Book Review: The Eighty-Dollar Champion

The Eighty-Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts

If you want to be inspired and overcome the odds seemingly stacked against you, this book shows how to triumph over adversity.

It is the true story of a man and a horse that fate brought together. Harry de Leyer, a Dutch immigrant to the U.S., lived through the horror of Nazi occupation of his country during World War II. A horseman in the old country, he brought his knowledge to the U.S. Snowman, on a truck bound for the slaughterhouse, is the horse he rescued, paying eighty dollars for him.

Together, the man and the plow horse became legends to people in the U.S. and the world in the sport of show jumping, proving that where there is a will, dreams can come true.

A classic, this book is a must read for animal lovers and anyone who needs a lift.

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