• Working in the Irish Racing & Breeding Industry

    As a teacher and/or a guidance professional you have probably had many students approach you looking for information about different industries and career types, perhaps you have had a student express an interest in the Irish racing and breeding industry and have been unsure how to advise them, that is where equuip comes in. This website contains a wealth of information about getting started in the Irish racing and breeding industry, you may be surprised at the breath and scope of the roles available in the industry. No matter where the interest of a student lies, there are careers across many areas including stable staff, professional jockey, sales, logistics, marketing, finance and more and they all require different skill levels. Visit our careers page for detailed role profiles.

    Please click here to download a presentation on the Functions & Objectives of Horse Racing Ireland which was delivered by Horse Racing Ireland.

    Why choose a career in the Horse Racing Industry

    • Opportunities for all types of learners and all levels of qualifications
    • The opportunity to work outside in beautiful rural locations
    • Rewarding careers in an industry that is centred around the care of horses
    • The opportunity to care for animals as a full-time job
    • Opportunities to travel the world with the skills and knowledge acquired
    • A fast-paced environment that has many rewards
    • The opportunity to work at the top level in professional sport

    The Trainee Jockey course in RACE the Racing Academy of Centre of Education can offer an early school leaver the chance to continue their education while also gain the skills and knowledge to become a professional jockey, please visit racingacademy.ie/cms/trainee-jockey/ for full details

    Please visit our education page for details of all the third level courses which are currently available in Ireland.


    Career Fairs & Student events

    We take part in many of the national career fairs and initiatives such as the Agri Careers Expo, Zeminar, College Awareness Week, and the Student Life Summit. Please come visit us at our stand wherever you see us, we are happy to answer any queries you may have about getting involved in the Irish racing and breeding industry. Follow us on twitter and facebook to get notifications about upcoming events


    Transition Year Programme - From Foal To Race

    In 2022 we partnered with Agri Aware to launch our 12 week TY Equine Module, "From Foal To Race". The programme presents TY students with a comprehensive overview of the horse racing and breeding industry with a strong focus on increasing awareness of the careers that feature throughout the foal to race story. Some of the featured career case studies include jockeys, digital marketing and nominations.

    Throughout this 12 week (1 hour per week) programme, both teachers and students will gain insight into the horse racing industry "From Foal to Race", including the role of stud farms, animal welfare and other regulations of the industry. This programme is not just relevant for those living within horseracing communities but also opens conversations for those who do not. There are no prior industry or equine knowledge expectations.

    The programme features topics relevant to the Leaving Certificate cycle in the areas of biology, business, agricultural science and design and communication. This interdisciplinary approach reflects real-world application of school taught subjects in a flexible and interesting format. The next round of the programme will officially run from January - May 2023. If you would like to use the programme from September - December 2022, please get in touch with [email protected]


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