The following businesses and individuals have committed to assisting Donna in her quest to be the best in her field and for that she is extremely grateful. Their support is a true asset and we encourage you check out their businesses and websites so as you too can benefit from the products and expertise they offer!
“Our ambitions and goals are high, but we are dedicated to reach them, without our team of workers, owners, sponsors, supporters, family and friends, success would not be possible!”
Donna Smith Eventing would like to thank Spurs of Counties for their support throughout the years. Spurs have three retail stores, Pukehoke, Kumeu and Horseworld in Whangarei plus a fantastic online shop.
The DSE team is completely kitted out by Spurs; Eurostar & Cypress Hill clothing including breeches, jackets, show shirts and everyday wear PLUS Charles Owen riding helmets. The horses all wear Stubben saddles and bridles and Donna particularly favours their Neue Schule range of bits.
Spurs director, Chris Sorrell is fully behind the DSE team and actively involved in the eventing competition season with his exciting homebred horses, CHS Royal Genie & CHS Diplomat competing under Donna.
“We believe in the products we feed and ride in and use and are proud to promote them.”
Donna Smith Eventing would like to thank Hygain New Zealand for their support, she believes Hygain is the best grain feed available. Currently the team is fed; Balanced, ShowTorque and Tru Gain.
BALANCED is a pelleted all-round, low dose balancer feed concentrate that provides high levels of Vitamin E and Selenium for cell health, Biotin for hoof and coat health, Chelated Minerals, quality protein and essential amino acids for muscle development.
BALANCED is extremely versatile in its use and is ideal for good doers, horse’s on a pasture only diet, horse’s receiving a home mixed diet which requires balanced vitamin and mineral levels or to top up premixed feeds when they aren’t fed at the required levels.
HYGAIN SHOWTORQUE is not only a low dose, high fat, cereal grain free feed, that promotes lean muscle mass development, no, on top of all that it also enhances hoof growth and coat shine.
Topline building at its best, HYGAIN SHOWTORQUE provides sensible energy through slow release sources combined with essential amino acids and bio-available antioxidants for muscle tissue repair and to help manage the stresses of training and competition.
HYGAIN TRU GAIN® is a safe (slow release) and effective extruded high fat supplement, providing your horse with a cool energy source along with bio-available Vitamin E and Selenium. The increased energy density is designed to rapidly boost your horse’s body condition and assist performance horses in meeting their energy requirements.
LG Forge Ltd – George Hunt
LG Forge is a full service farriery business based in Te Kauwhata, covering South Auckland and North Waikato. LG Forge provide a range of equine hoof care, from basic trimming through to specialised shoeing for horses in a number of disciplines.
Owner, George Hunt holds a Certificate in Farriery Practice from the New Zealand Farriers Association. Having completed his apprenticeship and qualification in April 2012, he now runs LG Forge.
George enjoys shoeing a variety of ponies and horses, including pleasure hacks, sport horses and horses in the thoroughbred industry, from foals to yearlings and horses in training. Working alongside other equine professionals, George is also passionate about remedial shoeing of performance horses who require advanced care to treat a range of soundness issues.
Whether it’s a straightforward job or a difficult one, for George the most rewarding part of being a farrier is providing a great service to his clients and he gets plenty of satisfaction seeing people enjoying their horses, whatever their ambitions may be.
“I love the way George shoes my horses and the professionalism and perfection that he conducts himself with. He has a great relationship with our vet, an open mind and many tools to pull from when doing remedial work. Each of our horses is very much a part of his team.
As the old saying goes…. no hoof, no horse!”
Team DSE is delighted to introduce Janie & her wonderful Chaff business “Golden Horse Feeds” as an official Sponsor.
We are excited to be ambassadors for this 100% Natural Chaff Product, and to work with and support a local business. Our team runs on their Lucerne Chaff product.
Golden Horse Feeds started as a small operation using a very old chaffing machine called “Gracie”, and have now taken the original cutting mechanism used more than 100 years ago and are using it as a more modernised sister.
Janie & her team are fastidious about the importance of maintaining the integrity and freshness of their chaff, and therefore providing a high grade product to the most important consumers of all – our horses!
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Donna Smith Eventing would like to thank Platinum Performance who currently provide her team with Platinum Performance Equine, a comprehensive nutrition formula for all horses.
Platinum Performance addresses equine health at the cellular level, providing a special blend of more than 55 nutrients that improves the fundamental health of each of your horse’s 12 trillion cells. Healthy cells mean a healthy horse.
“A comprehensive formula that improves my horses overall health, helping joints, hooves, bones, coats, digestive & immune support. Plus it’s great for the senior members, performance horses as it acts as an anti-inflammatory.”
Using Dynavyte in the appropriate doses may be beneficial in:
- Stabilising the micro flora in the gut which may lead to an improvement in the animals behaviour
- Assisting in improving food conversion which may lead to a reduction in feed costs
- Boosting the immune system which may assist in allowing performance animals to cope with workloads
- Supporting broodmares and foals with their nutritional requirements in times of stress and need.
“Horses that struggle to put on weight are holding their weight so much better and also are producing a top line.”
Vetphysio Limited is a unique New Zealand physiotherapy practice, offering a mobile physiotherapy service for horses, small animals and humans.
Vetphysio Limited began in early 2009 after Sarah Cruickshank returned after four years studying and working in the UK and has rapidly expanded into a very busy practice.
DSE is extremely lucky to have obtained sponsorship from Sarah Cruickshank from Vetphysio. Sarah is one of lifes beautiful people, and not only is she a special friend of ours she is also extremely good at her job J
Sarah was the first New Zealander to be internationally qualified as a Veterinary Physiotherapist and is a very useful asset to our team as she not only treats horses, but she is also a human physiotherapist too!
Sarah has earnt a great deal of respect in the horse world, and we are very proud to have her join our team.
“Sarah has such an in depth understanding of how a horse moves and functions, that I find it very easy to explain to her what I am noticing and feeling when I am riding. Once she has observed our horses and then treated them I can notice a difference straight away.”
Annmarie Van der Sande (formerly Hughes) from Cambridge Equine Dental Services has joined the DSE team and we are very excited and proud for her to be part of our team of supporters.
Annmarie is a Welsh born equine dentist, with an honours degree in equine dentistry from the university of the West of England.
Annmarie is a very talented equine dentist, she is super passionate about the equine dental industry and believes in the need for the highest possible standards of dental care for horses.
Annmarie is renowned for also providing a huge amount of voluntary services to local animal charities & aid organizations such as Kiwi Care.