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The Bruheim Family of Nordic Lights Farm Sponsor and Support Dallas Harvest Horse Show

Tyler, TX - October 28, 2008 - The Dallas Harvest Horse Show is the most prestigious AA rated horse show in Texas. Scheduled to be held November 5-9, 2008 at the Texas Rose Horse Park, the show earns five stars in the hospitality department for exhibitors and spectators.

In addition to unsurpassed customer service, the Dallas Harvest Horse Show also likes to give back to the equine community. The horse show has teamed up with Habitat for Horses, an outstanding horse protection organization. Several fundraising events will be held with proceeds going to Habitat.

The collaboration of top rated competition and horse welfare is something that exhibitors really get behind and look forward to. Every year the horse show sells out. Riders come out to support the show and give back to a part of the equine community that is in need.

One of those families is the Bruheim's of Nordic Lights Farm LLC. Even with issues facing their own family, they have found a way to emerge stronger than ever. This is because of the horses.

Elisabeth Bruheim, along with her husband, is the mother and leader of her three children. Lene is the youngest at 14, Eirin is the middle child at 16, and Kenneth is the oldest at 18. Kenneth has Downs Syndrome.

"It seems as though everyone in Texas knows my son," said Bruheim. "People are always asking where Kenny is and how he is doing. He is a fixture people know in the horse world."

Even with the other children in the family riding, Kenny does not. Bruheim continued, "We tried the therapy riding, but he does not want to ride. He really likes the horses from the ground. He will pet them, groom them, and love them, but he will not get on one."

Horses have brought the family closer together. For them, it is a sport and lifestyle they can enjoy together. They travel together and live in hotels together. Thanks to the horses the family has become a close-knit unit.

Last summer, Bruheim finalized plans, and a riding and training stable was built on their property. The facility consists of 18 stalls that houses 14 of their horses, 70 acres, 15 pastures and an indoor and outdoor ring. Farm and Ranch magazine will be featuring Nordic Lights Farm in an upcoming issue.

"We have grown very close thanks to the horses," said Bruheim. "Riding is what my girls want to do. So we want to make sure everything is in place so they can be the best."

Nordic Lights Farm employs trainer Sherri Sims, who works exclusively for the Bruheim family. The oldest daughter rides in the Junior Hunters, Equitation, and Junior Jumpers. The youngest daughter rides in the Children's Hunters.

The Bruheim family is involved with charity work; the Dallas Harvest Horse Show has great appeal to them. This will be their third year attending the horse show. In order to show additional support, they have sponsored the $3,000 Welcome Stake.

"When you are a mom and in our position in society, you have to share, need to share. It is really not a choice. It is something we need to do, I have always believed that," shared Bruheim. "The girls feel the same way. They really like helping out. Eirin is going to start volunteering at a dog pound. My little one wanted a dog for her birthday, and I asked her what kind she wanted. She said she wanted one from the pound."

They are big fans of the charity, Habitat for Horses, and the horse show itself.

"The charity is a very good one. We enjoy the show a great deal. We like the way they run things, we like the Texas Rose Horse Park and we can support a good cause. You can't beat three out of three," said Bruheim.

For more information on the Dallas Harvest Horse Show and to view the complete prize list, please visit http://www.southboundshow.com

For more information on Habitat for Horses, please visit http://www.habitatforhorses.org

Photo Credit: Eirin Bruheim and horse Say No More. Photo (C) 2008 Shawn McMillen. This photo may be used free of charge only in relation to this press release.


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