The British Groom's Association (BGA) are urging all those who work with horses to fill out a survey which aims to discover the truth behind the issues in the industry.

Recent headlines involving grooms and employers and certain employment practices have raised some concerning issues that the BGA want to investigate further.

Lucy Katan, Executive Director of the BGA said, " For the BGA to make a real difference to the working lives of both grooms and employers we must first discover the real facts."

The two surveys, one targeted at grooms and the other to employers, 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. To add a little more incentive there is the opportunity for respondents to win a £100 cash prize or a luxury hamper of Absorbine grooming products, in return for giving up a few minutes of their time.


To fill out the survey visit: if you are a groom, freelancer, working pupil or apprentice.


If you are an employer please go to