COMBINED, the sport horse and thoroughbred industries employ 42,000 people directly and indirectly and contribute an estimated 1.2 billion to the Irish economy each year.

Ireland is known as “the land of the horse” and Irish people are known worldwide for their outstanding horsemanship skills.

This comes as no accident though, with a range of equine courses across the country there is opportunity for anyone who wants to work within the industry to improve their skills and gain knowledge to kick start their career no matter what route they would like to go down.

Within this year’s education feature, we have details on hands-on courses for hands-on people, business and science courses for those wanting to go down the academic route, student testimonials and much more.

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Irish National Stud Thoroughbred Breeding course

Grennan College Equestrian Centre

Learn new skills with Equi-Ed

Huge demand for equine veterinary nurses

Equestrian Stable Manager Traineeship

Godolphin Flying Start

Equine Science at UCD

Horse Sport Ireland coaching programme

Curragh Post Primary

Kildalton College

Equine Business at Maynooth University

Horses for Courses

Racing Academy

Student profile: Orlagh O’Reilly

Equine Science at UL