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The Equestrian Employers Association (EEA) is the organisation for you if you employ staff in the equestrian industry.

GOOD EMPLOYMENT 
Ambassadors 

Ambassadors of good employment 

The Equestrian Employers Association is passionate about good employment and is here to support you and your business.

All of our Good Employment Ambassadors have signed up to the EEA Code of Good Employment, a voluntary code of conduct, designed for equestrian employers of all sizes and sectors of our industry.

By signing up to the Code, you are committing to aspire to good employment and to integrate certain basic principles across your business and yard. Good employment is good for business and great for sponsors, owners and clients who can all be assured that you are running your yard correctly.

Here are what our Good Employment Ambassadors have to say… 

 

Stallion AI Services

I am delighted to be a Good Employment Ambassador and a part of the EEA.  As an equestrian employer with 27 employees, I understand the importance of having a happy, dedicated team who are passionate about delivering excellent care to our stallions and excellent service to our clients.

I believe in creating a working environment which cares for staff, provides a clear structure and treats everyone fairly, whilst also nurturing talent and recognising individual achievements. I also feel that it is crucial in today’s climate, for employers to be legally compliant in order to safeguard their business and promote the equine industry as a safe and rewarding place to work.  

Tullis Matson, Stud owner and President of the Equestrian Employers Association 

Spencer Wilton 

"I’m proud to sign up to the Equestrian Employers Code of Good Employment initiative, and to be an Ambassador of Good Employment within the equestrian community.

We owe so much to our grooms. My groom, Claire, is invaluable in leading my team, and I have no hesitation in ensuring that I am a good, caring and legal employer."

Olympic Team Silver medallist and employer of 1 groom

Carl Hester

“The team around me are an integral part of what I do and the success we achieve. Good and correct employment is paramount; not just for my yard but for the retention of the workforce and the future of the equestrian industry.” 

Olympic Gold medalist and employer of 4 grooms

 

 

KingsMead Equestrian CentRE

"We are proud to be a Good Employment Ambassador. Our yard is a grass roots yard, as such we are setting a foundation for potential equestrians of the future. By setting a good example we show young people that the equestrian industry is a good and safe pace to work."

Fiona Tothill, riding school owner and employer of 9 grooms

 

 

BREEN EQUESTRIAN

"With the equestrian industry moving forward, I feel it is now exceptionally important to employ correctly, not only for the employer but for the employees to feel comfortable in their roles with clear structure. The Code of Good Employment was very useful as a check to make sure we are doing everything correctly."

Chloe and Shane Breen. International Showjumpers and employers of 6 grooms 

 

 

AMANDA CARPENTER

"I am very proud to be backing the Good Employment initiative; as once upon a time I was a professional groom and appreciate the work all grooms do. Now I’m a mum to 3 boys who compete at national and international level. We have taught our boys we are nothing without an amazing team behind us who help us daily to prepare our team of ponies and horses.

We feel it is so important to provide our staff with a happy and safe working environment. As employers it is also essential we know where we stand in terms of making employment legal, the guidelines from the Equestrian Employers Association are so helpful." 

UKCC Level 3 British Showjumping Coach and employer of 4 grooms

 

Vittoria Panizzon 

"I’m proud to part of the Good Employer initiative .

My team worked incredibly hard and it’s important I provide them with a safe, compliant workplace. It’s paramount to set a good example to my staff to show them the equestrian industry is a good place to work."

International event rider and employer of 3 grooms

 

Nick Skelton 

"I offer my staff a good job here, they are paid well and looked after. I think it is really important to do it right. My office team used the Contract Creator, it was great and so easy.”

Multiple Olympia and 2016 Individual Gold medallist

 

Charlotte Agnew 

“I’m delighted to be supporting the Good Employer scheme. My team work hard and deserve to know that they are being employed correctly. I have a proactive approach regarding their wellbeing. I’m proud that my yard is compliant, it makes for a happy safe workplace.”

International eventer and employer of 2 grooms  

 

Nicola Hepburn

"We are very pleased to support this initiative at Equine Learning CIC. Through signing up to the EEA Code of Good Employment and using the EEA contracts and staff handbook creators, we have been able to make our employees feel more valued and this has enabled us to recruit our dream team! 

A huge thanks for all you guys do at EEA, I find being a member of your organisation has helped so much."

Owner of Equine Learning and employer of 5 grooms

 

JODIE AMOS

"Teamwork makes the dreamwork' as they say! We are proud to be a Good Employment Ambassador. Every member of the team plays a crucial role in ensuring Jodie and her horses have everything they need to perform at the top of their game.  It is vital to ensure that the perception of equine employment is a positive one and we are keeping up with the times and staying relevant. 

To provide a safe, comfortable environment for our staff with clear structure is so important for the future of our sport."

International eventer and employer of 3 grooms

 

FREDDIE BEST 

"With the equestrian industry moving forward, I feel it is now exceptionally important to employ correctly, not only for the employer but for the employees to feel comfortable in their roles with clear structure. The Code of Good Employment was very useful as a check to make sure we are doing everything correctly."

Young rider eventer and employer of 3 grooms

 

If you would like to become a Good Employment Ambassador, please contact us

 

 

 

 
 
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