mitey riders

Mitey Staff //

Mitey Riders staff is committed to providing a safe and productive environment for our riders to be able to learn to ride a horse. Riding a horse produces a freedom that all of us have experienced and we want to provide that freedom for our riders, to see the world from a different point of view. Connecting with a horse changes you, and we want to see that happen in our riders’ lives. 

As A Team

About Us //

Harry Swimmer

Harry started Misty Meadows Mitey Riders over 25 years ago.  His family’s love of horses, a philanthropic spirit, and a curiosity about life’s next ventures, triggered Harry to investigate therapeutic riding programs. After a successful insurance career, Harry returned to his alma mater, Penn State, to undergo training in therapeutic riding. He also served on PATH Intl.’s (previously named NARHA) national board as VP for 6 years.

Joy Simon

Joy Simon, the program director of Mitey Riders for all 25+ years, was born and raised in Charlotte where she developed her background in education as well as veterinary and horsemanship. Her special bond with the riders and unending enthusiasm is apparent to all those around her. Joy continues to be the driving force in the creativity and therapeutic results of the Misty Meadows Mitey Riders program.

Pam Perez

Pam has spent many years working with Mitey Riders, doing everything from coordinating volunteers to organizing the office. She has enjoyed, so much, the opportunities that she has had to meet and build relationships with our volunteers, riders and their families. When she is not on the farm, she loves spending time with her husband Lou, her sweet rescued greyhound Ginger, and her daughters Anna (husband Robby), Katie, and Stephanie!

501(c)(3) non-profit

A PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center for Therapeutic Riding


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(704) 841-0602 (Office)
(704) 814-6627 (Fax)

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455 Providence Rd. South, Waxhaw, NC 28173

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