The Old And The New

A stained glass window in an old barn at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A stained glass window in an old barn at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

I added a few activities to my new experiences list last week. I visited the fair again on Wednesday. I watched dogs herding cattle and two horse shows. I was impressed by the speed, the dexterity, the enthusiasm and the fearlessness of the dogs.

The horse shows were the Park Pleasure and the Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving. There was an organist playing music as the horses and their riders rode around the arena. The tunes are still playing in my mind.

On the way to see the dogs and the horses, I stopped by the old barn to take a closer look at the stained glass window that I noticed last Sunday. The antique automobiles were parked on the grass in the shade near the old barn.

An antique John Deere tractor at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

An antique John Deere tractor at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A Classic 1940 Oldsmobile at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A Classic 1940 Oldsmobile at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A hood ornament on an antique Model-T Ford, August 17, 2016.

The hood ornament on an antique Model-T Ford, August 17, 2016. A photograph of the entire automobile is in the post “A Glimpse Of The Fair.”

A hood ornament on an antique Model-T Ford, August 17, 2016.

The hood ornament on an antique Model-T Ford, August 17, 2016. A photograph of the entire automobile is in the post “A Glimpse Of The Fair.”

A Classic 1963 Chevy Corvette at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A Classic 1963 Chevy Corvette at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

Horses and riders in the Park Pleasure Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

Horses and riders in the Park Pleasure Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A horse and a rider in the Park Pleasure Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A horse and a rider in the Park Pleasure Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A horse and a rider in the Park Pleasure Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A horse and a rider in the Park Pleasure Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

Horses and riders in the Park Pleasure Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

Horses and riders in the Park Pleasure Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

Horses and riders in the Park Pleasure Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A dog herding cattle at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A dog herding cattle at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A dog herding cattle at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A dog herding cattle at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A dog herding cattle at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A dog herding cattle at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A dog herding cattle at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A dog herding cattle at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A dog herding cattle at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A dog herding cattle at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A dog herding cattle at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A dog herding cattle at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A horse and a driver in the Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A horse and a driver in the Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A horse and a driver in the Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A horse and a driver in the Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A horse and a driver in the Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A horse and a driver in the Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A horse and a driver in the Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A horse and a driver in the Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A horse and a driver in the Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A horse and a driver in the Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A horse and a driver in the Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

A horse and a driver in the Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

Horses and drivers in the Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Horse Show at the Iowa State Fair, August 17, 2016.

Take care and thanks for reading.

Sarah

ps. There are two previous Iowa State Fair posts: “A Glimpse of the Fair” (August 14, 2016) and “Mornings at the Fair” (August 30, 2015).

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