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Groom Clean Launches

The British Grooms Association (BGA) has developed equestrianism’s first online e-learning course to educate grooms and riders about the importance of anti-doping.

Clean sport is vital. As well as protecting the welfare of the horses it also ensures the sport we love is safe and genuine. Up until now there has been a real lack of bespoke education for grooms in this important subject matter.

The BGA have worked alongside the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) to deliver this interactive e-learning module covering all aspects of anti-doping and controlled medication. On completion of the course learners will receive a Groom Clean certificate.

Team GBR dressage groom Alan Davies, who works for Charlotte Dujardin says, “The BGA’s Groom Clean is an invaluable tool for all grooms. It is interesting and informative and covers all of the topics in a clear and concise manner. Clean sport is a very serious topic so it is very important that grooms have access to this information. We have to be aware of so many regulations and also to be aware of how our horses can be affected in many different situations.”

Groom Clean e-learning, sponsored by SPILLERS, is free for all BGA members, or can be accessed by non-members for just £14.50. Standard membership to the BGA costs just £19.50.

Luke Saunders, SPILLERS® Brand Manager, said “SPILLERS is delighted to support this  important initiative which gives grooms excellent practical guidance on anti-doping. All our products adhere to the British Equestrian trade Association (BETA) Naturally Occurring Prohibited Substances (NOPS) Code, to ensure that the brand’s renowned quality and safety can be relied upon."

CLICK HERE to take part in Groom Clean



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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