DAR Plaque dedication at Pony Express Station in Salt Lake City. 6/17/2022

FROM: Patsy Lange
June 18th, 2022 PDT

Here are pictures from dedicating the Pony Express station plaques back on the building of the original station on the side of the Old Salt Lake Tribune building. This was put on by the Utah State Society Daughters of the American Revolution. They had good attendance and put on a very fine dedication of the plaques.   Click on above heading to advance to  See Photos….

Utah team 2. Murray Park to Simpson Springs

FROM: Cindy Furse
June 18th, 2022 PDT

Utah team 2.  Murray Park to Simpson Springs.  Click the above Heading to advance to see more pictures and to also watch the YouTube video   VIDEO. Team 2 Utah started out at Murray Park, a few minutes ahead of schedule. Good job, Utah Riders! I was the first rider out, on my wonderful 11year old appaloosa, Blackhawk. We swapped the mochilla in style, and left at speed. The first ride is down State Street, a major city artery. We ride in boots (Old Macs, front and hinds, and I make, Continue Reading

Rider Transfer at Fairfield, Utah

FROM: Rulon Swenson
June 15th, 2022 PDT

It was an honor to see and meet some of the participants in the Re-ride event.  The photos were taken at the Camp Floyd location in Fairfield UT.  It was hot and windy but the riders did their jobs. I want to submit some pictures of the transfer taking place.  One is of the arrival of the arriving rider and the other picture is the new rider (white hat) as she leaves on her portion of the ride. Thanks to all who participated in this event. Rulon Swensen, Taylorsville, Utah

Murray Park to Simpson Springs, UT

FROM: Patsy Lange
June 13th, 2022 PDT

I am so proud of my team 2, we all worked together to get the Pony from Murray Park through the City, continuing through Eagle Mountain, on to Fairfield, and starting into the Western Desert to Simpson. We started getting some fairly strong wind around the Eagle mountain area, almost impossible to keep hats on, and if you had a side wind pushing against you and the horse, it slowed ya down a little. The temperature on my truck was reading 96°, most of the way. Everybody still had a, Continue Reading

Emigration Canyon, UT

FROM: Wendy Bowman
June 12th, 2022 PDT

Hello:  I took this photo as the re-ride came through Emigration Canyon, UT today.  It was such a great experience to see this.  Thanks for keeping history alive. Wendy Bowman

Utah Team 3

FROM: Pat Hearty
June 12th, 2022 PDT

Utah’s Team 3 picked up the mail from the Wyoming riders and headed west under a beautiful moon.  Seventeen riders, perfect weather, and every rider in place and on time.  Just a few screw-ups in the schedule, which everyone dealt with and adapted.  We delivered the mochila at Murray Park pretty close to on time.  We had 4 first-time riders under age 16, and we sure hope they had fun and will want to come back.  Isabelle Hearty wasn’t sure she was ready, but finished her ride wishing for more. , Continue Reading


FROM: Patsy Lange
June 12th, 2022 PDT

We came through at Faust at 5:15pm MDT, 15 minutes ahead of schedule.  Still a lot of wind.  Truck says it’s 96°, but we’re having a great ride!

Murray Park

FROM: Patsy Lange
June 12th, 2022 PDT

We received the mail about 10 minutes early at Murray Park and left Murray Park at 11:30. The pony is now 3 MI from Camp Floyd inn in Fairfield we’re making really good time it’s been warm but not too hot. Right now we have wind so some of us couldn’t keep a hat on but we’re all having a good time.


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    

From Utah Team 2 -- Murray Park to Wyoming

FROM: Cindy Furse
June 21st, 2021 PDT

Hello from Team 2! We had a great night-time ride from Murray Park (about 4500 S State Street, Salt Lake City) to the Wyoming border. The mail came in an hour and a half late (1030 pm) but was passed off to Wyoming on time (630 am). It was one of the smoothest rides I’ve seen, with everyone working together. Because it was dark, and a road, the convoy of trailers with flashing lights helped protect the pony and rider from nearby traffic, though once we got out of town,, Continue Reading