Phar Lap ~ Theodore O'Connor
Theodore O'Connor was an amazing fellow. At only 13 -3/4 hands high, he was technically a pony, but this exceptional athlete competed - and won - at the highest levels in the eventing world. The handsome sorrel, whose breeding included Thoroughbred, Arabian, and Shetland Pony, rose in the ranks of the eventing world, beating much larger horses so often he earned the nickname "Super Pony." He came in third at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, which qualified him for the Pan Am Games. Amid a field of more experienced horses, Teddy astounded the world by taking home the Individual Gold Medal (as well as Team Gold)!
Breyer's tribute to Teddy was only a two-year release in 2008 & 2009, following his untimely death. Phar Lap was chosen as the mold for his portrait, which is perfect as it's often considered "small" compared to other Breyer Thoroughbred models. With Teddy's diamond-shaped star and eyes focused ahead on the next jump, it's a beautiful tribute to an incredible pony.
This fellow is Near Mint with eartip and tail tip rubs, along with a pinpoint rub on his chest and forearm and a few shiny spots in his finish. He features eye whites.
Breyer Model #1330