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The eighty-dollar champion : Snowman, the horse that inspired a nation

Author: Elizabeth Letts
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Eighty-Dollar Champion tells the dramatic odyssey of a horse called Snowman, saved from the slaughterhouse by a young Dutch farmer named Harry. Together, Harry and Snowman went on to become America's show-jumping champions, winning first prize in Madison Square Garden. Set in the mid- to late-1950s, this book captures the can-do spirit of a Cold War immigrant who believed--and triumphed"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Snowman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Letts
ISBN: 9780345521088 0345521080 9780345521095 0345521099
OCLC Number: 690086343
Description: xiv, 329 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The kills --
On the way home --
Land of clover --
An ordinary farm chunk --
A school for young ladies --
Hollandia Farms --
How to make a living at horses --
The stable boy --
Where the heart is --
The horse can jump --
A grim business --
Horses, owners, and riders --
Sinjon --
The circuit --
New challenges --
The things that really matter --
Piping rock --
The indoor circuit --
The diamond jubilee --
"Deutschland über Alles" --
Famous! --
The wind of change --
Camelot --
Branglebrink Farms --
The Cinderella horse --
The galloping grandfather.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Letts.

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"The Eighty-Dollar Champion tells the dramatic odyssey of a horse called Snowman, saved from the slaughterhouse by a young Dutch farmer named Harry. Together, Harry and Snowman went on to become America's show-jumping champions, winning first prize in Madison Square Garden. Set in the mid- to late-1950s, this book captures the can-do spirit of a Cold War immigrant who believed--and triumphed"--Provided by publisher.

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The book, the horse, the man

by katharinefinger (WorldCat user published 2012-11-03) Excellent Permalink

I took lessons from Mr. deleyer.  I knew Snowman.  I read the book.  I went to school with Harry's children.  It was a different world back then.  My friends and I used to follow the "circuit" and go to every horse show on Long Island including Madison Square Garden.  I...
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