Develop an understanding of the Irish horse market and how it compares to that in the United States, furthering your knowledge of the global importance of the equine industry.

Course Name

ANSC 499: Ireland’s equine industry; a global perspective into the horse world

  • 3 credits in Spring 2022
  • PSU Course: Thursdays, 11:15am - 12:45pm
  • Dates of travel: Spring Break, March 3 - 12, 2022

Course Content

This 3-credit course meets on campus during the spring semester and travels over Spring Break. In the first half of the semester, expert faculty will prepare students for the topics they will learn about in Ireland. While in-country during spring break, students will develop an understanding of the Irish horse market and how it compares to that in the United States, furthering their knowledge of the global importance of the equine industry. Upon returning to Penn State, students will deliver presentations to their classmates and instructors about their experiences in Ireland as well as submit a travel journal.

Topics include international equine...

  • travel
  • trade
  • events
  • research
  • biosecurity

Travel Itinerary

“Sell the cow, buy the sheep, but never be without the horse.”

As the horse industry becomes increasingly more global, it is important for today’s agricultural students to understand the US horse market and how it intersects with the global economy. Ireland is well known for its horses and is a good example of a country heavily involved in the international equine trade. Here, students will be able to visit several horse farms and facilities to gain an understanding of how horses are managed in Ireland.

Approximate Expenses

Estimated Cost (based on 20 students): ~$3300 - $3500

This cost includes:

  • Airfare to and from Ireland
  • Transportation around the country
  • Lodging
  • Most meals

The final total cost is dependent on number of students who sign up. In addition, students will need approximately $200 to $400 in spending money to cover the cost of extra meals, possible excursions, etc.

Payment Schedule is TBD. Expect a deposit deadline in early November and the final payment due by the first week of classes in January.

Join us for a rewarding experience in Ireland!

An té a bhíónn siúlach, bíonn scéalach. (translation: He who travels has stories to tell.)

For additional information or application

Ag Sciences Global

Address

106 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802

Ag Sciences Global

Address

106 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802