Ireland – Equine

Horses in Ireland

Equine Industry

This course is designed to introduce students to the Irish Horse Industry. Students will have the opportunity to learn about all facets of the equine industry in a country that is world-renowned for its horses. Students will be introduced to Ireland, Irish horse breeds and sporting disciplines via seminars and online sessions in the latter part of the Spring semester. Then, students will spend 16 days abroad, visiting historic stud farms and racetracks, having lectures and information sessions at several colleges, veterinary clinics, research facilities and feed companies, and riding across the Irish countryside (no experience required), all while enjoying the sites and culture of Ireland.


Program Dates: May 11th – May 28, 2015

Courses: ANS 291: The Irish Horse (2 Credits)

Cost: $2,800

  • Cost includes non-refundable application charge, tuition, room and board, and in-country excursions.
  • Not included: Airfare, visa fees, and personal expenses.


  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions through February 15
  • Scholarships Application Deadline: November 15

Apply Now

Visit the NC State Study Abroad Office website to apply for the Equine Industry program.

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Dr. Shannon Phillips-Pratt
Phone: 919-513-1117

Jose Ciscernos
Director, CALS International Programs