The new documentary “Harry & Snowman” chronicles the friendship between Harry deLeyer, a Dutch immigrant who emigrated to the United States after WWII, and Snowman, a broken down Amish plow horse whom Harry recused off a slaughter truck. In less than two years, Harry and Snowman would go on to win the triple crown of show jumping and travel the world together as media darlings. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
Snowman went on to appear in the game shows “To Tell The Truth” and on “Who Do You Trust?” with Johnny Carson in the 1960’s. He was also the subject of the New York Times 2011 best-seller “The Eighty-Dollar Champion.” He was inducted into the show jumping hall of fame in 1992, 18 years after his death. Harry deLeyer, known as the “Galloping Grandfather” still rides and trains on his farm in Virginia.
The film is written and directed by Ron Davis, the founder of Docutainment Films. He previously produced and directed the HBO documentary “Miss You Can Do It,” which follows contestants of the Miss You Can Do It Pageant, created for girls with special needs. He also produced and directed “Pageant,” which explores the Miss Gay American contests, for female impersonators.
“Harry & Snowman” has won Best Documentary Feature awards at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, the Nantucket Film Festival, the New Orleans Festival, and more. It will enter limited release on September 30th from FilmRise.