The 'From Foal to Race' Transition Year Programme is a 12 week equine module. 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, 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

Career Webinars

Katie mcMANMON

Riding Coach - R.A.C.E

Lorna foler

Racehorse Trainer

Aine O'Connor

Recruitment Officer - equuip