Dukes Up "Duke" (2007) 17.3h German Oldenburg. Dukes Up, is a 10-year-old Oldenburg gelding that successfully competed up to the CIC2* level in Germany with Kristin Rickert (GER) & in the U.S. @ Advanced & 2* level w/Alexander O'Neal. In early 2017, Dan Jocelyn (NZL) catch rode Dukes Up at the prestigious $100,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase and piloted this talented horse to a 16th place finish with a clear xc. Duke is Rylee's newest mount & it was love at first sight & sit! Duke has proven he definitely has what it takes to be a top three-star horse and we look forward to seeing what this team has to offer.
Duke & Rylee completed a very successful 2017 season with a win at Stableview in the JYOP, several top 10 placings at prelim, a clean finish at the American Eventing Championships & an outstanding double clean finish at their first CC1* putting them the highest ranked AREA III YR finishing on their dressage score of 52. They were profiled on Eventing Connect's Pair's to Watch article for the Jockey Club 1* & stated as a "Serious contenders at NAJYRC 2018!" They also made the Stylish Pick 6 at their very 1st jog together! Duke and Rylee are striving for NAJYRC in 2018!
(Special thanks to Ruthie & Joe Meyer & Alex O'Neal for this pairing!)