Pulling for the Win

DES MOINES, IA (08/19/2019) (readMedia)-- Horses pulled their best during the Horse Pulling competitions held Saturday August 10 at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. Bill Hanson of Chatfield, MN took first place in the Light Class, with Ryan Smith of Clark, MO taking first place in the Heavy Class.


Horse Pulling Light Class

1) Bill Hanson, Chatfiled, Minn.

2) Ranae Poole, Windyville, Mo.

3) Cody Gray, Villisca

4) Robert Poole, Windyville, Mo.

6) Gary Hembry, Osceola

8) Daniel Gray, Villisca

Horse Pulling Heavy Class

1) Ryan Smith, Clark, Mo.

2) Jordan Hanson, Preston, Minn.

3) David White, Sturgeon, Mo.

4) Taylor Gray, Villisca

5) Winston Simpson, Clarence, Mo.

6) Tub Buffington, Colo


The Iowa State Fair is one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country and the single largest event in the state. The Fair began over 160 years ago and is now considered one of the best events in the nation, attracting more than one million Fairgoers every year from all over the world. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University, just off the interstate and minutes from Downtown Des Moines. Nothing Compares to State Fair Favorites: August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.