The objective of the Equine Science Department is to provide professional education in the fields of horse breeding, horse training, horsemanship, as well as in taeaching and coaching riding. Furthermore, the department works towards development and innovation within the field of equine science, through research activities. It also promotes increased profitability in the sector, the spread of equestrian activities, and the welfare of horses. The department is an international centre for education and research in the fields of horse breeding, horse training, horsemanship, and riding instructions.
Hólar College has a formal collaboration agreement with The Icelandic Horse Trainers Association regarding further development of the programmess and quality control of the education provided by the college