Equine production and management

Equine production and management

Särevere campus
Additional information / commencing the studies: Külli Marrandi, kylli[dot]marrandi[at]jkhk[dot]ee, phone: +372 5345 0406
Type of programme: Level 4 vocational education, initial training (EstQF, level 4)
Curriculum group: Agriculture
Programme format: Full-time study at school
Programme requirements: At least basic education
Duration of programme: 2 years

Professional modules you will acquire:

  • Basics of horse husbandry
  • Care of horses
  • Feeding of horses
  • Breeding and propagating horses
  • Using and training horses
  • Equine health
  • Care of buildings, structures, and inventory used in horse husbandry
  • Career planning and business basics

When you graduate, you can take level 4 occupational qualification examination for an equine carer.

Workplace training:

  • Year I, 15 EVECP (10 weeks)
  • Year II, 15 EVECP (10 weeks)

Possibilities on the job market:

  • Stables
  • Sports stables
  • Riding schools
  • Riding centres
  • Horse tourism businesses

The main tasks of a horse carer include care and feeding of horses. They will monitor the characteristic behaviour and condition of horses and participate in the cleaning and maintenance of stables, structures, and territory. A horse carer participates in horse training, and if necessary, rides and/or harnesses a horse, helps veterinarians, and participates in propagating processes.

Practical lessons are conducted at the school’s educational farm. Workplace training takes place at agricultural businesses. It is possible to apply for recognition of prior learning and work experience in the completion of study modules – VÕTA.

The programme is tuition-free!

Opportunities for further studies:
Agricultural producer, professional level 5
Agricultural fields of study at the Estonian University of Life Sciences
Soome Ypäja Vocational School

The programme takes place at Särevere campus pursuant to the curriculum for equine production and management, level 4.

Contact person:
Külli Marrandi
Head of Study and Development Department