Full time courses in Kildalton College, Piltown, Co Kilkenny.
Contact Rosemary Gaffney 087-2468927
Kildalton run two courses:
Certificate in Horsemanship Equitation- geared towards riding and production of sport horses
Stud Management – geared towards the thoroughbred industry.
Both courses are a full time 2-year programme which are practical based and industry focused. On completion students receive QQI Level 5 & Level 6 and are Trained Young Farmers (Green Cert) making them eligible for grants and schemes. Students can also take their BHS and HSI exams at Kildalton allowing them to become Instructors and start on their journey to become coaches.
Riding - Dressage, Showjumping and Cross Country
Breaking and Training Young Horses
Coaching - Training for BHS and HSI exams, first aid, child protection
Equine Anatomy and Physiology
Equine Business Planning
Prepping for sales
Work placement in top studs - making industry contacts
Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
Stud Business Planning
The aims of the courses are to provide students with business and equine related knowledge/skills required for a range of job opportunities within the horse industry both in Ireland and abroad. Career opportunities include yard and stud farm management, sales and marketing of equine related products, riding centres, competition yards and jobs in the recreation, leisure and tourism sectors.