President Ingmar De Vos and other FEI representatives.

I was proud to be able to demonstrate how the BGA is the world leader in grooms representation, support, education and mental health wellbeing advocacy.

The FEI Sports Forum presents a fantastic opportunity to now develop further and influence internationally, and I look forward to presenting in April.

I commend the FEI, and Ingmar particularly, for bringing grooms onto the agenda.

It was an honour to be invited to join the meeting, with BGA Ambassador Jackie Potts and BGA member and owner of Show Grooms International Alison McIver.”

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NEWS ARCHIVE

 

 

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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