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  • Sustainability in the equestrian sector, a new report

    At the Goteborg Horse Show in Sweden a report about sustainability in the equestrian sector will be presented. The report is written in a cooperation between Lövsta Stuteri, Det Naturliga Steget, ZeroMission, Got Event and the Swedish equestrian federation. Good collaboration between five strong players with a common idea led to a booklet on horses and sustainable development. It contributes to an overview of the challenges related to keeping horses and hope to inspire others how they can ...
  • Sustainable luxury stables in Mexico

    Mexican architects APT (Archictura para todos) developed an equestrian center on the highest point of Cuernavaca, Mexico. The project was published on the popular architectural website Designboom. They wrote: Aesthetically echoing simple powerful geometries and terraced construction of the region, the project also takes on another layer of sustainability by using a combination of locally sourced materials and labor, rainwater harvesting, biologically filtering grey water for irrigati...
  • Swedish National Equestrian Centre Strömsholm sets example with ISO14001 certification

    Pictures with permission of Strömsholm More information about Strömsholm: visit their website.
  • Equures, the horse industry’s commitment to sustainability

    Carefully planned over the past few years and initiated in 2014 during the World Equestrian games, the EquuRES quality seal is the very first environmental program dedicated to the horse industry, in all of its segments: equestrian centers, training facilities, breeding farms, stables dedicated to competitions and racing... The “Sustainable Development” concept appeared in the late 1980s and gradually arose to encompass every type of human activity, whether economic or societal. It obviou...
  • Danish Blue Hors Stud uses biomass heating

    The famous Blue Hors Stud in Denmark, home to a series of impressive stallions like Don Schufro, Zack and Romanov, got a total make over in 2013/2014. The total facility stretches out over 250 hectare on which the young stock is being raised, the hay and straw is being grown and where you can find a equestrian center that's state of the art. The new buildings were designed by Danish architects EplusN. It's an architectural feast for the eye and the entire complex has a very efficient set ...
  • Equestrian facility uses smart rain water collecting

    Just south of Melbourne, Australia, Seth Stein Architects and Watson Architects and Design worked together on a private equestrian development. The architectural design includes a smart rain water collecting system. Four corrugated steel cylinders catch the rain water coming from the roof and supply large buried water tanks beneath the paddock, with the overflow supplying a newly build lake with a small island that serves as a bird sanctuary. The outer walls are made of rammed earth, sourced ...
  • Luxury equestrian VIP treatment at Coworth Park with a sustainable touch

    Coworth Park is a luxury hotel that is part of the Dorchester Collection, a hotel group with hotels in the UK, Europe and the United States. Coworth Park is not just a luxury hotel, it is the only UK hotel with its own polo fields. The hotel recently expanded their equestrian offers to equestrians of all ages and various disciplines. The stables at the estate are run in an eco-conscious way. We were lucky to steal some of Bonnie Savin, the equestrian manager’s time to talk us through the ...
  • 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 ...