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The BGA

Why to Join THE BGA


The British Grooms Association (BGA) is the organisation for all of those that work hands on with horses.

Grooms have a demanding yet rewarding job and often they ignore all boundaries simply for the love of the horses in their care. 

This however doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be employed correctly and given opportunities to develop themselves and climb the career ladder.

The BGA was formed to provide a voice for grooms and an opportunity to together achieve modernisation of a grooms working environment.

Crucially it also was formed as an association for all grooms to be able to turn to for advice, guidance and information. Quite often grooms don’t share their problems at work with their parents, so it is often a piece of mind when your son or daughter is a member of an organisation that really understands their job and problems.

  The ‘My Job’ section on the website offers a large amount of guidance and highlights the difference between what is right and wrong
  A nation of educated grooms will eventually see poor employment practices abolished. 
  In addition there are letter templates for most circumstances that they may face in their career. 
  The BGA believes in professionalism and encourages its members to be professional at all times. Being a BGA Member demonstrates to any employer that they are a groom that takes their job seriously.
 

Finally, working with horses can be hazardous and hence personal accident insurance is something that all grooms should consider, especially if they are freelance.

The BGA Membership offers excellent and suitable personal accident insurance that will cover them for the unexpected. 

 

So if your son or daughter is not yet a member of their association please do join them up!


The British Grooms Association is an important organisation for all grooms, and in our case, parents. I have called for advice for my daughter and also just to have a chat about our worries and other issues which arise. 
The BGA is a very important part of our life now as they not only support the grooms, but concerned parents like us. Long may you continue and grow. Thanks for being there.

Anne and Glynn Hart

 

 

 

 
 
 

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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