Transition Year Pilot Programme 2022 | From Foal To Race

    A collaborative transition year (TY) programme developed by Agri Aware and Equuip - the education and training department of Horse Racing Ireland. From Foal to Race was purposefully structured to create a learning experience for both student and teacher that will enhance understanding and interest in all things horse racing.

    Full details HERE

    County Kildare Chamber Sustainable Kildare Challenge

    HRI have teamed up with County Kildare Chamber for a year-long climate action programme called 'Sustainable Kildare', aimed to help change employee's lifestyle habits to help reduce personal emissions and to support our organisation on its sustainability journey. Employees track their personal emissions and compete against fellow employees and other businesses in Kildare on the topic of Climate Change.

    The KeepWell Mark

    Horse Racing Ireland has signed up to The KeepWell Mark: a workplace health and wellbeing accreditation from Ibec. This accolade will provide us with a standard we can all work to in terms of workplace health, wellbeing and safety. HRI are proud to be included in the Leading in Wellbeing Top 100 Companies 2022. This index, published by IBEC in partnership with Business & Finance, acknowledges companies in Ireland who are leading the way for employee wellbeing. 

    Education & Training Grant Programme

    Equuip has established an education and training grant programme which is available to all who work in the Irish racing industry. The programme will make a contribution towards the cost of any accredited course or training programme and forms part of the equuip commitment to providing access to education and training opportunities for all in the racing industry.

    RSA Horse Road Safety

    HRI, The Road Safety Authority (RSA), Horse Sport Ireland (HSI), and An Garda Síochána have come together to launch a road safety appeal calling on horse-riders and other road users to share the roads safely. The RSA guidelines for 'Horse Road Safety on Public Roads' is available HERE.

    Mental Health First Aid Training

    Equuip, in association with Mental Health First Aid Ireland, have launched Youth Mental Health First Aid accredited training for racing and breeding industry members.

    This training is designed for adults who live with, work with, or support young people between the ages of 12 and 18. Participants who undertake Youth Mental Health First Aid training will learn how to assist a young person that may be experiencing a mental health problem or a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, by using a practical evidence based action plan.

    For upcoming courses click HERE
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