A mother-of-two and horse enthusiast has died after a fall from a horse in North Canterbury.

Nicola Pellett, 47, died as a result of an accident on August 11.

Fairfax reported the death was as a result of a fall from a horse at North Canterbury's Mandeville sports grounds, near her Swannanoa home.

She has been remembered as a "dearly loved wife... and devoted mother" to two sons.

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Another death notice said "I hope you are riding magnificent horses in the clouds above us."

"You were taken from us far too soon and will be deeply missed."

A funeral would be held this afternoon, Fairfax reported.