Showing at the Wheeler
Wednesday, Sept. 2
Tickets on sale now:
Join us at the Wheeler Opera House for a special advance showing of Harry & Snowman, a captivating documentary that follows the story of riding instructor Harry deLeyer and his rescue of a white plow horse off the back of a truck that was bound for the glue factory.
Less than two years after retiring from Amish farm fields, that white horse won the 1958 horse show-jumping Triple Crown: the American Horse Shows Association Horse of the Year, Professional Horseman’s Association Champion and Champion of Madison Square Garden’s Diamond Jubilee.
The Roaring Fork Valley’s showing of this heart-warming film takes place on Wednesday, September 28th in Aspen. This advance showing will be a benefit for Windwalkers, the Roaring Fork Horse Council and the Snowman Rescue Rescue Fund.
WindWalkers, based in Carbondale, is an equine-assisted learning and therapy center with a family-centered approach. Windwalkers’ mission is to provide a variety of equine-assisted therapies to aid in the development and growth of those with challenges, be they physical, neurological, emotional, behavioral or psychological.
The Story of Harry & the Snowman
Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer paid $80 for a white plow horse after rescuing him off a truck bound for a glue factory. He named the horse Snowman and set about rehabilitating him. The pair then went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nation’s bluebloods.
Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that lasted a lifetime. Famous in their day, Harry and the Snowman traveled around the world together.
Eighty-six year old Harry tells their Cinderella love story firsthand in this heartwarming flim as he continues to train on today’s show jumping circuit. Now 85, the “Galloping Grandfather,” as Harry is known, still rides and trains and is based out of his farm in Virginia.