Docutainment Films Calls for Harry de Leyer and Snowman Footage to Tell the Untold Story of their Inspired True Story
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Posted by Phelps Media Group
De Leyer named him Snowman and used him as a lesson horse for children at his barn. De Leyer sold the horse to a neighbor, but recognized jumping talent and potential in Snomwan as he cleared every obstacle to jump his way "home" to de Leyer farm six miles down the road-and so began his show jumping career. He won prestigious classes only two years after being saved from the slaughter truck, and his career lasted five years. He is well known for his calm disposition and willingness in the show ring.
The loveable grey took the equestrian sport by storm, also appearing on television shows such as Johnny Carson's where it is well remembered that Carson climbed aboard. Snowman has been the subject of two books, had his own fan club, and was flown aboard for "guest appearances." The dynamic duo stayed together throughout Snowman's retirement until he was 26.
Snowman was inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame in 1992, and has been made into a Breyer horse model, now a collector's item. His most recent step into the limelight, however, is the feature length documentary in development by Docutainment Films.
Ron Davis is an award winning documentary Director and Producer who assembles Emmy® and OSCAR® nominated teams to develop and produce his films. His first feature documentary, PAGEANT, went on to garner 10 major film festival awards before premiering on The Sundance Channel in 2010. Davis recently completed his first HBO Documentary Film, MISS YOU CAN DO IT, which he directed and produced. The film is scheduled for release in 2013. Docutainment Films, based in West Palm Beach, FL, is currently in development on several feature length and short documentaries.
For more information regarding this Docutainment Films (www.docutainmentfilms.com) documentary or to send footage or stills for the film, please contact Ron Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-228-8885.
Photo Credit: Harry de Leyer jumps Snowman without reins. Photo by LIFE magazine.