Katy, TX – November 20, 2012 – Topping off a successful 2012 show season for Nordic Lights Farm, Peter Pletcher claimed another Derby victory during the Final Chase Horse Show with NLF Shakespeare’s Rhythm. Pletcher took home the winning prize during the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby after piloting NLF Shakespeare’s Rhythm to the lead during both rounds of competition. The pair also claimed the championship honors in the Performance 3’6″ Hunter division earlier in the week after winning two over fences classes.
“NLF Shakespeare’s Rhythm was awesome this weekend,” expressed Pletcher. “He was jumping very crisp, and as always, he was very brave in the ring. The Derby had a nice course with some really big option jumps and he’s really good at the high jumps. In the handy round there were strides going away from the gate to the first jump and you could go either direction, but I decided to go straight at it. He was super, had a beautiful jump this weekend and rode amazing.”
Katy, TX – November 22, 2011 – As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Nordic Lights Farm wrapped up the 2011 show season during the Final Chase Horse Show at the Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas. Eirin Bruheim claimed the winning honors during the $5,000 Open Jumper Mini Prix aboard Cicero 75, as well as the High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Championship. Her sister Lene Bruheim was also very successful, earning top honors in the hunter, jumper, and equitation rings.
Eirin and her talented mount Cicero 75 proved to be a dominating combination during the Final Chase Horse Show. For the second week in a row they took home the High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Championship after earning a first place ribbon, a second place ribbon, and a fourth place ribbon. The pair then tackled the $5,000 Open Jumper Mini Prix where their incredible double-clear effort scored the winning prize. Eirin also competed with new mount Anyway to earn the sixth place award, and in the High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers garnered a third and fourth place ribbon.
“The show this weekend was awesome,” said Eirin. “Cicero and Anyway were both so lively yet polite; it was a joy to be able to ride them. I finally feel like I’m officially back from my six month break and I am ready for WEF!”