A national trophy will be awarded at the Donkey & Mule Society of New Zealand of NZ (Inc) Annual General Meeting.
This award is to be given to the junior exhibitor who accumulates the most points exhibiting during the course of a show year, commencing on the 1st of October and closing on the 30th April. All participants will receive a certificate. Download forms A
Donkeys make wonderful first mounts for children when trained, as they are less likely to take fright than a pony and walk more slowly giving confidence to the child.
When frightened they will freeze which has been taken for stubbornness. They are not stubborn at all and just need to be treated kindly. Once they have your trust they are most willing and just want to please you. These are just a few photos of donkeys with children.