Horze and the NRYF’s Annual Awards


This weekend, together with the Norwegian Riding Association, Horze awarded three lucky riders with the distinctions, “Club Leader of the year”, “leading light of the year” and “youth worker of the year”.

The nominations were made by the public, who wrote in with their suggestions. This was then taken to a vote, also made by the public. Congratulations to the winners and their clubs, who have all received equipment packs from Horze.

Club Leader of the year
Beate Heieren Hundhammer: Hønefoss and Ringerike Riding Centre.

She was described by the jury as proficient, enthusiastic and professional, as well as being a very kind individual. She is a problem solver, a willing worker and has a strong ability to follow things through. She is a good team player, and brings people together. She is a club leader who handles everything from being a competition leader, to answering maintainance questions og resolving conflicts. She has been on the club’s comittee for six years and is particularly good at optimising the club’s operations. She is very decisive individual who manages a job in Oslo, the active lives of her three daughters, is an active rider and manages to get to competitions regularly, on top of the fantastic job she does at Hønefoss and Ringerike Riding Centre.

Leading light of the year
Bernt Otto Hauglien: Drammen og Omegn Riding Centre.

Bernt was described as a richly knowledgable individual with incredible drive and a phenomenal ability to find resolutions. He has unselfishly helped lift the equestrian sport to what it is today in Norway. He is a rare and versatile tool amongst us. Bernt has worked hard to bring money and investors to the club. He is good at delegating, as well as being able to get stuck in as a handyman himself. When there is a competition to be arrange, he is the first to arrive and the last to leave. He is a driving force and competition arranger within Norwegian Grand Prix, the first time being in 1982. Ten years later, he was the initiative taken behind the Oslo Horse Show where her was also competition arranger in 1991 and 1992.

Youth worker of the year
Ingvild Østlie

The jury said that, despite her young age, Ingvild already has long experience of directorship. She is a strong believer that young people should be involved not only in horse riding, but also in sports in general. She has a great understanding of organisational work, and the importance that young people have a voice in all contexts. Ingvild is positive, fearless and has burning enthusiasm. She was chosen last year to sit as chairman in the NRYF’s new started youth committee, and has already formed a strong youth network in the organisation.

Ingvild Østlie


Rune is the chief coordinator for sales, marketing and product assortment for the company. He is also Chairman on the Board for Finntack, the organisation to which Horze belongs. The job consists of sales development, managing training, ensuring the company is able to meet daily challenges. Rune loves to challenge the toughest competitors and to constantly be at the forefront of development within price, quality, logistics and design. In his free time he likes to train, especially skiing slalam in the winter, though he enjoys more of a sea life in the summer.