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Equestrian Lifestyle by Equestrian Lifestyle - 6M ago
CHIO AACHEN ART MEASURING 70X70 METRES

Martin Stockberg says he never used to play in the sandpit as a child. He grew up in the country, in the forests and the meadows. Today the graduate designer from Aachen enjoys making art out of sand. Big art. Very big art. His current piece of art at the CHIO Aachen showgrounds measures 70×70 metres.

Martin Stockberg says he never used to play in the sandpit as a child. He grew up in the country, in the forests and the meadows. Today the graduate designer from Aachen enjoys making art out of sand. Big art. Very big art. His current piece of art at the CHIO Aachen showgrounds measures 70×70 metres.

A bird’s eye view is necessary to recognise what the 52-year-old, who is only armed with a rake, is drawing in the sand on the warm-up area in front of the Deutsche Bank Stadium. After almost four hours he is ready. The result: the CHIO Aachen logo, the pictogram of the five disciplines Jumping, Dressage, Eventing, Four-in-Hand Driving and Vaulting, accompanied by the words “CHIO Aachen 2018”. Full of concentration, the designer does his rounds, almost as if meditating he pulls the rake beside and behind him.

He hardly needs any preparation time. He measures the ground, does a sketch and practices one or two strokes. The rest is craftsmanship and a keen sense for the right direction. His pieces of art are intended to serve as “interrupters” that tear people out of their everyday routines, make them curious and attract attention – “I am not doing anything different than in my profession as a designer and advertiser,” said Martin Stockberg. Transience is simply part of art. The art lasts up until the next shower or at the CHIO Aachen showgrounds up until the next horse. He often also carves drawings in the sand on beaches, then the pieces of art last until the next tide.

www.chioaachen.de

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Equestrian Lifestyle by Equestrian Lifestyle - 9M ago
About make-up and horses

One of our very first blogposts – back in the days – was about make-up and horses. A strange combination but the luxury skincare brand Chantecaille knows how to combine the best of both worlds. In 2013, the French brand launched a equestrian inspired make-up line dedicated to the year of the horse. Recently Chantecaille came up with a new cheek color “Joy” and a print of a horse head is taking a prominent role on the packaging.

A helping hand

The reason why Equestrian Lifestyle happily promotes the skincare brand is because of their love of horses and their efforts to help the wild horse population.

The wild horse population is dropping due to lack of free roaming land, so this Chantecaille blush is designed in the shape of the at-risk animal in order to spread the word. Part of the brand’s limited edition 20th anniversary collection, it’s made from finely milled powders that feel weightless and imparts a rosy-pink flush.

Wild horses need land to roam free. By conserving park land for wild horses, Chantecaille not only help save the herds, they also ensure that the land remains preserved for future human generations, as it was originally intended.

You can help by supporting the American Wild Horse Campaign, which Chantecaille is proud to support. 5 percent of the net proceeds of all Cheek Shade sales will benefit the 6 charities included in the collection.

Go for horsey cheeks!

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