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  • “I see myself winning a gold medal, I have the talent, the horse power, the mileage and a strong team of people supporting me to win.”

    Donna Smith

  • Dave and Bridget Sutton recommended Donna Smith to us when we bought Henton First Edition (Fraser) as a 3 year old. Under Donna's  supervision and expertise, he is developing the confidence and skills to move up the grades. He has talent but it has been  Donna's skill and professionalism and her calm manner which is giving Fraser confidence. Donna loves what she does and has a great connection with horses. As owners, we are really enjoying the experience of seeing Fraser develop under Donna's very thorough approach to bringing out the best in our young horse.
    Dean, Mandy & Anna Beverley

    Beverley Family

  • Donna Smith is an international event rider and trainer who rode for New Zealand at the 2006 World Equestrian Games. One of the most sportsmanlike and professional riders on the local circuit, Donna has produced many, many horses to Advanced level.
    A former champion show jumper at Young Rider level, Donna is the current National 3* 3DE Champion, with her home-produced thoroughbred Balmoral Tangalooma. She is also the current National One-Day Champion with her and Sarah Varley's Just Chocolate.
    Donna was based in the US for seven years with Olympic gold medalist David O'Connor, but is now based at her parents' Waerenga property, where she runs her successful business.

    NZ Horse & Pony Magazine

  • “There’s only one person I know that keeps smiling when things goes wrong! And Donna has the best smile I know!”

    Elise Edwards

  • “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