Equine students graduate at CAFRE Enniskillen Campus

Date published: 18 October 2023

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Enniskillen Campus celebrated the achievements of equine and farriery students at a ceremony at Enniskillen Campus on Friday 13 October 2023.

Aisling Moohan (Frosses, Co Donegal), Laura Nesbitt (Newry), Amy Hopper, (Cookstown) and Amy Murphy (Portglenone) at the Enniskillen Campus Awards Ceremony.

Proud family members, friends and invited guests gathered to celebrate the graduation of Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care and Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management.

At the ceremony the special achievements of the students were recognised, including Higher Education, Farrier Upskilling, Level 2 and Level 3 1st4sport, OCN Level 3 students and Level 2 and Level 3 Apprentices.

Dr Eric Long, Head of Education, CAFRE, introduced the platform party. The party included guest speaker Danielle McKeever, Coolmore Ireland, Martin McKendry, CAFRE Director, Phillip Holdsworth, Work-based Agriculture Programme Manager, and Shelley Stuart, Further Education Equine Programme Manager.

Martin McKendry, College Director, addressed students and invited guests, acknowledging the significance of CAFRE’s strong industry links, which contribute to the education and knowledge transfer provision. Mr McKendry recorded his thanks to all those within the equine industry with whom CAFRE has developed strong partnerships.

In her address, Shelley Stuart congratulated top students, Michaela Doran, Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management and Tai Wilton, Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care.

Danielle McKeever inspired her audience as she talked about her journey as a student and entering the world of work. She advised students to take every opportunity that came their way.

Applications can be made for Equine and part-time Agriculture courses starting in September 2024 at Enniskillen Campus. For information on courses visit the CAFRE website. Follow DiscoverCAFRE on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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