Equine Studies at Kildalton College
Teagasc Kildalton College is the only Teagasc College offering courses in equine studies, at QQI Level 5 & 6. The equine unit consists of an indoor and two outdoor arenas, all weather cross country track, stable blocks, tack rooms, and a breeding enterprise. With some 50 horses available for practical work equine students get excellent training in the care and management of horses, handling of young horses, and horse riding. On a day to day basis students are involved in the care and training of horses and the stud students further develop their skills when they complete a practical learning period with a host.
In our modern classrooms students also cover a range of equine topics including health care and management, nutrition, breeding and anatomy. The theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom is reinforced and developed during field trips to local industry related businesses.
Due to travel restrictions in March 2021, Kildalton College held a virtual open day. This event can be viewed here.