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.
Sharing the love to all y’all horsey guys n gals in these beauuuutifully tropical conditions! @MaryKingGB 💪🏾❄️ @FEI_Global @horseandhound @HorseScoutTeam @BEventing @noelle_style pic.twitter.com/wz5G5NpMGB
— Emily King (@kingeventing) March 3, 2018
We’ve had a couple of snow days at Maidwell despite our best efforts to beat the beast from the east. Only one equine went riding today but hopefully a few more back in action tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/XSEmZ3rbay
— Piggy French (@Piggy_French) March 3, 2018
— Fox-Pitt Eventing (@foxpitteventing) March 2, 2018
— German Eventing (@luhmuehlen2017) March 3, 2018
A little bit over the snow ❄️ 😩 pic.twitter.com/1LjNblojT2
— Laura Collett (@CollettEventing) March 3, 2018
— Sam Watson (@watsoneventing) March 3, 2018
— Kim Bailey (@kimbaileyracing) March 3, 2018
— Katie Dumas (@KatieDumas) March 2, 2018
The Beast from the East did not stop Jock checking on the troops. @CplCruachan_IV @HelpASquaddie @SportsRehabMark @debbs_grantham @bhaatweets @CreoSkills @Tony_Hodson @WalterStirling @WillieFrame54 @rieswans78 pic.twitter.com/7HBsC22WSY
— HorseBack UK (@HorseBackUK) March 3, 2018
— Tilly Berendt (@TillyBerendt) March 3, 2018