About Our Harper Stud - Aratoro Major

Based in Kaukapakapa, we take pride in being the home of Aratoro Major and our other horses. Major sired by Murrayfield Lord Daniel out of the thoroughbred mare, Plain Sailing, Major was born on December 2, 2009. Major has a stunning, “look at me boy” jaw-dropping movement. 

Major is 16.1hh Clyde x TB. He is a bay with white ticking in parts of his coat and a magnificent grey mane.

Major was started under saddle when he was three years old, Major did variety of pony club events before competing in eventing, dressage and show hunter. 

Major's exceptional temperament has shown that he can be ridden at any time and shows how well-mannered he is. He has a wonderful personality and sensible nature which is guaranteed to be passed onto his offspring. 

Please contact us if you are interested in breeding from Major.

Our Foals

Cleopatra's Light

Major has sired four foals. Cleopatra is our first foal out of him and First Light Millie (WBxTB). She was born on the early morning of November 2, 2014. Cleo has a beautiful chestnut with three white stockings. Very friendly and trusting, she loves people and is always the first to greet visitors in our paddock. Cleopatra was started under saddle by Jacquie in January 2019 standing as 16h2 she is showing that she has dressage potential... watch this space...


Mystique, was born on December 20, 2015. Her parents are Aratoro Major and First Light Millie. Mystique is a mystery. She is a bay who has two definite white socks and a blond/grey black tail. Like her sister, she is friendly and trusting.


Jimmy is out of a thoroughbred in Whangarei he was born is 2016. A stunning chestnut and seems to have the same personality as his sisters.

Fast 'n' Famous Maximus

Max was born on the 18 December 2018, his parents are Aratoro Major and (Maddie) Fifty Shadezs Famous (TB). Max is a bay and he has inherited his mothers gentleness and his fathers character, like his two half sisters he is trusting and very friendly.