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New part time Equine courses for the New Year

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) have launched a programme of Equine short courses for the New Year. The courses are aimed at equine businesses, professional horse people and leisure riders with something for everyone.

Online Workshops

Three online workshops covering Equine Nutrition, Horse Health and Breeding will be delivered in interactive webinars beginning on 20th January 2014. Each of the three topics will run over two weeks. The online lectures will be available during the first week and revision and test sessions will be available during the second week. Participants can access the sessions at any time during their scheduled week.  Upon completion of the course all participants will gain a certificate of completion from CAFRE. Participants will be able to study any of the topics individually or can study all three subjects.


Course Dates 

Enrolment Deadline

Equine Nutrition

20/01/14 to 02/02/14

13th January 2014

Horse Health

10/02/14 to 23/02/14

3rd February 2014

Equine Breeding

03/03/14 to 16/03/14

24th February 2014

To register for the online Workshop contact Janine Bryce on 028 9442 6843 or email Access to the internet will be necessary for this course.

Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care

The Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care is an accredited course which will run over 8 weeks at Greenmount Campus, Antrim. This is a theory based course which will cover aspects of horse care including Feeding & Watering, Horse Health and Welfare, Fitting Horse Clothing such as tack, rugs and stable bandages, Health & Safety when working with horses and Employment Rights and Responsibilities. The course will run on a Wednesday evening starting on Wednesday 5th February from 7:15 to 9:15 pm. The course is suitable for anyone over 16 years of age, wishing to improve their knowledge of horses and stable management and will be particularly valuable to anyone working in the equine industry to enhance their knowledge. There will be a one off exam registration fee of £25. To register for this course, contact Janine Bryce on 028 9442 6843 or email

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