Upperville, Va. – June 2, 2021 – The 2021 Upperville Colt & Horse Show (UCHS) is pleased to announce the return of its partnership with Green Is the New Blue. Founded by amateur hunter rider Stephanie Riggio Bulger, Green Is the New Blue is an environmental platform aimed at educating horse shows and equine participants on sustainability issues within the equestrian industry. The management team at UCHS is thrilled to welcome back Green Is the New Blue to be provide a large scale recycling program at this year’s event.
“The Upperville Colt & Horse Show is proud to announce that the recycling program sponsored by Green Is the New Blue will return to this year’s event,” said Joe Fargis, President of the UCHS. “Ensuring recycling is accessible to our spectators and exhibitors is crucial in our on-going efforts to protect our local community as well as the worldwide environment.”
With event partnerships across the United States, the goal of Green Is the New Blue is to educate horse exhibitors and managers about sustainability issues and steps that can be taken to limit their environmental footprint, as well as provide them with the necessary tools to implement these practices in their own businesses.
Riggio Bulger commented, “Though Upperville is the oldest horse show in the country, it is also one of the most innovative and forward thinking. Never one to rest on its history or reputation, the show is always striving to find ways to improve; going green is one of them. When I launched Green Is the New Blue in 2018, Upperville was the first show to reach out to me and ask how they could join our mission. I am so thrilled to partner with Upperville once again, and to help fulfill its goals to be as eco friendly as possible. We are looking forward to a beautiful week at our favorite show, and to continuing our relationship with the Upperville team.”