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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 ...

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...

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 ...