Meet the Trainer
Trainer - Kim Laursen
Communication has always been Kim's strong point. An avid rider herself, she understands how powerful clear communication is between a rider and their instructor at every level.
Kim's junior career began in the local hunter and equitation rings with a handful of four legged partners along the way. As a child, her family owned horse property in Diablo Country Club where she would bring her performance horses home and trail ride up Mt Diablo or into Downtown Danville with friends.
" We had so much fun with our horses! I want my students to experience the same fun my childhood was full of."
When she turned 11 years old she began working around her Hunter trainers barn in exchange for extra riding time. After spending countless hours as a working student, she enrolled in an independent study program to begin shaping a career for herself in the Hunter/Jumper industry. Her love of competing grew into the jumper ring, leasing her Children's Jumper, Lucy, and starting a small hauling business to help pay for her horse show expenses while continuing to work for her trainer. As an Amateur, she obtained her AA Degree from Diablo Valley College in Communications, while transitioning into a full time position with Royal Horses Stables - specializing in Grand Prix prospects with a European edge.
Kim had the opportunity to ride and show on the West Coast International circuit with Royal Horses, and learned the "behind the scenes" work that goes into shaping a top competitor. She established Pyramid Sport Horses, Inc on the same principles.