month : 06/2015 4 results

Roadmap to better equine welfare in the European Union

In May 2014 the European Commission hosted the first ever equine expert meeting. We wrote about it in another article. As a follow up on this meeting in 2014 World Horse Welfare and the Eurogroup for Animals just published a report called 'removing the blinkers'. The report provides an overview of the equidae and the equine sector in the EU. It uncovers welfare problems, analyses legislation currently affecting them and recommends how legislation can better protect horses in Europe. Although ...

Natural fly spray company looking for funding on Kickstarter

Two years of research went into developing a natural fly spray that is not jam packed with chemicals, but mild on the horse, yet effective in chasing away bugs and flies. The campaign on Kickstarter tells the story behind the product: Brooke is a chemical engineering student at Virginia Commonwealth University and is one of the biggest horse lovers out there. While in organic chemistry, Brooke became curious about the ingredients in all the products she was using on her horses. After ...

9 tips to make your (equestrian) event more sustainable.

Guest post by Simon Strandvik During my years as a project manager for the eco-label Keep Sweden Tidy I was involved in environmental work of over 100 different events like music festivals, sporting events, conferences and fairs. Throughout these years, I’ve found good examples of how to communicate environmental issues and my biggest lesson was that there must be a combination of enthusiasts who are passionate about environmental issues and a management team that prioritizes the issue. ...

Swedish National Equestrian Centre Strömsholm sets example with ISO14001 certification

Pictures with permission of Strömsholm More information about Strömsholm: visit their website.