New Environmental Organization Helps Horse Shows Become More Eco-Friendly
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Marty Bauman, 508-698-6810; firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Green Is the New Blue was founded by Stephanie Riggio Bulger, an amateur rider with many years on the hunter-jumper circuit. Bulger came up with the idea after trying to find a spot to graze her horse at a horse show and couldn’t find any grass that was not littered with debris. Also noticing that there were no recycling bins or options to fill reusable water bottles or coffee cups at the horse show, she became dismayed, but more importantly inspired.
That motivated Bulger to create Green Is the New Blue which focuses on helping horse shows reduce waste and promote sustainability. In addition to educating horse show staff, riders, trainers, vendors, and spectators on the simple, but effective, ways they can make a difference, the organization provides tools to horse show managers to help make it easy to implement changes.
“Our goal with Green Is the New Blue is to affect change in the horse show industry,” said Bulger. “We are looking to lead the way and demonstrate best practices and environmental stewardship to horse shows, equestrian facilities, and individual farms as well as assist them in adopting practices that can have a real impact on protecting our world. We want to help educate horse show managers and give them the resources and tools they need. This is really something that is on people’s minds right now. They want to be able to do something, and hopefully a program like this can help them take steps that will make our horse shows more environmentally responsible.
“We are so thrilled to have Scot Evans on board as our new Creative Director,” Bulger continued. “Scot has a wide range of experience in the equestrian world and he is highly respected by all who know him. I believe he is the perfect person to take our organization to the next level!”
“I am deeply honored and excited to be joining Green Is the New Blue,” said Evans. “I’ve been so fortunate to see the horse show world from many different angles and viewpoints. I believe this particular role will allow me to utilize my experience and help the horse show world face the challenges of becoming more of a green community. There is so much we can do together as a community to make a real difference and I look forward to helping in whatever way I can. I believe that it is the beginning of a movement that will bring greener practices into the equestrian world.”
In its first year, Green Is the New Blue successfully launched programs at several partner horse shows including the Upperville Colt & Horse Show, Brandywine Horse Shows, Aiken Charity Horse Show, Pennsylvania National Horse Show and Washington International Horse Show. Plans are already underway to greatly expand this list in 2020 as to share the mission with equestrian facilities throughout the country.”
More information on Green Is the New Blue, and on how to join, as well as to share in the effort to help make horse shows more environmentally conscious and sustainable, is available at www.greenisthenewblue.org.