LKH Equestrian is a horse training service created by Finnish born Laura Kotimäki-Hurd. Now residing in Malibu, CA I have worked, lived and traveled around the world since 2001. I began showing interest in horses at very early age, and have been actively pursuing riding and horses since late 80's. My professional career took off in the late 90's as a stable worker/groom, moving on to instructing, training and being a barn manager.

After leaving Finland I have worked with horses in several different countries, including UK, Canada, US - training and showing (in show jumping and dressage) young and older horses, as well as instructing riding. I have been lucky enough to train and ride hundreds of successful show horses throughout my career.

I believe in hard work when training, hence I have always put learning from the best on the top of my agenda. I have been fortunate to work with and receive instruction from Olympic-level riders as well as other internationally known trainers through out my career.

While studying, I was a member and A- team captain for my University's Equestrian Team for 3 years, competing in British Universities Equestrian series up to national level.


With horses, there is something new to learn on daily basis. Therefore I also take lessons as often as possible, as I am on a mission to "speak better horse".  Currently my personal roster of horses vary from young jumpers to more seasoned horses with goals set in the international level. 

LKH Equestrian operates in Malibu, private facility. Currently we do not offer lessons outside of the facility, however as schedule allows, we do take trailering in lessons. 


We proudly represent and partner with Samshield America and Voltaire Design as well as Grand Meadows supplements. 

Additional information on Laura:

  • Assistant Trainer/Rider for Beth Cadwallader Hunter/Jumper stables, Malibu, CA 2010-2012
  • Instructor at Traditional Equitation School, Los Angeles Equestrian Center 'till Dec 2010


            Below: Stevie Wonder as a 3 yr old, at Mill Creek Stables, Ontario, CAN 2008- He became Canadian Champion a year later.