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 ...
More sustainable choices for riders
The good thing about curating this website is that I meet more and more people that share the same passion for sustainability. Our list of sustainable choices for riders is slowly, but steadily growing. Below you can find our latest finds.
A few months ago I received an e-mail from the Swedish Anna Berggren, she was at that time busy making samples for her line of equestrian bags made out of recycled sails. Yep, that's right, the sails of boats provide an excellent strong and ...
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...
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. ...
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...
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 ...