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Theodore O'Connor, 1995-2008

The 14.1-hand Thoroughbred/Arabian/Shetland cross gelding captured hearts as he accomplished impossible feats.

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1995 - 2008

The United States Equestrian Federation was devastated to report that Theodore O’Connor was humanely euthanized May 28, 2008 as a result of an injury sustained in an accident at Karen and David O’Connor’s barn in The Plains, VA. The 13-year-old eventing super pony defied odds and gravity throughout his career. Standing only 14.1 hands, the Shetland/Arabian/Thoroughbred cross gelding was the reigning Team and Individual Gold Medalist from the 2007 Pan American Games and had top six finishes at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in 2007 and 2008. He was the 2007 USEF/Farnam Horse of the Year and recently had been named to the USEF Short List for Eventing for the 2008 Olympic Games. 

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Emma    Seattle, WA

9/23/2008 4:30:57 PM

Dear little Teddy how we will miss him i looked forward to watching him in the games this summer
RIP little Theodore O'Connor you will be missed

Emily    Mims, FL

6/7/2008 9:30:01 AM

I am devastated at the loss of Teddy. He was the first famous horse besides Big Brown that I was really connected to. His accomplishments despite his size really inspired me, and he helped me realize that I want to event when I am old enough. He was born in the same year as me, too. I love Teddy, and I spread my condolences to the O'Connors and Max Corcoran.

Jeanne    Everett, WA

6/5/2008 7:57:28 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Teddy's tragic accident.
I know he was a very special pony and My
condolences are off to you people. I will
keep you in my prayers.

Melissa    La Vernia, TX

6/5/2008 7:23:31 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about ya'lls baby, but he is in God's hands now resting peacfully. May God be with you guys during this loss. Melissa Jones , Texas

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