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John Blackburn Kicks Off Three Days at Alltech National Horse Show

Written by: Carrie Wirth
Client: Blackburn Architects http://blackburnarch.com/
Release Date: 2013-11-01

Author of Healthy Stables By Design To Appear on WKYT News in Lexington

Lexington, KY – November 1, 2013 - John Blackburn, author of the newly released book, Healthy Stables By Design signed books and chatted with merry-makers at the festivities at Gracie Street Garden in the Alltech Arena held after the exciting Double H Farm $100,000 International Open Jumper event at the Alltech National Horse Show on Thursday night.

“I always enjoy being in Lexington, the heart of horse country,” said John Blackburn who hails from Washington, D.C.  “It is just all that much more special now that for the Alltech National Horse Show has made its home at the Kentucky Horse Park. I have many clients in the area. It is great to be back.” Blackburn’s Lexington area projects include Lanes End Farm, Monticule and Mt. Brilliant.

Blackburn will hold additional signings at the Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, KY on Friday, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Taylor Harris Club and Saturday, Nov. 2 at noon in the North Star Rider Lounge. He will also appear on WKYT-TV in Lexington, KY on their 12:30 p.m. news broadcast. Blackburn has graciously declined profit from the book and will donate all author proceeds to equine charities.

About Healthy Stables By Design by John Blackburn with Beth Herman
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.

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

Click here to order Healthy Stables by Design by John Blackburn with Beth Herman. All author proceeds donated to equine charities.

Sponsored by:
Lucas Equine Equipment
http://www.lucasequine.com/

To sponsor the tour of Healthy Stables by Design contact:
Carrie Wirth
cw@phelpsmediagroup.com
(516) 763-3389 (office); (612) 209-0310 (cell)

 

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