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Healthy Stables by Design Book Cover

John Blackburn

Sagamore Farm

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John Blackburnís Healthy Stables by Design is the Perfect Holiday Gift

Written by: Carrie Wirth
Client: Blackburn Architects
Release Date: 2013-11-30

Wellington, FL – November 30, 2013 – Get the ideal gift for the equestrian on your holiday shopping list and support equine charities. When you purchase a copy of John Blackburn’s Healthy Stables By Design, all author profits are donated to equine charities.

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 lighting and passive solar heating and cooling into significant horse barn designs ranging from exquisite to functional.

Here’s what readers have to say about the book:

“Great book, great facilities and design details. Interesting account of the building of these facilities with useful insight for those that will be building their own.“ Sharon Brink.

“This book is amazing!!! The author, John Blackburn, showcases his amazing talent of architectural designs of stables! The work shows his ability to think outside the box and design not only functional but beautiful stables, that I would love to live in myself. You will enjoy every photo and the description transports you to the interior of these amazing stables!!! Buy the book; you will love every page!! “  R.K. Spangler-Vellios.

“It was a gift and my son loves it - coffee table book. He plays polo and has three horses.” Marilyn H. Deiss.

“Excellent presentation of specific projects completed by Architect John Blackburn for top-notch equestrian clients. The book has some great examples from across the U.S. Overall a great buy for anyone looking to update or build a premier equestrian facility. Really enjoyed the different projects across the USA.” Steven M. Pollack.

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

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

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