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August 30, 2013

Equestrian Architect John Blackburn Announces Tour for the Launch of Healthy Stables By Design

Award-winning equestrian architect John Blackburn will tour the country over the next year to celebrate the launch of his soon-to-be-released book, Healthy Stables by Design. Blackburn will travel to many of the farms featured in the book for private signing events. In addition, he will make public appearances at bookshops, museums, equestrian venues and major horse shows. All author profits from the book will be donated to various equine charities.


The Healthy Stables By Design fall calendar of events:


Sept. 24 - Horse & Home, Landrum, SC - a public book signing to benefitHarmon Field Horse Park


Sept. 27 - Clemson University Clemson, SC - private event


Oct. 10 - Pegaso Farm, Mettawa, IL - private event to benefit the Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS)


Oct. 12 - Alls Well Farm, Middleburg, VA - private event to benefit the Middleburg Humane Foundation


Oct. 15 - The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC - public book signing to benefit Prancing Horse, Inc. Center for Therapeutic Riding (a PATH International recognized therapeutic riding center)


Oct. 18 - Glenwood Farm, Ridgeway, SC - private event to benefit Equine Rescue of Aiken


Oct. 20 - Ketchen Place Farm, Rock Hill, SC - private event to benefit PATH International / Wounded Warrior Program


Oct. 22-27 - Washington International Horse Show, Washington, DC - signings and launch celebration to benefit a soon-to-be-announced equine charity


Oct. 29-31 - Alltech National Horse Show, Lexington, KY - signings to benefit a soon-to-be-announced equine charity


Nov. 6 - Lucky Jack Farm Rancho Santa Fe, private event to benefit

Reins Therapeutic Riding Program 


Nov 12 - Private Farm Woodside, CA - private event to benefit CHAPS (Community Horse Advocacy Program)


Nov. 21 - River Farm Leesburg, VA -private a to benefit The Equine Rescue League (ERL)


Healthy Stables by Design is a museum-quality coffee table book that illustrates Blackburn's approach to equestrian architecture through dramatic photography and compelling writing.

It introduces the concepts of aerodynamic ventilation, strategic natural light and passive solar heating and cooling into significant horse barn designs ranging from exquisite to functional.
Healthy Stables by Design
 is a museum-quality coffee table book that illustrates Blackburn's approach to equestrian architecture through dramatic photography and compelling writing.


"I look forward to traveling the country to visit clients and meet new people and share the ideas we've developed over the years to help shelter horses in the safest and healthiest way," said Blackburn.


Healthy Stables by Design by John Blackburn will be available for purchase on September 16. You may preorder the book now to secure your copy. Click here to preorder.


About John Blackburn

John Blackburn serves as the President and Senior Principal of Blackburn Architects, a  Washington, D.C. firm. He has 35 years of expertise in architecture and 30 years of work focusing specifically on equestrian architecture with more than 160 horse farm designs to his credit. His award-winning work is widely known for its beauty, functionality and sustainability.

Blackburn has built facilities for racing, polo, hunters and jumpers and Quarter horses in a variety of climates and evolving site conditions