Equine Business and Horsemanship

Equine Business and Horsemanship

5M3371 Horsemanship or 5M2102 Business or 5M2768 Animal Care

What is equine Business?

This new one year course would both prepare students for the ever expanding Irish equine industry and provides students with the knowledge and skills relating to the horse industry. The education & training on this course works to enable the student who love horses to pursue a career in the horse industry or continue their studies at third level in the equine area. By changing their combination of modules, students can avail of business or Animal Care award and continue to third level to study in one of these areas.

Course Content

Stable and Yard Routine                                 Communications

Sport Horse Riding                                         Work Experience                               

Animal Anatomy and Physiology                   Safety and health at work

Equine Nutrition                                             Animal Welfare

Business administration Skills                        Customer Service

Marketing                                                        Animal Welfare

Word Processing                                                                                            


QQI level 5 in 5M3371 in Horsemanship or 5M 2768 animal care or one of our business qualifications. (5M2102)

Career Opportunities

Graduates may seek immediate employment in a range of companies and projects that seek graduates with an equine, business or animal welfare aptitude. Alternatively Students may also progress to participating Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme to Maynooth University, or UL for Equine Business or to a range of universities and IT’s throughout the country for business or animal care.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Cert, LCVP or LCA
  • Mature Students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications

***Course subject to SUSI approval and modules may be changed due to availability and demand.