Careers, For Your Horse

Absorbine supports British Grooms Association Employment Survey


Call for grooms and their employers to take part in a survey!

Leading horse care products company Absorbine is pleased to announce its support of The British Grooms Association (BGA) equestrian employment survey. The survey has been set up to help unveil the truth behind employment trends within the sector. As the professional membership association which represents the career interests of grooms, the BGA is urging all those who work with horses to come forward and have their say.

There are two surveys, one targeted at grooms and the other at employers, which have been compiled with the combined expertise of Georgina Brooke-Holmes of Coventry University and Sport England in partnership with BGA. Participants can opt to submit their answers anonymously to ensure that a true picture is generated.

Absorbine has generously donated two luxury hampers of their grooming and horse care products including world renowned ShowSheen and products from their Hooflex hoof care and muscle care ranges. One hamper will be won by a participant in the grooms survey and the other by a participant in the employers survey. There is also the opportunity for respondents to win a £100 cash prize.

Absorbine’s European marketing manager, Rachael Holdsworth said, “We are incredibly proud to support such a worthwhile survey, an extension of the long term support we have offered to the British Grooms Association over the past few years. The information will be invaluable to the BGA in taking further their excellent work supporting British grooms”.

Lucy Katan, Executive Director of the BGA, explained, “We are calling for grooms and employers to fill in our anonymous surveys to help us to build a realistic picture of the employment practices that are occurring right now. There have been several headlines about grooms and employers recently all of which raise concerning issues. For the BGA to make a real difference to the working lives of both grooms and employers we must first discover the real facts.”

Andrew Finding, Chief Executive of the British Equestrian Federation, commented: “We are pleased that the BGA is taking on this research project. Once again it demonstrates that they are leading the industry in this crucial area of work. We urge all of those that work with horses, either as a groom or an employer, to take time to fill in a survey.”


Filling out the surveys is easy.

If you are a groom, freelancer, working pupil or apprentice please visit:

Or if you are an employer please visit:

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