Teddy O'Connor: Mourning the Loss of a Power Pony

Photo by Shannon Brinkman for USEA.

Teddy O’Connor:
Mourning the Loss of a Power Pony

Olympic hopes have ended suddenly for a promising American pony. Theodore “Teddy” O’Connor, the prized pony prospect for equestrian eventing in the 2008 Olympic Games, was humanely euthanized on Wednesday, May 28, 2008.

Teddy O’Connor had sustained catastrophic and crippling injuries in a tragic accident at Karen and David O’Connor’s equestrian center in The Plains, Virginia.

In May 2008, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) named Karen O’Connor and Theodore “Teddy” O’Connor to the 14-entry short list for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Karen O’Connor has competed in three Olympic Games.

Sincere sympathies and condolences from The Mane Point to Karen and David O’Connor, as well as Max Corcoran (Teddy O'Connor’s groom) P. Wynn Norman (Teddy’s breeder), the Theodore O’Connor Syndicate and all of Teddy’s fans.

Here’s the whole story:

Click here to read “Teddy O'Connor: Olympic Equestrian Prospect Euthanized: Karen and David O’Connor Mourn Prized Pony’s Loss.”

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1 comment:

  1. I was so saddened to learn about Teddy O'Connor's tragic injury. He was such a wonderful little guy with such a big heart and huge talent. He will be deepy missed by everyone involved in the sport.

    My heart goes out to all the people who were involved with him for their loss.




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