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Equestrian Architect John Blackburn to Visit Pegaso Farm in Mettawa, IL

Written by: Carrie Wirth
Client: Blackburn Architects
Release Date: 2013-10-10

The Prairie Style Farm is Featured in Blackburn’s Healthy Stables By Design

Wellington, FL- October 10, 2013- Award-winning equestrian architect John Blackburn has embarked upon an extensive cross-country tour to celebrate the launch of his book, Healthy Stables by Design. On Thursday, October 10, Blackburn will visit Pegaso Farm in Mettawa, IL, a farm he featured on the pages of the recently released book.

Pegaso Farm's owner challenged Blackburn to design the barn in the Prairie style of Frank Lloyd Wright. The goal was to design the farm with the owner's preferences in mind, while creating a healthy environment for horses with their sensitive respiratory systems. The result balanced the needs of the owner, the demands of the site and the health of the horse.

In addition to his visit to Pegaso Farm, Blackburn will make public appearances at bookshops, museums, equestrian venues and major horse shows across the country. All author profits from the book will be donated to various equine charities.

The latest  Healthy Stables By Design calendar of events

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

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. 16  - Books on Broad, Camden, SC  - South Carolina Equine Park

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

Oct. 19  - The Gracious Home, Waxhaw, NC- to benefit Carolina Equine Rescue and Assistance

Oct. 20 - Ketchen Place Farm, Rock Hill, SC - private event to benefit CANTER Mid-Atlantic

Oct. 22-27 - Washington International Horse Show, Washington, DC - signings and launch celebration on Oct 25 in the Acela Club to benefit PATH International Wounded Warrior Project

Oct. 29-31 - Alltech National Horse Show, Lexington, KY - signings to benefit ASPC

Nov. 6 - Lucky Jack Farm, Rancho Santa Fe, private event to benefit a Reins Therapeutic Riding Program

Nov. 9  - Salinas, CA - Steinbeck County Equine Clinic - private event Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic - Monterey Horse Park

Nov. 10 - Pebble Beach, CA - Pebble Beach Equestrian Center to benefit Redwings Horse Sanctuary

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

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.

“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 is available for purchase Click here to order your copy.

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 and he has been featured in dozens of equestrian, architecture and luxury lifestyle publications.

Click here to learn more about Blackburn Architects.

For more about Healthy Stables by Design, by John Blackburn click here 

Sponsored by:
Lucas Equine Equipment

To sponsor the tour of Healthy Stables by Design contact:

Carrie Wirth
(516) 763-3389 office
(612) 209-0310



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