Monday, November 4, 2013

Mini Book Review: The Eighty-Dollar Champion

The Eighty-Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts

I'm a sucker for books about dogs or horses. This time it was a horse. Snowman was a reject at a horse auction and headed to dog food and glue when Harry De Leyer bought him for $80 as a lesson horse for a girls' school. Discovering the horse's ability to jump fences, De Leyer began the training to make Snowman a champion jumper. In 1958 and 1959 he took away national honors outperforming the usual thoroughbred competition.

Letts writes a great story about this unlikely rags to riches story about a horse.


  1. Hey Lloyd, we bought a boondocking spot. Don't worry, no sticks and bricks. Check it out on the blog. Now you'll have to put some miles on the Wagon and head up to Idaho sometime!

  2. Sounds like a good book. Just downloaded from the library.


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