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Harry E. de Leyer
Date of Death: June 25, 2021
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Mr. Harry de Leyer was part of the underground during WWII and helped many Jews escape the Nazis through the Netherlands. An American soldier’s dog tags brought him to the U.S. and the soldier’s family eventually sponsored him and his wife to come live in this country. As he began working on the sponsor’s farm,…

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Elaine Winter left a message on January 23, 2023:
I wished I had known more about him and Snowman before he died. A big regret of mine is that I didn't get to meet him and Snowman passed away. They have been such an inspiration to me.
Michele Kinsman left a message on December 8, 2022:
Oh My! Such fond memories of Harry DeLeyer who taught me how to ride in 1958! My mother gave me the choice of ballet lessons - or riding lessons - and I made the RIGHT choice. I rode Snowman - and to this day I have one of his "horseshoes" - which I treasure along with one from Happy Day! Happy Days, indeed!
Elvis left a message on November 23, 2022:
Dear DeLeyer Family, I was saddened to hear that Harry died. I have enjoyed books and the documentary about Snowman so much. Did Harry ever discover who Snowman was previously owned by? Sincerely Elvis
Jackie henderson left a message on May 17, 2022:
Ride on Harry with your friend, as you are now forever together.
Lynn King left a message on August 12, 2021:
Mr. DeLeyer - Thank you for all your contributions, but most especially for Snowman. As a kid growing up in the Stony Brook area in the 60s and 70s, he was a legend to all of us, and a glimpse of him in the paddock or the pasture could make my day. You were both a wonderful part of the local lore. RIP
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Tracy and Tim Savage left a message on July 25, 2021:
RIP Mr deLeyer. Thank you for your contributions to our world and sharing your spirit and Snowman with us all through the years.
Patricia N. Saffran left a message on July 25, 2021:
I'd like to extend my sympathy to Harry's family. He was a charming talented man. Harry should be remembered for more than just the owner of Snowman. He was a great horseman whose jumping and training skill deserves wider recognition. I was fortunate to have done the last interview Harry did in his home before moving to a nursing home.
Ginger P. Swartz left a message on July 23, 2021:
Thank you!! May you rest in Peace!!
Margaret Sofia Marangione left a message on July 23, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers are with the Deleyer family. I met your father in Culpepper at a horse show and he took me under his wing. It was a privilege to know him and ride with him. He had such an incredible generosity of spirit and kindness. I was blessed to know him.
CJ Shank left a message on July 22, 2021:
My sympathy to the family of Mr. deLeyer. I just read the story of Mr. deLayer and his horse just a month or so ago and saw the film Harry and Snowman. It is so wonderful that these two got together here on earth and that are reunited again in heaven. Mr DeLeyer and his story will be remembered for a long, long time.
Sally Kuhns left a message on July 19, 2021:
I grew up watching Harry ride at Devon. Then the books and movie which I donated for. I will never forget
Susan A Tomaselli left a message on July 18, 2021:
Just watched the movie and became a fan of this dynamic dual. What a great story for the Cinderella champion. <3. I wish Mr. De Layer is riding strong in heaven upon his beloved champion Snowman.
Susan A Tomaselli left a message on July 18, 2021:
Just watched the movie and became a fan of this dynamic dual. What a great story for the Cinderella champion. <3. I wish Mr. De Layer is riding strong in heaven upon his beloved champion Snowman.
Colby Gardner left a message on July 7, 2021:
Sending my deepest sympathies for the loss of your Dad. I spent several years working for Harry on his farm in Virginia while I was in college. Your Dad taught me many things about horses, but most importantly he taught me to be brave and believe in myself. I can still hear his voice telling me everything will be “OK My Girl”. Harry was a wonderful, mischievous, generous soul, and I will miss him always.
Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Phraner Douglas left a message on July 6, 2021:
Thank you Harry deLeyer for all the fun lessons and times spent on Hollandia Farm. You and all the horses in my life taught me so much. You would tell us that we could ride whatever horse we thought we couldn’t, and we did! I am always proud to say you were my first instructor. RIP ❤️
Sue Weisenreider left a message on July 6, 2021:
I took jumping lessons from Harry deLeyer when I was 11 & always fed Snowman treats afterwards. Rest peacefully.
Karen Wilson Lund left a message on July 6, 2021:
I am so sad for all of you, you have had so much loss. Your dad was like a second father to me, he caught me doing a lot of stuff and I was never punished. My Dad would have lectured me for hours. The fun I had at Knox and Hollandia with all of the de Leyer's ,the summers staying at the house. Those were great years. Much love and the fonded of memories go out to your family. Stay well and happy. Love, Karen, Sword and Melody and Tara; the German Shepherd XOXO
Glenn Scott left a message on July 6, 2021:
My sincere condolences to the de layer family. As I write I am watching the documentry of Harry and the Snowman a second time. Your Dad lived a long life with so many accomplishments. A amazing person.
Colleen Baker left a message on July 5, 2021:
My condolences to the entire deLeyer family. So sad to hear of Harry's passing. He was a true legend and one of a kind and I will never forget Hollandia Farms and the wonderful memories I have of my time spent there. The world was a better place because of people like Harry. He will be missed but never forgotten, at least not by me. RIP ❤️
Susan Smith left a message on July 5, 2021:
My deepest sympathies to the entire deLeyer family on the loss of Mr deLeyer. One of my favorite memories goes all the way back to when they had the annual boarders Christmas party and I was helping in the kitchen. Also the years I used to take lessons before I discovered “horse” power and bought my first car. Rest well in heaven.
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Nancy Kruger left a message on July 5, 2021:
Snowman was waiting and you are now galloping and jumping the clouds together forever.
Erik Daaleman left a message on July 3, 2021:
Harry THANKS from the time together with Dutch Crown en Dutch Girl till recent ... rust zacht, Erik Daaleman.
Jan-marius van de Brink left a message on July 1, 2021:
R.I.P Harry
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