The Eighty-Dollar Champion Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
The Eighty-Dollar Champion is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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By Equine Lover🐴🐎
This book is definitely a personal best. I just finished the book and watched the movie "Harry and Snowman" a few hours ago. I'm a lover of books about horses and gave 9 myself. I love how the book shows Harry and Snowmans relationship like how you can show it IRL (in real life). I've read SO MANY horse books but this is a favorite. You MUST read this book!
I didn't expect this story to be so good. Not just for horse lovers.
Love this book!
By Sy J
Great read for the young and the old. Incredibly inspiring story.
By sant patrick
Interesting story, but unfortunate very repetitive written. Historically false, like "Deutscland ueber alles" is not the title of the German hymned and this stance is never been sung. A lot of hatred towards the Germans, which Elizabeth Letts puts constantly in the same pot as the Nazis. Very Unreflected and it makes me ask what else is wrong.
Occupy... the 1950's horse world?
I really wanted to like this book. What's not to like about a great horseman who through hard work, skill, and knowledge made it to the top? But sadly, the author of this book frequently attributes his success to mere "luck", and filters every character motive inappropriately through a 21st century lense. The author seems as though she would be happier joining the Occupy movement than writing about a great horseman. If the number of times the author whined about the rich/ elite/ etc were turned into a drinking game, even a Wisconsinite would be smashed before a chapter was finished. I can only hope that this book doesn't turn the author into one of the 1%'ers she so clearly enviously despises. If you want an accurate representation of the times and characters, I recommend that you keep searching.
The $80 Horse
This is a MUST READ book if you love horses or true stories or true horse stories. And do read the notes at the end, especially the interview with Mr deLeyer....very interesting. Great Book!!
Great underdog story.
By art in the park
Both man & horse had a similar character & heart. They may have had great obstacles to overcome, but together they soared and won the prize. Others might have written them off, but their inner fire and determination caused them to beat the odds that were stacked against them. It's a story of hope, encouraging anyone who might be struggling to meet their goals or achieve their dreams.
Lovely, Encouraging, Am Awesome Read
With my daughter just weeks away from a Youth National Championship, the book was highlighted on so many pages because I want her to read that Harry felt about his horse as she does. Read it in a day. Could not put it down.
At a time when most current literature is spawned from corporate greed, public corruption or common vice, this true story is a remarkable ray of sunshine. Anyone who has ever sensed an intuitive bond with a member of the animal kingdom will relate to the magical heart of this story. The author is to be congratulated for her commitment to this project, which is clearly a labor of love.