The “Beast from the East” winter storm hit several parts of the U.K. last week, freezing the start of the eventing competition calendar, much to the dismay of eager horses and riders. But, some riders have made the best of the snow delay. Here’s the unofficial eventer’s guide to waiting out a snow storm:

1) Post embarrassing your family members (in the best way possible). Thanks to Mary King and Emily King for this gem:

2. Marvel at the sheer volume of white stuff that makes life for equestrians damn near impossible.

3. Build an impressive snowman.

4. Go four-wheeling like Mark Todd.

Luckily I’m in a Range Rover!!

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5. Time’s a-wasting, so ride anyway.


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