Week Three of the 2011 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL proved very successful for Nordic Lights Farm. Professional rider Peter Pletcher showed Elisabeth Bruheim’s NLF Shakespeare’s Rhythm to the High Performance Working Hunter Division Championship. After scoring two first place ribbons, two second place ribbons, a third place ribbon throughout the week the pair received the championship cooler.
“NLF Shakespeare’s Rhythm was terrific throughout the division and is great horse,” noted Pletcher. “He is a super horse and tries so hard every class and he is always the same every day. He loves his job and loves to show. From the first class to the fourth class he is equally as brilliant.
Pletcher added, “The one course was a little longer than normal and there were two long lines to two oxers but it rode very nicely for us. There was also a two stride going away from the ingate, which can be a challenge for horses, but we did it without any trouble and he did it effortlessly. He is a horse that looks for where he is going and looks for his next jump. I do him in the hunter derby classes and he is really good at that, he is very brave and the harder the course the better.”
During the 2010 show season, Pletcher competed with NLF Shakespeare’s Rhythm in the Second Year Green Working Hunter division and the Hunter Derby classes. The pair earned numerous top ribbons throughout the country, and Pletcher now trains sisters Eirin and Lene Bruheim of Nordic Lights Farm in their respective divisions.
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.
NLF Shakespeare’s Rhythym
Photo Credit: Peter Pletcher and NLF Shakespeare’s Rhythm earned the High Performance Working Hunter Division Championship during Week III of WEF. Photo By: Heather Bellock/PMG. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.