Teagasc full-time Equine education and training caters for two distinct routes:
Both routes 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 economy each year, employing close to 12,500 people.
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.
The Irish thoroughbred industry contributes over €1.9 billion to the economy with close to 29,000 employees. Stud management career opportunities include stud hand, foreman/head person,barn manager, stud farm manager, foaling manager, bloodstock agent, stallion handlier, breaking and training and sales prep. In addition to the above there are a number of career opportunities in supporting or service provider roles. There are good employment opportunities in the industry in Ireland and internationally, including work on stud farms, training yards and equestrian centres. Former students have found employment in the UK, USA, Japan & Australia.