I have been lucky enough to train with Donna over the last few years with both my 2 star horse…

Chanel Campbell

Donna Smith is an international event rider and trainer who rode for New Zealand at the 2006 World Equestrian Games.…

NZ Horse & Pony Magazine

Donna’s training program is exceptional. She possesses a gentleness that puts young horses at ease and has immeasurable knowledge of…

Andrew Nicholson

When I first started having lessons with Donna I had a horse who’s canter was more like a run, no…

Rebekah Greig

Donna Smith has been riding for Henton Lodge Hanoverians for a number of years.  From CCI*** with Henton Executive to…

Henton Lodge Hanoverians

We became involved in eventing as a consequence of needing to find a meaningful activity for  my retiring racehorses, hence we…

Gaye McClunie

Dave and Bridget Sutton recommended Donna Smith to us when we bought Henton First Edition (Fraser) as a 3 year…

Beverley Family

Thank you for the amazing job you did with Donny. . We are just so thrilled with him and how…

Sally Bank

“Donna has a great ability to problem solve issues a horse or rider are having. She gives practical solutions that are…

Liz Anderson

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

Elise Edwards

“I am very privileged to have a fantastic team of people behind me, that support me in every direction, making…

Donna Smith

“Donna’s attitude is always professional, not only with her dealings with the horses she produces and rides, but also in…

Anne Tylee

“Donna is recognised on our Future Potential Recognition group which are talented kiwi riders capable of producing high performance horses.…

Sarah Dalziell-Clout 

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

Donna Smith

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

Donna Smith

“I see myself winning a gold medal, I have the talent, the horse power, the mileage and a strong team…

Donna Smith

“Our ambitions and goals are high, but we are dedicated to reach them, without our team of workers, owners, sponsors, supporters,…

Donna Smith