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 will prepare students for the ever expanding Irish equine industry and provide 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 the Business or Animal Care award and continue to third level to study in one of these areas.

Course Content

The following modules will be offered in 2018 subject to availability and demand:

• 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 Skill

• Animal Behaviour

• Marketing

• Word Processing

• Horse Conformation and evaluation*

• Maths

• Horse Conformation and evaluation* •

Sports Horse Riding Instruction*

*Modules in italics may also be an option                                                                                        


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, UCD (Agricultural Science, Science and Vetenary Nursing) or UL for Equine Business or to Institute of Technology Tralee, Dundalk IT, Maynooth university, and other equine related programmes incl. University of Limerick and UCC, or ITs 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.

Apply directly here.