snow at normandy stud
snow at normandy stud

Winter montage at the stud farm of Xavier and Nathalie Bozo in Normandy

(Photo : Normandy Stud)

An early winter in France


Article By: Greig MuirIn a country where the Pyrenees and Alps are favoured haunts for many partaking in the sport of skiing, the winter has come as a delight. Much of the French landscape has been turned into a picturesque scene, with occupants, or as the French would say la citoyen de cheval on many of the major French Breeding farms finding the snow equally appealing.

Most of Europe has been hit by unseasonal early winters, which has turned the countryside into a winter wonderland. Weather conditions forced the postponement of weekend racing at Fairyhouse in Ireland, a meeting set to feature leading favourites for the Cheltenham Festival next year.