Nordic Lights Farm has kicked off the spring show season in style, traveling to Europe to be based out of London with Olympian Lauren Hough. Amateur rider Eirin Bruheim represented her home country of Norway at Jumping Antwerp in Belgium and the Flanders Spring Classic at Jumping Lummen. During the prestigious CSI** events, Bruheim collected top honors with her talented mounts NLF Newsflash and NLF Billy On Show. Hough took home the second place award in the International Six Bar Competition during the CSIO at Jumping Lummen with Tackeray. The duo then went on to place third in the Alltech Grand Prix at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
During Jumper Antwerp, Bruheim piloted NLF Newsflash to a double clear effort during the first day of the 1.35m Open Jumpers. She also captured a 12th place ribbon with NLF Billy On Show during the 1.40m Open Jumper speed class, clocking in at 65.41 seconds with all the rails in place. The duo then competed in the Price ALD Automotive 1.45m Grand Prix, where they lowered the height of a single fence.
The next week, Nordic Lights Farm traveled to Lummen for the Flanders Spring Classic. On Thursday, Bruheim and NLF Newsflash started off the competition with a clear speed round in the 1.30m Open Jumpers to capture the fifth place award. The next day they showed, the pair competed in the 1.40m Open Jumpers for the first time and incurred just four faults. Bruheim and NLF Newsflash closed out the week by finishing in the top 20 of the 1.35m Open Jumper class as the fastest four faulters. Bruheim and her second mount, NLF Billy On Show, had just one rail during Sunday’s 1.40m Open Jumper event.
“These two weeks have been great,” expressed Bruheim. “My horses jumped so great for their first shows in Europe with me. Billy was a super star in Antwerp and I am so pleased to have started so strongly. Newsflash was such a good boy in the 1.40m during Lummen. These weeks have been great and I look forward to competing some more. I am learning so much and it has been a wonderful experience.”
Olympian Lauren Hough wrapped up the weekend for Nordic Lights Farm riding Tackeray in the International Six Bar Competition during the CSIO at Jumping Lummen. They started out the week with a clear round in the 1.40m Open Jumper four-star speed class, finishing just outside the ribbons. The duo was prepped and ready for the Six Bar, where they had just a single rail during the second jump-off. Hough and Tackeray’s efforts were good enough to take home the second place title. The next week, they traveled to the Royal Windsor Horse Show to compete during the Alltech Grand Prix. With a clear first round, Hough and Tackeray advanced to the jump-off, where they posted another fault free effort, clocking in less than a second behind the winner to garner the third place award for Nordic Lights Farm.
Nordic Lights Farm will continue showing throughout Europe during the spring and summer. The next stop on their schedule will be the Global Champions Tour in Wiesbaden, Germany.
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 20-year-old Eirin Bruheim and 18-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 NLF Newsflash at Jumping Antwerp. Photo By: SportFot. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.