Name: The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, The Horse That Inspired a Nation
Rating: 4.4 stars over 369 reviews
Description: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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 Harry’s 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.
Reader Reviews: "For anyone with an interest in horses, their history in the show jumping world, and even the care and training for world class horses and riders, this book is an absolute must read. Snowman was a phenomenal horse, but only made so by the marvelous training of Harry de Leyer. Hopefully, Harry's methods will inspire others to follow in his footsteps."
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