Misty Meadows Mitey Riders
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455 Providence Road South Waxhaw,NC 28173 Contact Person: Lisa O'Connell
"Misty Meadows Mitey Riders is a therapeutic riding center located near Charlotte, NC. We provide equine assisted therapy to children with special needs free of charge. We are a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International Premier Accredited Center since 2000. In fall 2018 we will begin our 25th year of our providing our services free of charge.
Recently our founder, Harry Swimmer, was named a CNN Top 10 Hero in recognition for his inspiring work in developing Mitey Riders. You can visit his story and related video content at the CNN website below.
Founder Story: Harry Swimmer, CNN Top 10 Hero:
We have 7 PATH International Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors, 20 therapy horses, and over 200 volunteers who are part of our program.
We are proud of the work the work our horses do in our program, many of them retired from successful careers in show jumping, dressage, lesson programs, and trail riding. Some are rescue horses that have come to find a meaningful job in our program.