Horse Racing Ireland’s Careers and Racing Education (CARE)
department, in association with the Irish Horse Welfare Trust (IHWT) and RACE, has
launched a new online Horse Care and Welfare online training course.
The course has been developed following
the success of the equine outreach courses which have been run by the IHWT over
a number of years in various parts of Ireland including Moyross in County
Limerick, Darndale and Finglas in County Dublin.
Care and Welfare course is a blended learning programme and can be delivered through local equine groups,
community groups, and Garda outreach programmes. It is available to be licensed to local authorities around
the country and for further information about licensing opportunities please email
The course syllabus consists of eight online
modules covering legislation around horse ownership,
horse behaviour, safe handling, feeding, stable management, and first aid. It
is envisaged that the programme will act as a stepping stone for
young people wishing to progress a career in the equine industry.
Paddy Ryan, HRI, said: “CARE was delighted to be
able to further support the IHWT in the great work they do in educating people
around the country about equine care and welfare. The online version of the
course makes it far more cost effective for the IHWT to deliver, it also makes
the course content accessible to a far larger number of potential participants.
We in CARE are committed to supporting and developing education and training
opportunities at every level of the industry.”
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or
check out www.workinracing.ie/education/ihwt-equine-training/ or