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Architect John Blackburn Showcases Illinois Farm on Book Tour

Equestrian Architect John Blackburn Announces Tour for the Launch of Healthy Stables By Design 

Blackburn to Donate Author Proceeds to Equine Charities 

Wellington, FL- October 2, 2013- Award-winning equestrian architect John Blackburn will tour the country over the next year to celebrate the launch of his soon-to-be-released book, Healthy Stables by Design. Blackburn will travel to many of the farms featured in the book for private signing events. In addition, he will make public appearances at bookshops, museums, equestrian venues and major horse shows. All author profits from the book will be donated to various equine charities.
The Healthy Stables By Design fall calendar of events:
Sept. 24 - Horse & Home, Landrum, SC – a public book signing to benefit Harmon Field Horse Park
Sept. 27 - Clemson University Clemson, SC – private event
Oct. 10 - Pegaso Farm, Mettawa, IL - private event to benefit the Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS)
Oct. 12 - Alls Well Farm, Middleburg, VA - private event to benefit the Middleburg Humane Foundation
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. 18 - Glenwood Farm, Ridgeway, SC - private event to benefit Equine Rescue of Aiken
Oct. 20 - Ketchen Place Farm, Rock Hill, SC - private event to benefit PATH International / Wounded Warrior Program
Oct. 22-27 - Washington International Horse Show, Washington, DC - signings and launch celebration to benefit a soon-to-be-announced equine charity
Oct. 29-31 - Alltech National Horse Show, Lexington, KY –book sales to benefit a soon-to-be-announced equine charity
Nov. 6 - Lucky Jack Farm, Rancho Santa Fe, CA private event to benefit a Reins Therapeutic Riding Program
Nov. 10 - The Lodge at Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach, CA private event- book sales to benefit a soon-to-be-announced equine charity
Nov 12 - Private Farm Woodside, CA - private event to benefit CHAPS (Community Horse Advocacy Program)
Nov. 19 - National Press Club Book Fair - Washington, D.C.
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.
Click here to order Healthy Stables by Design by John Blackburn.
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 cell