Teagasc full-time Equine education and training caters for two distinct programmes:
These programmes cater for the sport horse and thoroughbred industries.
Sport Horse Industry
The sport horse industry contributes more than €816 million directly/indirectly to the Irish economy each year, employing close to 14,000 directly and indirectly. Sport horse career opportunities include yard manager, competition rider, groom, breaking and training, coach, sales prep, and self – employed ventures such as equine tourism. In addition there are a number of career opportunities in supporting or service provider roles.
Stud Management Industry
The Irish thoroughbred industry contributes an estimated €1.9 billion to the economy and close to 29,000 direct and indirect jobs. Stud management career opportunities include stud hand, head person, barn manager, foaling manager, sales preparation manager, assistant stud farm manager, bloodstock agent, pinhooker and stallion handler.