A Farm Full of Hope
from a Horse
For Children with Special Needs
Horseback Riding //
For over 25 years, Mitey Riders has provided therapeutic horseback riding for children with special needs in the Charlotte region of the Carolinas.
Since welcoming our first rider in 1994, we have seen the power that horses bring to humans. We are proud to provide therapeutic riding and horsemanship experiences free of charge to our riders.
Mitey Riders was built on acceptance, growth and community. Our vision is to offer therapeutic horseback riding long into the future.
Watch our videos to learn more about what we do!
In 2016, CNN recognized our founder, Harry Swimmer, as a CNN Top 10 Hero! Check out the 3rd and 4th videos, produced by CNN, highlighting Harry’s work at Mitey Riders!
2021 COVID-19 Updates:
All Volunteers: Vaccinations are required.
Riders: Riders & people who live in the household are required to be vaccinated if they are eligible. Family members of the riders who are ineligible for vaccination (e.g. due to rider’s age) must be vaccinated.
Mask Policy: All riders and volunteers must be willing and able to wear a mask IF requested by Mitey Riders. Riders who are too young to receive a vaccine must be able to wear a mask to participate.
Local conditions will be monitored for changes to this policy.
Forms & Downloads
This page contains all of the forms and downloadable documents needed for Mitey Riders. These forms range from Golf Challenge Registration to Volunteer Applications. Click the link below to be directed to all of our available forms.
Learn more about Mitey Riders’ two main events – our Spring Festival in May and our only fundraiser, The Mitey Golf Challenge, held in June.
A PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center for Therapeutic Riding
(704) 814-6627 (Fax)
455 Providence Rd. South, Waxhaw, NC 28173
Wed 2pm-6pm, Thu 10am-6pm, Fri 12pm-6pm, Sat 9am-12pm