Ham Radio group at Austin Airport

FROM: HAM Coordinator Ron Norton
June 15th, 2022 PDT

These hams — Frank, Linda, Danny and Bob — come all the way from Las Vegas to help out the XP on the Reride. They have uhf, vhf,hf, and microwave frequency’s at their set up

Views of the Pony in Kansas and Nebraska

FROM: Racine Hillegom, on the Trail in Kansas and Eastern Nebraska
June 8th, 2022 PDT

"The Pony" is featured on PBS Nature.

FROM: Stablemaster
February 26th, 2022 PDT

PBS’ Nature recently aired a program called “American Horses”, which was on TV on February 23, 2022.   Spartan, a Mustang ridden by NPEA member Kaelynn Clark, was featured riding the Pony Express Re-Ride, carrying the mochila across the beautiful scenery of Southwest Wyoming.  The show is available for viewing on the PBS website  https://www.pbs.org/video/american-horses-i5v309/  until March 23, 2022.   It can also be purchased from PBS.  This 10-minute segment was outstanding in showing the vast magnitude of the country that The Pony has to traverse in carrying the mail each year.  Kudos to all, Continue Reading

Video Story of Running the Pony Express Trail on Foot

FROM: Stablemaster
February 8th, 2022 PDT

This video has beautiful views of the Pony Express Trail…………… CLICK HERE to view Video.


GPS Mapping of Re-Ride Gets Off to a Late Start

FROM: NPEA Stablemaster
June 16th, 2021 PDT

The 2021 Re-Ride began on time, as the Pony took off from Old Sac. at 2:00pm local time.  However, the technology of the GPS tracking proved more challenging for the NPEA Media Team.  After realizing the signal was not coming through, the support personnel had to catch the Pony and re-program some buttons on the device, which is carried in the Pony’s mochila.  It took about 20 miles to catch up!  The device was retrieved and rebooted and the signal started working.  You may think there is something wrong with, Continue Reading

May 2021 NPEA Press Release

FROM: Larry Carpenter
June 11th, 2021 PDT

XP-May 2021-Re-Ride Press Release


2020 Re-Ride cancelled and letter information

FROM: Melva Sanner, National Pony Express President
July 14th, 2020 PDT

With much thought, deliberation and concern for the safety of our members and public supporters, a consensus decision to cancel the 2020 Re-ride and Convention was reached at the virtual ZOOM meeting on July 14, 2020 by the officers and State Division representatives of the National Pony Express Association. The 2020 Annual Directors Meeting will be via ZOOM meeting in September to address the business needs of the organization (date TBA). The Re-Ride will resume in June of 2021, starting out in Sacramento California and traveling to St. Joseph Missouri., Continue Reading

Trail markers on the Utah/Nevada XP trail

FROM: Dean Atkins
June 16th, 2020 PDT


Pony Express: Special Delivery Letters & Kisses for our Veterans

FROM: Petra Keller & Siena 
November 4th, 2019 PDT

Woof! My name is Siena and I am a spunky 2-year-old heeler mix. Oh myyyy, the adventures I have had with my mom Petra! I enjoy going on trails rides where I get to run alongside and this past summer, I even got to come along on the Pony Express Re-ride! I sure loved helping “Uncle Red” (mom’s horse) who was carrying the Mochila (the special leather saddle pouch) which had lots of letters in it. Thankfully I didn’t have to carry it – it was heavier than I am., Continue Reading

Our Adventure Accompanying and Photographing the 2019 Pony Express Re-Ride from St. Joseph to Sacramento

FROM: Sally and David Gray
July 22nd, 2019 PDT

Many of you will remember David hanging out our car’s passenger window with a camera while Sally drove alongside the riders.  Our adventure had its beginnings in 2009 when Sally had a particularly troublesome cancer. She read about a geocaching challenge to find certain Pony Express related geocaches in each of the states through which the original riders carried the mail.  She read several books from our library detailing the history and locations of the trail and the stations. She could not rise to the challenge then, but she followed, Continue Reading