Welcome to Locally Grown! Locally Grown introduces you to the people and stories behind local Lake County businesses. Today it is our pleasure to introduce you to Sue Leverick of Millennium Farm.
Tucked into the rolling hills of Mundelein is the serene setting of Millennium Farm. Sue Leverick established the farm 15 years ago to help fulfill her daughter’s dreams by offsetting her riding expenses. Sue has been riding herself since she was 4, and has been testing and training riders for the past 20 years, mostly in the hunter/jumper community. Her love of horses has spread to her daughter, who also works at Millennium Farm. Now they are both instructors at trainers at their farm, sharing their love of horses with the next riding generation.
Along with her husband of 32 years and their son, this hard working family has their hands full owning 2 family businesses. Not only do they run the farm, but the men of the family own and run Suburban Concrete. Both businesses are passions for this family, and they are able to follow their dreams while experiencing success.
“Our summers are very busy with both the horse shows and barn chores and our other business in construction is also very busy in the summers. Time can be tight but we all love our jobs so it makes the long days worthwhile.”
Millennium Farm has a proven strategy and philosophy that is their recipe for achievement:
“We have achieved a lot of success by matching the horse and rider. Selection of the horse for a customer is key to learning and to success. As a family atmosphere, we give our clients focus and attention. We primarily teach private lessons, starting at age 5, to give our students one on one attention.”
Millennium Farm isn’t just known for its excellent mentors and trainers, but for its comfortable atmosphere and team approach.
“Millennium Farm is FAMILY FRIENDLY AND FREE OF DRAMA. The team atmosphere helps create this calm stress free home for all our customers and friends!”
And this goal will continue to carry on into the future as they add more students and horses.
“My goal is to make competing and learning to ride horses a fun and affordable experience for many. We hope to expand our business with more lesson for students as well as importing horses from Europe for resale.”
Stay tuned later this month to get a firsthand look at the farm when Jessica and her kiddos take a tour. And if you’d like to check it out for yourself, Millennium Farm is offering Little Lake County readers an opportunity to buy one lesson for half price: $25 ($50 value) New students only.
Disclosure: Millennium Farm is our featured Locally Grown Business of the Month. This series of features is part of a paid partnership with Little Lake County. Contact littlelakecounty[at]gmail[dot]com if you are interested in featuring your own locally-owned business in our monthly series.