Rebuild Going Well for Smith

Rebuild Going Well for Smith
CAPTION: The A team . . . 2014 1* winner Donna Smith, Cluny and a very proud owner Gaye McClunie. Photo: Libby Law Photography

Nothing is going to stop 2014 1* champ Donna Smith competing at Kihikihi next weekend.
The 35-year-old from Te Kauwhata won the 1* aboard Cluny (owned by Gaye McClunie), and shes now lining him up for the Prestigue Equestrian 2*, with the title in her sights.
However, Smith strained ligaments while competing at the Farmlands Horse of the Year Show, so is feeling a little like the walking wounded.
Its not much though, she says. I cant wait for Kihikihi! It is just such an awesome event and Johns courses . . . well, what you can about them? They are incredible.
Cluny is seven and Smith rates the former racehorse for the future.
He is a little funny, but such a great mover, very fast galloper and has a big jump. Hes only young and once he grows into himself and gets consistent, he is going to be really hard to beat, she says. I am sure he will be one of my top horses in the future.
Smith also has the very showy Mr Hokey Pokey entered in the 2*.
During the off season, Smith has been producing a bunch of youngsters and is hoping theyll all be at pre novice this season.
Were back to building our team this season, but its all good, she says.


Date Added: Thursday, 2nd April 2015