By Doris Degner-Foster Harry deLeyer is famous for his partnership with Snowman, a grey gelding that he rescued from the kill wagon and rode to win at the elite level of show jumping, competing against the top horses in the country. Harry’s daughter Harriet has been credited with naming the broken-down former plow horse that
Saturday, November 08 2014 by Editor
Wellington, FL – November 6, 2014 - Docutainment Films premiers the HARRY & SNOWMAN movie trailer, along with an opportunity to receive a collectors edition DVD of Harry & Snowman, autographed by Harry deLeyer and a chance to win an expense-paid trip for two to the U.S. premier in 2015. The 85 minute film is near completion and has been submitted to major 2015 international film festivals, including Sundance, Berlin, Rotterdam and SXSW
By Jan Westmark-Allan The de Leyer kids grew up with Snowman, who retired from the show ring in 1962. Photo from the Private Collection of Harry de Leyer In the May issue of Sidelines, Emily Riden wrote a story for us called “Harry de Leyer and Snowman: A Cinderella Story Becomes a Film.” It’s a great story and when I read Emily’s story I rushed out and bought the book “The Eighty Dollar Champion.” I loved the book and the story of Harry, a Dutch immigrant, and his horse Snowman
Wednesday, May 01 2013 by Editor
By Emily Riden If Harry de Leyer had arrived on time to a Pennsylvania horse auction on a snowy day in February, 1956 there would likely be no great story to tell, but as fate would have it, Harry was running late. When Harry, a Dutch immigrant and Long Island horse trainer, did arrive
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By Jan Westmark-Allan A great book! We are knee-deep in the Sidelines OTTB Photo contest and it has been amazing to read each story and see the photos. They are heartwarming and amazing stories and show the strength and determination of the Thoroughbred breed.