Karen O’Connor’s four-star partner Prince Panache was euthanized on May 1 due to complications from old age. He was 32.
Owned by O’Connor’s longtime supporter Jacqueline Mars, the bay Thoroughbred gelding by Nickel King was a fixture on the U.S. eventing team for more than a decade.
Sourced by Susie Pragnell, O’Connor got the ride after the gelding won the Windsor CCI** in England in 1992.
He and O’Connor went on to complete the Rolex Kentucky CCI*** in 1996 and placed fifth at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials CCI**** in 1998.