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Largest stable in Iceland opens

Iceland’s newest and largest stable was opened at Hólar University in northwest Iceland on March 23. It will enable 100 students to study at the university’s Equine Science Department.

The new stable is intended for housing horses and for teaching equine science. It is 3,300 square meters and includes space for 200 horses and teaching facilities for 100 students, which is twice as many as currently enrolled in Hólar’s Equine Science Department, RÚV reports.

For the last few years the university has rejected applications due to lack of proper facilities.

Now the university plans to offer a new BS course in equine sciences next autumn and to offer international summer courses at university level in relation to the new BS course.

“This is a revolution in our facilities. This is a prerequisite for us to continue on the path that we have marked and to reach the goals we have set for ourselves,” said Víkingur Gunnarsson, director of the Department for Equine Sciences.

“Students will house their own horses here, which are used for the course, and the school’s own basic teaching horses,” he said.

“The facilities are very good for storing all our equipment […] and it has an excellent riding hall, which will be of good use for us in all our work,” Gunnarsson added.

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