Horsemanship and Business with Equine/Science with Equine

Horsemanship 5M3371and Business with Equine 5M2102

Science with Equine 5M3807

What is Horsemanship?

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 award or Laboratory Techniques award to continue to third level to study in this area.

Course Content

The following modules will be offered in 2019 subject to availability and demand:

  • Stable and Yard Routine
  • Communications
  • Sport Horse Riding
  • Work Experience
  • Equine Anatomy and Physiology
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Equine Nutrition
  • Animal Welfare
  • Business Administration
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Horse Breeding
  • Maths
  • Business Administration Skills
  • Word Processing
  • Horse Conformation and Evaluation
  • *Star tyour own Business*
  • Sports Horse Riding Instruction*

*Modules in italics may also be an option.


QQI Level 5 in Horsemanship 5M3371/ Business 5M2102/Laboratory Techniques 5M3807

Career Opportunities

Graduates may seek employment in a range of companies and projects that seek graduates with an equine, business or science aptitude. Alternatively, students may also progress to participating Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme to Maynooth University for Equine Business, undertaking the Business award 5M2012, Animal Science Equine in UCD, and Bio-veterinary Science in Athlone IT undertaking the Science award 5M3807. There are also a large range of other degree courses available in universities and IT colleges throughout the country.

Higher Education Progression

UCD: DN250 Animal Science (Level 8, 4 Years) Maynooth: MH405 Equine Business (Level 8, 3 Years)

IT Athlone: AL842 Bio-veterinary Science (Level 8, 4 Years)

Entry Requirements

Leaving Cert or LCA Mature students of all backgrounds Other equivalent qualification Apply directly on

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.