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Harry deLeyer

A Legend in the Horse World

The horse community lost a pioneer over the summer months, Harry deLeyer. Mr. deLeyer trained Snowman, who became the National Show Jumping Horse in 1958. Snowman won the Triple Crown of Show Jumping. In 1959, he made history as the first horse to win the Open Jumper Championship two years in a row. In 1983, Mr. deLeyer went on to represent the United States at the World Championships. The duo have been the subject of numerous magazine articles, four books, TV appearances, and now a recently released documentary, Harry and Snowman. We were lucky to have Harry deLeyer as a lifetime member of the LIPHA. He lives on through his sons and daughters who are all intricate members of the LIPHA.