Posted: August 26, 2019

Would you like to learn more about the international equine industry? Care to take a trip to Ireland to learn about their horse industry and how it compares to the United States? Then apply for ANSC 499: Ireland’s equine industry; a global perspective into the horse world.

This 3-credit course will take place in Spring 2020, with travel to Ireland March 5- 14, 2020. Class will meet Thursdays 11:15 am – 12:45 pm. In the first half of the semester, faculty will prepare students for the topics they will learn about in Ireland. Topics covered will include equine travel, trade, events, research, and biosecurity. 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. Upon return to Penn State, students will deliver presentations about their experiences in Ireland.

You may pick up an application in 335 ASI (Agricultural Sciences and Industries).  Applications are due October 15 via email to Dr. Danielle Smarsh ( and Mrs. Andrea Kocher ( Want to learn more about this trip? Join us for an info session on September 4th or September 10th, from 4:30 - 5:30 pm in 15 ASI Building.