Equestrians vs. ‘Beast From the East’

Storm Emma led to high level snow and wind warnings by the UK’s national weather service (Met Office) late last week and into the weekend, and the conditions were severe enough to delay the start of the 2018 British Eventing season.

The unusually cold temperatures in the United Kingdom and Ireland are a result of the destructive ‘Beast from the East’ that has marched across Europe from Siberia, leaving both beauty and chaos in its wake.

Equestrians, however, are a resilient bunch. It doesn’t matter what the weather is doing; the horses still need to be fed and watered and the barn mucked out. We’re glad to see our friends across the pond keeping a cheerful face on and making light of the situation wherever they can.

[Storm Emma Triggers Another Red Warning for Snow]

[There’s Snow Way: First Weekend of British Eventing Season Cancelled Due to Adverse Conditions]

[‘Beast From The East’ Brings Beauty, Cold And Chaos To Europe]