- Winner - Britain's Best Beach Donkey 2007
It was a great honour for Dennis to be judged Britain's Best Beach Donkey in 2007, out of over 1,000 entrants, by Rosemary Clarke of the Donkey Breed Society, arguably the most qualified judge in the country.
- Winner - Best Beach Donkey South and South West Region 2008
- Winner, along with Charlie, Josh and Andy - Best Beach Donkey Group South and South West Region 2008
- Runner-up - Britain's Best Beach Donkey 2008
- Winner - Best Beach Donkey South and South West Region 2009
- Runner-up - Britain's Best Beach Donkey 2009
The donkeys are judged on many aspects, including their condition and temperament. The fact that Dennis won the top award just 12 months after Mike started his business is a testament to his commitment to the care and welfare of his donkeys and the training he gives them before they are elevated to the status of providing rides.
Due to the increasing demand for Mike's Donkeys to provide rides at events throughout the UK during the summer, they no longer are available to consistently provide rides on beaches and have therefore not entered the Best Beach Donkey competition since 2009.