Equestrian Legends Episode 11 – Show Jumper Harry de Leyer

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Harry de Leyer is best known for his international show jumping career with Snowman, the former plough horse saved from slaughter who became The Cinderella Horse. His career as a show jumper and training is also associated with a string of successful horses including Sinjon, Night Arrest and Wayward West. As a Dutch immigrant Harry proved that someone who started with nothing could become a success against all odds…

Equestrian Legends Episode 11 – Show Notes and Links:

  • Show Host: Chris Stafford, follow Chris on Twitter
  • Photo Credit:  Harry de Leyer and Snowman
  • Guest: Harry de Leyer – Harry arrived in post-war America with precious few belongings and a great deal of hope. Putting behind him his memories of Nazi occupation during WWII, Harry made his way as a naturally gifted horseman who could recognize talent and get the best out of the horses that came through his hands. As a member of the United States Equestrian Team, Harry competed in World Cups and World Championships. Snowman became a household name in the U.S. winning the National Horse Show national championship and developing his own fans while collecting AHSA Horse of the Year Awards and being inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. The story of Harry and Snowman has been chronicled in Elizabeth Lett’s book entitled, Snowman, The Eighty Dollar Champion, of which there is much anticipation for it to be made into a film. You can download the podcast on iTunes or tune in right here…
 

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  • Francie Hiles said:

    Absolutely wonderful interview!!
    I can’t wait for the Documentary to come out next year!
    I love this story, who knows where the next rescue horse champion will show up?!
    Cheers to Harry!

  • Carly said:

    That was a great interview. I am looking to do a half hour show on the topic of Snowman and I was wondering if you had any information on how to contact Harry to have him on the show. Plese contact me at CarlyTwiss@gmail.com

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