College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise

Equine Management College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Equine courses offered at Enniskillen Campus incorporate a strong practical dimension and the philosophy of ‘learning by doing’ is applied throughout all programs. Specialist Amenities: The campus was founded in 1967 and has provided over 45 years of high quality education and training with equine courses being offered since the early 1990s. The combination of excellent equestrian, teaching and residential facilities at the campus enables students to develop their practical and academic competencies in a pleasant environment. The students receive excellent support from members of the local equine industry. The campus has been redeveloped to provide an impressive range of indoor and outdoor facilities. There are stabling facilities for student livery horses, a horse walker, an indoor arena and a number of outdoor arenas. The equine industry is an international business with many job opportunities, enabling students to experience life and work around the world. Enniskillen Campus currently provides the widest range of equine programmes in Ireland. Courses have been developed which meet the needs of the industry and students alike, producing graduates with the capability to succeed in a wide range of careers. Through the courses, the College aims to help develop a competitive equine industry and aspires to give students an insight into many different equine related careers. Career profile: Jenny Richardson (Past Student): “After graduating, I spent a number of years as manager at the Burn Equestrian Centre in Belfast. I have recently been appointed as Manager of Castle Leslie Equestrian Centre, Glaslough, Co Monaghan.This equestrian business has an equestrian tourism focus in addition to catering for regular riding school clients and liveries. I am enjoying the challenge of working in a new area of the equine industry. The combination of applied practical, science and business modules studied whilst at CAFRE has helped me in my jobs in the equestrian industry."

Course details


Students will undertake core subjects and select optional subjects depending on their specialisation and interests. Course content Year 1 – Applied horse management practices – Breeding and stud practices – Equine anatomy and physiology – Equine training methods – Introduction to business management – Principles of feeding horses Options – Equitation (riding/competition preparation) – Horse racing industry practices Year 2 – Breeding and horse production – Equine behaviour – Equine business enterprise management – Equine health – Equine performance science – Research methods and statistics Options – Equitation training and theory – Event management – The global thoroughbred industry Year 3 – Applied equine nutrition – Applied equine technology – Equine business management and development – Equine dissertation – Equine industry challenges – Management of the performance horse Placement Students undertaking the four-year course will complete a period of work placement during Year 3

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code D322
Institution code A45
Campus name Enniskillen Campus
Campus code E

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points Students should normally have 96 UCAS tariff points at A2 Level which must include a science subject plus four GCSE subjects at Grade C or higher including a science subject, mathematics and English language or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1,690 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £1,690 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise
22 Greenmount Road
BT41 4PU

Clearing contact details

general course enquiries number for use during Clearing

028 94426700

Course contact details

Course Enquiries

0800 028 4291