Katy, TX – April 4, 2012 – The horses and riders at Nordic Lights Farm had another stellar performance at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center during the Spring Gathering Charity Horse Show. Eirin Bruheim piloted NLF Transatlantic to a victory in the $5,000 Spring Gathering Classic, while her sister Lene Bruheim took home the blue in the High Children’s Jumpers with Jessika. After earning the High Performance Working Hunter Reserve Championship, Peter Pletcher and NLF Shakespeare’s Rhythm were presented with the Houston Spring Series Circuit Championship.
Eirin Bruheim has been working steadily to bring NLF Transatlantic back to top form after a seven-month break from the show ring, and during the Spring Gathering Charity Horse Show they were ready to win. The duo completed an excellent double clear effort during the $5,000 Spring Gathering Classic, stopping the clock at a speedy 29.90 seconds during the jump-off. Eirin then competed in the $10,000 Spring Gathering Welcome Stake, placing second aboard Cicero 75 after leaving all the rails in tact during the jump-off in a very quick time. She also claimed the eighth place honors with Anyway, after the pair completed a four-fault first round effort.
“The Spring Gathering Charity Horse Show was really good,” said Eirin. “My horses were a little tired, but preformed really nicely. Cicero 75 jumped his heart out during the Welcome Stake, and Anyway was really good too. NLF Transatlantic is really stepping up and was great in the Classic. Overall, my horses tried their best these last few months and now deserve some time to rest and recover.”
Lene Bruheim had her victory during the Spring Gathering Charity Horse Show, winning a class in the High Children’s Jumpers aboard her newest mount Jessika. The pair also took home third, fifth, and eighth place ribbons to eventually earn the High Children’s Jumper Championship. Lene also had success with her veteran mount NLF Valhall, placing second, third, and seventh in the High Children’s Jumpers.
“Spring Gathering was so much fun,” said Lene. “Jessika and I are really starting to get to know one another, and NLF Valhall is in his usual tip-top form! I couldn’t ask for better horses and I am really looking forward to this summer.”
Professional rider Peter Pletcher has had great success with NLF Shakespeare’s Rhythm during the last three weeks, already earning two High Performance Working Hunter Championships. During the Spring Gathering Charity Horse Show they took home the division’s reserve championship after earning a first place ribbon, two second place ribbons, and two third place ribbons. Their efforts over the last three weeks were honored with the Houston Spring Series High Performance Working Hunter Circuit Championship.
“NLF Shakespeare’s Rhythm was really good,” said Pletcher. “It’s really nice to win this award here because we’ve all put a lot of work into the circuit. This horse has always tried really hard, but now he knows he’s a show horse and it’s becoming really easy for him.”
Nordic Lights Farm will show in Tyler, TX in April and May before heading east to compete during the prestigious Devon Horse Show in Devon, PA.
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.