Fairlea Steady Betty
Norcutt makes ‘Steady’ push for national title.
July 20, 2018
After the first round of the National High School Finals Rodeo, Fallon’s Ali Norcutt had a reason to smile.
Now, she has plenty to be excited about.
She placed sixth in the first round of the reined cow horse competition, scoring 290 points.
In round two, the youngster performed like a season vet – combined with ice water running through her horse’s veins.
Aboard “Fairlea Steady Betty,” the combination of cowgirl and cow horse provided another steady score – actually increasing the number and climbing the standings.
Fallon’s Ali Norcutt slides “Fairlea Steady Betty” to a stop Friday during the short-go of the reined cow horse competition at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Norcutt placed in the top-10 in all three rounds and finished fifth in the nation with a three-run score of 867 points. Photo by Cari Norcutt
Norcutt scored 143 points in the reining portion of the event, but her fence work on the cow catapulted her to a big score.
She added 148.5 points to her total – finishing with a second-run score of 291.5 points – which placed seventh in the round.
She climbed from sixth to third in the average with a two-round total of 581.5 points.
In the short-go Friday, Norcutt tallied 285.5 points – placing in the top-10 in all three rounds – finishing fifth in the nation with a three-round score of 867 points.