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California is where the National Pony Express Association began in 1978. It was the Western Terminus of the historic Pony Express Route. It has both the Overland and Water Route of the Pony Express Trail beginning in San Francisco. The California Division participates in the Annual Re-Ride in June, has monthly General Meetings, and is active in trail work, preservation and interpretation, community groups and school visits, parades, and trail rides.

There Are More Than 160 Historic Buildings In This Northern California City

The Pony Express Terminal is the place to learn about the history of this famous financial route run by the, Continue Reading

Caldor Fire scar treks show Pony Express Trail reclaimation

Prior to the Caldor Fire, Don Bailey, longtime volunteer for the Tahoe Rim Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Pony Express, Continue Reading

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Rider Sid McBridge and horse Lad prepare to gallop down Mother Lode Drive to complete their portion of the Pony, Continue Reading

The pony express is galloping into Sacramento. Relive 2021 XP Ride Send-off.

This week, Sacramentans can watch the Pony Express ride again as the last leg of the 44th annual “re-ride” closes, Continue Reading

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2022 National Re-Ride Schedule

 All times PDT:

Wednesday June 15, 2022

Stateline, CA (NV/CA line) 5:30 PM

       Thursday June 16, 2022

Sportsman Hall 5:07 AM
Hangtown Chamber of Commerce 6:56 AM
El Dorado Y 8:08 AM
Folsom Museum                                            11:30 AM
Old Sacramento Pony Express Statue, J & 2nd. Street 4:30 PM


Printable California State Schedule:    PAGE 1    PAGE 2


  • President - Rich Tatman
  • Vice President - Carolyn Gilmore
  • Secretary - Michele Harris
  • Treasurer - Marcia Stump
  • Member at Large - Cindy Shields
  • Member at Large - Jack Davis
  • Member at Large - Gordon Crowder

CLICK HERE to see a listing of California Pony Express Stations.