About

Jay Duke - Horse Clinics and Course Design

  • Canadian Equestrian Team member, represented Canada in Washington, New York, and Toronto.
  • Leading Rider at the Spruce Meadows North American Championships.
  • Trained Mindful (Grappa), currently the top High Performance Hunter and Derby horse in North America.
  • Trained King David and Caymus, both former USEF Horse of the Year winners.
  • Coached 2 riders to medal winning performances at NAYRC.
  • 4 time Canadian Junior Champion.
  • Senior course designer with Equestrian Canada.

Jay grew up in a horse family. His mother Cheryl Anderson has been one of the top trainers in Western Canada for over 40 years, coaching many notable riders such as Mark Laskin, the Chef d’Equipe for the Canadian Show Jumping Team. His father Fred Duke has been a national champion in roping and named to the Cutting Horse Hall of Fame. A 4 time Canadian Junior Champion in both the hunter and jumper ring, Jay has an extensive background with horses of all levels and breeds.

“My interest and goal with this site is to provide and provoke discussion of equestrian sport. I love the sport of show jumping and seek to do everything possible to contribute to and improve the discipline. These wonderful, amazing animals that we work with deserve the utmost respect and care from us, their guardians. Horses have a kindness and intelligence that I emulate and respect. I witness them do amazing things every day for the people they love and I respect the people that return that gift to their cheval friends.”