Online course in horse care and welfare launched

Leinster Express Reporter


Leinster Express Reporter


horse welfare

Horse welfare course.

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.

The Horse 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 or check out