Duke

Darwen
23rd July 2020
Gawain
Gawain
25th January 2020

ABOUT DUKE


 

17.2 hh Dark Bay Gelding born in 1995

Duke (left) served with the Epping Forest Services for many years after transferring from the Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch. Duke was described as ‘the best of the Forest Patrol Horses’ and very impressive to ride as he was intelligent, responsive, powerful and fast. Duke patrolled Epping Forest with his rider Andrew Gummie and they had a very special bond and always looked out for each other. He loved his work, would never tire, and loved being the centre of attention! After his retirement from patrol services, Duke went to Writtle College and taught numerous students how to ride and care for horses. Beverly-Jayne Smith, ex Mounted Forest Keeper said ‘Duke deserves a long and happy retirement after serving his country and communities for so many years. It is a pleasure to have you retire to us Duke!

Key facts

NAMEDuke 
YEAR BORN1995
GENDERGelding
COLOURDark Bay 
HEIGHT (hh)17.2
ARRIVAL2019
CAREER

Metropolitan Police and

Forest ranger with Police London  

SERVICE7 years
LIKESFood!