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Report from the Stablemaster at conclusion of 2024 Re-Ride

FROM: NPEA Stablemaster
July 3rd, 2024 PDT

The Pony made it safely to Sacramento, on time.  National President Pam Simmons rode the mochila for the last leg of its journey into Old Sac.  After Wyoming came into Utah ahead of schedule, the Utah Riders held up a bit at the zoo across from “This is the Place” in Salt Lake City, so as to be more on schedule with the prepared escorts, onlookers, media, etc.  This day, Sunday of the Re-Ride, is always the trek through Salt Lake City and was the highest “hit” day for the, Continue Reading

Rider Report - Nebraska

FROM: Petra Keller
July 3rd, 2024 PDT

XP NE – Riccio’s first Pony leg in Nebraska Our ride Nebraska Captain, Doug Cape, met us at Cabela’s in Sidney, NE in the morning to take us to our starting point for our ride. Here, we organized some of the logistics for the Re-Ride, including our swearing-in. Our ride section was mainly along HWY 385, and it is a series of leapfrogging for 2-mile legs. After a series of legs along HWY 385, we turned down a dirt road. This is where Riccio got to do his first Pony, Continue Reading

Rider Report - Colorado

FROM: Petra Keller
July 3rd, 2024 PDT

Great fun to join the Colorado Division for the festivities the evening before the Re-Ride. I met the Colorado group and we rode to downtown Julesburg. Riccio, Siena and I participated in the parade and then joined in the events at the Stretesky Pavilion in Downtown Julesburg, CO, for dinner and swearing-in.

Report from the Stablemaster at Midway Point of 2024 XP Re-Ride

FROM: NPEA Stablemaster
June 22nd, 2024 PDT

Hello All Pony Folks! The Stable hasn’t received any written reports yet from the Trail, but Facebook is abounding with outstanding pictures and videos   www.facebook.com/expressrider/    Those pictures and videos are telling a GREAT story on their own!   THANK YOU to all who have sent photos and videos along the Trail.   They are bringing so many of us along with you to enjoy the scenery and historical significance of the Pony Express Re-Ride! This year’s Re-Ride has progressed very nicely so far.   The glitch was in the Nebraska Panhandle with, Continue Reading

Saving Americana -- Back on the Trail

FROM: Sam DiMuzio, NV Divison President
September 21st, 2023 PDT

Back on the Trail

"Pony Express with Patrick Hearty"

FROM: Pat Hearty
August 17th, 2023 PDT

NPEA Historian Pat Hearty on Thomas Carroll’s podcast “History from the Homestead” (as seen on You Tube) Click here to watch podcast.

Witnessing the Pony Express Re-ride, June 2023

FROM: Gwyneth Bowen
August 13th, 2023 PDT

On June 13th myself and 3 others visited the Pony Express Barn and Museum in Marysville, Kansas.  We had a great time and thanks to that visit, my best friend John (from Glasgow, Scotland) and I were inspired to check out the re-ride. I called the Museum a few weeks later to get some information and mentioned I was writing an article about the experience and did. It may be of interest to you as well. So thankful we were inspired to check the Re-ride out! Pony Express 6.23 Story–Read, Continue Reading

Blast from the Past -- Video of the 2010 Sesquicentennial Re-Ride

FROM: You Tube Video
June 20th, 2023 PDT

Dick Heinrichs' Re-Ride Section in eastern Nebraska

FROM: You Tube Video
June 20th, 2023 PDT

Video of Rescue, CA exchange

FROM: Gold Pan Biscuits
June 19th, 2023 PDT

Recent Status Updates

FROM: NPEA Stablemaster
SENT: June 27th, 2024 | 4:38pm PDT
STATUS: The Pony has arrived, on time, at 4:30pm PDT in Old Sacramento, California. The 2024 National Pony Express Association Re-Ride is now complete.

FROM: NPEA Stablemaster
SENT: June 27th, 2024 | 11:24am PDT
STATUS: The Pony arrived at the Folsom Museum at 11:17am PDT, running about 10 minutes ahead of schedule.

FROM: NPEA Stablemaster
SENT: June 27th, 2024 | 8:10am PDT
STATUS: The Pony is steadily heading west toward Sacramento, arriving at the El Dorado Y at 8:00am PDT, running about 10 minutes ahead of schedule.

FROM: NPEA Stablemaster
SENT: June 27th, 2024 | 6:55am PDT
STATUS: The Pony passed the Hangtown Chamber of Commerce in Placerville, CA, at 6:37am PDT, running about 20 minutes ahead of schedule.

FROM: NPEA Stablemaster
SENT: June 27th, 2024 | 5:31am PDT
STATUS: The Pony passed Sportsman's Hall, CA, at 4:41am PDT, running about 25 minutes ahead of schedule. Overnight, the Pony had to divert around some Caldor Fire damaged areas.

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