NRCHA E-Cow Work

Fairlea Steady Betty

Darrel Norcutt and Fairlea Steady Betty Win Limited Open Bridle at 2010 NRCHA Derby.
NRCHA E-Cow Work – June 19, 2010

Fairlea Steady Betty

On Saturday, June 19, Darrel Norcutt won the Limited Open Bridle. Riding Fairlea Steady Betty, the Fallon, Nevada, trainer marked a 212.5 in the rein work and a 216 in the cow work for a 428.5 total.

“She was good in the reining and real good in the cow. We had a little trouble circling one way. The cow didn’t want to turn and she muscled him around. I was pretty happy with her,” Norcutt said.

Fairlea Steady Betty is owned by Therese and Basil Kehoe, who collected $1,680. They also received a CR Morrison trophy and a CR Morrison commemorative medallion.

Norcutt has been riding Fairlea Steady Betty, by Smart Steady Date out of Fairleas Qwik Pic, for two years, and says her consistency is what he most appreciates about her. “She’s always the same. She’s pretty funny to warm up. She never feels good or does anything right, but when it’s time to show, she gives me everything she’s capable of and is nice and solid,” he said.

Along with thanking the Kehoes for letting him train their horses, Norcutt noted his appreciation of 2009 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion Zane Davis. “I’ve learned a lot of good stuff from Zane in the last few months. He stops in and gives me some good pointers and little things to improve on,” he said.

photo from 2011 Magnificent 7