Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is committed to supporting and developing education and training opportunities at every level of the industry. Through the Careers and Racing Education (CARE) Department, HRI will ensure that relevant and appropriate training and development opportunities are available to all in the industry, if you currently work in the racing industry and are interested in upskilling then check out the CARE Education & Training Grant programme, we have also introduced an Industry Assistance Programme to help take the strain when you need some extra support.

    If you are a licensed professional Jockey then check out the Jockey Pathway, it aims to ensure that all Jockeys working in Ireland will have access to a professional support system.

    If you are interested in a career in the racing industry why not drop us a line at [email protected] with any queries you may have, we are only too happy to help in any way we can. In the meantime follow us on facebook and twitter to keep up to date with all developments. 


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    Working in the Industry

    Are you interested in a career in the equine industry? Click below for videos, interviews, & case studies from those who work in the industry 

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    Find details of all of the equine related courses on the island of Ireland, there is something for every learner type from practical programmes through to academic courses

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    Further Training

    Details of further training & upskilling opportunities for those who are currently within the industry

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    Job Board

    Details of current vacancies within the equine industry

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    Industry Welfare

    The Industry Assistance is open to all who work in the racing industry, click here for details

  • Our People

    Carol Nolan

    Carol is HRI's Director of People and Industry Education. Carol established the Careers and Racing Education Department with the support of the HRI Board in Spring 2015. The role has the responsibility for setting the strategy and vision for careers, education and training for the racing and breeding industry working in consultation with industry stakeholders, employers and individuals employed in the industry. A commitment to open up the possibilities of a career in the racing and breeding industry to more people living, working and studying in Ireland is at the heart of Carol's vision. 

    Patrick Ryan

    Patrick is the Education & Training Co-ordinator in HRI. The role involves assisting in the evolution of an Education, Learning and Development Strategy for the industry at large by supporting initiatives that promote Ireland internationally as a world-class equine educational provider. The role also involves ensuring that the educational and training interventions in place are relevant, fit for purpose, future proof and nationally accessible through strategic partnerships at national level.

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