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HARRY & SNOWMAN is a feature length documentary that tells the remarkable life story of international show jumping legend Harry deLeyer, whose career was launched by his famous show jumping horse Snowman.

Snowman was an old Amish plow horse that Harry rescued off a truck that was bound for the meat and glue factory for only $80. Less than two years after he rescued Snowman, they rose to become the national show jumping champions and were the Cinderella story and media darlings of late 1950’s and 1960’s.

Very few horse stories have been able to truly touch the hearts of a nation. Red Pollard & Seabiscuit did in the 1930’s, Harry deLeyer & Snowman did it in the 1950’s and then Ron Turcotte & Secretariat were the last to do it in the 1970’s.

HARRY & SNOWMAN will be the first time that Harry’s remarkable and heartfelt life story will be told by 85-year-old Harry himself.

This film screening is dedicated to David E. P. Lindh, 1932-2015

Involved with National Horse Show Association for over thirty years, serving as Treasurer for twenty years and President for five.

6:30PM – Pre-film live music by Samantha Clarke Trio

7:45PM (sunset) – Film begins

9:15PM – Post-film Q&A with Director Ron Davis


– Suggested donation: $5

– BYO picnic, chairs & blankets

– Free popcorn! Courtesy of The Pennfield School

– Vendors on site with food for purchase: Tallulah’s Taco Cart, Boru Noodle Bar & Tricycle Ice Cream

– Rain Venue: Casino Theater, 9 Freebody Street, Newport

Run time: 84 minutes
Director: Ron Davis
Producers: Ron Davis, Nancy Knox Talcott, Clay Westervelt, Karin Reid Offield (Exec. Producer), Paul Winston Blavin (Exec. Producer)
Harry & Snowman
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A cinematic bouquet to the world... it simply has to be seen.


The film marks the first time deLeyer has told his life story”

Presenting sponsor of newportFILM Outdoors