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ITBA Education Programme 2023

As we approach the end of 2022, we would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge all the speakers who contributed to the many workshops and webinars of the 2022 Educational Programme
14-December-22
ITBA Education Programme 2023

As we approach the end of 2022, we would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge all the speakers, some of whom are members of our association, who contributed to the many workshops and webinars of the 2022 Educational Programme. We would like to thank them for giving so continuously of both their time and expertise. The reality is without industry stakeholder’s support, ITBA would not be in a position to create and deliver its annual educational programme.

Here at ITBA we encourage breeders to develop a culture of live-long learning for the betterment of themselves and members of their stud farm team or breeding operations.

Work is underway on ITBA’s Education Programme of events for 2023, which will host the successful Ask The Experts, Summer Series, Preparation Series and Autumn/Winter Series, as well new additions.

When and where possible, workshops will be either QQI or Veterinary Council of Ireland accredited. We look forward to welcoming back members in person at ITBA HQ and will also look to provide a hybrid format for events. A number of workshops will be rolled out regionally.

Any breeders' suggestions for relevant topics to be fed into ITBA Educational Programme 2023 would be most welcome. Email them to Hannah Marks via hmarks@itba.ie or call ITBA HQ on 045-877543

Save The Date

ITBA will kick off the 2023 Education Programme with a Breeding Preparation Workshop on Tuesday 10th January. Topics and speakers include:

  • Assisting mares during foaling: Olive O’Connor, respected breeder and consignor
  • Foaling Preparation & postnatal care: Andrea Ryan, Veterinary Surgeon, Kilcash Equine Clinic
  • Nutritional plans for pregnant mares during & post foaling and nutritional plan for foals: Lorraine Fradl, Nutritionist with Connolly’s RED MILLS
  • Smart approaches to getting mares back in foal & importance of selecting the most suitable stallions: Micheál Orlandi, Compass Stallions

Full details to come.

ITBA Education Programme 2023

January

Breeding Preparation Workshop

February

Business Growth for Breeders

Welfare and Mental Health

March

Foaling Outside – Anecdotes from Kentucky Breeders

First Aid Course

April / May

Ask The Expert Series

June / July

Summer Series Workshops

August

Yearling Sales Preparation Workshop

September

Foal Sales Preparation Workshop

October / November

Autumn / Winter Vet Series

Mar 06
2024
Ask The Expert Series
Mar 20
2024
Ask The Expert Series
Apr 03
2024
Ask The Expert Series
Apr 17
2024
Ask The Expert Series
27-Feb-2024
ITBA was delighted to host its annual National Breeding & Racing Awards at The Heritage, Co Laois on Sunday 25th February 2024.
23-Feb-2024
The annual ITBA National Breeding & Racing Awards 2023 takes place on the rescheduled date of Sunday 25th February 2024 in The Heritage, Killenard, Co. Laois.
22-Feb-2024
ITBA Awards Live Stream
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