Module Identifier RS23410  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Anthony O'Regan  
Semester Semester 1  
Mutually Exclusive RS23310  
Course delivery Lecture   11 Hours 11 x 1 hour lectures  
  Practical   24 Hours 8 x 3 hour practicals  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Accounts construction test Outcomes assessed: 1, 2  30%
Semester Assessment Business case study analysis Outcomes assessed: 3, 4, 5  70%
Supplementary Assessment Case study covering all outcomes  100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to

1.   Understand the financial information requirements of equine business proprietors.
2.   Construct financial statements.
3.   Interpret and analyse a set of equine business accounts.
4.   Write a report on the financial statements of an equestrian business.
5.   Undertake comparative review and profit assessments.


The aim of this proposal is to introduce students to enquine business management . This introduction will encompass primary needs of account users, construction of financial statements and understanding and analysis of equine business accounts.


The object of this module is to introduce students to equine business management, the constrction and interpretation of accounts and comparative analysis. Factors influencing the profitability of equestrian businesses are examined in detail.

Transferable skills

.2 IT and information handling
   Students will be expected to use spreadsheets and present a word processed case study.

.7 Self-management
   Students are expected to manage their own time and work to deadlines set for the submission of the case study.

Reading Lists

MacDonald, J W (1990) Running a stables as a business 2nd. J.A.. Allen, London
McBane, S (1988) Keeping horses BSP Publications, Oxford
Warwickshire College & Welsh Institute of Rural Studies (1999) Equine Business Guide


This module is at CQFW Level 5