Horse Racing is many things: a sport, an industry, a hobby,
and a social outlet. The thoroughbred has always been close to our hearts in
Ireland and in every corner of the country the evidence presents itself. It is
why we are a powerhouse in terms of breeding, training, and educating equine
and human champions. The best horses in the world are Irish, so too are the
premier Trainers and Jockeys. It all comes back to a simple phrase, ‘Think
thoroughbred, think Ireland’.
HRI set up a Careers and Racing Education (CARE) Department in 2015. It is
part of HRI's strategic plan to be involved, along with all industry
stakeholders, in the evolution of an education, learning and development strategy for the industry at large.
Key initiatives include: