The National Pony Express Association (NPEA) is excited to help the Reno Rodeo celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Reno Rodeo! In 2019 the NPEA will participate in the Rodeo. The 2019 Reno Rodeo starts June 20th and goes through June 29th, 2019.

We will be collecting letters for the event that will go to Veterans. These letters will be carried in by the Pony Express Riders and delivered to the Nevada Veterans Coalition. Please help get us provide lots of letters to our veterans.

Pony Express Letters for Veterans

The Pony Express will deliver Letters for the Veterans during the Reno Rodeo on Patriot Night. Let’s encourage folks to mail letters for this event. Please note, these letters will be mailed directly to the Reno Rodeo and not carried in the annual Re-Ride.

Pony Express Letters for Veterans
c/o Reno Rodeo
PO Box 12335
Reno, NV 89510

Pony Express Details during the Reno Rodeo

  • Friday, June 21 – Patriot Night in the Main Arena
    • During the evening performance the Pony Express riders will do a mochila exchange demonstration and present the Nevada Veterans Coalition with “Pony Express Letters for the Veterans”
      • Riders & Mounts (2-4) for the Mochila Exchange
      • Riders & Mounts (10+) to carry flags and accompany Exchange Riders
      • Ground Crew
  • Saturday, June 22nd – Parade through Reno
    • The Pony Express will participate in the annual Rodeo Parade
      • Riders & Mounts (10) to carry flags on Parade Route
      • Riders & Mounts for parade
      • Ground Crew
  • Sunday, June 23rd – Kids Day at the Livestock Center
    • The Pony Express … TBD
      • Riders & Mounts
      • Ground Crew

Participation Requirements

  • Must submit Reno-Rodeo-Participation-Request by April 1, 2019
  • Must be a current NPEA member (any state)
  • Must sign the Nevada Liability Waiver received by NV Division by May 31, 2019
  • Be in full uniform (Red Shirt, Brown Vest, Blue Jeans, Yellow Scarf, Cowboy hat or helmet)

We have a limited amount of stalls available Fri – Mon, please let us know if you need a stall. No Admission fee for riders & ground crew for the Friday PM performance.

Anyone interested in participating or have questions, email  See you there!