What our members say

“As a livery yard owner, the support from the EEA has been invaluable in the employment of our staff and the efficient running of the business.”

Day Dressage

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“We decided we were going to do things differently, I just wasn't always sure how to do it! The EEA has all the solutions to employing staff legally.”

D & L Performance Horses

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

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Equestrian Employers Minds

Employers Minds

Employers Minds is your online resource dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being of equestrian employers. 

When it comes to our mental health, recognising, or admitting we’re not 100% or ‘not ourselves’ isn’t always that easy. When we realise or admit we need some support, what do we do then? 

With an increasing number of employers contacting the Equestrian Employers Association for help, for themselves and how to help their employees, it is clear that this is a real issue. 

  Being happy, content and confident in the workplace is vital to your well-being and efficient team working.

It’s vital to performance, productivity and the success of your business too.



The first step in this important project was to discover how widespread the problem was; a survey was run in October 2017 and the results were worrying reading - they can be viewed here

With the funding support from British Dressage, British Showjumping, British Eventing, the BHS, World Horse Welfare, the Pony Club,  and a couple of generous donors, the Grooms Minds and Employers Minds initiatives were made possible.  

As part of the project we became signatories of the Sport and Recreation Alliance Mental Health Charter.

It is ok to not be ok

This groom’s story below highlighted the need for action. As an employer, having a groom who’s struggling like Brooke, knowing how you can support them in the workplace is important, and good employment practice.

However, Brooke’s story may resonate with employers too who might be finding life running an equestrian business all a bit too much. 



Belonging to the Equestrian Employers Association gives you access to the Employers Minds support pages, and you can read about you are not on your own. 

In addition, membership will provide you with lots more tools, advice and guidance on how to be a Good and caring employer in the equestrian workplace.  

There are also details of helplines if you are having challenges within the workplace,  life in general, feeling low and unhappy. They offer callers confidential help on a range of mental health and well-being issues. 

There’s information how to support your employees struggling with their mental health and well-being too, including guidance for emergency situations.





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