Welcome to North Loburn Equestrian Centre


News and Events

Next competition 20th May then 17th June 2018 day two and three of our autumn series

No competition either July or August

Very big thank you to all our lovely sponsors who continue to sponsor NLEC

 Remember to thank them

  • Karen and Ken at Rangiora Equestrian Supplies
  • Sally Johnston of Silver Linings Complete Equine Care
  • Sarah Gray, coach at Silver Linings Complete Equine Care
  • Richard and Sue Woerlee @ Harcourts Twiss-Kerr Realty
  • Nicolett Geldermann Living Anatomy of the Horse
  • Kate McMillian of Moores Riding Wear
  • Sarah Elcomb of The Riding Workshop
  • Don Scott at Canterbury Rails
  • Coralie Winter and Barry McDonald
  • Sara Bagheri of Zoominals
  • Dannie Armstrong Photograpy
  • Diane Lintott of Breed-Ezy Foal Alarms
  • Heather Sintes of Horsemans Directory
  • Balcairn Stock feeds
  • Jane Earl @ Ilam Florists
  • Larissa Srhoy of Muscle Motion Massage
  • The Jump Company
  • Robert Frizzell of Sharpen up Canterbury
  • Brent Jury
  • Katrina Houston Horse and Pony Therapy
  • Thomas Fissenden farrier
  • Jennifer Howard at Telerein

About us

North Loburn Equestrian Centre (NLEC) provides a wide range of professional equestrian services to riders and horse and pony owners of all ages and abilities.

The centre is owned and run by Elaine and Alastair Rutherford, both are qualified instructors with considerable riding and horse management experience and skills. Currently Elaine is bringing on and competing a young warmblood mare, Grace and Alastair, who is a listed Dressage New Zealand judge, particularly enjoys hunting and is an active member of the Brackenfield.

The services we offer include:

  • Lessons and coaching on your own horse or pony 
  • A range of training and education opportunities 
  • Monthly dressage competitions at Rangiora offering both Dressage New Zealand Graded classes and Ungraded classes, which are open to all.


NLEC is located just 15 minutes outside Rangiora.

The centre's chosen charity is the Brook Hospital for Animals: www.thebrooke.org.



facebook:  @NLECDressage

Elaine and Alastair Rutherford


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