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"Harry and Snowman", the movie with Special Guest, Dr. Richard Rugen

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It’s Movie Night at the Reboli Center for Art and History’s Third Friday event, October 19 from 6 – 8 PM! Harry and Snowman is the story of a St. James horse trainer whose $80 plow horse became a show-jumping champion. The documentary movie won 9 film awards in 2015 when it was first shown. The Special Guest speaker, Dr. Richard Rugen, will introduce the film. Dr. Rugen is a lifelong Stony Brook resident and will present a brief history of his family’s acquisition and ownership of Snowman, as well as a snapshot of life in the Three Villages and St. James in the mid 1950’s.

Snowman’s history is presently on display in the Reboli Center’s history gallery. It’s a remarkable story of a horse who was saved from slaughter to be part of the Knox School’s riding stock and through a twist of fate, was discovered to have amazing jumping ability. Less than two years out of the plow fields, Snowman won the 1958 horse show jumping Triple Crown. Snowman was inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame in 1992.