ANZAC - Donkeys help remember
Left: Wee Dram Massey Ferguson with owner Diana Humphries led the parade in Chrstchurch.
Right: Seamus (36 years old) owned by Sylvia and John Parsloe has been attending the Woodbury service for 15 years with 'Simpson' & Henderson' in attendance.
Left: Left: Cotswold Minnie Moppet & Cotswold Lavender Rose owned by Lea Hullett with Nick O'Brien spent three hours in the Pleasant Point School Hall while children received lessons and a collection of artifacts were on display and this photo was published in the Timaru Herald on ANZAC Day. Right: Sisters Ester Murphy 14, and Olivia 15 with Fernlea Dylan the donkey at the Te Anau Anzac parade. The Photo taken by Barry Harcourt was published in the Southland Times.
Deloz and Trevor Stevens were required to play the donkey & 'Simpson'.
Trevor wrote “It was the NZ medic Henderson whose photo was probably used for the painting that we have come to know of as Simpson & his Donkey. When the war ended the medic Henderson lived in the Henderson area of Auckland and was a member of that RSA.”
The Donkey & Mule Society has a list of books, Magazines available at no cost to members apart from return postage. DVDs have a small charge to cover postage. Alyson Baker, our Librarian will post them out to you free of charge. You can down load the complete list Download in pdf format here
Entire Jack Donkeys
The Society is concerned about the number of Jacks (Stallions) appearing on TradeMe advertised as being suitable for children or as pets. Entire Jacks (stallions) are not safe; they can suddenly become aggressive without warning. Only geldings and jennies should be considered.
The Donkey & Mule Society is wanting to purchase copies of Donkey Business III in reasonable condition as it is out print. It is still the best book on donkey care. $10 per copy. Contact: Andrea Thomson Ph (06) 328 9812 E-mail
May 15th, 16th, 17th
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Show Results 2014/15
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Donkey & Mule Society Trophy Tallies for 2014-2015 Season
D&MS Approved Judges list Click here
Donkey In-Hand Performance Challenges 2014 Click here
The RAS has advised of the upcoming pilot communication forum Download pdf for more information
Invitation - Membership Leaflet
All about the benefits of becoming a member of the Donkey & Mule Society of NZ (Inc.) Download HERE It is two pages in printer friendly pdf
New donkeys and a mini mule Both North & South islands
Young Competitor Award
A national trophy — Find out more &
download forms A and B
Show Rules & Guidelines
booklet updated Dec., 2011 Click Here