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 ...
First CO2 neutral equestrian accommodation in The Netherlands
When Greetje Hakvoort and her partner Arien bought the large equestrian accommodation in Kootwijkerbroek in The Netherlands it had been empty for several years. They started renovating the buildings and the 6 hotel rooms. Part of the renovation plan was to reduce the enormous gas bills that took up a large part of the budget. By placing a bio mass heater, fueled by wood chips, they achieved a considerable gas reduction leading to an (almost) CO2 neutral location. To further enhance the sustai...
Introducing zero-waste horse bedding recycling
I must admit that the thought of recycling horse bedding made me frown at first. But having reviewed the information provided by the Canadian company Greenscene Agritek (GSA), I came to the conclusion that this is a great concept that is worth to be adapted widely by the world wide equestrian community.
GSA's general manager Paul Cross guides us through the world of bedding recycling.
How does it work?
The basic principle is simple. Wood fiber horse bedding gets collected after ...
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 ...