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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 ...

FEI launches sustainability handbook for equestrian events

The FEI Sustainability Programme and the proactive sustainable steps that can be taken at equestrian events around the world were detailed by Dr Harald Müller (GER), FEI Director Education and Standards, to open the afternoon session of the FEI Sports Forum 2014. The new FEI Sustainability Handbook for Event Organisers, circulated during the session and also available online, encourages organisers to implement sustainability initiatives based on their own set priorities to help reduce ...