Produced and directed by Ron Davis, HARRY & SNOWMAN is the soon to be released, award winning documentary that tells the remarkable life story of international show jumping legend Harry deLeyer, whose career was launched by his famous show jumping horse Snowman. Snowman was an old Amish plow horse that Harry rescued off a truck that was bound for the meat and glue factory for only $80.
Less than two years after he rescued Snowman, they rose to become the national show jumping champions and were the Cinderella story and media darlings of late 1950s and 1960s. Very few horse stories have been able to truly touch the hearts of a nation. Red Pollard & Seabiscuit did in the 1930's, Harry deLeyer & Snowman did it in the 1950s and then Ron Turcotte & Secretariat were the last to do it in the 1970s. HARRY & SNOWMAN will be the first time that Harry's remarkable and heartfelt life story will be told by 85-year-old Harry himself.
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About The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center – The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC), located in the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, the Horse Capital of the World, is a renowned re-schooling facility for adoptable Thoroughbreds. Founded in 2004, the MMSC uses its prime location to display the athleticism and varied talents of this amazing breed. Using the Horse Centered Reschooling program, developed my MMSC director Susanna Thomas, horses of all levels and abilities can go on to be ambassadors for racehorses in new careers. The MMSC is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday (from9am to 2pm) and is proud to offer myriad educational opportunities for learning about and interacting with the remarkable Thoroughbred.
About Ron Davis
Docutainment Films is a Florida based documentary production company founded by award-winning filmmaker Ron Davis. In 2008, Ron co-directed and co-produced PAGEANT (2009), a feature length documentary that follows the lives of five female impersonators as they vie for the crown at the 34th annual Miss Gay America Pageant. The critically acclaimed film was awarded seven Audience Awards and three Grand Jury Awards for Best Documentary, including New York's New Fest and San Francisco's Frameline. In 2009, PAGEANT made its theatrical debut at New York City’s Cinema Village theater and its 2010 television premiere on The Sundance Channel.
During 2011 and 2012, Ron directed and produced his second film, the HBO Original Documentary Film MISS YOU CAN DO IT. The film chronicled Abbey Curran, Miss Iowa USA 2008 and the first woman with a disability to compete at the Miss USA Pageant, and eight girls with various disabilities as the girls participate in the Miss You Can Do It Pageant. The documentary aired on HBO in 2013.
Ron premiered his current feature documentary HARRY & SNOWMAN at the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival to rave reviews. The film has garnered seven Best Documentary Audience Awards on the 2015 film festival circuit and will be released theatrically in 2016.
Docutainment Films is currently in development on LIFE IN THE DOGHOUSE, a feature documentary about Danny & Ron's Rescue, which has saved the lives of more than 7,500 dogs and changed the way the world looks at recuse dogs. Ron is also is also in pre-production on AN INFINITE MIND, which explores the lives of individuals with dissociative identity disorder, a condition previously known as multiple personality disorder.