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Keeping the History of the Pony Express Alive through personal interaction at schools, museums, parades and public presentations, our members are always sharing the history and demonstrating the legacies of the Pony Express. Always in uniform the red shirts of the Pony Express riders are easily identified at every parade and historical event in Nevada.
The Pony Express was founded to address the need, promising the delivery of mail from Missouri to Sacramento in as, Continue Reading
Just one year after silver was discovered in the Comstock Lode, a band of Paiute and Bannock Indians, Continue Reading
A couple of them were newcomers to the hobby or Field Day itself. Participating in this event fired them up, Continue Reading
It’s 1860 and a young courier hops atop the fastest horse available and sets out across an arid landscape of, Continue Reading
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- President: Arthur Johnson
- Vice President: Ron Bell
- Second Vice President: Gene Ockert
- Secretary: Kim Copel Harris
- Events Coordinator: Brian Bell
- At large: DebiLynn Smith
- At Large: Rex Hall
Welcome To The Nevada Pony Express Ya’ll!
Welcome to the new year returning members and all the new members! It is with excitement and pleasure that I look forward to the challenges of 2017 and working with each of you. YOU are the key to our success this and every year and I am sure that together we can make this the best year ever.
Because you have joined us I am sure you realize the rare privilege we have, to be a part of re-enacting and keeping the Pony Express legend alive. We are the rarest of rare that get to test our horses, horsemanship, skill, and tenacity, with those rough and tumble pioneer riders of yesteryear!
Although our biggest event is the re-ride in June we are a year-round endeavor and I would urge you to stay connected, and involved. We have a wide range of needs which can be fun and so helpful. Please come to the meetings and consider volunteering for some of the other needs.
In order to keep our schedule, it is of utmost importance that we keep up with our time line which require that we cover the great state of Nevada at around 10 miles per hour. We need to make all Mochilla exchanges as quick as possible (in under 2 min.) and less than that would be great! Please keep in mind that we all want you and your horse to be safe, that being said if we lose time it then puts a added burden on the other riders and horses which then might jeopardize the other team mates safety. If there is something that necessitates you going at a slower pace, please discuss it with your ride captain and I am sure there is something that can be worked out.
This brings me to my final thought. Would you consider being a ride captain? At the moment I am writing this, we need several new ones for this year and I would like to be training one for my area next year. If you think that you could be up to the challenge, please call me.
National Pony Express Nevada Division President
Arthur Johnson 775-427-4061
NPEA Nevada Division Scholarship Winner for 2017
In the spring of each year the Scholarship Committee for the Nevada Division decides the theme for that year and sends out Scholarship Forms to all the high schools in what is referred to as the Pony Express Territory. The Pony Express Territory is north and south of US Highway 50, The Loneliest Highway, running from the California state line to the Utah state line.
Mattie is this year’s Valedictorian at Smith Valley High School. She plans on studying horticulture at UNR in the fall. She is a National Honor Society Member, an All-State Track & Field and Volleyball athlete, and volunteers with the Senior Lunch program in her community. Mattie won our first ever $1000 scholarship made possible by the donations of some very generous folks and our 50/50 raffle at our meetings.