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Nordic Lights Farm Earns Tricolor Victories at Pin Oak Charity Horse Show I
Written by: Rebecca Walton Client:Nordic Lights Farm Release Date:2011-03-28
Katy, TX – March 28, 2011 –Nordic Lights Farm had a tremendously successful week during the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show I, held at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX, from March 23-27, 2011. Junior rider Lene Bruheim earned winning accolades in the Junior Hunter divisions along with the Children’s Jumpers, while professional riders Peter Pletcher and Shannon Slyfield earned top prizes aboard Nordic Lights Farm’s top mounts.
Bruheim showed NLF Shakespeare’s Rhythm for the first time in the Large Junior 16-17 Hunters this weekend. The duo proved to be an excellent match and took home the reserve championship title after earning a first place ribbon, two second place ribbons, and two fourth place ribbons. The newly matched pair also participated in the $1,000 Junior Hunter Classic where they placed fourth.
This weekend, Bruheim also competed in the Low Junior Jumpers with NLF Valhall and showed Say No More in the High Children’s Jumpers. After earning two eighth place awards in the High Children’s Jumpers, Bruheim and Say No More are now qualified for the $20,000 Children’s/Adult Amateur Jumper Classic during the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show II.
“Pin Oak was so fun and it was nice to get back into the Junior Hunters on such a cool horse,” expressed Bruheim. “He could not have been more perfect for me! The High Children’s Jumpers went very well also and my horse was jumping so well. All my horses feel ready for next weekend and I am excited to get back in the ring!”
Peter Pletcher also represented Nordic Lights Farm this weekend, showing NLF Shakespeare’s Rhythm in the High Performance Hunter division. After dominating the competition and earning three first place ribbons and a second place ribbon the duo was presented with the championship tricolor.
The week wrapped-up with the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, where Shannon Slyfield showed Pristine Park to a ninth place finish for Nordic Lights Farm.
Amateur rider Eirin Bruheim did not compete during last week’s horse show, as she preparing her horses to leave this week for France. While in Europe, Eirin will be training with Edouard Couperie of Barbizon, France, and competing for her home country of Norway. Lene Bruheim will continue to show in the United States and is now preparing for the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show II.
Nordic Lights Farm is a 70-acre establishment located in Tomball, TX, and was founded in 2007 by the Bruheim family to help further the equestrian goals of 18-year-old Erin Bruheim and 16-year-old Lene Bruheim. Both girls have worked their way up through the ranks and are currently competing at the top levels in the hunter and jumper divisions aboard their incredible string of horses.
Photo Credit: Lene Bruheim and NLF Shakespeare’s Rhythm earned the Large Junior 16-17 Hunter Reserve Championship during the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show I. Photo By: Shawn McMillen. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.