Director: Ron Davis
Winner of 2015 Audience Awards at Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Malibu Film Festival, Middleburg Film Festival, Nantucket Film Festival, New Hampshire Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Prescott Film Festival, and Woods Hole Film Festival
Harry & Snowman follows the Cinderella story of Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer, who 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 $80 for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry and Snowman won the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nation’s blue bloods, and traveling the world together as they became the media darlings of the 1950s and 60s. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that lasted a lifetime.
The true heart of the film is not the remarkable rags-to-riches story of both Harry and Snowman, but the impactful ties between Harry, Snowman, and the entire deLeyer family.
86-year-old Harry tells their remarkable and heartfelt love story firsthand.
Released in 2015
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