FROM: Bob Heykoop
July 3rd, 2018 PST

“RIDE FOR THE BRAND!!  What an honor to get to participate in a slice of American History this past week.  From 1860 -1861 the US Mail was carried between St Joseph MO & Sacramento CA by the PONY EXPRESS.  Each year in June over 750 riders, riding 24/7, participate in the re-ride carrying the mail 1966 miles in 10 days.  The NPEA is a world class organization that has coordinated the re-ride for 40 years.  A big thank you to Les Bennington, Ron &  Kathy L. Atkinson, Kristine Salisbury Hayduk, and Abby Hayduk for inviting me to join the Uinta County WY outfit this year!!!  You are the people that make America great!!!  Hayduk’s your amazing well conditioned horses provided the perfect ride!!