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The Eighty Dollar Champion - Elizabeth Letts

The Eighty Dollar Champion

Paperback Published: 1st August 2014
ISBN: 9781472110916
Number Of Pages: 416

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The dramatic and inspiring rise to stardom of an unlikely duo, one being Snowflake a champion in showjumping.

Harry de Leyer first saw the horse he would name Snowman on a truck bound for the slaughterhouse. The recent Dutch immigrant recognised the spark in the eye of the beaten-up nag and bought him for eighty dollars. On Harry's modest farm on Long Island, he ultimately taught Snowman how to fly. Here is the dramatic and inspiring rise to stardom of an unlikely duo. One show at a time, against extraordinary odds and some of the most expensive thoroughbreds alive, the pair climbed to the very top of the sport of show jumping. Their story captured the heart of Cold War-era America-a story of unstoppable hope, inconceivable dreams, and the chance to have it all. They were the longest of all longshots-and their win was the stuff of legend.

About the Author

Elizabeth Letts is the award- winning author of two novels, Quality of Care and Family Planning, and one children's book, The Butter Man. Quality of Care was a Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, and Books- A- Million Book Club selection. An equestrian from childhood, Letts represented California as a junior equestrian, and was runner- up in the California Horse and Rider of the Year competition. She currently lives with her husband and four children in Baltimore, Maryland.

ISBN: 9781472110916
ISBN-10: 1472110919
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st August 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1

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