Monday, April 20, 2009

Teddy O'Connor - "Super Pony"

One of the stars of last year's Rolex event, was the performance by a pony named Theodore O'Connor - lovingly known as Teddy.

Teddy's life ended tragically last May 28, 2009 - one month after he performed exceedingly well at the Kentucky Horse Park. He was humanely euthanized sustaining catastrophic injures in an accident at the farm he lived on, owned by Karen and David O' Connor (Olympic equestrian legends).

Teddy was a 13 year old champion 14.1 hand Shetland Arabian Thorough breed cross eventing pony.

Prior to his accident, the United States Equestrian Federation named Karen O'Connor and Teddy to the short list for the 2008 Olympic Games in China.

He had already won both Team and Individual gold metals at the 2007 Pan American Games and finished third and sixth at the Rolex Kentucky Three-day Event in both 2007 and 2008, respectively.

Teddy represents the quintessential underdog. He was "the little horse that could". Giving hope, and allowing us to believe in our dreams.

He beat the odds! This little pony exceeded and surpassed all of our expectations.
He was a legend is his own time. Thank you Teddy for your time with us. Dreams do come true!

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