Eirin Bruheim Rides to Top for Nordic Lights Farm at WEF

February 26th, 2014 10:49 AM | Comments Off on Eirin Bruheim Rides to Top for Nordic Lights Farm at WEF

Press release

NLF LogoWellington, FL – February 26, 2014 – Amateur rider Eirin Bruehim is continuing her successful show season at the 2014 Winter Equestrian Festival where she has been competing for her home country of Norway and her family’s Nordic Lights Farm. Showing under the tutelage of Olympian Norman Dello Joio, Bruheim has earned numerous placings aboard her talented string of young mounts in the Open and Amateur-Owner Jumper divisions.

Bruheim and her top mount NLF Billy On Show showcased their talent during Week IV with a fifth place finish in the competitive 1.35m Open Jumpers. Riding among 49 entries, the pair produced a double clear effort, stopping the clock at 48.366 seconds for the pink rosette. Last week, NLF Billy On Show advanced to the 1.40m Open Jumper Speed class, where he placed eighth out of 90 entries.

“NLF Billy on Show just started showing again a few weeks ago,” explained Bruheim. “I am so glad to have him back and have a horse I can rely on. I got him last year during WEF so that I could have a horse to show in the bigger classes. He is 110 percent energy all the time, but it’s important to just get him to relax. He’s been great this year. He goes in and knows his job.”

Bruheim continued, “Sometimes it’s nice to have a large class because when there are only a few you end up changing your plan a lot when you are watching others. When there are big numbers in the class though you see every option possible so you stick to your plan, and that takes some of the pressure away. I do what I need to do and see where I end up.”

Last week, Bruheim was also successful with NLF Newsflash, who was the fastest four-faulter in the first round of the $15,000 SJHOF High AO Classic to place eighth. During Week V, it was NLF Favorite who showcased her skills, placing 12th in the 1.30m Open Jumpers out of over 100 entries. She then went on to also place 12th in the 1.35m Open Jumpers.

“NLF Favorite just stepped up to 1.35m, and she has been doing really well and jumping around so nicely,” said Bruheim. “Working with Norman has been really great. When we’re at home he tells me to relax and that you don’t need to be perfect at home. That has helped stop me from working the wrong things to make them better at home, and it has paid off in the ring.”

Bruheim will continue to compete in Wellington at the Winter Equestrian Festival and during the The Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour through the end of March.

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 Billy On Show. Photo By: SportFot. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.

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