month : 04/2014 6 results

Repurposed saddle leather transformed into stylish accessories

What to do with left over pieces of saddlers leather? The American firm Field&Field transforms them into extremely stylish equestrian inspired accessories. Field & field approached a Denver, CO saddle manufacturer to see if something could be made of the scrap leather they tossed after cutting out saddle forms. The leather was simply taking up warehouse space—ultimately just waiting to be thrown away. Field & field knew something could be made from this "scrap" leather that ...

FEI launches sustainability handbook for equestrian events

The FEI Sustainability Programme and the proactive sustainable steps that can be taken at equestrian events around the world were detailed by Dr Harald Müller (GER), FEI Director Education and Standards, to open the afternoon session of the FEI Sports Forum 2014. The new FEI Sustainability Handbook for Event Organisers, circulated during the session and also available online, encourages organisers to implement sustainability initiatives based on their own set priorities to help reduce ...

“Love your pony love your planet” children’s book on sustainable horsekeeping

You can never start early enough to make your children aware of their responsibility to look after our planet and learn them all about sustainable horsekeeping. Love you pony love your planet is written by the experienced equine nutritionist Laura Stopper Batts. The book is written in a way that it is interesting for different age groups. From the youngest kids that can enjoy the drawings to the elder kids who can read and can learn how to take care of their ponies in a responsible ...

Burghley goes green

Equestrian events going green! At The Sustainable Horse HQ we are happy to hear of a few events that have a clear sustainability policy. The world famous 4* eventing competition Burghley published below press release on their website: Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (LRBHT) endeavour to organise and deliver an event with the least amount of environmental impact as possible. Working through every aspect of the event and our all year round office, we are developing systems and innovative ...

The top 5 horse themed organic cotton products for baby’s and kids

Dress your future dressage queen in lush organic cotton. There are some great small brands out there that produce organic cotton baby and kids clothes and baby items.  These 5 horse themed products will brighten up your day. At least, they made me want to buy them, even though I only have teenage boys to dress.. [imageframe lightbox="no" style="dropshadow" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" stylecolor="" align="center" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1"][/image...

Must read: Healthy stables by design

The Sustainable Horse Insider Architect John Blackburn talks about his work and his latest book “Healthy Stables by Design”. We are happy mr Blackburn agreed to talk to us to provide some background information about his wonderful book. John Blackburn has been designing sustainable stables way before the word ‘sustainability’ became in fashion. “When I started designing for horses and started my practice 30 years ago (1983), I was focused on designing for the health and ...