Free workshops on equine health

THERESE Murphy, founder of Equi-Ed, will deliver a number of virtual workshops on equine health free of charge in June. The series is being organised by the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association as part of its educational programme, and co-funded by the Department of Agriculture’s equine technical support scheme.

Murphy founded Equi-Ed in 2019 to deliver bespoke equine massage and therapy related training in Ireland. Her company has produced a range of innovative and flexible equine educational study programmes, which are underpinned by science and experience of working with a wide range of thoroughbreds of all disciplines on a local, national and international platform. Her speciality is equine rehabilitation and injury analysis.

Kerry Ryan of the ITBA said: “Provisional plans are in place for a breeders’ trip to Equi-Ed, located outside Enniscorthy in Co Wexford, over the summer for a tour of the facility and an outdoor demonstration.”

The three-hour workshops (10am-1pm) carry Level 4 accreditation. Early booking is advised.


Equi-ed virtual workshops

June 1st or 3rd: Equine colic and gut health

June 2nd or 4th: Equine first aid

June 16th or 18th: Thoroughbred therapeutic techniques