Movie features New Holland Horse Stables

By on September 21, 2016

The social media networking group Horses of New Holland, began just a few months ago and has climbed to nearly 10,000 members in that short time. Their focus is to Raise awareness about the horses that pass through the New Holland Sales Stables each Monday, helping them to find good homes with private buyers.

This local landmark is featured in a film being released soon, called “Harry and Snowman.” The film follows the New York Times best selling book, “The Eighty Dollar Champion,” by Elizabeth Letts. Harry DeLeyer, a Dutch immigrant living on Long Island, traveled to New Holland Sales Stables in 1956, looking to buy an inexpensive horse. He spotted an old grey plow horse, already loaded to be sent to slaughter. He changed the horses life and took him home where his children named him Snowman. Two years later, Harry’s life was changed by Snowman when he became the World Grand Champion jumper. This is a true story with a rags to riches theme, that all started right here in Lancaster County.

The upcoming film, “Harry and Snowman,” is based upon the book “The Eighty Dollar Champion,” and tells the story of Harry DeLeyer and his horse, Snowman, who became an unexpected champion. (Photo by George Silk)

The upcoming film, “Harry and Snowman,” is based upon the book “The Eighty Dollar Champion,” and tells the story of Harry DeLeyer and his horse, Snowman, who became an unexpected champion. (Photo by George Silk)

Horses Of New Holland founder Melissa Harper reached out to Docutainment Studio’s in Hollywood, as well as Penn Cinemas in Lititz. All three worked together to bring the film to the area for one week, beginning Sept. 30. She felt it was a great way for the group to come together to celebrate this inspiring story, that began where her networking group began and focuses each week. Being an online group many members have never actually met each other before, yet they volunteer each week to help each other, help the horses.

The private group event is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 2, starting with a meet and greet at 6 p.m., followed by the film at 7 p.m.

The general public will have the opportunity to see the film anytime during that week, following its release on September 30.

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