October 9, 2014

Strong Interest In Equine Education

Over 100 prospective students, parents and friends from all across Ireland attended the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise’s (CAFRE) Open Day at Enniskillen Campus.

Visitors were welcomed to the Campus by Seamus McAlinney, Head of Equine Education before Jane Elliott, Senior Equine Lecturer gave an overview of all of the equine courses and facilities offered at the Campus. The visitors also had an opportunity to view the excellent facilities at the Campus which incorporates a racing unit, a breeding unit and an equitation unit.

Visitors attending the Campus were very impressed by all that they saw but for many it was the informal, friendly atmosphere and the welcome provided by staff and students which impressed them most.

Speaking at the Open Day, Seamus McAlinney said: “The excellent reputation that Enniskillen Campus has for first class equine education has once again led to strong interest in all the courses on offer. For over 20 years we have been providing students with the opportunity to learn about equine performance, breeding, health and the racing sector. This in turn has led the equine industry across Ireland to consider CAFRE’s Enniskillen Campus as one of the leading providers of quality graduates.”

Enniskillen Campus currently provides the widest range of equine courses in Ireland, offering courses from Level 2 Diploma Level through to Degree Level. In addition to completing their formal academic studies, students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities, which complement formal course work, throughout the academic year.  All of which gives the Enniskillen Campus students a first class experience both from an academic and practical perspective. 

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Second year equine degree students Amy McGarvey and Melissa Doherty discuss their Breeding Enterprise Management module, including their work with the foals, with visitors at the recent Enniskillen Campus open Day.  Also pictured on right of picture is Sharon Woods, Enniskillen Campus

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Foundation Degree in Equine Management student Sarah McClelland explaining to visitors at the Open Day the equitation modules on the equine programmes and how she completed her work placement recently in Holland.

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Sharon McLaren, Senior Lecturer Enniskillen Campus, discussing the range of equine courses available at Enniskillen Campus with Vera Ó Callaghan and her mum who travelled from Co.Cork to attend the open day

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