In memoriam – Duke

Never far from Briar in the field, Duke was a Frisian, but unlike any seen before! He had tremendous natural paces and ability and was a great all-rounder. He knew and loved his job, and was always disappointed if he did not get at least one run up the tilt rail during schooling!

Image courtesy of Hannah Brewer Photography


  • Jousting horse
  • Marshall horse
  • Beginners horse


Duke was ridden by Dr Tobias Capwell when escorting Richard III’s coffin to its final resting place in Leicester Cathedral on 23rd March 2015 accompanied by Dominic Sewell with Coralito. You can read about the event in the Telegraph’s online article.

He was ridden by Dr Tobias Capwell in the series Secrets of the Shining Knight.

Duke was ridden by Dr Tobias Capwell in the BBC 4 series Metalworks where he introduces the Greenwich Armouries of Henry VIII.


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