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Diana Bailey
Diana Bailey • 1 year ago

"The Story of Snowman the Cinderella Horse," by Tony Palazzo published in 1962; and "Snowman" by Rutherford Montgomery, published in 1967. In 1969, the National Horse Show publicist invited Snowman back to Madison Square Garden for an official retirement ceremony. In 1974, Snowman was about 26 years old when he was diagnosed with kidney failure. Treatment proved ineffective, he was euthanized, and buried in his favorite corner of his home pasture at Hollandia Farms

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Snowman - Ribbons on his stall. There is a part in the book that compare the stalls at the horse shows Snowman and the other horses. It looks like by the end of the show Snowman did some decorating of his own! :)

The Story of Snowman, the Cinderella Horse: Tony Palazzo: Amazon.com: Books

Anyone not know Snowman's story? An Amish country, PA, plowhorse was on a van to the slaughterhouse after failing to sell at a cheap horse auction. Harry de Leyer, there to pick up a hack for student lessons, arrived late; missing the sale. Noticing the 8 year old gray, Harry bought him for $80. Snowman was a lesson horse until Harry saw he could jump and started training. Two years from a plow - and death - Snowman was in Madison Square Garden and won the 1958 open show jumping Triple Crown.

in the 50's Snowman was bought on a whim from an auction before being sent to slaughter to become a children's lesson horse, and within two years he was a famed show jumping champ. but he was always a kids' horse at heart.

Looooove Snowman and Harry! harry de leyer - Snowman ... No bridle or saddle... Amazing!!

snowman open jumper champion jumping another horse. this horse is amazing! If u haven't heard the story of this horse u need to!

1949-1974 Snowman ♥ an older grey plow horse, was rescued off of a slaughter bound trailer by Harry DeLeyer and was instantly recognized as the most bombproof, kindest, and sweetest beginner horse DeLeyer, a life long horse lover/rider/trainer, had ever seen. Little did he know, Snowman would go on to be an unexpected jumping champion who would go on to win the National Horse Show against million dollar horses, imported from around the world.

Snowman with his owner/rider Harry de Leyer -- the subject of the most excellent book "Eighty Dollar Champion" by Elizabeth Letts. I read this book earlier this year and have another spectacular horse added to my never end list of amazing horses. If you are a horse lover as I am, you MUST read this rags to fame story. Nicole G