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LH Equine Properties LLC

Submitted by: Julie Harris
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State: New York
City: Kerhonkson

Business Description

Property company which purchased acreage to build an Equestrian Center in Kerhonkson NY. Our goal is to provide an upscale facility for the operation of an equestrian center open to the community.

The following responses will be considered in judging for a SCORE Award.

How has working with a SCORE mentor helped your business?

Working with a SCORE mentor has helped me to define the focus of each sector of my business, to develop a definitive business plan in order to look for funding for expansion, define specific phases for my expansion and to keep me accountable for moving forward. Having a mentor is not only encouraging but is supportive and gives access to a wealth of information I did not previously have access to.

Please describe the specific ways that your business has been successful and how it will grow in the next year.

The property acquisition was the first success of LH Equine. Our purchase of 31 acres overlooking Blue Mountain allowed us to partner with Julie Harris' riding school to create Crystal Creek Equestrian Center. Over her 40 yrs of professional teaching, Harris has taught hundreds of students to ride and interact with horses. One young student at age 12 competed in a prestigious Canadian horse show, won her classes and now rides and trains as a professional adult. Over the next year our plan is to expand our facilities to include lodging and a 9800 sq ft barn & arena. We aim to offer a fuller experience of life on a horse farm and preserve our agricultural equine heritage.
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