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Equine Courses

Teagasc full-time Equine education and training caters for two distinct programmes:

Both programmes cater for the sport horse and thoroughbred industries.

Sport Horse Industry

The sport horse industry contributes more than €700 million directly/indirectly to the Irish economyeach year, employing close to 12,500 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.

For more information about Equine courses visit the Kildalton College section.