At an auction in the Amish country, an unremarkable gray gelding was sold for eighty dollars to the operator of a riding academy in an Eastern girls' school. In the space of three years, this same horse was to become the national jump champion, winner of countless trophies and the 100,000 dollar property of the Dutchman who trained him. After a chance recognition of Snowman's ability to jump fences, Harry De Leyer decided to test the horse in a series of jump contests. These led to the rugged jumping courses of the Sands Point tournament, the Branchville Horse Show and finally the 75th annual horse show at Madison Square Garden. Snowman is not as vital a figure as his trainer in this account. The story itself is extremely interesting but the style of writing is somewhat flat.