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Good Employment Week 2020

The third Good Employment Week is from 16 - 22 November 2020. 

Good Employment Week is an initiative from the BGA’s sister organisation, the Equestrian Employers Association (EEA), and never before has this week been more important.

With a key message of supporting and educating both employers and groom the campaign will raise awareness of what Good Employment looks like and promote positive employment.

Each day throughout the week there will be a new topic to set the standards on a 'New Normal' for our equestrian industry,

As an employee, Good Employment Week is something that you can get your boss involved with on Friday 20th November which sees the return of Give Your Staff a Pizza Day.

Save the date and get your team together and have a socially distanced pizza. If you are a freelance groom then don’t miss out - why not have a virtual pizza night with your freelancer friends?

Click here for regular updates on Good Employment Week.



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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.


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.




Predominantly ride horses for other people including schooling, exercising and competing.   

 Provide grooming services for someone else either full time or on a freelance basis i.e. an employer or a client.   


Employ staff – have an employers liability policy in your name NO NO YES
Buy and sell horses NO YES YES

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