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  1. Thank you for the amazing job you did with Donny. 🙂. We are just so thrilled with him and how he has matured and so so sensible. The difference is just amazing, so thank you so much for your wonderful encouraging way with the young horses. We are rapt!!!

    Sally Bank

  2. We became involved in eventing as a consequence of needing to find a meaningful activity for  my retiring racehorses, hence we met Donna Smith. Donna has ridden a number of my horses for the last six years. Donna is an outstanding rider and horsewoman with great skill, ability and experience but also great patience and tolerance which enables her to take very difficult horses and turn them into champion eventers. We are very proud to be part of Donna's team and I have been dubbed "Showtime Grandma" for looking after the troupe at events, providing meals, a warm place to rest and a small tipple at the end of the day.
    We will continue to support Donna and hopefully be with her as she gains more international recognition and titles as fitting for a rider of her class. I think Donna's win on my horse Cluny in the CCI1* at Kihikihi was outstanding in the circumstances, and I thank Donna so much for that.

    Gaye McClunie

  3. “I am very privileged to have a fantastic team of people behind me, that support me in every direction, making it possible to concentrate on my competitive career.”

    Donna Smith

  4. Donna Smith has been riding for Henton Lodge Hanoverians for a number of years.  From CCI*** with Henton Executive to newly broken three year olds.  We have always found Donna to be very professional both on and off a horse, she is a very skilled and experienced horsewoman, especially in the discipline of horse trials.  We would highly recommend Donna, and have done so, to any prospective owners.  We look forward to working with Donna to produce our horses for many years to come and the ever smiling face is always welcoming. Dave and Bridget Sutton www.hentonlodge.co.nz

    Henton Lodge Hanoverians

  5. “I have a heap of mileage now, two world class horses that are ready to go and win!”

    Donna Smith