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

Author: Elizabeth Letts
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, 2012. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Ballantine books trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Harry de Leyer first saw the horse he would name Snowman on a truck bound for the slaughterhouse. The recent Dutch immigrant recognized the spark in the eye of the beaten-up nag and bought him for eighty dollars. On Harrys modest farm on Long Island, he ultimately taught Snowman how to fly. Here is the dramatic and inspiring rise to stardom of an unlikely duo. One show at a time, against extraordinary odds and some  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Snowman; Snowman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Letts
ISBN: 9780345521095 0345521099
OCLC Number: 965598806
Description: xiv, 338 pages : illustrations ; 21 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 --
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 --
Epilogue: the galloping grandfather.
Other Titles: Snowman, the horse that inspired a nation
Responsibility: Elizabeth Letts.

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"Harry de Leyer first saw the horse he would name Snowman on a truck bound for the slaughterhouse. The recent Dutch immigrant recognized the spark in the eye of the beaten-up nag and bought him for eighty dollars. On Harrys modest farm on Long Island, he ultimately taught Snowman how to fly. Here is the dramatic and inspiring rise to stardom of an unlikely duo. One show at a time, against extraordinary odds and some of the most expensive thoroughbreds alive, the pair climbed to the very top of the sport of show jumping. Their story captured the heart of Cold War--era America--a story of unstoppable hope, inconceivable dreams, and the chance to have it all. They were the longest of all longshots--and their win was the stuff of legend." -- Page [4] cover.

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