Harry & Snowman

2016 • 82 minutes
17 reviews
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Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer journeyed to the United States after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nation's blue bloods. They became famous and traveled around the world together. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that lasted a lifetime. Eighty-six year old Harry tells their Cinderella love story firsthand, as he continues to train on today's show jumping circuit.
17 reviews
Patrick J. Murphy
November 24, 2016
The story is phenomenal on multiple levels but this documentary film's structure, pacing, music, and cinematography make the story unforgettable. It is well-researched and presents frank, honest perspectives from various people who were part of the story. It's a rare case of a film being as enjoyable as the book. If you love horses, then this film is not to be missed. The story is extremely inspiring. A Dutch immigrant (Harry deLeyer) in 1950s New York saves a horse's life by purchasing him for $80 off a truck bound for a slaughterhouse. Many horses were on that truck, but one white horse kept staring at Harry. So Harry chose that horse (Snowman) and intended to use him for farmwork or riding lessons. Unexpectedly, Snowman had a talent for jumping, and he and Harry eventually became world show-jumping champions against impossible odds. Snowman also became part of the deLeyer family. The film attests that Snowman understood Harry had saved his life. You will believe it. The ending was breathtaking. Harry's final sentence will move you. Thank you to the makers of this film and to the author of the book for beautifully immortalizing the story of Harry and Snowman.
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Berp-a-Derp Memes
December 1, 2016
I do own the book.It's such a heartwarming story I just adore
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October 13, 2018
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