Melissa Felix, 19, AHS ‘12, and her horse, Silky Story, were seven-time grand champions and two-time reserve grand champions at the Henry County Fair, Aug. 10-16, in Napoleon.
A freshman at Northwest State Community College, she is the daughter of Deb Felix, Archbold, and granddaughter of Dick and Jenny Miller, Archbold.
She is a member of the Henry County Country Club 4-H club. Her 4-H advisors are Tia and Mark Waisner, Holgate. It is her final year in 4-H.
Silky Story, also known as Peanut, is 12 years old. Felix has had the horse for almost nine years.
Felix took fifth place in the Outstanding Livestock Project Exhibitor competition.
She was the grand champion in ground driving and placed third in Senior English Showmanship in the Friday, Aug. 10, Draft and Driving Show.
In the Saturday, Aug. 11, Western Performance Show, Felix was grand champion in contesting showmanship for the second straight year, placed fourth in senior showmanship, and was the grand champion for the second straight year in Trail in Hand.
In the Gymkhana (Contesting) Show, Tuesday, Aug. 14, Felix was the grand champion in senior barrels, the senior stakes race, senior keyhole, and senior cones and barrels (for the second straight year), and was reserve grand champion in senior flags, and senior speed and control. She also placed third in senior butterfly.
She took first in barrels, tenth in horsemanship, and placed ninth overall in the versatility show, Wednesday, Aug. 15.