Equine studies education and competence centre for development of equestrian tourism in the cross-border region

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The EQUI EDU project is based on a long tradition of horse breeding and equestrian sports in Croatia and Hungary, which dates back to the times of Austro-Hungary. The number of people in the EU who are involved in horses in some way is constantly increasing and in developed European countries such as Austria and Germany there are appropriate education and training programs that allow students and adults to gain qualifications in the field of working with horses, professional equestrian sports or provision of services in rural tourism (organization of field riding, etc.) The project is aimed at the development of educational content for students and adult learners who currently do not have the opportunity to adequately develop competencies in the field of horse breeding and equestrian sports. For this reason, the project will create preconditions for the establishment of a regional center for horse breeding and equestrian sports by preparing technical project documentation for the construction of riding halls, indoor halls, horse stables and ancillary facilities, and the College will through a series of workshops with key stakeholders. in the field of horse breeding and equestrian sports, together with the project partner - Szent Istvan University in Kaposvar, to develop new courses and lifelong learning programs in the field of horse breeding and equestrian sports. The school will also renovate the existing horse breeding facilities as part of the livestock practicum. The result of the project will be the availability of appropriate programs (the University will develop five courses for students and four lifelong learning programs in the field of horse breeding and equestrian sports as part of the project with St. Istvan University), both in higher education and in the field of lifelong learning programs in breeding and horse keeping that will be available in the coming period to participants interested in equestrian sports or the development of rural tourism, which includes keeping horses and offering facilities that include riding, etc. The project will be implemented over 20 months in Križevci and Kapošvar.

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November 21st, 2022

As part of the EquiEdu project, valuable equipment was acquired for horse breeding practicals at the Križevci College of Agriculture and MATE University in Kapošvar. As part of the implementation...
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