On January 26, 2021, a workshop was held at Križevci College of Agriculture at which the formal conditions and contents of the courses at the professional bachelor study programme of Agriculture in the field of horse breeding and equestrian sports, which are being developed as part of the EquiEdu project, were defined.
As part of the project, the College will develop two subjects that students will be able to attend as part of the professional bachelor study programme of Agriculture: Horse breeding and equestrian sports and Health and welfare of horses.
After the introductory speech of the project manager, Valentina Papić Bogadi, PhD, Arpad Bokor, PhD, from the University of Szent Istvan in Kaposvar presented undergraduate study programmes related to horse breeding and equestrian sports conducted by the University of Szent Istvan in Kaposvar (types of programs, methods of implementation, experiences, examples of good practice).
Tatjana Jelen, PhD, from the Križevci College of Agriculture presented to the workshop participants the formal prerequisites for the preparation and preparation of courses as part of the professional bachelor study programme (formal criteria, content and type of supporting documents, number of hours, practical classes, etc.)
Damir Alagić, PhD, from Križevci College of Agriculture spoke about the existing subjects related to horse breeding that are currently taught at the College (content of lectures, exercises, practical classes) Professor Mirjana Baban, PhD, from Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences in Osijek presented courses related to horse breeding, equestrian sports, etiology and welfare of horses performed at the Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences in Osijek, and Željko Gagro, MSc Secretary General of the Croatian Equestrian Federation, spoke about the necessary preconditions for conducting courses related to equestrian sports and the preconditions for the development of equestrian practicum at the College.
The workshop was also attended by Anamarija Kovač, dr.vet.med and Vedran Nervo dr.vet.med, who through the presentation of their previous experiences in working with horses in equestrian sports gave valuable inputs that will contribute to the quality of new subjects at the College.