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John Blackburn Joins Your Day on Clemson University Radio to Discuss Building Healthy Environments for Horses

Written by: Carrie Wirth
Client: Blackburn Architects
Release Date: 2013-11-18

Wellington, FL – November 18, 2013 - John Blackburn, architect and author of the book, Healthy Stables By Design will join the Your Day programs from Clemson University Radio Production, scheduled to air on South Carolina ETV Radio this week. Your Day is broadcast statewide from noon to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, on the stations listed below.

ETV Radio Stations
WRJA-FM/88.1 Sumter
WNSC-FM/88.9 Rock Hill
WLJK-FM/89.1 Aiken
WJWJ-FM/89.9 Beaufort
WHMC-FM/90.1 Conway
WSCI-FM/89.3 Charleston
WEPR-FM/90.1 Greenville
WLTR-FM/91.3 Columbia

Host Anna Simon will hear from from Blackburn about designing eco-friendly, sustainable barns that provide a healthy environment for horses and comforts for their human friends and caretakers.

Listeners can participate during a live call-in show by using the toll-free phone number: 1-888-539-8859. For more information contact Anna Simon

On Tuesday Nov. 19, Blackburn will visit with fans and sign books at the National Press Club’s 36th Annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night, in partnership with Politics & Prose, in Washington, D.C.

The event benefits the non-profit NPC Journalism Institute whose mission is to provide training for working journalists in a changing media environment, and support the next generation of journalists through a competitive scholarship program.

For more information about the 36th Annual National Press Club’s Book Fair and Author’s Night go to This link will be updated regularly with additional author names and other relevant information.

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

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



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