Sport Horse


Meet the Snowman the showjumping star with a cinderella story, a former plow horse snowman was on hus way to the slaughterhouse when fate steped in and saw him purchased by a New York riding instructor Harry de Leyer for $80. He arrived late at the auction on the look out for horse for his riding school and snowman was waiting to be loaded on the slaughter truck when he caught the eye of Harry.

Used in the riding school Harry de Leyer recognized the jumping ability in Snowman as he struggled to keep him in his field as he was jumping out, so steps were taken to begin his training. Two years later Snowman was becoming a regular in the winning circle, and a career that lasted 5 years he would show himself as a real star. Below you can watch a video of the famous horse in action

ContentAdvert As well as his success in the show ring Snowman would also appear in a number of TV shows, including being ridden by Johnny Carson, he would also be the subject of two books and also be flown all around the world for guest appearance.
Snowman would have a happy retirement until his death in 1974 at the age of 26. In 1992 he became a member of the American showjumping hall of fame and would become a model for the famous Bryer horse models. Share the Cinderella story of Snowman the $80 champion


Curtis Barbour

Curtis Barbour - Canada

Wassim Anzarouti

Wassim Anzarouti - SYR - Showjumping Rider Wassim Anzarouti

Wassim Anzarouti Horses

Pommerance (Jus De Pomme)

Wassim Anzarouti Competition Results

35 - Gelderland, Grand Prix - 11/06/2006 - Pommerance
06 - Gelderland, Bribus - 1.50 Mista - 09/06/2006 - Pommerance
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Sh Mohd Bin Saoud Al Mualla

Sh Mohd Bin Saoud Al Mualla - UAE - Endurance RiderSh Mohd Bin Saoud Al Mualla

W Twiston-Davies

W Twiston-Davies - Jockey

W Twiston-Davies Horses

Baby Run (FR)

W Twiston-Davies Competition Results

1 - Aintree, John Smith`s Fox Hunters` Chase (National Course) - 07/04/2011 - Baby Run (FR)

Sylvain Frere

Sylvain Frere - France - Showjumping RiderSylvain Frere

Annick Byloos

Annick Byloos - Showjumping Rider

Annick Byloos Horses

Jappeloe (Romeo, 1986)

Annick Byloos Competition Results

4 - La Baule, Nations Cup - 06/05/1997 - Jappeloe

Nadia Gaumann

Nadia Gaumann - Switzerland - Showjumping Rider Nadia Gaumann

Nadia Gaumann Horses

Rico XVI

Nadia Gaumann Competition Results

8 - Geneva, Prix les Restaurants de Geneva - 1.40 Tempo - 11/11/2005 - Rico XVI
9 - Geneva, Prix Clarins Accumulator - 10/11/2005 - Rico XVI

Paola Schianchi

Paola Schianchi - France - Showjumping Rider

Sh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum

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