Employers are an essential part of the viability of equestrian sport, and are integral to the development and future of the equestrian industry.
There are a huge number of equestrian employers who run a variety of different yards from all sectors. These vary from private yards employing one member of staff, to large professional yards who employ large teams.
The responsibilities of an employer are complex, including ensuring that, as with any other business, they are compliant with employment laws, health and safety legislation, whilst also running a profitable business.
Employers have a duty of care to their employees, the horses and also, where applicable, their clients. Running a business can be challenging, but extremely rewarding, especially if you are able to combine your love of the sport with running a business.
In 2017, the Equestrian Employers Association (EEA) was founded as the professional organisation to support all employers and yard managers in the equestrian industry.
Membership provides bespoke tools, advice and guidance, helping you to run your business legally and profitably.