Traveling all the way from Tomball, TX, the horses and riders of Nordic Lights Farm have been successfully competing at the 2012 Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, for the past three weeks. Showcasing their skills in the hunter, jumper, and equitation rings, Eirin and Lene Bruheim have been competing against the best in the world during the prestigious event that features the top horse and rider combinations throughout a twelve-week circuit.
Amateur rider Eirin Bruheim has been focusing on the jumper ring with her talented mounts Cicero 75 and Anyway. Cicero 75 is Eirin’s veteran mount and the duo has earned ribbons in the High Amateur-Owner Jumpers, showing against as many as 64 competitors. Eirin’s newest horse, Anyway, has shown great skill in the Medium Amateur-Owner Jumpers, using quick speed and a careful grace to claim prizes in classes with as many as 60 other horse and rider combinations.
“WEF has begun wonderfully,” expressed Erin. “I started in the Medium Amateur-Owner Jumpers on both Anyway and Cicero 75 and they were awesome. Later, I moved Cicero up to the Highs were he has been a super star. Next week I’m moving Anyway up to the Highs because she has been fast and clean in almost all the classes to my delight. They’re both so good and I’m so lucky to have them both to ride!”
Lene Bruheim has also has her own success in the junior ranks, competing in the hunters, jumpers, and equitation. In the Low Junior Jumpers, Lene and NLF Valhall have shown skill over some of the country’s most demanding courses. She has also been showing the equitation classes with Say No More, trying to gain valuable points to compete during the Finals at the end of the year. Rounding out the past three weeks, Lene has also been showing in the Large Junior 16-17 Hunter division aboard NLF Shakespeare’s Rhythm, where the two have earned ribbons against stiff competition.
“WEF has been amazing the last three weeks,” noted Lene. “All my horses have been such good sports about everything! I really feel like I’m learning a lot from showing down here. NLF Valhall has stayed solid throughout the weeks, and NLF Shakespeare’s Rhythm has as well. Say No More was wonderful this last week too. I could not be happier with them or the training we have been focusing on.”
During Week Five, Eirin and Lene will resume competition at the prestigious Winter Equestrian Festival as they use this wonderful opportunity to sharpen their skills and gain invaluable experience in the ring.
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 19-year-old Eirin Bruheim and 17-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: Eirin Bruheim and Nordic Lights Farm’s Anyway. Photo By: SportFot. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.