Harry and Snowman

Nov 21 - 22 Rhinebeck





5:45 5:45
*Ends Tues*

This is the true and inpsirational story of Harry deLeyer a Dutch immigrant who came to the U.S. after WWII determined to work with his first love, horses, and did so in a spectacular fashion in the show jumping ring after he rescued an Amish plow horse bound for the knackers.

Horse show jumping, a sport that typically rewards wealth, class and privilege, had never experienced such an anomaly. Harry had paid only eighty dollars for the horse he named Snowman. He trained Snowman in dressage and in less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nations blue bloods and becoming famous and traveling around the world together. Equestrian fans of the lowest social orders could look to this stunning example of underdog success, and hold it up as an inspiration. Eighty-six year old Harry tells their Cinderella love story, as he continues to train on today’s show jumping circuit.

(US / 2015 / Directed by Ron Davis)
unrated / 86 mins.