Destin Library presents 'Harry and Snowman'

Special to The Log

The Friends Guild of the Destin Library Inc. will sponsor a monthly movie featuring independent films and documentaries on a Tuesday afternoon each month beginning at 2 p.m. The film series may occasionally feature a foreign film. The group's goal is to provide area residents with the opportunity to view films that are in limited release and/or unlikely to be presented in local theaters.

The next film to be offered is “Harry and Snowman,” a drama/biography/documentary, at 2 p.m. March 20 at the Destin Library. The free movie is open to the public and directed toward a mature audience.

Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer journeyed to the United States after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid $80 for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry and Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nation’s blue bloods, and they became famous and traveled around the world together. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that lasted a lifetime. Eighty-six year old Harry tells their Cinderella love story firsthand, as he continues to train on today's show jumping circuit.