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Equestrian Architect John Blackburn To Speak at the National Sporting Library and Museum in Middleburg, VA

Written by: Carrie Wirth
Client: Blackburn Architects http://blackburnarch.com/
Release Date: 2014-04-15

Wellington, FL – April 15, 2014 - Award-winning equestrian architect and author of Healthy Stables by Design, John Blackburn will speak at the National Sporting Library and Museum in Middleburg, VA on April 17, from 6-8 p.m. Blackburn will hold a book signing and speak on the topic of building barns for the health and safety of horses. The doors open at 6 p.m. for a reception with the presentation at 7.

The National Sporting Library & Museum, located in beautiful, historic Middleburg, is dedicated to preserving, promoting and sharing the literature, art and culture of equestrian, angling and field sports. Founded in 1954, the institution has over 26,000-books dating from the 16th-21st centuries. The John H. Daniels Fellowship program supports the research of visiting scholars. The Museum, a newly renovated and expanded historic building on the Library campus, houses exhibits of American and European animal and sporting fine art. Information is shared through exhibitions, lectures, seminars, publications and special events. The NSLM is open to researchers and the general public.

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

All author profits from the sale of Healthy Stables by Design have and will continue to be donated to various equine charities including Hooved Animal Humane Society, PATH International’s Wounded Warrior Project, Reins Therapeutic Riding Program, The Equine Rescue League and many more. In 2013, Blackburn completed a total of 18 events in two months and raised over $7,000 for various horse 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, dressage, 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/

 

 

 

 

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