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The Eighty-dollar Champion : Snowman, The Horse That Inspired A Nation (2011)

Call Number 798.23/LETTS,E

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Adult Nonfiction798.23/LETTS,EAvailable
Published: New York : Ballantine Books, c2011
Edition:  1st ed
Description:  xiv, 329 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9780345521088 (hardback), 0345521080 (hardback),
Language:  English

"The Eighty-Dollar Champion tells the dramatic odyssey of a horse called Snowman, saved from the slaughterhouse by a young Dutch farmer named Harry. Together, Harry and Snowman went on to become America's show-jumping champions, winning first prize in Madison Square Garden. Set in the mid- to late-1950s, this book captures the can-do spirit of a Cold War immigrant who believed--and triumphed"--Provided by publisher

The kills -- On the way home -- Land of clover -- An ordinary farm chunk -- A school for young ladies -- Hollandia Farms -- How to make a living at horses -- The stable boy -- Where the heart is -- The horse can jump -- A grim business -- Horses, owners, and riders -- Sinjon -- The circuit -- New challenges -- The things that really matter -- Piping rock -- The indoor circuit -- The diamond jubilee -- "Deutschland über Alles" -- Famous! -- The wind of change -- Camelot -- Branglebrink Farms -- The Cinderella horse -- The galloping grandfather

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