The Story Behind Our Business

About Jacqueline (Jacquie) Harper

Jacquie has always had a passion for horses, attending her first riding lesson at just 3 years old in South Africa. On immigrating to New Zealand as a 12 year old she joined a pony club. Jacquie competed and trained in Eventing, Show Hunter and Dressage. You will often see her out competing or having a gallop on the beach with her Stallion Aratoro Major, with her natural connection with horses, she has started under saddle two of Aratoro foals, and is looking forward to seeing them out competing.


Jacquie’s introduction to ConTact C.A.R.E. came when she was given a horse named Evita, Evita had been so badly treated that she had developed trust and behavioural issues. Some said she was too dangerous and should be euthanased. Not wanting to go down that route we employed the service of Jonathan Baker a ConTact C.A.R.E. practitioner, after three treatments she was a totally different horse, friendly and easy to handle. 

Jacquie was amazed at the changes and wanted to learn more about this technique, which came naturally to her. She discovered that it was also very effective in helping people with concussions and cranial injuries. ConTact C.A.R.E. is also useful in helping people with depression, anxiety or are trapped in an overwhelming feeling.


In 2015 she signed up for her first equine and human foundation course, and is now a qualified as an Equine practitioner of ConTact C.A.R.E. and Flinchlock Release Method, and is now working towards her certificate in teaching  others Equine ConTact  C.A.R.E. Foundation courses.