Gurteen College Equine Unit
Gurteen College’s equine facilities are used as a teaching resource for both the Higher Certificate in Business in Equine and the Bachelor of Business in Equine courses, which are run in conjunction with Athlone IT. Gurteen College keeps a selection of horses to suit a variety of riders. The indoor arena has recently been redeveloped with a judge’s box, arena mirrors, jump store and a new sand and fibre surface. The equine unit has 45 stables, an outdoor arena and a cross country course. An impressively stocked tack room has an industrial washing machine. Adjacent to the stables are additional rooms for the storage of feed, rugs and tools. Complementing the practical facilities are a teaching classroom, a practical demo room, computer room and study room. A dedicated stable yard with tack room is available to students who may keep their own horses at Gurteen College on a DIY livery basis with use of the extensive equine facilities. The surrounding farm lanes and a 32 hectare willow plantation are available for enjoyable hacking.