About Us

Brookby Herbs is a leading New Zealand owned manufacturer of natural and organic herbal healthcare products for pets. Founder Jackie Rive and the passionate group of people working with her have been producing natural medicinal health blends for animals since 1999.

Brookby Herbs are well known for being one of the earliest NZ manufacturers of herbal animal health care remedies. We are passionate about natural health and the environment.

Equine joint supplements and canine joint supplements are our specialty and natural herbal remedies for horses and dogs are our passion. Helping animals live longer and happier lives.

Imagine a world where everything we ate and fed to our animals was genetically modified and made in a laboratory. Where scientists dictated what was good for you and mother nature was ignored and discounted. Would you really trust a world of artificial foods?

Everyday we hear about the amazing advances in technology and how our food can be manufactured for us. Somehow the scientists think they know more than the natural play of mother nature. If you have ever thought about nature and how it works you will see that it has an amazing ability to know what is the right balance to create a perfect being but unfortunately man has come along and tried to tamper with and even replicate nature but usually in a rather inferior way. I totally respect scientists and what they are capable of creating but personally I want my food and my animals food left alone.

At Brookby Herbs we believe in nature and the power of nature derived from nutrition and what we all eat, ourselves and our animals are included. We believe that nature has most of the answers to good health if only we would stop interfering and would allow it to work its magic. We believe that by protecting the environment and allowing nature to produce healthy food we can tap in to this and help our animals live longer and happier lives.

By not tampering with agriculture and horticultural methods we can allow food to transfer its goodness to us via what we eat.

Our herbs are grown by specialists and taken straight from the field to high tech dryers within two hours of cutting, a critical aspect of herb production, resulting in very little loss of active ingredients. The drying temperature is maintained below 40 degrees celsius, sealing in the active ingredients and maintaining optimum quality. The herbs we use are also used by the human market and undergo stringent quality testing under an HPLC test. This is a highly trusted, standardised world method for testing active ingredients.

Proudly endorsed by grand prix jumper John Cottle

Join the celebrities and become part of the herbal revival in natural animal health care. Brookby Herbs have been proudly endorsed by top New Zealand Grand Prix show jumper John Cottle when we first started in business and this was what John had to say about Brookby Herbs

"I have been feeding Brookby Herbs Echinacea Organic Plus and the Herbal Health blend to my Grand Prix show jumpers for the last two years and I have been most impressed with the results. We used Echinacea Organic Plus for respiratory problems and found a remarkable improvement in the horses health. It also appeared to build the immunity to the many bugs that are now prevalent amongst horses. I am now a convert to natural products, especially Echinacea Organic Plus and I would strongly recommend the use of Brookby Herbs' products".

John Cottle

Winner of the Supreme Davids Award 2010

The David Awards- Brookby Herbs was the proud winner of the 2010 David Awards, recognising the strides the business has made over the years. This award was for 'overcoming adversity' after my husband and business partner died leaving me with a fledgling business and a young family to raise. Part of that history has created a passion for women in business and a desire to see women develop and the power of gender equality in this world. Horse women and women in general are often the backbone of families and through my business I aim to help women gain  whatever power they need to thrive in this world. Health and well being go hand in hand and I hope through our work at Brookby Herbs we can make a little difference in the world of gender equality through strong families and strong healthy lives.

 The product range is constantly being developed and expanded, in response to the growing demand for natural healthcare products for both dogs and horses. Brookby Herbs now has stockists in both New Zealand and Australia, and ships to other countries around the world