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Posted 5/28/2008 11:47:08 AM


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Theodore O’Connor 1995-2008

By Joanie Morris


Lexington, KY − The United States Equestrian Federation is devastated to report that Theodore O’Connor was humanely euthanized today 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.

Ridden by three-time Olympic veteran Karen O’Connor, ‘Teddy’ made friends and picked up fans everywhere he went. Seeing was believing with Teddy as it seemed impossible to imagine that a pony of his size could do his job with such tremendous ease.

Thoughts and prayers are with Karen and David, Teddy’s groom Max Corcoran, all of his owners in the Theodore O’Connor Syndicate and everyone associated with this remarkable pony.

To send thoughts to Teddy’s connections please email: Teddy@usef.org. The USEF will make sure your email gets to the intended recipients.

My friend just found this on another website -

"This morning, news is he was a bit frisky while hacking with Karen, her groom and another horse.... so the groom dismounted to walk him back to the barn. He spooked and broke free and ran back to the barn where he suffered a catastrophic injury to one of his hind legs and was euthanized."


UPDATE - Release: May 28 2008

May 28, 2008 Statement from Karen and David O’Connor regarding Theodore O'Connor:

Theodore O'Connor was humanely euthanized today, May 28, after injuring himself as a result of an accident sustained at Karen and David O'Connor's barn.

"'Teddy' got frightened and bolted. He slipped running back to the barn and suffered a severe laceration to his hind leg, severing the tendons and ligaments. Dr. A Kent Allen was on the scene immediately and it was determined after examination that the injuries were catastrophic. Everyone who knew Teddy is devastated."

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Posted 5/28/2008 11:55:12 AM


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No no no no no no no If I wasn't in school right now I would cry...

 
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Posted 5/28/2008 12:03:00 PM


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R.I.P. Teddy =[

 

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Posted 5/28/2008 12:13:06 PM


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POOR BOY! So young! So CUTE! It always seems to happen to the best of them doesn't it? Yet, that's really only who we hear about!

 

 

This is an old pic of Fire and me. and we BOTH SUPPORT the AMERICAN TEA PARTIES!!!!

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Posted 5/28/2008 1:16:18 PM


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awww, he was my favorite. he reminded me of my short little chestnut.






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Posted 5/28/2008 1:26:44 PM
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awww thats so sad!! thoughts go out to his owners!!!
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Posted 5/28/2008 1:27:03 PM


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Its the Breyer Curse. All these big name horses get made into Breyers and die shortly after.

Thats why I would never want one of my horses made into a Breyer until AFTER he's passed. It makes me sick. >=(


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Posted 5/28/2008 1:30:40 PM
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Its the Breyer Curse. All these big name horses get made into Breyers and die shortly after.

Thats why I would never want one of my horses made into a Breyer until AFTER he's passed. It makes me sick. >=(

omg thats really ironic!!!!

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Posted 5/28/2008 1:33:35 PM


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Its the Breyer Curse. All these big name horses get made into Breyers and die shortly after.

Thats why I would never want one of my horses made into a Breyer until AFTER he's passed. It makes me sick. >=(

omg thats really ironic!!!!

Think about it. Goffert, Blackhome Grandeur Lyn to name a few.. I'm sure if you really sat down and thought about it, you would think of a lot more.


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Posted 5/28/2008 1:39:16 PM
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What a shame. He such a big heart with everything he competed it.
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