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Author Letts, Elizabeth.
Title The eighty-dollar champion : Snowman, the horse that inspired a nation / Elizabeth Letts.
Imprint New York : Ballantine Books, [2011]
©2011

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  SF295.565.S66 L48 2011    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  SF295.565.S66 L48 2011    AVAILABLE  
Author Letts, Elizabeth.
Subject Snowman, 1949-1974.
Show jumpers (Horses) -- United States -- Biography.
Show horses -- United States -- Biography.
Description xiv, 329 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary "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.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-311) and index.
Contents 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.
ISBN 9780345521088 (hardback)
0345521080 (hardback)
9780345521101 (ebook)
0345521102 (ebook)
OCLC # 690086343


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