Instructors and Staff
Founder / PATH Certified Instructor
Pictured here with his wife and Mitey Riders co-founder Marilyn Swimmer, Harry started Misty Meadows Mitey Riders over 20 years ago. His family’s love of horses, a philanthropic spirit, and a curiosity about life’s next ventures, turned out to be the fate-filled formula that triggered Harry to investigate therapeutic riding programs. But it was witnessing the transformation when placing a friend’s seven-year-old disabled daughter onto a horse that propelled the Swimmers to convert their family farm into Mitey Riders. 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.
Program Director / PATH Certified Instructor
Joy Simon, the program director of Mitey Riders for all 20+ 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 operations, creativity and therapeutic results of the Misty Meadows Mitey Riders program.
Program Administrator / PATH Certified Instructor
Leigh Anne Hallan-Brice
PATH Intl. Certified Instructor
Volunteer Coordinator, Program Admin. Assistant
Tack Coordinator, Barn Assistant
PATH Intl. Advanced Instructor, Program Assistant, Equine Specialist
Tack Coordinator, Instructor-In-Training
PATH Certified Instructor