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Nordic Lights Farm Garners Winning Awards at Great Southwest Autumn Classic
Written by: Rebecca Walton Client:Nordic Lights Farm Release Date:2011-11-16
Katy, TX –November 16, 2011 – Nordic Lights Farm continued their streak of success this weekend at the Great Southwest Autumn Classic. Talented riders Eirin and Lene Bruheim showed their talented mounts in the hunter, jumper, and equitation divisions held at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas. Eirin took home championship honors with Cicero 75, while Lene claimed a victory in the equitation.
Eirin had a great week in the jumper ring with her veteran mount Cicero 75, as well as her newest mount Anyway. In the High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers, Eirin piloted Cicero 75 to the first, second, and third place finish to eventually claim the division’s championship tricolor. The duo also competed in the $5,000 Open Mini Prix, where they completed a double-clear effort and took home the eighth place award. In the Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers, Eirin and Anway garnered the second and seventh place ribbon.
“This show was a good show,” noted Eirin. “I was thrilled that Cicero75 ended up champion in the High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers. I thought Anyway was really good in the Lows, and I feel like we are really clicking.”
Lene had her own success during the week, winning the ASPCA Maclay aboard Say No More and placing second during the USEF Talent Search with NLF Valhall. In the hunter ring, Lene took home excellent ribbons with her talented mounts NLF Shakespeare’s Rhythm and Pristine Park in the Large Junior 16-17 Hunters.
“It was a great show and I couldn't have had better rounds on any of my mounts,” commented Lene. “I really loved the handy rounds on both Pristine Park and NLF Shakespeare's Rhythm. Both rounds put a smile on my face. Say No More could not have been more willing, and did such a superb job. NLF Valhall did the Low Juniors and equitation and was so willing to please me in both. It was an absolutely awesome horse show and I can’t wait for next week.”
Lene and Eirin will continue showing at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center this week during the Final Chase Horse Show, before they begin preparing to head east for the prestigious 2012 Winter Equestrian Festival. They will be riding with top rider and trainer Peter Pletcher, following six months of intensive training with Missy Clark of North Run.
Nordic Lights Farm is a 70-acre establishment located in Tomball, TX, that was founded in 2007 by the Bruheim family to help further the equestrian goals of 18-year-old Eirin 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 Say No More won the ASCPA Maclay class at the Great Southwest Autumn Classic. Photo By: David Mullinix. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.