Milan Kordestani has already lived an interesting life. The acclaimed equestrian was born in Stanford, California. His family then experienced a divorce which saw Milan moved to London, England, in 2009. But fate would bring Milan back to Northern California where he would finish high school in 2017.
His first experience with horses was not ideal. He was thrown off his horse but the young rider showed determination by climbing right back on. He wowed his instructors who remarked that most children would be terrified of an animal that treated them so badly. It is this determination to get back up onto the horse that showed how much potential Milan Kordestani had for equestrian sports.
His drive to win saw him competing at high levels rather quickly. He won the first leg of the Triple Crown in 2015 with his trusty horse named His Supreme Reflection. He achieved fourth-place at the World Championship Horse Show before being recognized for third place at the American Royal. He then achieved his highest ranking to date at the Worlds Championship Horse Show in the Five Gaited Show Pleasure Division. He took home the prestigious second-place prize.
The young journalist has also founded an organic farm which he calls Milan Farms. The farm is focused on raising chickens organically and humanely. The farm offers the eggs of these chickens as well as saffron grown hydroponically. Milan understands a deep-rooted tradition for growing saffron but also likes to innovate for the future. That’s why he is exploring hydroponic and aquaponic options for the growth of saffron. The company is currently tweaking the salinity level for optimal outcome.
The saffron is grown on microfiber sponges. And Milan believes that consumers will always choose the organic and honest option when it comes to buying products. That’s why he believes in transparency in the farming industry and that’s why he founded Milan Farms.
Milan Kordestani is also a writer for the Huffington Post and is currently enrolled in school in the bay area. He has accomplished so much at such a young age and he continues to innovate.