Welcome to North Loburn Equestrian Centre
North Loburn Equestrian Centre (NLEC) provides a safe, quiet and pleasant environment located just 15 minutes outside Rangiora where people of all ages and abilities can learn to ride, improve technique, develop their confidence or improve their horsemanship skills.
The centre is owned and run by Elaine and Alastair Rutherford, both qualified instructors with considerable horse management experience and skills.
All coaching and teaching is carefully tailored to suit the client’s individual needs and abilities. NLEC is happy to provide riding instruction and coaching for clients on their own mount or can match almost anyone to one of the centre's well-schooled horses or ponies.
NLEC also runs various training days, clinics and competitions either at its own facilities in North Loburn or, for larger events, at Rangiora A&P Showgrounds. Monthly dressage competitions offer both graded and ungraded classes for juniors, beginners and through to advanced riders in a relaxed and friendly setting.
NLEC can help clients to find, buy or lease a horse or pony most suited to their particular needs and provide advice and guidance on horse and pony management, training and welfare. The centre can also offer a pony evaluation service for parents looking to buy a pony for their child.
NLEC is proud to be part of an exciting new scheme administered by Equestrian Sport New Zealand (ESNZ) that offers anyone over the age of 13 the opportunity to achieve nationally recognised qualifications in riding, equine management and a career pathway in coaching for those over 17.
The centre's chosen charity is the Brook Hospital for Animals: www.thebrooke.org This charity was founded in 1934 by Mrs Dorothy Brooke with the aim of rescuing the surviving British Army horses sold locally after the Palastine campaign of World War I. The Brooke Hospital grew from this foundation and now works across the middle east providing more than 350,000 treatments a year to horses, donkies and mules owned by people who are dependent on their animals for a living but can't afford the cost of the veterinary care we take for granted.
We hope you enjoy visiting our website. We welcome your feedback and suggestions.
Elaine and Alastair Rutherford