Green Is the New Blue is an environmental non-profit that strives to reduce the environmental impacts of equine related events and activities. We encourage others to incorporate green practices into daily operations.
Green Is the New Blue has two simple goals: to educate the equine industry about best practices for sustainability and ecological safety, and provide the tools to make these changes easy and straight-forward to implement.
Green Is the New Blue was founded by amateur rider Stephanie Bulger when she realized the detrimental impact horse events and venues had on the environment. Between the countless fans, organic waste (manure), and general carelessness, Stephanie knew right then and there that the equine industry needs to do better.
Small changes have huge impacts. Green Is the New Blue is dedicated to preserving the planet for the animals we love and their future riders. Our goal is to empower and inspire equestrians to join us in our mission to clean up horse shows and reduce their environmental impact.
Green Is the New Blue was founded by Stephanie Riggio Bulger. A lifelong New Yorker, Stephanie's passion for horses began as a kid in Central Park, and has taken her to the top echelon of the hunter world. She has owned and competed on such notable horses as Indian Summer, Fiddler's Bridge and many more. Stephanie is also a proud mom of her son Leo who is the inspiration behind Green is the New Blue. Stephanie has seen the impact we have on our planet and wants to leave it in a better place for her son.
Combining Stephanie's love of horses with her passion to make the world a better place has created a movement within the equine industry to do our part and save the planet for our children.
All It Takes Is All of Us to Do One Thing
Green Is the New Blue has developed a team with vast experience within the equestrian industry, as well as knowledge on developing a sustainable non-profit. Each member of our team is devoted to creating a better tomorrow for our children.
R. Scot Evans
New York, New York – December 9, 2019 – Green Is the New Blue, an environmental organization launched in early 2019 with the mission of helping horse shows become “greener,” has appointed R. Scot Evans as its new Creative Director.
Evans has an extensive background in the equestrian world. He was a founding board member of the Equestrian Aid Foundation and served several years as its president. He has been an “R” judge in the hunter, jumper, and equitation disciplines for many years, judging such major events as the ASPCA Maclay Finals. He has worked in Sponsor Relations for Stadium Jumping, Inc. and the Hampton Classic and is also a well-known and respected trainer and clinician.
Anna Zygadlo graduated in 2019 from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability. As a junior, Anna competed in the equitation and continued to groom throughout college. Anna is actively pursuing her career as a Sustainability Consultant for the equestrian industry.
Since joining the Green Is the New Blue team in 2020, Anna has participated in numerous educational events, including the College Preparatory Invitational where she debuted the Green Team Challenge.
Anna Z. is our point of contact for young riders who are looking to implement sustainable practices within their barns, as well as college-bound students seeking advice regarding Environmental Studies. She loves to talk horses, sustainability, and possibility, so don't hesitate to reach out!