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WIN FOR HENTON ARMADA Posted on Saturday 28th April, 2018

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Henton Armada and Christen Lane recently won the CNC* class at the Northland Horse Trial. Henton Armada (Anamour/The Showstoppa xx) did a lovely dressage to be in third place, after a clear show jumping they were elevated to second place overnight. Sunday saw a faultless cross country round leaving the girls to take the overall honours. Henton Lodge Hanoverians congratulates Christen and her husband Tom, the owner of the six year old mare, for this outstanding win against strong competition in a large class. We wish them luck for the balance of the season.

WIN FOR HENTON ARMANI Posted on Monday 2nd April, 2018

Henton Armani - Anamour/Distelfink - scored an impressive win over the weekend with Matthew Grayling. Henton Armani and his full brother Henton Ambassador both competed with Matthew at the Flaxmere course in the Hawkes Bay. Henton Ambassador - "Ben" - won the dressage phase and show jumped clear to take the overnight lead. Henton Armani "Harry" was third after the dressage, show jumped clear to be second over night. Ben, being the less experienced of the two, incurred some time faults to finish in 5th place. Harry incurred no time penalties and finished the winner of the class. Matthew Grayling was most impressed with the two full brothers to Henton Attorney General and is looking forward to their next starts. Henton Lodge Hanoverians retains ownership of both geldings and is looking forward very much to the future with these two, very well bred, young horses.

HENTON ARMADA & HENTON FIRST LADY TOP PERFORMANCES Posted on Thursday 29th March, 2018

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Christen Lane, with her two rides Henton Armada (Anamour/Showstoppa XX) and Henton First Lady (For Edition / Henton Ambiance by Anamour) were first and second at the recent Matamata horse trial in the CNC * event. This was an outstanding result for these two young mares, both relatively new at this level. Both these horses have an exciting future and Henton Lodge wishes Christen all the very best. Photo of Henton First Lady

HENTON CARTIER OUTSTANDING START TO HER CAREER Posted on Wednesday 28th March, 2018

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Henton Cartier (Contendro I / Henton Ambiance by Anamour) had a very exciting start to the four year old mare's career, with a fourth place at her very first horse trial. With a lovely dressage and clear both cross country and show jumping this very well bred young lady surely turned heads - Contendro I is the current leading sire of event horses in Europe - Anamour is well know as a leading sire of dressage horses in New Zealand, so the perfect breeding for a top event horse. She was also very well behaved at her first show, at times in busy situations. We look forward to this lovely horse finding a new approved competitive home. Her career has only just started and she showed exceptional maturity and talent inherent to her world class breeding.

HENTON AMBASSADOR SUCCESS AT PUHINUI Posted on Wednesday 28th March, 2018

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Henton Ambassador (Anamour/Distelfink) had success at his second only horse trial, taking second place in the 105 class. "Ben" to his friends, at only six, has been very lightly campaigned by Matthew Grayling,while allowing the large framed horse to mature, but is now ready to rise through the grades. Matthew is delighted with the young, inexperienced full brother to Henton Attorney General. Henton Ambassador is owned by Henton Lodge Hanoverians and we are very excited to follow, what we believe will be, an exceptional career.

HENTON FIRST COUNSEL WINS AT HUNUA Posted on Monday 15th January, 2018

Henton First Counsel (For Edition (frozen semen) / Dynamit / Distelfink / Crown Lease XX)and his brand new part owner, Olivia Montgomery, have been successful at their first horse trial at the lovely Hunua venue. Richie, as known to his friends, did an outstanding dressage test to be placed second, their show jumping was clear to see them hold second place overnight - behind one of New Zealand's professional riders, no mean feat considering Olivia is only 15 and Richie is quite young. Cross country day saw Richie and Olivia go fast and clear to take the first place. Henton Lodge wishes Olivia and Richie more successes going forward.

HENTON ARMANI PLACES AT FIRST THREE DAY EVENT Posted on Monday 15th January, 2018

Henton Armani (Anamour / Distelfink) who is a much younger full brother to Henton Attorney General, recently competed at his first full three day event. Henton Armani (Harry to his friends) won the dressage phase of the event, went on to produce an outstanding, effortless cross country round in style and under time to retain the lead after two days. With the competition tight at the end of three days, an unfortunate one rail found him and his outstanding rider, Sophie Abbott, still with a podium finish. Henton Lodge owns the black six year old gelding and we are very much looking forward to his autumn season.

HENTON FLAMBOYANT GOES TO UP AND COMING YOUNG RIDER Posted on Saturday 2nd September, 2017

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Henton Flamboyant, also known as "Bling" (For Edition / Delft by Dynamit / Distelfink) has been purchased by the Stirling family. Daughter Savannah, who is one of New Zealand's up and coming young event riders, will have the pleasure of competing the young mare. Henton Lodge will enjoy watching this partnership and we wish them all the very best.

HENTON FIRST CLASS FINDS NEW HOME Posted on Sunday 9th July, 2017

Henton Lodge Hanoverians are delighted to advise that Sophie Abbott is the new owner of Henton First Class - a stunning black three, rising four year old gelding by For Edition from the lovely Anamour mare Henton Anastasia. Henton Lodge wishes Sophie and her family all the very best in the future with this outstanding young horse and we will watch the combination with interest going forward in their eventing career.

HENTON ARMANI WINS JUMPING PHASE OF YOUNG EVENT HORSE CLASS Posted on Monday 15th May, 2017

Henton Armani, being capably ridden by Matthew Grayling, won the Jumping section of the Young Event Horse Class held in conjunction with the Taupo Three Day Horse Trial. He also placed very well in both the dressage and conformation sections of the class giving him a very creditable finish. The five year old black gelding is by Anamour from Delphi (by Distelfink) making him a full brother to Henton Attorney General. Henton Lodge Hanoverians, who have retained ownership of this stunning young horse, are excited about his future.

HENTON ARMARNI PLACES ON DRESSAGE SCORE Posted on Saturday 6th May, 2017

Henton Armani notches his first ribbon at the recent horse trial at the Hawkes Bay, at only his third start. The five year old black gelding, is by Anamour from the Distelfink mare, Delphi, which makes him a full brother to the outstanding Henton Attorney General. Henton Armani is most capably ridden by the master Matthew Grayling. Ownership of Henton Armani is retained by Henton Lodge Hanoverians. We look forward to his next start this season.

WIN FOR HENTON ARMADA Posted on Sunday 2nd April, 2017

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Henton Armada and her rider Christen Lane won at the Puhinui One Day Horse Trial last week. The five year old mare by Anamour from The Showstoppaxx were third after dressage - clear show jumping, in stunning style and a fast clear cross country saw the combination win the DEVI Heating Systems CNC105 class. This young, athletic mare has impressed all the way through her career while climbing the grades and will continue to do so in the future. Henton Lodge wish Tom and Christen Lane from Bellwood Equestrian all the very best and we look forward to watching Henton Armada successfully continue to climb the grades.

PREMIUM FOALS AND MARE FAMILY FOR HENTON LODGE Posted on Tuesday 28th February, 2017

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The New Zealand Hanoverian Society and Henton Lodge Hanoverians have recently hosted a visit to New Zealand by the esteemed representative of the German Hanoverian Society, Dr Ludwig Christmann. Dr Christmann inspected the 2016 foals at Henton Lodge and awarded the most prestigious top prize, of Premium Foal to TWO of the Henton Lodge draft. The bay colt foal by Valentino from Grandessa (Gymnastic Star/Graf Landau) and the bay filly by Viscount from Henton Exclusive (Escudo I/Distelfink/xx). Henton Exclusive with her 2016 foal at foot by Viscount and her 2014 black filly also by Viscount were presented to Dr Christmann for the "jumping mare family" this family was also awarded Premium Status. Just another testament to the superior eventing breeding programme being employed by Henton Lodge Hanoverians. Henton Lodge would like to thank Dr Christmann, wishing him a safe trip home and look forward to hosting him in New Zealand at another time. Photograph Grandessa and her premium colt foal by Valentino.

BALMORAL HENTON WINS AT NORTHLAND Posted on Thursday 23rd February, 2017

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Balmoral Henton continues to show his class with a recent easy win at the Northland Horse Trials at CNC **. The Contendro I / Distelfink, gelding was a close second after the dressage, clear show jumping and cross country in good time saw Carlos and Dannie Lodder conclusively win the class. Henton Lodge watches this 9 year old horse with great interest and wishes the owner Sim Kann of Balmoral Equestrian all the very best. Photo Libby Law Photography.

HENTON ARMADA CLOSE 2ND AT PUHINUI INTERNATINAL HORSE TRIAL Posted on Thursday 23rd February, 2017

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Henton Armada, although only five years old, has shown early consistent form this spring season to culminate with an impressive 2nd place at her first Three Day Event. By Anamour from a Thoroughbred mare, this mare with huge scope, is owned by Bellwood Equestrian and was ridden by Christen Lane. They were 5th after the dressage, in a huge field and clear cross country and show jumping saw them finish in a very creditable eventual 2nd place. Henton Lodge wishes Tom and Christen Lane all the best for this lovely mare in the future. Photo Take the Moment.

BALMORAL HENTON 2ND AT PUHINUI INTERNATIONAL THREE DAY Posted on Thursday 23rd February, 2017

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Balmoral Henton, the next Henton Lodge sensation, finished second at the recent Puhinui International Horse Trials in the CCI** class. The Contendro I gelding from Distancia (by Distelfink) was a close 5th, in a large field, after dressage, his cross country was fast and clear but with the scope rarely seen on the cross country track. He equally stunned with his style over the show jumps leaving them in place on the third day for rider Dannie Lodder, to finish a close second in this prestigious class. Balmoral Henton is owned by Sim Kann from Balmoral Eventers and we wish them all the very best for the future. Photo Take the Moment.

Henton Constantine Posted on Wednesday 19th October, 2016

Connie as she is known has had a couple of runs this season and she and her very accomplished young rider Leeshelle Small appear to be hitting there straps with a few wins already this season Looking forward to the rest of the year

HENTON AFTER DARK WINS IN CHINA Posted on Thursday 28th July, 2016

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Henton After Dark who was successfully campaigned in New Zealand by Samantha Felton has recently been sold to China. It was reported over the weekend that Albert had taken out the top prize for his new owners. Photo attached with Sam Felton competing him while still in New Zealand.

HENTON ALLOUETTE HAS A NEW HOME Posted on Wednesday 27th July, 2016

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The lovely grey, rising four year old Henton Allouette (Anamour / Diamond Bracelet xx) has been purchased by Chris Lovelady from Darfield. This stunning moving filly, with the very best of natures, will pursue a career in dressage with Chris. Henton Lodge wishes both Chris and Stella all the very best in the coming years.

HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL MOVES TO SCOTLAND Posted on Wednesday 27th July, 2016

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Henton Attorney General is enjoying a slightly slower pace of life these days with his new junior rider, the very talented Rosa Onslow from Scotland. Rosa has recently been long listed for the GB junior team, so a up and coming young lady. She and Frank have immediately clicked and already have had many successes at Novice level and just recently stepped up to Intermediate. Frank has a lovely country home where he wants for nothing and has again won a whole new bunch of hearts with the Onslow family. Henton Lodge wish Rosa and Frank all the very best.

HENTON ARMADA WINS HORSE TRIAL Posted on Tuesday 26th July, 2016

Henton Armada, this time ridden by wife Christen Lane, has won her third horse trial. The five year old mare by Anamour finished on her dressage score of 30. Henton Lodge looks forward to the new season and wishes owners Tom and Christen Lane all the very best with the young mare with huge potential.

HENTON ARMADA PLACES AT HER FIRST HORSE TRIAL Posted on Monday 28th March, 2016

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Henton Armada and her owner Tom Lane successfully completed the combinations first horse trial at the beautiful Puhinui Reserve this weekend. Annie showed maturity way beyond her four years, to take second place. Henton Amarda is by the now deceased Anamour, from the thoroughbred mare The Showstoppa, who herself reached advanced level in horse trials. Henton Lodge wishes Tom and Annie many years of success. Photo by Obsession Photography

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HENTON EXCHEQUER Posted on Monday 21st March, 2016

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Henton Exchequer has performed superbly for his new owners this past season. The gelding is by El Bundy from the Anamour mare Henton Ambiance. Ridden and part owned by Dani Maurer, they have clocked no less then nine first placing's in the five year old division this season, plus a win at 1m and finishing with a credible 10th place in the Horse of the Year 5 year old Championship. Henton Lodge wishes Dani and "Eddie" the best for the coming 2016/2017 season.

HENTON EXCALIBUR HAS GREAT SEASON Posted on Monday 21st March, 2016

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Henton Excalibur ridden by Rachel Malcolm has had a great show jumping season. The gelding by El Bundy from Henton Dungarven, who was by Dynamit, stepped up this season to Grand Prix. The combination were second at this level at Woodhill Sands and at the same show, second at 1.30. They competed credibly at the Horse of the Year Show with two 5th placings at 1.35 and 1.40 - just to mention a few of the latest successes. Henton Lodge wishes Rachel well with "George" for the future and we look for some exciting competition in the 2016/2017 season.

NEW HOME FOR HENTON EXCHEQUER Posted on Monday 21st September, 2015

Henton Exchequer - by El Bundy from the Anamour mare Henton Ambiance now has a permanent home show jumping with Dani Maurer and one of her owners. He immediately went out and jumped clear in his first five year old start to give the new owners a 1st equal placing. Dani predicts this horse will be he next World Cup contender. Henton Lodge wishes Dani, her owners and Henton Exchequer all the very best.

NEW HOME FOR HENTON AMOUR Posted on Monday 21st September, 2015

Henton Amour has a new home with dressage rider Maree Egleton. Henton Amour by Anamour from the TB mare Diamond Bracelet, has just turned four. We wish Maree and Cleo a long and fantastic career.

HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL AT TATTERSALLS, IRELAND Posted on Monday 1st June, 2015

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Henton Attorney General (Anamour/Distelfink) and Lizzie Brown have had a fantastic run at CIC*** at Tattersall's horse trial, Ireland. The pair were 10th after dressage, with a rather "fresh" Frank. They show jumped, but unfortunately picked up time faults, being second to go before it became apparent time would be tight, so had a relaxed cross country round to come home clear but with time. Great to have his first 3* run under his belt for some time. Henton Lodge looking forward to their next run.

HENTON AFTER DARK AND BALMORAL HENTON SUCCESSFUL TAUPO THREE DAY EVENT Posted on Monday 1st June, 2015

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Henton After Dark (Anamour/Distelfink) and Sam Felton, took the lead in the dressage phase of the recent Taupo Three Day Event at CCI** level, they completed the cross country the following day to retain the lead. Jumping last in reverse order on day three saw one wee rail drop to put them in final second position in this prestigious Championship class. Balmoral Henton (Contendro I/Distelfink) ridden by Sim Kann competed this young horse in the CCI* class. They were within reach of the winner through out the competition and the final phase came down to, again, one rail. Albeit for that one rail this young horse, with a bright future, would have taken out the CCI*. So very close for both these horses ! Henton Lodge wishes both Sam and Sim all the best with their Henton horses for the coming spring season in New Zealand, after they have a well earned break. Photo is of Henton After Dark.

NEW HOME FOR HENTON AMARDA & HENTON SERENADE Posted on Monday 11th May, 2015

Henton Armada (Anamour/TB) and Henton Serenade (Satisfaction/Distelfink) have found new homes at Bellwood Equestrian, the home of Tom and Christen Lane. The young three and four year old fillies, respectively, are reported to have settled in well to their new home and are working well. Henton Lodge wishes Tom and Christen all the best with their new young Henton horses.

HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL HELPS NEW ZEALAND WIN NATIONS CUP AT EQ LIFE HOUGHTON INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIAL Posted on Sunday 1st June, 2014

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Henton Attorney General and Lizzie Brown finished second in the CIC*** class at the EQ Life Houghton International Horse Trial to significantly contribute towards the New Zealand teams win of the Nations Cup. Frank and Lizzie were 3rd after the dressage with a stunning performance, from a field of 71 starters. They show jumped clear, but for one time fault, and went cross country clear over the significant course, being the only horse to finish under time. They finished in second place, behind the legendary Sir Mark Todd, to ensure New Zealand won the Nations Cup.

HENTON CONSTANTINE SOLD TO TOP SHOWJUMPING HOME ! Posted on Thursday 8th May, 2014

The pony mare, Henton Constantine (Contendro I x Escudo x Distelfink) has been sold to the super talented, junior show jump rider Leeshelle Small and of course her support team of mother Aria and father Geoff. Leeshelle will have the winter to get to know the mare before commencing their spring 2014 showjumping season. Henton Lodge would like to sincerely thank Melanie Weal for last few seasons with "Connie" taking her from her very first showjumping show, to 1.15 classes. Both Connie and Leeshelle are young and Henton Lodge will enjoy watching, the during the next few years, as the combination develop to grand prix. Henton Lodge wishes them all the best.

HENTON FOR FUN WINS IN ENGLAND WITH WILLIAM FOX-PITT Posted on Saturday 29th March, 2014

Henton For Fun and William Fox-Pitt have had a great win, at his first Intermediate for the season, at Gatcombe recently. According to the owners of Billie, Tara Glen and her mother, the weather was atrocious, making the going very difficult. He was 6th after dressage, show jumped clear and was clear cross country, only adding time faults mainly due to the bad weather. Henton For Fun won the class with a 6.6 point margin. Henton Lodge wish Billie, William and the Glenn's all the best for his next run.

HENTON CLASSIQUE SOLD TO RHYS POWELL Posted on Saturday 29th March, 2014

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The yearling filly Henton Classique has been purchased by Rhys Powell, and expatriate New Zealander currently living in Perth. Henton Classique is by Contendro I from Henton Anastasia. Henton Anastasia is a full sister to Henton After Dark. This beautiful brown filly will remain at Henton Lodge. Henton Lodge wishes Rhys and Henton Classique all the best in the future.

HENTON AFTER DARK WINS CIC** AT HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW Posted on Saturday 29th March, 2014

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Henton After Dark and Samantha Felton convincingly won the CIC** class at the recent New Zealand Horse of the Year show. Henton After Dark, Albert to his friends, took the lead after the dressage of over 2 marks, from the best of the two star horses in New Zealand. They made light work of the cross country course adding no further penalties. The cross country track was, for the first time, run through the middle of the main rings and the shows grounds. Tapes established the track and at times these were six deep with people - it looked like Badminton! The third day saw the pair confirm their win with an impressive clear showjumping round. Sam sealed her dominance in the class by also taking out second place with her other ride Ricker Ridge Escada. Henton After Dark is by Anamour from the Distelfink mare Distelene. Henton Lodge have retained a full sister to Henton After Dark - Henton Anastasia, she is currently breeding. Henton Lodge wishes Sam and Albert all the best for their next start.

HENTON DISTINCTIVE FINDS NEW HOME IN THE MANAWATU Posted on Sunday 2nd March, 2014

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Henton Distinctive "Thomas" (Dream Boy / Distelene by Distelfink) has recently been sold to Raewyne Passey. Thomas was purchased from Henton Lodge by Nicole Winter as a three year old. Nicole trained Thomas the whole way through and recently they had a very successful advanced dressage season. Raewyne and her husband run a dairy farm in the Manawatu and although Raewyne resumed dressage riding later in life, she has had some success. Raewyne is very much looking forward to bringing her new "wee gentleman" out next season. Henton Lodge wishes her all the success with the lovely Thomas. The picture attached is Thomas and Nicole having fun at Equidays last year - Nicole reported he did not turn a hair during the spectacle, a credit to his temperament.

HENTON CONSTANTINE - TOP CLASS PONY - FOR SALE Posted on Thursday 6th February, 2014

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Henton Constantine, a six year old full size pony mare, carrying top class European bloodlines is for sale at the end of New Zealand's show jumping season (March). The mare is by Contendro I (frozen semen) from Henton Exclusive by Escudo I (frozen semen) who is from Delphi (Distelfink) a mare awarded "elite" status from The New Zealand Hanoverian Society. She is currently being campaigned by Melanie Weal, who is in her last year on ponies. The main results for the combination :- 1st Christchurch Champs 1.20m 2013 (her first 1.20m); 4th Taranaki 1.20m 2013; 1st Ian Clark Memorial 1.15 A2 2013; 6th Nationals 1.10m Championship (5 rounds); 4th Rotorua Spring Show one Star Pony Grand Prix; 3rd Te Teko Pony 1.15m; 1st Hawkes Bay A & P Show Pony 1.20m; 2nd Auckland Pony Welcome stakes 1.15m – 1.20m; 2nd Woodhill Sands Pony 1.15m. To view videos of Connie please watch the following :- Taranaki, 4th in the 1.20m https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IM6t1LUhFY; Connie Christchurch, 1st in the 1.20m (her first 1.20m) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhpRpz9SFFk; Connie St Peters 1st 1.15m https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvwVjVF_Z2Q; Connie Foxton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u-4Wh9KU2A ; Connie Gisborne https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx8MEIyeu64; Connie Auckland Pony Welcome stakes- 2nd http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffdJp_E5tTk; Connie Te Teko Pony Grand Prix – Clear http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Sz6locEeUo; Connie Rotorua Pony Grand Prix -4th http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc2ADSSBMYM; Connie Pukahu Pony Grand Prix – her first Grand Prix, 1 rail http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hILCqiDejS0; Connie Pukahu Pony 1.15m –double clear http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqhNT2pwBFE. These links are also available on our Facebook page. Please email or phone Bridget Sutton at Henton Lodge with expressions of interest.

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HENTON CLASS ACT TO TRAVIS MORGAN Posted on Thursday 6th February, 2014

Henton Class Act, a superbly bred filly by Contendro I from Henton Elite (Escudo I / Distelfink) has been sold to show jumping rider Travis Morgan who has recently returned from Europe. The filly, who is rising two, will stay at Henton Lodge until she is old enough to be broken in. Travis, who is well versed in European bloodlines recognised the top class jumping breeding and was immediately taken with the scope of the young horse. Henton Lodge wish him well with her in the future.

HENTON EXECUTIVE PUHINUI CCI*** CHAMPION Posted on Saturday 14th December, 2013

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Henton Executive has bonded very well with his rider of only three months, the very experienced, Matthew Grayling, to emphatically win the recent CCI*** at the Puhinui International Horse Trial, held at the beautiful Puhinui Reserve just on the outskirts of Auckland. Matthew and Eric held 4th position after the dressage, and the lead position after the influential cross country course, coming home clear and very close to time. Going into the show jumping the combination had a comfortable three rails in hand. The win was emphatic with the next placed horse over 17 points behind. Henton Executive is owned by a syndicate with Henton Lodge Hanoverians being the major shareholder. We very much look forward to the horse's next competition in the New Year.

HENTON FOR FUN AT FEI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR YOUR HORSES Posted on Saturday 19th October, 2013

William Fox-Pitt and Pip and Tara Glens Henton For Fun have been selected to represent Great Britain at the FEI Championship for Young Event Horses currently underway at Le Lion in France. They head the 7 year old class, which is no mean feat as the horse is only 6 being born southern hemisphere time After day one of dressage Billy and William were in the lead ! http://www.mondialdulion.com/2013/actualite-gb-article_mondial_du_lion_2010_95_1979_gb.html Henton Lodge wishes this young horse (by For Edition from Galatoire, by Genius) all the best for the rest of the event.

HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL WINS AT BOEKELO 3*** Posted on Thursday 17th October, 2013

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Henton Attorney General and Lizzie Brown win at Boekelo CCI 3*** Lizzie and Frank were 2nd after dressage by .4 in a star studded field of Michael Jung, Ingrid Klimke, William Fox-Pitt and Sir Mark Todd, just to name a few ! They moved into the lead after a testing cross country that saw a third of the field of 104 starters eliminated or retired. On the final day they jumped a beautiful show jumping dropping the last rail but safely maintaining the lead ! This is by far the biggest win for the wonderful team and Henton Lodge congratulates Lizzie and Tessa Grant as owners of this beautiful horse. It has been a great season for Frank! Photo taken after Lizzie has completed the dressage. Libby Law Photography.

HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL WINS AT BLAIR CASTLE Posted on Tuesday 3rd September, 2013

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Henton Attorney General and Lizzie Brown notch up another win in the UK. This time at the famous, picturesque Blair Castle in Scotland. Lizzie and Frank won the dressage from a field of 50 0n 43.3, in the CCI** event, jumped double clear cross country and showjumping to take out the class on their dressage score! Henton Lodge congratulates Lizzie and Tessa Grant as owners of this special horse.

HENTON FONTEYN Posted on Monday 12th August, 2013

The just turned three year old filly Henton Fonteyn has been sold to Callum Buczak, from Melbourne. The filly by For Edition from Henton Elite (Escudo I / Distelfink). She is a beautiful, modern, elegant product of our breeding programme. Callum is an event rider in Australia and the filly was introduced to him via Adrian and Rachel Whiting from Matavia Performance Horses when they spotted her on a recent trip. Henton Lodge Hanoverian's wishes Callum all the best with this stunning young horse. We will watch her progress with huge interest.

HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL WINS CIC** IN ENGLAND Posted on Tuesday 16th July, 2013

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Henton Attorney General and Lizze Brown had their first win for the season at Brightling Park CIC**. The link takes you too Lizzie's post about the win and her other successes. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=512302608835528&set=a.310812602317864.68515.309933525739105&type=1&theater

HENTON FOR FUN AND WILLIAM FOX -PITT WIN AGAIN ! Posted on Saturday 6th July, 2013

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Henton For Fun and William Fox-Pitt notched up another win at the Burbury Horse Trial yesterday. This very exciting young horse under the guidance of the English eventing master, finished the dressage on a score of 26. A clear show jumping round and a faultless cross country run, saw the combination finish on their dressage score to win the open novice section at Banbury. Henton Lodge Hanoverians wish Billy's owners Tara and Mrs Glenn and William and his team, all the best with this stunning young horse!

HENTON FOR FUN AND WILLIAM FOX-PITT'S SUCCESS AT TATTERSALLS, IRELAND Posted on Tuesday 11th June, 2013

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At the Tattersalles, Ireland, horse trial, William Fox-Pitt and the young Henton For Fun (For Edition/Genius) achieved a meritorious second placing in the CCI*. William and Billy won the dressage by a comfortable margin, cruised around the cross country track clear and under time - to retain the lead going into the show jumping. Just an unfortunate rub of a show jump rail caused the combination to drop to second place. But what a huge thrill for the owners of Henton For Fun, Tara Glen and her mother. Henton Lodge looks forward to following the exiting future of this young horse.

HENTON EXECUTIVE HAS CHANGE OF RIDER Posted on Sunday 5th May, 2013

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The ride of very successful Henton Executive, Escudo I / Distelfink, has been taken over by Andrew Daines - the syndicate is proud to announce. Andy has spent the last four years overseas training and competing in the UK and Ireland. He has returned to New Zealand to establish himself on the New Zealand circuit and lays down a bid as a future New Zealand team member. With the ride Henton Executive, who has been successful at CIC*** level in the past with Donna Smith, but is still relatively young, Andy has the horse power to achieve his goal. Their most recent outing at Woodhill Sands at Open Intermediate level, saw them post a 35 dressage, show jump and cross country clear only adding some time faults to their performance to have them finish in first place. Henton Lodge wishes Andy and Eric all the best for the future.

WIN FOR HENTON BALMORAL AND DONNA SMITH Posted on Sunday 5th May, 2013

Donna and the young Henton Balmoral notched up a win at the recent Te Rapa Horse Trial. Donna and "Carlos" a rising 6 year old, led the Pre Novice class from start to finish! At their previous start at the same level at Kihikihi, the pair were second after dressage overnight leaders going into the cross country only a few time faults saw them slip back to 3rd position. Donna states this horse will be "an amazing 7 year old!". Henton Lodge wishes Balmoral Eventers and Henton Balmoral all the best.

HENTON LODGE'S FANTASTIC SUCCESS DURING THE RECENT VISIT BY THE GERMAN HANOVERIAN REPRESENTATIVE Posted on Sunday 17th February, 2013

Dr Ludwig Christmann, from the Hanoveraner Verband in Germany has just completed an 8 day tour of New Zealand. He visited new and existing members from Kaitia to Invercargill, with the highlight being the Grand Parade of Hanoverians held at Abderry Equestrian in South Auckland. Henton Lodge was very successful with :- * Best Jumping Bred Foal at Foal Show at Abderry (Contendro I / Anamour/ Distelfink) * Best Thoroughbred mare classified for the Studbook - Eight Stars (competed successfully in eventing by both Katy Treadaway and Kirsten Kelly, under the name of She's Priceless) * Best Jumping Mare Family - Delphi (Distelfink/Crown Lease xx) and her two Daughters, Henton Exclusive (by Escudo I) and Henton Evita (by El Bundy) * Best Mare Performance Test - Henton Evita who scored, in her free jumping, an unheard of 10 out of 10 for scope and 10 out of 10 for technique. She is owned by Xtreme Sporthorses. Fantastic results for Henton Lodge and thank you to Ludwig Christmann.

HENTON CONSTANTINE HAS A VERY SUCCESSFUL SOUTH ISLAND VENTURE Posted on Sunday 17th February, 2013

The pony mare Henton Constantine (Connie) and Melanie Weal are on their way home from a very successful venture to the South Island. They started with a 6th placing in the 1.10m Championship, which was run over three days consisting of five rounds. She also picked up a 3rd in another 1.10m class, a 5th in the 1.15 and at her first start at 1.20 m she WON the class! A great string of results for the five year old mare having her first season in show jumping competition. Congratulations from us at Henton Lodge and we look forward to Horse of the Year with Connie and Melanie.

HENTON CONSTANTINE WINS 1.10 SHOWJUMPING Posted on Monday 28th January, 2013

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The wee pony mare, Henton Constantine most capably ridden by Melanie Weal recently won the Ian Clarke Memorial trophy. This is the mares first season in competition she has taken to it like a true professional. Henton Lodge wishes Melanie and "Connie" all the best for the rest of the season!

HENTON EXECUTIVE HELPS THE INTERNATIONAL HANOVERIAN STUDBOOK TO 2ND PLACE ON THE WORLD RANKINGS !! Posted on Wednesday 26th December, 2012

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Henton Executive and Donna Smith finished the northern hemisphere FEI world rankings, 2012 season, in 94th place from 5083 FEI internationally registered horses. Henton Executive was the 10th placed Hanoverian bred horse in this list and consequently his points contributed to the German based Hanoverian Studbook, achieving 2nd place in the discipline of eventing when compared to all the other European Studbooks. The WBFSH rankings for the year are a very significant, prestigious and sought after honour by all the Warmblood Studbooks. Henton Executive was recognised by the German Hanoverian Verband for his contribution to this fantastic result. We congratulate Donna Smith and her Balmoral Eventing Team and the owners of the horse the Henton Executive Syndicate! For more information visit www.wbfsh.org

HENTON HORSES PLACE AT PUHINUI THREE DAY EVENT Posted on Wednesday 26th December, 2012

Henton Executive (Escudo I/Distelfink) was placed 4th in the CCI ** class at the recent Puhinui International Three Day Event held in Auckland and Henton After Dark was also placed 4th in the CCI * class. Congratulations to Donna Smith and Sam Felton respectively.

HENTON AUTHENTIC AND HENTON ESQUIRE WITH PROFESSIONAL EVENTING STABLE Posted on Wednesday 26th December, 2012

Henton Authentic (Anamour/Dynamit) and Henton Esquire (El Bundy/Anamour) are now with the Balmoral Eventing Team. "Jim" and "Bob" will train with Donna Smith and her team and will be ready for viewing in approximately 6 weeks.

SECOND WIN FOR HENTON AFTER DARK! Posted on Wednesday 28th November, 2012

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Henton After Dark wins again at Taupo! This time 'Albert' and Samantha took out the CIC* Ferndale Salver Trophy! Sam quotes "Albert (Henton After Dark) won the CIC* by over 10 points finishing on his dressage score of 40.3 (73%)." Good Luck for Puhinui!

HENTON AFTER DARK WINS! Posted on Monday 12th November, 2012

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Henton After Dark ridden by Samantha Felton at Waerenga win in the Open Novice. It's great to see 'Albert' back out competing following a break as a result of an injury. Wishing luck for the season!

HENTON EXECUTIVE- 3rd! Posted on Monday 12th November, 2012

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HENTON BALMORAL WINS!! Posted on Monday 12th November, 2012

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Henton Balmoral wins at Woodhill Sands and is selected for FEI World Dressage Challenge ridden by Simone Kann! Also, wins at Hawkes Bay ridden by Donna Smith, in pre-novice!

HENTON AUTHENTIC AND HENTON ESQUIRE COMMENCING UNDER SADDLE Posted on Saturday 27th October, 2012

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The two three year old geldings are starting to learn their job in life! Henton Authentic (Jim) by Anamour from the Dynamit mare Henton Dungarven and Henton Esquire (Bob) by El Bundy from the Anamour mare Henton Ambiance are taking to their new careers very well. Both will be ready for viewing and test riding in the New Year. As is policy at Henton Lodge all boys are for sale - please see the For Sale list for further information. (Pictured Henton Authentic as a foal)

HENTON CONSTANTINE AND HENTON FABERGE SHOW JUMP IN THE HAWKES BAY Posted on Saturday 27th October, 2012

Both Henton Constantine (Connie) and her young rider, Melanie Weal and Henton Faberge (Dot) and her rider Dani Maurer enjoyed a number of days away following the circuit last week from Gisborne (only Connie) to Hastings and on to Masterton. Connie and Melanie picked up a placing at 1.10 and had their first start at 1.15. Melanie was very pleased how the still quite green young mare, by Contendro I from the Escudo/Distelfink mare Henton Exclusive, jumped and she seemed to take the huge trip in her stride. Dani Maurer, the rider of Henton Faberge was "stoked" with how her mare jumped, especially when she was playing with the big kids in the main ring! Henton Faberge is by For Edition from a Genius mare. Dani did not push her in the jump offs as this mare is also still a wee bit green at the bigger heights, having come from eventing. Where she also excelled with wins, but showed her jump to be outstanding so a decision was made to change her career path. We look forward to keeping up with the progress of these two very special mares.

HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL WINS IN ENGLAND ! Posted on Monday 3rd September, 2012

Henton Attorney General and Lizzie Brown had a successful weekend recently at Wellington, England. They had a fantastic dressage for a 28 and jumped double clear in an open intermediate class. This was enough to give them the win in their class. Henton Lodge wishes Lizzie and Frank the best at their next start.

HENTON CONSTANTINE IN THE STABLE OF MELANIE WEAL Posted on Monday 2nd July, 2012

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Henton Constantine (Contendro I / Henton Exculsive / Escudo/Distelfink) is in the showjumping stable of Melanie Weal from Te Awamutu. Melanie will show jump the wee, purpose bred, mare this coming season. We look forward to their successes!

WILLIAM FOX-PITT HAS SUCCESS WITH HENTON FOR FUN Posted on Sunday 1st July, 2012

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William Fox-Pitt successful with the five year old Henton For Fun (For Edition/Galatoire by Genuis). At only his fourth outing he has achieved a win, much to the delight of his new owners Pep and Tara Glen. We wish William, Pep and Tara all the best with this young horse. Please find below the link to Henton For Fun's page on William's web site. http://www.foxpitteventing.co.uk/team/the-team/henton-for-fun/

HENTON FIRST EDITION HAS A NEW HOME ! Posted on Sunday 24th June, 2012

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Henton First Edition (For Edition / Henton Ambiance by Anamour) - Fraser to his friends - has been sold to the Beverley family. Mandy, Dean and their daughter Anna, have admired the young horse and realised his potential. He will be placed with the Balmoral Eventing team and capably ridden by Donna Smith. We wish Mandy and Dean all the best with this stunning, purpose bred young horse who has the movement, jump and especially temperament, to go to the top in eventing! Watch out for the next Henton super star!

HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL CIC*** AT HOUGHTON HORSE TRIAL Posted on Monday 28th May, 2012

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Henton Attorney General and Lizzie Brown had their first, more serious, start in England over the weekend. They started in the CIC*** Horse Trial at the beautiful grounds of Houghton Castle. This was the second of the Nations Cup round and Frank and Lizzie were the trail blazers for the New Zealand team! After dressage in a field of 68 they were placed 17th. In this class they were competing against Mark Todd, Piggy French (the eventual winner), William Fox-Pitt, Bettina Hoy, Mark King, Pippa Funnell - really in the big league! Lizzie and Frank showjumped clear and stormed around the cross country, albeit a wee bit slow to incurr 6.4 time penalties for an eventual 16th place. The plan was to achieve a clear round at this level, which they did. Henton Lodge congratulates them and welcomes them back to the big time !

HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL UK DEBUT ! Posted on Wednesday 18th April, 2012

Last weekend saw Frank and Lizzie have their first start back, after injury. This start was also their first in the UK since landing there last month. They started at Open Novice level - the pair made their presence known in the first instance, by winning the dressage. Then proceeded to show jump and cross country clear - like a walk in the park! As Lizzie was mindful of it being his first start, they did incurr some time faults. Lizzie has reported that Frank has pulled up extremely well post the run and both of them had smiles on their faces! Henton Lodge wishes them well for the next start.

HENTON EXECUTIVE IS A STAR AT KIHIKIHI INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIAL Posted on Wednesday 11th April, 2012

Henton Executive and Donna Smith were the highest placed, New Zealand based, combination in the CIC*** class at the recent Kihikihi International Horse Trial! They finished in a very creditable 4th place behind two very experienced horse and rider combinations from Australia and a Australian based New Zealand rider. The cross country track was "huge and technical" and the VERY inexperienced eight year old son of Escudo I from the Distelfink mare Delphi, excelled with a clear round and some time faults. This is only his 3rd start at this level, but was by far the most significant track we have seen in New Zealand for some time! Being a senior Trans Tasman competition, the course designer pulled out all the stops. Donna had nothing but praise for her young protege who made the cross country track look like a skip around, while competitors all around him were crashing and burning. Henton Lodge congratulates Donna and Sim and the team at Balmoral Eventing for producing the horse in supurb condition and we look forward to his next big assignment.

WILLIAM FOX-PITT AND HENTON FOR FUN SUCCESSFUL AT YOUNG HORSES FIRST START ! Posted on Saturday 31st March, 2012

From William Fox-Pitts web site :- "Henton For Fun had a big day competing in his first ever event and it was very exciting that he managed to finish 3rd in his BE100 section. He was a little explosive in the dressage and did well to score 30.5, but he is very smart and there were some very good moments. He show jumped very well which was excellent as this was his first ever course on grass and there was plenty to look at around the arena. As I expected he flew round the cross country taking it all in his stride and surprisingly only incurring two time faults." Henton Lodge wishes William and the five year old Billy all the best for the coming season !

HENTON EXECUTIVE RESERVE CHAMPION AT HORSE OF THE YEAR CIC *** Posted on Monday 26th March, 2012

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Henton Executive, most capably ridden by Donna Smith, took out Reserve Champion at the CIC *** Eventing class at the 2012 Horse of the Year. After dressage, the combination held 9th place, with the young horse showing his lack of consolidation in this phase. But on cross country day, his natural bold jump and rideability, albeit a bit green at times, really showed, with the combination finishing the day in 5th position. Eric trotted up sound on Sunday morning to start the show jumping in 4th place. In the main ring at the Horse of the Year, the rather green young boy was a wee bit overawed with the atmosphere, but still jumped, as he is bred to do, to finish overall in 2nd place. Eric at only 8 years old is a very serious young event horse for the future. Donna raves about his rideability and natural purpose bred movement and jump. We look forward onward and upward for this combination !!!

HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL ARRIVES SAFELY IN THE UK Posted on Tuesday 13th March, 2012

Henton Lodge is pleased to announce that after a 36 hour flight last week, Henton Attorney General has arrived safely in England to be reunited with his rider and part owner Lizzie Brown. Lizzie and Frank are stabled at Milton Stud, a stunning equestrian facility. Frank's groom, Temara, reported that he travelled very well and has settled in, which as long as there is food around, we know Frank will be happy! Lizzie is VERY excited to finally have her top horse in the UK with her and is currently planning their competitive schedule.

HENTON EXECUTIVE EXCELS AT HIS FIRST ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE Posted on Sunday 19th February, 2012

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Henton Executive and Donna Smith, this past weekend, tackled their first Advanced Intermediate Horse Trial test, against strong oppositon of very much more experienced horses. They completed the dressage phase to finish in 3rd place, which they held by show jumping clear, both these phases at advanced level. "Eric" took the cross country phase in his stride, showing his class and coming home clear and with minimal time faults, to finish 0.3 behind the leader to finish in second place. The winner, Just Chocolate, was also ridden by Donna Smith of Balmoral Eventing.

HENTON SHOW JUMPERS MAKING THEIR MARK Posted on Sunday 19th February, 2012

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Rachel McGregor reports that her Henton team of Henton Encore and Henton Excalibur are excelling. Henton Encore (El Bundy / Distancia by Distelfink) has recorded two 3rd placings in the prestigous Seven Year old class at both Tauranga and Woodhill Sands. He is now contesting One Star Grand Prix. Henton Excalibur (El Bundy / Henton Dungarven by Dynamit) is contesting the Four Year old classes with distinction. Tegan Fitzsimons reported that Henton Eragon (El Bundy / Delft by Dynamit from a Distelfink mare) was recently 2nd in the prestigous Five Year old National class. Henton Lodge wishes both Rachel and Tegan all the best for the second half of the season with their Henton horses! Photo - Henton Encore.

HENTON FABERGE MOVES TO THE SHOWJUMP STABLE OF DANNI MAURER Posted on Sunday 19th February, 2012

Henton Faberge (For Edition - Galatoire by Genius) has had a change of disciplines and moved to the show jump stable of the very successful young rider Danni Maurer. Danni has recently had much success with her top horse Blue Rinse which has recently been sold to Australia. Henton Faberge will spend some time adjusting to her new surroundings and rider before coming out in competition. "Dot" who is such a talented jumper will have some fun doing pure showjumping.

HENTON BALMORAL TAKES OUT HIS FIRST HORSE TRIAL WIN ! Posted on Tuesday 31st January, 2012

Henton Balmoral (Contendro I / Distancia by Distelfink) most capably ridden by Sim Kann and owned by the Balmoral Eventing team, won the training class at Woodhill Sands at the weekend. At only his second start, the four year old impressed the dressage judges and jumped clear cross country and showjumping in impressive style. This is a very exciting young horse for the future, as it will be some time before he develops his full strength. Henton Lodge wishes Sim and Balmoral Eventing all the best with this stunning young horse.

HENTON FIRST EDITION UNDERSADDLE AND SHOWING HUGE PROMISE Posted on Tuesday 31st January, 2012

Henton First Edition (For Edition / Henton Ambiance by Anamour) is now well undersaddle with Donna Smith. Donna is most impressed with his "natural" jump and his bidable temperament. Although only three years old he is schooling well ahead of his age. This horse when a foal, won the "best foal" at the Hanoverian Showcase, when put in front of the commission headed by Jochen Wilkens from Germany. He is the first foal from the Anamour mare, Henton Ambiance, who competed lightly eventing before being sold to a dressage barn, where she was very sucessful until an accident lead her back to Henton Lodge. In line with Henton Lodge policy, all boys are for sale, we are now pleased to offer this young, very exciting horse to the market at $30,000.00 including GST. (Photos coming)

HENTON ENCORE HAVING A GREAT SHOW JUMPING SEASON Posted on Tuesday 31st January, 2012

Henton Encore (El Bundy / Distancia by Distelfink) is having a great season showjumping with his owner and rider Rachel McGregor. Rachel reports many double clear rounds and a second placing in the prestigous seven year old class at Gisborne. Henton Lodge wishes them continued success for the remainder of the season.

HENTON EXECUTIVE 2ND AT PUHINUI CCI** THREE DAY EVENT Posted on Thursday 15th December, 2011

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Henton Executive, most capably ridden by Donna Smith, at the Puninui International Three Day Event in the CCI** class placed second. This was a fantastic result for such a young horse, inexperienced at the riggors of eventing. The combination were 12th in the field of 24 after the dressage (showing his lack of experience), but 3rd after achieving clear cross country time and jumping. They show jumped clear to complete the three days on their dressage score in 2nd place, behind Donna Smith's other CCI** horse - what a fantastic weekend for Donna and her team.

HENTON FIRST EDITION STARTING UNDER SADDLE Posted on Thursday 1st December, 2011

Henton First Edition - For Edition / Henton Ambiance (Anamour) at 3 years old, is starting under saddle. This will be a very exciting young horse for the future. By the performance test wining stallion For Edition to give him the jump and movement and from the Anamour/ Thoroughbred Henton Ambiance to add to the movement with a little bit of Thoroughbred in for good measure to ensure he gallops. This gelding who won the foal classification by the German Hanoverian representative, who has the most fantastic temperament - our 15 year old daughter is starting him - will make the ideal event or showjumping horse. Updates when he is ready to be shown.

HENTON BALMORAL PLACES AT VERY FIRST START Posted on Friday 18th November, 2011

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Henton Balmoral, a four year old by Contendro I from the Distelfink mare Distancia, owned by Donna Smth and Simone Kann, competed at the weekend in his very first horse trial, ridden by Simone, and received his very first placing. "Carlos" to his friends, did a lovely dressage test and jumped cross country and showjumping clear. This tall very exciting young horse for the future, is still extreemly immature, and will take a year or two to grow into his promised stature. He has the temperament, movement and jump to develop into a very special horse. We wish Donna and Sim all the best in the future with this exciting Henton horse.

HENTON EXECUTIVE TAKES OUT TOUGH INTERMEDIATE AT WAERENGA HORSE TRIAL Posted on Monday 14th November, 2011

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Henton Executive and Donna Smith won the Intermediate class at the "Spurs of Counties" horse trial at Waerenga. The cross country was of maximum size and asked some very difficult technical questions over Graham Smith's beautiful rolling course. Eric just took it all in his stride and proceeded to show jump clear to take the win. We hugely congratulate Donna, Eric and the Balmoral Eventing team for a fantastic win. Eric now has accumulated Advanced points and at only eight years old, this is quite an achievement - but in Donna's words "he is ready for it"! Congratulations to the Henton Executive Syndicate for this fantastic win with their horse.

HENTON LODGE CONNECTION WITH DRESSAGE OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS Posted on Monday 14th November, 2011

Huge congratulations to the NZ dressage for qualifying a team for next years Olympic Games - a real first for NZ. One of the horses qualified, Antonello ridden by Louisa Hill, is very closely related to the Henton Lodge broodmare Henton Anastasia. Henton Anastasia is by Anamour (as is Antonello) and is from the Distelfink mare Distelene who was from Pharleen. Antonello's dam Flair is also from Pharleen. Henton Lodge currently has for sale a yearling filly by Landro L (who competed very sucessfully with Christine Weal) from Henton Anastasia. This filly has extravagent movement,, and with the touch of jumping blood from Distelfink, would have a very sucessful dressage career!

GREAT START TO THE SEASON FOR HENTON EXECUTIVE Posted on Monday 7th November, 2011

Henton Executive and Donna Smith showed the experience, the 8 year old horse, gained from last season has held them in good stead with a very close 2nd placing at Woodhill Sands CIC **. Donna and Eric were 3rd after the dressage and show jumped clear. Their cross country run over Chris Ross’s strong FEI track was impressive. They were only second by .9 of a time fault behind Donna’s other CIC** ride Balmoral Sensation.

HENTON FABERGE IS AWARDED BEST MARE AT YOUNG EVENT HORSE CLASS AT TAUPO Posted on Wednesday 25th May, 2011

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At the recent Young Event Horse Class, run in conjunction with the Taupo International CCI Three Day Event, Henton Faberge (For Edition / Genius) was awarded the beautiful "Best Mare" sash presented by Kathy Scott from Tandarra Stud. Henton Faberge received 4th overall placing in the Horse and Pony Magazine sponsored event from a large class of 4 and 5 year old horses, who were required to qualify for a start in the class. The event is judged on dressage/movement, jumping style and scope, a gallop and conformation. Henton Lodge is very proud of Henton Faberge and thanks her rider and producer Dannie Lodder for her professional riding and presentation of the mare. The photo was taken at the Mare Performance Test before the Hanoverian Society Commission lead by Herr Gerhard Seckenburg in February 2011, where Henton Faberge was awarded the national top Performance Test Hanoverian mare.

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HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL'S DEPARTURE FOR ENGLAND DELAYED Posted on Monday 25th April, 2011

Lizzie Brown's plans for Henton Attorney General have suffered a minor setback when he sustained an injury to a leg while competing at the Kihikihi Horse Trial. Initially after they, most uncharacteristically parted company, it was believed neither horse nor rider sustained any injury but it was later revealed Frank had knocked himself around. Lizzie and Push Play left for England as planned. Frank will undergo some rest and will shortly be put back into very light work and will join Lizzie in England at some later date. We wish Lizzie and Push Play all the best and Frank a speedy recovery.

HENTON SERENADE Posted on Monday 25th April, 2011

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Henton Lodge are very excited about the birth of our first foal by the outstanding Stakatto son Satisfaction. Satisfaction typifies the most modern jumping bloodlines to be found in Europe. This is a particularly elegant, long legged filly with beautiful movement who has the jumping bloodlines to die for. She is from the Distelfink mare Distancia, who sucessfully jumped to Grand Prix. The filly was recently crowned the "top jumping bred filly of the tour of Gerhard Seckenburg" the representative of the German Hanoverian Society. This filly, being the only one obtained by Henton Lodge from the mare, will be retained for competition and to add valuable bloodlines to the broodmare band.

HENTON ARISTOCRAT Posted on Monday 25th April, 2011

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Henton Lodge are very proud to have for the first time in four years, a foal from the dam of Henton Attorney General - in fact we have a girl "mini me". With thanks to Lee Morris of Equibreed, Delphi is back on the breeding register. The rather large filly has the same unflapable temperament of Frank and his huge ears. We look very much to retaining her first in competition then to our breeding programme.

HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL TAKES OUT CIC*** AT HORSE OF THE YEAR AND HENTON EXECUTIVE PLACES IN CIC** Posted on Thursday 24th March, 2011

Wow what a Horse of The Year for the Henton Eventing team! Henton Attorney General and his part owner Lizzie Brown took out the nail biting CIC Three Star class. Lizzie and Frank went into the showjumping in second place behind Bronze Medal team member at the World Equestrian Games, Clarke Johnston and his WEG mount Orient Express. Lizzie and Frank show jumped clear putting the pressure on Clarke on his Thorougbred, who unfortunately for Clarke, dropped two rails giving Henton Attorney General the win !! This followed on from their win recently at the Hunua Horse Trial in the Advanced/Intermediate class. But also to the fore at the Horse of the Year was the syndicated Henton Executive, Eric to his friends, most capably ridden by Donna Smith, who finished fourth in the CIC ** event. This is most creditable as the horse only started eventing in September last year - and is now placing at 2* level. This is really a horse for the future and with the experience of the ride from Donna Smith - well watch this space ! Henton Lodge Hanoverians would like to warmly congratulate Lizzie and Frank and Donna and Eric on their tremendous performances as the Horse of the Year Show 2011 !!

HENTON FOR FUN HEADS TO THE STABLE OF WILLIAM FOX-PITT !! (Photo courtesy of Quality N Z Horses) Posted on Tuesday 21st December, 2010

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The lovely four year old, Henton For Fun has been sold to leading English event rider William Fox-Pitt. Henton For Fun was sold some months ago to Jesse Campbell, who has made the big decision to base himself in England and has put his team on the market to fund the trip. William Fox-Pitt has chosen to purchase the For Edition / Galatoire (by Genius) bay gelding to add to his stable of up an coming event horses. Henton For Fun has not yet competed, so William has purchased the young horse on breeding, type, temperament and potential alone. Henton Lodge wishes William all the best and we look forward to following their success going forward.

HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL TAKES OUT CCI *** AT PUHINUI Posted on Tuesday 14th December, 2010

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The gorgeous Henton Attorney General and his rider and part owner Lizzie Brown, firmly secured the top class the Auckland Council CCI*** title at the Puhini Three Day Horse Trial at the weekend! Frank and Lizzie were only 2.4 penalties ahead of the consistent Emily Butcher and Southern Ben after the dressage. On cross country day, the pair blitzed around the three star track, like it was a pony club outing, being one of only two horses to come in under time. By the time they got to show jump on Sunday the pair were that far ahead of the competition they had four rails in hand. What a fantastic result for Henton Attorney General, Lizzie Brown and her connections and Henton Lodge as part owners. What next for this very exciting combination !!! At the weekend also Henton After Dark added to his Richfields success with a third placing in the Horse and Pony Pre Novice Three Day Championship class and Henton Executive finished a very creditable 9th in the NRM CCI* class, at his first three day event competition. Well done to Samantha Felton and Donna Smith respectively.

HENTON AFTER DARK WINS AT RICHFIELDS Posted on Wednesday 1st December, 2010

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Henton After Dark, capibly ridden by Samantha Felton, took out the Pre Novice Championship class at the Richfields Horse Trial at the weekend. Sam and Albert, won the dresage on Friday, consolidated with a confident crosscounty round incurring no jump or time penalties and secured the win with a clear show jumping round on the Sunday. Henton Lodge congratulate the combination and look forward to reporting more successes in the future.

HENTON TRIO SHINE AT ROTORUA HORSE TRIAL Posted on Friday 12th November, 2010

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At the recent Rotorua Horse Trial the Henton name was to the fore! Henton Attorney General and Lizzie Brown took out the Advanced/Intermediate beating the current Bronze medal holder from the World Equestrian Games, Clarke Johnstone and Oakley Vision. Henton Faberge and Dannie Lodder were second in their training division and Henton Executive (featured taking Donna into the water jump) and Donna Smith were third in their novice division. A great effort and well done all three fantastic riders!

HENTON EXCLUSIVE LIVES UP TO HER NAME IN THE HAWKES BAY! Posted on Thursday 28th October, 2010

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Henton Exclusive and Rachel McGregor had a great show. The pair were 4th in the 1.25 speed and power event on day one, 4th again in the Young Rider class on day three - which Rachel won on her more experienced Kabo Benny Boy - then the combination won the 1.35 power and speed, one second ahead of some noteworthy rivals !!! The mare is just 8 years old with a huge jump and a huge future. We wish Rachel and Henton Exclusive (who's ownership is still retained by Henton Lodge) all the best for the balance of the season.

THREE HENTON HORSE IN THE MONEY AT TAUPO Posted on Thursday 28th October, 2010

At the recent Taupo Horse Trial, three Henton horses were in the money! Henton Attorney General was second in the Advanced Intermediate class, with Lizzie Brown. Henton Executive was second in his Novice class with Donna Smith, which is most commendable as this is only the combinations 4th horse trial! Dannie Lodder and the five year old Henton Faberge, were 3rd in the training class. What a great result for the Henton Lodge Hanoverian team !!!

HENTON EXECUTIVE & HENTON FABERGE BOTH WIN AT TE RAPA !!! Posted on Tuesday 5th October, 2010

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At the weekends Te Rapa, Hamilton, horse trial, the 7 year old syndicated Henton Executive, under Donna Smith, won his first Pre Novice start. Eric to his friends, has only had one previous horse trial with Donna at Training level three weeks ago, since changing from his previous ownership and discipline of showjumping - so a fantstic result for such a green cross country horse - Donna was escatic with his attitude! Henton Faberge and her accomplished rider Dannie Lodder, nailed the Young Event class with a second placing after dressage, clear show jumping and clear cross country. Dannie was also hugely complimentary about the cross country ride the 5 year old gave her - after her few limited starts she now really knows her job. An exciting pair to watch for the balance of the season !!

HENTON EXECUTIVE TO CHANGE DISCIPLINES - DONNA SMITH TO RIDE ! Posted on Friday 6th August, 2010

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Henton Executive (Escudo I from Delphi by Distelfink) has found a new home with International eventing representative Donna Smith. Henton Executive had been capably showjumping for the last three years with Rachel McGregor. Donna is very excited to get the horse who is beautifully schooled on the flat and has been show jumping in the age classes to 1.25m. She is expecting he should fit very quickly into his new job. Henton Executive is owned by a syndicte of enthuastic eventing supporters. Henton Lodge wishes Donna all the best with Henton Executive.

TEGAN FITZSIMONS ENJOYING HER NEW TOY "HENTON ERAGON" Posted on Wednesday 14th July, 2010

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Tegan, who has just been named in the Show Jumping Young Rider squad to travel to Australia to represenet New Zealand, later in this month, is reporting back to Henton Lodge how much fun she is having with her recent purchase, Henton Eragon (Rick to his friends). Not only is she enjoying him as a person, she is relishing in his jump, and can't wait until he is older and she can really see the benfit of his purpose breeding!

HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL & LIZZIE BROWN SHARE ADVANCED LEADERBOARD Posted on Monday 12th July, 2010

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Henton Attorney General and Lizzie Brown were announced at the recent Annual General Meeting of Eventing New Zealand, joint winners of the Advanced Leaderboard for the season. This award was presented at the gala ball orgnised by Eventing Waikato. This was very significant as Lizzie and Frank are in their first season at Advanced / Three Star. The other equal first place was awarded to Alice Montgonery on the evergreen, georgeous Gordon. At the same presentation, Henton Lodge would like to make mention that Dannie Lodder, who rides Henton Faberge for Henton Lodge, took out the Intermediate Leaderboard. Our congratulations go to Lizzie, Frank and Dannie !!!

HENTON FOR FUN HEADS TO THE EVENTING STABLE OF JESSE CAMPBELL Posted on Sunday 4th July, 2010

Henton Lodge are proud to announce that Jesse Campbell, who represented New Zealand last year in the Trans Tasman Young Event Rider Team - just to mention one of his many successes, is now the owner of Henton For Fun. We look forward to seeing this leggy bay gelding by For Edition from a Genius mare, in light competition this coming season. Henton Lodge wishes Jesse and his Mum Ezra and Dad Craig, all the best with this young horse.

HENTON FABERGE WINS "BEST MARE" IN YOUNG EVENT HORSE CLASS Posted on Tuesday 1st June, 2010

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Henton Faberge took out the "Tandarra Stud" Young Event Horse Best Mare Award held in conjunction with the recent Taupo Three Day Event. Henton Faberge is by For Edition from the sucessful dressage and show jumping mare Galatoire by Genius. Henton Faberge was most capably ridden by Dannie Lodder. Henton Lodge would like to warmly thank Kathy Scott of Tandarra Stud for sponsoring this award.

HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL TAKES 4TH PLACE AT TAUPO THREE DAY EVENT Posted on Monday 31st May, 2010

Henton Attorney General and Lizzie Brown finished in fourth place at the recent Taupo Three Day Event at Three Star level. Lizzie and Frank were second after the dressage, but only by 0.2 behind the wonderful Gordon and Alice Montgomery. Cross country unfortunately saw Gordon and Alice have a mishap. Lizzie and Frank had a fantastic clear jumping round with the course asking a significant number of questions - especially the water. But unfortunately they incurred an uncharateristic number of time faults, after Lizzie had a technical error with her stopwatch - she believed their time was OK ! The pair went on to show jump clear in style on the Sunday. Oh but for the technical time fault issue - but that is eventing !!

HENTON ERAGON HEADS TO HIS NEW HOME IN THE SOUTH ISLAND Posted on Thursday 27th May, 2010

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Henton Eragon (El Bundy / Delft by Dynamit) has recently been purchased by one of the South Islands up and coming young show juming riders Tegan Fitzsimon. We wish Tegan, her family and her supporters, all the best with this young horse and we will be looking forward to him coming out in the four year old series in the spring.

HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL TAKES WOODHILL SANDS THREE STAR BY A HUGE MARGIN !! Posted on Tuesday 27th April, 2010

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Lizzie Brown and Henton Lodge Hanoverians stunning Henton Attorney General sealed their dominance at the weekend by taking out the Woodhill Sands Three Star event with a lead of nearly 27 points to the second placed horse. Lizzie and Frank shone in the dressage phase with an impressive 74.8%, romped around the cross country confidently as a united team to post the fastest time of the day. Then the pair showjumped clear to dominate the competition ! Congratulations to Lizzie and Frank from us at Henton Lodge. The day was made more special for Lizzie as she also took out the Intermediate class on Push Play who is a horse Lizzie has quitely brought through the ranks, so further congratulations are in order for Lizzie again from us !!

HENTON AFTER DARK WINS AT KIHIKIHI ! Posted on Saturday 10th April, 2010

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Sam Felton with her beautiful black Henton After Dark (Anamour / Distelfink), Albert to his friends, had a hugely successful weekend at the Mitavite International Kihikihi Horse Trial over Easter weekend. They romped home to win the pre-novice class with style. This combination has not been together for long so it was a very commendable effort. It is also worthy of note that Sam also won another of the Pre Novice classes on her other horse Ricker Ridge Pico Boo. Sam is now representing her Northland Pony Club at the Pony Club Champs - we wish them well.

HENTON FABERGE SHOWS CLASS AT HER FIRST HORSE TRIAL Posted on Saturday 10th April, 2010

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Henton Faberge (For Edition / Genius) at four years old competed at her very first Horse Trial at Waitemata. She was capably ridden by Dannie Lodder to win the dressage phase by 6 points - she has stunning movement and ridabililty. A show jump rail due to greenness gave her an extra 4 points, but she was still in the lead. Unfortunately another green moment at the first cross country fence put her out of contention - but when she realised exactly what she was out on the cross country track to do - she took to it like a professional. She will be one to watch in the future. Henton Faberge is to be retained by the stud, but her year younger brother Henton For Fun has just completed being broken in and is for sale.

HENTON AFTER DARK SHINES AT PONY CLUB DRESSAGE CHAMPS Posted on Thursday 18th February, 2010

Henton After Dark and his young rider, Samantha Felton, had a wonderful weekend in Taupo last month representing Northland at the North Island Pony Club Dressage Championships. In the Championship class "Albert" scored 71.18% to finish effectively 5th in New Zealand (when comparing scores for the equivalent South Island competition). They also won their Preliminary, Novice and Elementary tests and gained placings in two others, giving them Reserve Pony Club Championship Hack for the whole of New Zealand !!! What a fantastic achievement. Sam and Albert will now roll into the autumn eventing season. Henton Lodge wishes them luck.

HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL CONTINUES WITH THREE STAR SUCCESS! Posted on Monday 28th December, 2009

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Henton Attorney General and Lizzie Brown finished their second three star event at Puhinui again up in the placings with a well deserved third. They held second place after the dressage on a penalty score of 50.2 behind the very experienced Australian rider Stuart Tinney on his grey Watermark Grayson on 48.7. These two were well ahead of the third place getter who was on 61.7. Come cross country day Frank overjumped the huge palisade which made getting control back for Lizzie difficult for the next combination of skinny fences and they incurred 20 penalties. But in form Frank show jumped clean and was ahead enough after the dressage and clean showjumping to end up in third place. Also notable was the fact that Underdiscussion, capably ridden by Donna Smith, who was first in the two star at Richfields was again first in the two star at Puhinui. Underdiscussion is also a registered branded Hanoverian.

HENTON AFTER DARK JOINS THE EVENTING RANKS Posted on Monday 28th December, 2009

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Henton After Dark (Anamour / Distelene by Distelfink/Pharleenxx), also known as Albert, has recently been purchased by Sam Felton who is slowly introducing him to eventing. Albert had previously, since a yearling, been owned by Kate Wilson where he had mainly concentrated on dressage. Please look out for this beautiful black gelding out and about with Sam. Henton Lodge wishes Sam and Albert all the best for the coming autumn season.

HENTON ERAGON AND HENTON FOR FUN BEING BACKED! Posted on Monday 28th December, 2009

The two three year old geldings Henton Eragon (El Bundy / Delft by Dynamit from a Distelfink/Crown Lease xx mare) Derek to his friends and Henton For Fun (For Edition from the Genius / Thoroughbred mare) Bill, to his friends, are currently undergoing their early education as riding horses. Watch out for these two young men getting ready to be out and about. As per our Henton Lodge policy, both boys are for sale.

HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL WINS RICHFIELDS 3* Posted on Monday 30th November, 2009

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Henton Attorney General and Lizzie Brown, at their first three star eventing start, won decisively at the Richfields Horse Trial over the weekend. Frank and Lizzie were second after the dressage, which was commendable, considering his first start at this FEI test. They still held second after a cross country track which saw half the three star field walk home. Frank showjumped clear putting the presure on the leading combination, who dropped two rails to give them the win !!! Congratulations Lizzie and Frank !!! It was also notable that the Two Star was also won by a Hanoverian - Underdiscussion ridden by Donna Smith and the One Star was won by another Hanoverian - Adelphi ridden by Johnathon Pagent. Adelphi is a half brother, by Anamour, to the dam of Henton Attorney General, what a great family.

HENTON EXCLUSIVE NAILS SEVEN YEAR OLD CLASS Posted on Tuesday 24th November, 2009

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Henton Exclusive, capably ridden by Rachel McGregor, won the Cushion Ride Seven Year Old class at the recent Kihikihi show jumping competition. Henton Exclusive was one of three to go forward to the jump off and succeded with the fastest time, to win the class. This was a significant win for the young mare, at a prestigous three star show, in the main ring. We look forward to following Rachel and Lizzie's success in the Cushion Ride Seven Year Old Series as the season progresses. (Photo Limelight Photography)

HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL STEPS UP ! Posted on Tuesday 24th November, 2009

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Henton Attorney General and Lizzie Brown competed in their first New Zealand Advanced eventing start at the Hawkes Bay, Arran Station Horse Trial. Lizzie and Frank had a stunning dressage, show jumped clear and went boldly cross country to finish second overall. Congratulations to them both!

ESCUDO I HANOVERIAN STALLION OF THE YEAR 2009 Posted on Monday 16th November, 2009

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Celle State Stud stallion Escudo I (Espri/Arkansas) has been named German Hanoverian Stallion of the year 2009. On behalf of the deceased breeder Allmer Knoop, Arno and Sabine Knoop were awarded a remunerative cheque and the Wohlklang Statuette. Every year the German Hanoverian Society and R+V/VTV Insurance honour an important breeding stallion with this award. Escudo I blood line is represented at Henton Lodge with Henton Exclusive (ex Delphi) who is sucessfully contesting the Cushion Ride Seven Year Old show jumping circuit this season with Rachel McGregor, but still owned by Henton Lodge. Six year old Henton Executive also under Rachel McGregor, also from Delphi and Henton Elite, the third from Delphi, who has been retired and is in foal to For Edition (see bloodlines). The black stallion, with the keen eye, was born on allmer Knoop's farm on May 23rd, in 1991.

HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL AND LIZZIE HOME FROM SUCESSFUL CAMPAIGN Posted on Saturday 11th July, 2009

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Lizzie and Frank are home after a most sucessful campaign in Australia. In their first start at Camperdown, as part of the Young Rider Transtasman team, the pair won the individual two star event and helped the Kiwi team to a resounding win over the Australian team (full report of this earlier). The pair then went on to contest the two star in Sydney. After a long haul from Adelaide Frank was given a couple of easy days - but Lizzie found out that he was taking everything in his stride, not needing an easy time and was uncharacteristically "naughty" in the dressage to finish that phase way down. But in true form, jumped his way up to finish 4th overall. His next start was at Weribee in Melbourne again at two star. Lizzie was not to make the same mistake again and Frank was leading after the dressage, ahead of some notable Australian representative competitors. This lead was held after a faultless crosscountry. Going into the testing showjumping, the combination almost had the title in the bag until the last show jump fence where they collected faults, but still finished a very credible 3rd. Frank has just completed a rest after returning home and is back in light work rearing to go Lizzie says. We look forward to following them when the season commences here again.

HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL AND LIZZIE BROWN TAKE 2* COMPETITION IN AUSTRALIA AND TEAM GIVE THE AUSSIES A RIDING LESSON! Posted on Sunday 26th April, 2009

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The serious consistent eventing combination of Lizzie Brown and Henton Attorney General took top individual honours, from 30 starters, at Camperdown, Victoria, Australia, in the 2* horse trial recently. Lizzie was also riding for the New Zealand Young Rider team, who also showed the Australian Young Rider Team how to do it! Frank and Lizzie were 3rd individually after dressage, but came up to 1st after a stunning faultless cross country round over a course that asked some questions. The pair then went on to show jump clear to hold the top honors! The New Zealand team was 6.8 point behind after the dressage but all 5 members cross countried stunningly with only 2 time penalties to add to their dressage scores across the entire team of Lizzie, Simon Gordon (captain), Jessie Campbell, Helen Bruce and Ashley McKinstry. All the Kiwis show jumped clear to win the Trans Tasmen competition convincingly. Lizzie and Frank now stay on in Australia for some further competitions.

HENTON EXCLUSIVE COMES FROM NOWHERE TO SHINE AT TAUPO IN THE SHOW JUMPING BREEDERS SHOW Posted on Sunday 26th April, 2009

Six year old Henton Exclusive ridden by Rachel McGregor for Henton Lodge, is in her first year of show jumping. Rachel decided to compete the mare in the six year old class on the first and second days finishing with two clear rounds. This took the pair through to the final day, one of only six combinations to go through with no faults. In the final they were one of only three to complete the course and get into the jump off. Unfortunately the lack of milage for the combination at this height caused miscommunication and a stop which relegated them to 5th overall - but not a rail was taken in the four rounds! A very creditable placing considering the lack of experience this combination has and most of the six year olds in the final had been competing at this level all season. Claire Wilson was so impressed with her she is written up in her "Jump-off" column in the May issue of the Horse and Pony magazine, page 107. We look forward to the combination next year in the seven year old series.

HENTON LODGE HANOVERIANS CONGRATULATES RACHEL MCGREGOR FOR HORSE OF THE YEAR SUCCESS !! Posted on Sunday 26th April, 2009

Henton Lodge Hanoverians would like to congratulate Rachel McGregor on her huge winning ride in the Young Rider show jumping class at the Horse of the Year Show. Rachel and her experienced horse Kabo Benny Boy had the only clear round, under time, to empatically win the class in the first round. Rachel currently owns and rides two Henton horses, Henton Encore and Henton Executive and has the ride for Henton Lodge on the mare Henton Exclusive. We wish her all the best for the coming season - she will have a Henton horse in each of the 5, 6 and 7 year old series!

FIRST PLACE FOR HENTON EXCLUSIVE AT HORSE OF THE YEAR !!! Posted on Sunday 26th April, 2009

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Henton Exclusive, the small but beautiful package by the jumping sensation in Germany, Escudo I (see Bloodlines) from the renowned broodmare Delphi (see News) took the top honours in the Sport Horse Jumping class at the Horse of the Year Show. In an extremely strong field of entrants that also included John Twomey on the imported stallion Don Quatro and the famous Lindberg des Hayettes with Sam McIntosh, this very special mare, ridden by Rachel McGregor, wowed the two German judges to take top honours! Also in the line up in the jumping class was Henton Enccore taking third place also ridden by Rachel McGregor. Then Henton Exclusive went on to take the Reserve Champion Adult Sport Horse to bring home to Henton Lodge one of the coverted sashes. Champion Adult Sport Horse was the imported Hanoverian stallion Limonit - so an all Hanoverian line up. Henton Exclusive is seen here jumping at the Parade of Hanoverian horses.

HENTON ENCORE WINNER OF STYLE JUMPING CLASS Posted on Sunday 26th April, 2009

Henton Encore by El Bundy from the grand prix showjumping mare Distancia, by Distelfink, won the Style Jumping class at the renowned Breeders show held recently in Taupo. Eligh, to his friends, is owned and ridden by Rachel McGregor. Rachel says there were 30 something entrants in the class and for the inexperienced four year old to take the title, judged by Merran Hain was quite a thrill ! Especially as the horse even dropped a rail and still won - Merran told Rachel the rail was her fault and the horse showed such exceptional jumping technique he had to be placed first. Henton Encore also enjoyed success at the Horse of the Year show in being placed 3rd in the sport horse jumping class.

CHAMPION FOAL ! Posted on Sunday 26th April, 2009

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At the recent Parade of Hanoverians held at Abderry and presided over by Dr Jochen Wilkens representing the German Hanoverian Society, our colt foal by For Edition from the Anamour mare Henton Anastasia was crowned the Champion foal of the day. Dr Wilkens was most impressed with this For Pleasure great grandson, conceived via frozen semen, saying he was most upstanding, with correctness of type and outstanding paces. He achieved 8.5 for his conformation, 8.5 for his trot and 9 for his walk, all out of a possible 10. This foal is bred along strong jumping lines but with the Anamour influence will also produce dressage for the serious event rider. This foal is for sale.

HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL AND LIZZIE BROWN SELECTED FOR YOUNG RIDER EVENTING TRANS-TASMAN TEAM Posted on Saturday 31st January, 2009

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Lizzie brown, rider and part owner with Henton Lodge, of Henton Attorney General has been named in the Young Rider Trans-Tasman Eventing Team to compete in Melbourne in April. After an intensive three day schooling camp in Taupo which finished with a mock up competition at 2* level, which was won by Henton Attorney General (Frank to his friends), the current selectors named a five strong young rider team. The competition will be held in association with the Camperdown CIC to be held 18 - 20th April. Henton Lodge wishes Lizzie and Frank all the very best.

DELPHI A FOUNDATION BROODMARE FOR HENTON LODGE Posted on Saturday 31st January, 2009

In the first of a series of articles on foundation mares, The New Zealand Hanoverian Society's newsletter featured the foundation mare Delphi. Delphi is resident at Henton Lodge where we have through to her grandaughter (by Contendro I from the Escudo I mare Henton Exclusive). Please find attached the article of interest.

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HANOVERIAN STALLIONS OF THE "E" LINE Posted on Saturday 31st January, 2009

Recently The New Zealand Hanoverian Society newsletter wrote a very interesting article about the famous Hanoverian E line of stallions in Germany. The E line carries very strong jumping bloodlines without loosing movement and ridability. Henton Lodge has used this E line extensively in our breeding programme through Escudo I and his son El Bundy. Please take time to read the attached article.

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SILVER MEDAL FOR RACHEL MCGREGOR AT SYDNEY YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES Posted on Tuesday 27th January, 2009

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Rachel McGregor ,who showjumps three Henton horses, has been victorious in winning the Individual Silver Medal at the recent Youth Olympic Games held in Sydney in the discipline of show jumping. These games are run under full Olympic conditions. Rachel competed against individuals from USA, Japan, Great Britan and Australia, so this was a huge international result. The New Zealand team, with the help of Rachel, had the previous day won the show jumping team Gold Medal. A great result for New Zealand. Rachel is pictured here riding Henton Exclusive.

HENTON DISTINCTIVE HELPS AUSTRALIA WIN DRESSAGE YOUNG RIDER TRANS TASMAN DERBY Posted on Monday 26th January, 2009

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Henton Distinctive (shown here being ridden by Jessica Willard from Australia) helped the Australian dressage young rider team win the Trans Tasman Derby at Taupo recently. "Thomas's" services as an elementary level pool horse was required on the Sunday. He was first ridden by Jessica and was the convincing winner of that round on 66.39%. He was ridden in the second round by the New Zealand rider Sarah Wilkinson for third place with 63.89%. After the two rounds the Australian team were victorious, but only by 3.19 points. Further Jessica Willard was the overall individual winner with the help of Thomas. He did not put a foot wrong throughout the entire competition adding some new members to his fan club. But, as always, his biggest supporter is his owner Nicole Winter !!!

HENTON EXECUTIVE Posted on Saturday 17th January, 2009

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PREMIUM HENTON EXECUTIVE and his young rider, Rachel McGregor, currently hold 2nd place on the Astek Stud 5 Year Old show jumping series. With 24 rounds of the 41 scheduled nationally, "Eric" to his friends, has from 8 rounds been very consistent. We look forward to eagerly watching his progress during the second half of the season. Rachel who is also currently leading the Toyata Young Rider show jumping series, has also been selected to represent NZ in the equestrian team at the Australian Oympics curretnly being held in Sydney. Henton lodge wishes Rachel the very best of luck.

HENTON DISTINCTIVE ELEMENTARY RESERVE CHAMPION Posted on Sunday 7th December, 2008

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Henton Distinctive, owned and ridden by Nicole Winter was the Elementary Reserve Dressage Champion at the recent Waikato Championships. "Thomas" gained 2nd place in the Musical Freestyle with 68.6%; 3rd in 3.6 with 63.2% and was the clear winner of 3.5 with 66%. This earned him the Reserve Champion sash just one half a percentage point behind the Champion.

WIN FOR HENTON ATTORNEY GENERAL Posted on Sunday 7th December, 2008

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Henton Attorney General, ridden and part owned by Lizzie Brown, is back in fine form this season, starting with a win at Woodhill Sands Horse Trial on 25/26 October. Frank easily won the dressage phase of the Open Novice Division, show jumped clear and was faultless cross country to be the clear winner at the end of the weekend.