Reports from the Trail: Stories
2022 Pony Express Re-Ride
I am 70 years old and I am riding my first Pony Express Re-ride. How did I not know that this organization even existed years ago? I am riding my 13 year Morgan Mare Vintage Firefly who I have only owned 7 months. I ask myself when I first got the notion to look into this awesome experience and I have to think it was finding the 3 Cent Pony Express stamps in my grandmothers stamp collection. I then got my first letter carried by the Pony from my friend, Continue Reading
Photos from Folsom, CA 6/16/22
FROM: Susan Moore-Voss
I was so excited to come across the riders in Folsom. They were so nice to let me interrupt them with my questions. I was so thrilled to see them and as a past equestrian have so much respect for them and for all selflessly donating their time. Click on the Heading, above to see more pictures.
Sac Aquatic Center near Hazel!
FROM: Charles Dichiera
Pictures of riders and HAMs at Malcolm Dixon Exchange, Thursday, June 16th.
FROM: Ron Norton, HAM, and wife Diane
The first picture is the little old red schoolhouse on Malcom Dixon Road. Ron Norton, National Ham Radio Coordinator, is in the Red Subaru. This exchange is about 5 minutes from our home and is the place where we first got hooked on Pony Express. Outgoing rider mounted and ready for her ride is Denise Lockhart and the incoming rider ready to trailer her horse is Jenni Moser. Checking in is California Ham Radio coordinator Dennis Klaman in his Jeep. His duty is following our ride captain (and CA President), Continue Reading
Folsom, CA Exchange
FROM: Kees van de Sande
Laura and Liz's Pony Express Re-Ride 2021 -- Yahooo; It Was Epic!
FROM: Laura and Liz
Watch their video.
California Division Christmas Card Ride
FROM: Larry Carpenter
The 2019 Christmas Card Ride was held Saturday, December 7th. Riders in Relay transported two mochilas from the Folsom History Museum, along the American River Parkway to the Old Sacramento History Museum. The five-and-a-half-hour ride began with a beautiful clear morning but as time went on the riders hit rain. Ride Captain Rich Tatman stamped last minute cards from Collection Box inside the Folsom History Museum. Riders talking about the Pony Express.
Up Old Meyers Grade and Over Echo Summit
FROM: Petra Keller
After a short night and a day working, I leave to head to my last ride section for the 2019 Re-Ride. This leg was in Meyers! Thankfully Jan & Chris were able to come help and be ride support for me to shuttle my rig to my end point. We had scouted a couple of weeks before to figure out where to stage the trailer and discovered that HWY 50 & 89 was a construction zone! Caltrans is putting in a round-a-bout! Yikes lots of heavy equipment, cones, erosion tarps, Continue Reading
HAM Report from Ambush pass, green valley center, hazel fish hatchery, and i80
FROM: Keith Bushell
Some pictures from my exchanges as a ham radio operator. Ambush pass, green valley center, hazel fish hatchery, and i80. Also attended the finish. Little did I know there was a letter in there from my Mom to me! As a ham I look forward to this all year.
FROM: Larry Carpenter
Last Rider, Pam Dixon, arrives in Pony Express Plaza. Friday, June 20th. Accompanied by riderless horse,as memorial to Red Dixon, longtime California, Rider and her Father. Sacramento Police Department Mounted Patrol provided Traffic Control for Arrival Ceremonies at Pony Express Plaza, Friday, June 20. Honor Guard escorting Last Rider into Pony Express Plaza, Old Sacramento, California. Friday, June 20, 2019. On time delivery of mail from St Joseph, 10 days delivery from the Missouri River. Pam Dixon, Last Rider with mochila rides behind Escorts from California Division into Pony Express, Continue Reading