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Harry and Snowman


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

84 min­utes

Tales from the Heart



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