Congratulations to Michelle and her feisty mare Nouska on their first place finish in the $25,000 Footings Authority Grand Prix during the fourth week of the HITS Arizona Winter Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Ignoring both stop signs and the posted speed limit they raced to a lightning-fast, double-clear victory, defeating a field of 24 with 7 advancing to the jump-off.
Third to go in the jump-off, Nouska laid down a time of 31.386 seconds which easily held off the nearest challenger by nearly 2 seconds and posted the winning time. Michelle also collected the 6th place prize on her Oldenberg mare Charisma 57.
Nouska competed four times in the Sunday Grand Prix events during the six week 2007 HITS Arizona Winter Circuit. She placed in all four events, scoring a 5th, two 6ths, and this win.
Click HERE to see the video of the winning jump-off round.