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“We are only as good as the team behind the scenes that support us.”

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's training program is exceptional. She possesses a gentleness that puts young horses at ease and has immeasurable knowledge of various training methods that she effectively employs to maximize training benefits. Her results with my championships horses were truly remarkable and I would welcome an opportunity to have her work with me again.

Andrew Nicholson

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

“Donna is recognised on our Future Potential Recognition group which are talented kiwi riders capable of producing high performance horses. It is out of this future potential recognition group that we hope to see some of our high performance combinations of the future.”

NZ HIGH PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR

Sarah Dalziell-Clout