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Central Nebraska Christmas Card Ride 12/11/2021

FROM: Cathy Stevens, Nebraska Division President
December 15th, 2021 PDT

What could be more festive in central Nebraska than receiving a beautiful Christmas greeting via Pony Express? Since approx. 2000, the local members of the National Pony Express Association carry holiday greetings on horseback during a Christmas Re-ride. This year’s ride was held on December 11, 2021. After a snowy Friday, Saturday morning dawned sunny, clear and cold with temps in the mid 20’s. The mochila and two saddle bags held 687 pieces of mail, including Christmas cards, Thank You cards from a local wedding and letters/cards from Angela Johnson’s, Continue Reading

Utah Division Trail Ride

FROM: Patrick Hearty, Utah Division
October 13th, 2021 PDT

A couple of photos at the Utah Division trail ride, Stansbrury Island, September 25, which was National Public Lands Day (though we were on private property).  Seven riders, perfect weather.  Photos by Jerry Hurst    

Colorado Division at 100th anniversary of Haxtun's Corn Festival and Parade

FROM: Cheryl Nein, Colorado Division
October 13th, 2021 PDT

      Haxtun’s 100th celebration of Corn Festivals and Parades, September 25th. We had six riders; escort pickup with XP banner on front and original 1960 metal XP sign on back, two in cab, 40 year XP member Augie Bjorklund in back with saddle/mochila on display. Two of our young riders rode with NE Colorado County Fair’ royalty, so short a couple of riders-still had 11 members of our division involved in today’s celebration!! We wandered downtown following parade in our uniforms -amazing how many people asked questions about, Continue Reading

Folsom, CA Exchange

FROM: Kees van de Sande
July 1st, 2021 PDT

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Pony Express Re-Ride 2021

FROM: Linda Jenny
July 1st, 2021 PDT

Roxy and I came from Pennsylvania to do the re-ride. By the time we reached trail captain Richard and Alice Heinrich’s we had traveled about 1800 miles and there’s was the seventh stop. The Heinrich’s make the re-ride a family affair. Richard did his 40th ride this year. He handed the mail off to us and we handed it off to his daughter Tina. They graciously put us up at their home. What a great experience. Eight years ago this month I lost my older son Davey. Roxy has carried, Continue Reading

Ft. Kearny, Nebraska (3 pictures)

FROM: Cathy Stevens, Nebraska Division President
June 28th, 2021 PDT

Mitch’s Group passed the Mail to Nadean’s group, before the sun was even up. New riders signed And then we had breakfast. Provided by Gene Hunt group, thank you it was great! Ft. Kearny, NebraskaFrom Cathy Stevens Ft. Kearny, NebraskaFrom Cathy Stevens Ft. Kearny, NebraskaFrom Cathy Stevens

Thank You

FROM: Lyle Ladner, Kansas State President
June 27th, 2021 PDT

Thank You to all the riders, family and friends that made the 2021 Re-Ride a success, The mochila holding two years of letters having bigger pockets and being heavier was a challenge for all. Thank You to all I hope you had a safe and enjoyable ride.

West of Seneca (1 video)

FROM: Susan Lousberg
June 26th, 2021 PDT

  Video  West of Seneca on Saturday morning.

West of Seneca (2 pictures)

FROM: Susan Lousberg
June 26th, 2021 PDT

Saturday morning west of Seneca. Kay Laird Timmons from Granbury, Tx on Saturday morning.From Susan Lousberg Joyce Holt from Lucas, Tx, west of Seneca on Saturday morning.From Susan Lousberg

Dark and rainy! (3 pictures)

FROM: Keith Klover
June 26th, 2021 PDT

From Keith Klover, KansasDark & Rainy in Marysville 2 From Keith Klover, KansasDark & Rainy in Marysville From Keith Klover, KansasMarysville Hard to get good pictures on a night like this. Suzanne left Marysville in a downpour. Glad she had a raincoat! The rain eased up as the ride went on.

Recent Status Updates

FROM: National Pony Express Association Convention
SENT: September 14th, 2021 | 7:14pm PDT
STATUS: The 2022 Re-Ride will take place June 6 - 16, Westbound from St. Joe to Old Sac.

FROM: SPOT Map
SENT: June 26th, 2021 | 6:02pm PDT
STATUS: The Pony arrived at The Patee House in St. Joseph, Missouri at 8:01 pm CDT.

FROM: Melva Sanner, NPEA President
SENT: June 26th, 2021 | 12:03pm PDT
STATUS: Due to the heavy rainfall received in the area, the Pony's planned route will be re-directed to safer, more passable roads in eastern Kansas on into St. Joe.

FROM: SPOT Map
SENT: June 26th, 2021 | 11:20am PDT
STATUS: At 1:15 pm CDT, the Pony was at Horton, running right on time!

FROM: SPOT Map
SENT: June 26th, 2021 | 9:43am PDT
STATUS: At 11:36 am CDT, the Pony was at Hwy 75 (Sac & Fox), running ON TIME!

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