Blended Learning Equine Courses

TWO short courses commence in January and February 2024 on the topics of Equine Breeding/Reproduction (sport horses) and Equine Foaling. Both courses provide a combination of course manual, online Zoom sessions, and on farm workshop(s). The breeding group commence on January 18th and the Foaling group on February 13th with Zoom sessions provided evenings from 6.30 to 9pm and the farm workshops to conclude both courses during daytime hours.

These courses are ideal for those new to breeding, or even those who wish to take a fresh look at their enterprise and management approaches. The additional benefits of networking with others in the group and with the farm owners are always appreciated.

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Young Breeder Training Programme

This is a joint programme with Horse Sport Ireland supported by Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Training resumes on Saturday, January 27th, at Boleybawn Horses, home to Ronan Rothwell and family, in Co. Wicklow. A variety of horses will be assessed on the day under the guidance of Andrew Hughes, Philip Scott and Teagasc equine specialists. Both conformation and athleticism traits will be discussed, and a chance to get an insight into the Boleybawn breeding programme on offer.

Booking via Teagasc website and social media.