The Equestrian Employers Association (EEA) has teamed up with key industry organisations to raise awareness of the importance of good employment in the 2022 renewal of Good Employment Week (14-18 November).

The awareness week will provide educational content for employers and workers within the equestrian industry around what ‘good’ looks like, whilst addressing current challenges and providing practical solutions.

It will also focus on the links between positive employment practices, increased productivity and business viability. Key themes include contracts of employment, employment status, recruiting and retaining staff, business viability and sustainability.

The week will end with the annual ‘Give Your Staff a Pizza Day’ on Friday 18 November. All employers are encouraged to take part in this simple occasion, where equestrian staff are celebrated for their dedication and hard work.

“It is the responsibility of everyone to ensure that employment practices within the equestrian industry meet legal requirements, plus adhere to best practice,” said Tullis Matson, President of the EEA. “Together we need to make working with horses an attractive career choice and in turn achieve a sustainable workforce.”

The initiative is supported by British Dressage, British Eventing, British Showjumping, the British Horse Society, British Equestrian, the Association of British Riding Schools, Horsescotland and Haddon Training.

To find out more about Good Employment Week 2022, click here.

Lead image by Rose Lewis

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