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Our Riders

1-VJP_7699Mitey Rider participants range in age from 5 to 18. They manage conditions such as autism, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome, among others.

Without the inspiration of our amazing riders, our program would not have reason to exist. It is because of these kids that we have over 200 dedicated volunteers, 16 wonderful horses and a passionate staff of instructors and directors; and it is because of these kids that we are motivated to do what we do, every day. Some of our riders have been with Mitey Riders for over ten years, and some are just beginning – but no matter the case, we have the unique opportunity to offer a child a different view of the world, and open their bodies and minds to a new way of going – on the back of a horse.

We invite you to take some time to learn about our riders. See how a child who was confined to a wheelchair now walks without assistance, and how a child trapped inside his own mind communicates with the horses and people around him. Come visit our program, and meet over 60 kids who will not only be affected by you, but will leave their own mark on your life as well.

  • Click here to submit an application for your own child to become a Mitey Rider.
  • Click here to read through our rider guidelines.
  • Click here to learn more about one of our special riders!

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