Joan Swiderski
Joan Swiderski

    Joan grew up in the Naugatuck Valley area in western Connecticut. She began riding in her teenage years, quickly taking to the discipline of dressage. Joan got her first horse over 40 years ago and while she doesn't own one now, our horses consider her part of their family!

    After her husband retired 9 years ago, they made the journey south to Florida. Shortly thereafter, she happened upon Special Equestrians from reading a newspaper article and quickly became a volunteer and then an instructor.

    "It has given meaning to my life in retirement and made me feel like I'm doing something worthwhile" says Joan.

    Joan and her husband have been married 50 years, have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. One of her daughters has even walked in Joan's footsteps, growing to share her love of horses and becoming a level 3 dressage rider.

    While Joan is eager to be at Special Equestrians whenever needed, whether teaching, organizing tack or schooling our horses, she also enjoys water color painting, graciously donating any of her proceeds to our program.

Special Equestrians of the Treasure Coast, Inc (SETC),

PO Box 651312, Vero Beach, FL 32965, (772) 562-7603

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Special Equestrians of the Treasure Coast, Inc is a non-profit organization authorized to do business in the State of Florida-Registration #CH16503.  A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll free (1-800-435-7352) within the state.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.  Special Equestrians of the Treasure Coast, Inc does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

Barn Location: 7065 37th St. Vero Beach

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