Nordic Lights Farm earned excellent results at the first of show of the Great Southwest Winter Series this past weekend in Katy, TX. Lene Bruheim and her mounts NLF Casabella, NFL Valhall, and Say No More placed in the top five in all of their classes. Eirin Bruheim navigated successful rides with her mounts NLF Trans Atlantic, Cicero 75, and Qarco V’T Merelsnest during the top jumper competitions at her first show as an Amateur.
Eirin started off the week riding in the $5,000 1.40m Open Jumper class taking home a sixth place finish with her horse NLF Trans Atlantic. She also had a seventh place finish with Cicero 75, and eighth place finish with QarcoV’T Merelsnest.
“This weekend was a good weekend for me at the horse show. The class was a good warm-up and the course was a good one. After the good class I was pumped to do the grand prix on Saturday,” noted Eirin Bruheim.
Later in the week, Eirin competed in the $25,000 Grand Prix where she piloted Nordic Lights Farm LLC’s Cicero 75 to a fourth place finish after a clear first round effort and just four faults during the jump-off. She was also paired with her horse NLF Trans Atlantic and landed in eleventh place for their efforts.
“Cicero was super jumping a clean first round but I made a mistake in the jump-off giving me a total of four faults. It was a great way to start the new season and a good warm-up week before the Winter Equestrian Festival,” said Eirin.
Lene Bruheim competed in the Small Junior Hunter division with her horse NLF Casabella. The duo took home a second place ribbon and two third place ribbons in the Small Junior Hunters. Lene then moved to the jumper ring where she and her new mount Say No More earned a fourth place ribbon in the High Children’s/Adult Amateur Jumper. Later in the week she rode NLF Valhall in the Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers where the pair took home the third place honors.
“The show went really good for our first one back in the 2011 season. We’re getting back into stride and this weekend was a great warm-up before WEF. NLF Valhall was absolutely a rock star for me in the Low Juniors and I couldn’t be more pleased with that,” expressed Lene. “NLF Casabella did wonderfully in the Small Juniors as well. She is jumping incredibly and I can’t wait to see where we end up this show season. Say No More was a little fresh but out of this world in the Children Jumpers for me!”
This weekend the Bruheim sisters will be competing at the second show of the Great Southwest Winter Series. They will then head to Wellington, FL for the 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival where they will be competing during week seven and eight.
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 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 an jumper divisions aboard their incredible string of horses.
Photo Credit: Lene Bruheim showed NLF Valhall in the Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers during the Great Southwest Winter Series. Photo By: Shawn McMillen. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.