Milan Kordestani: The Journey From Blue Ribbons to Organic Farming
Milan Kordestani represents a new generation of young, socially responsible entrepreneurs who realize the value of sustainability and community.
The old adage of ‘getting back on the horse’ had real life implications for Milan, quickly transforming him into the accomplished award winning equestrian that he is today. Even after being thrown from a wild horse’s saddle while trail riding at just the tender age of 10, Milan possessed the will to move forward in the face of opposition. Omid Kordestani maintained in an interview with The National Horseman, a major equestrian publication, how significant this event was for Milan. Despite his young age, Milan remained fearless and determined; two characteristics that have allowed him much success in the equestrian sport.
Milan is a Stanford, California native, attending Phillips Brooks Elementary School before moving back to London, England to attend the independent and preparatory Eaton Square School. He then moved back to California to attend the Sacred Heart Preparatory High School in Atherton; graduating in 2017.
While at Atherton, Milan began taking riding lessons, and in a short time progressed from lesson horses to competing on world champion horses. With his horse aptly named CH His Supreme Reflection, Milan scooped the first leg of the triple crown in 2015, placed fourth at the Worlds Championship Horse Show, gained a third place title at the American Royal, the third leg of the triple crown. In the next year, he would place second in the Five Gaited Show Pleasure division at the Worlds Championship Horse Show, earning his highest ranking yet in the sport.
While bolstering his equestrian career at Atherton, Milan found time as a sophomore to bring to life his vision of creating a transparent and humane system of raising poultry and saffron organically. Milan Farms was born from this vision. The farm’s mission entails humane treatment of livestock, and honesty in agriculture.