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CNN Hero – Harry Swimmer!

In April 2016, CNN named our founder, Harry Swimmer, a CNN Hero!   CNN selects 25 heroes from thousands of nominations, honoring individuals who make extraordinary contributions to humanitarian aid and make a difference in their communities.  To view the segment on Harry, visit www.cnn.com/2016/04/21/us/cnnheroes-harry-swimmer-mitey-riders-horse/index.html  CNN will continue to showcase all 2016 CNN Heroes at the CNN Heroes website, culminating in a viewer poll of the designated top ten. About CNN Heroes CNN Heroes is a year-long initiative that honors everyday people for their selfless, creative efforts to help others. This year marks the tenth anniversary for CNN’s Heroes program; to date, CNN has received more than 50,000 nominations from more than 100 countries, and has profiled more than 200 heroes who work in 80 countries, and help hundreds of thousands of people. Twenty-five CNN heroes will be named for 2016. For more information, visit www.CNNHeroes.com or find CNN Heroes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. CNN is rebroadcasting video introductions to the story at the following times/channels in August 2016: Thursday 8/18/16 HLN: 8pm (2am re-air), CNN: 11pm Friday 8/19/16 CNN: 8am, 11am, HLN: 6am, 9am, 1pm, 2pm Saturday 8/20/16 CNN: 10am, 3pm, 5pm Sunday 8/21/16 CNN: 4pm, HLN: 7am, 10am Monday 8/22/16 CNN: 3pm,CNNEE: 5pm...

Winter Cold Snap – Class Changes for January 7 & January 8 2015

Due to the very cold temperatures forecast for Wednesday and Thursday this week, we are making the following changes to our class schedule: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 – All classes will be indoor and unmounted.  Students will learn about saddles and bridles and how to care for riding equipment. Thursday, January 8, 2015 – All classes cancelled due to weather....

Photo Week Scheduled for October 15-18 2014

Vikki Johnson will be out to take photos October 15-18!  If possible, please have riders wear Mitey Riders apparel during Photo Week.  We love to use photos of our riders in our newsletters, the Spring Festival Book, and on our website.  Feel free to take pictures anytime and send candids to ridewithus@miteyriders.org.  Please be sure to let the office know if your rider won’t be there during Photo Week so we can arrange a re-take....

Spring Festival is May 3th!

SPRING FESTIVAL IS ALMOST HERE! MAY 3, 2014 • 9AM-4PM!! IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW: Please have your child wear his/her tee shirt the day of the festival. We want our riders to stand out!! We will be using the ENNIS ROAD entrance on festival day. The main entrance to the farm will be closed. Please follow signs and our parking volunteers will assist you. Riders need to check in 30 minutes before their ride time. Bring your camera, sunscreen and chair or blanket. OBEY ALL SIGNS-especially those for non-authorized areas. Some farm areas are off limits during the festival for safety reasons. Click HERE for a list of all the rider times! Safety reminders from our horses. These things scare us, so please remember: No Pets! Leave your furry friends at home. Pets are NOT allowed on the grounds-even in your vehicle. No Umbrellas! Prepare for weather changes by bringing rain gear. No running children! Children must be supervised at all times. It’s important that they remain in authorized areas only and are carefully watched. Running, screaming and loud noises are all frightening to us! Things to do at Spring Festival?! Our Mitey Riders: Rider Exhibitions on the half hour beginning at 10am.  Guest emcee, Ira Cronin, Morning News Anchor for Channel 36, will once again narrate the group exercises and introduce each of our Mitey Riders as they receive their medal. Noon Celebration – the 20th Anniversary of Mitey Riders Come see a special drill team presentation by our own Mitey Riders along with special recognition to the many alumni who have ridden over the years! Concessions: Donnie Cook is back...

Class Cancellations 2/12-2/14

More Snow Days for Mitey Riders: All Wednesday (February 12), Thursday (February 13), and Friday (February 14) classes are cancelled as we dig out from the snow.

Class Cancellations 2/12pm & 2/13am

Classes are cancelled Wednesday February 12. Morning classes on Thursday, February 13 are cancelled as well. Classes will resume Thursday afternoon, weather permitting. Mitey Riders horses are tucked in and ready for the snow – stay warm and safe!