Up Old Meyers Grade and Over Echo Summit

FROM: Petra Keller
July 9th, 2019 PST

After a short night and a day working, I leave to head to my last ride section for the 2019 Re-Ride. This leg was in Meyers! Thankfully Jan & Chris were able to come help and be ride support for me to shuttle my rig to my end point. We had scouted a couple of weeks before to figure out where to stage the trailer and discovered that HWY 50 & 89 was a construction zone! Caltrans is putting in a round-a-bout! Yikes lots of heavy equipment, cones, erosion tarps, Continue Reading

HAM Report from Ambush pass, green valley center, hazel fish hatchery, and i80

FROM: Keith Bushell
June 25th, 2019 PST

Some pictures from my exchanges as a ham radio operator. Ambush pass, green valley center, hazel fish hatchery, and i80. Also attended the finish. Little did I know there was a letter in there from my Mom to me! As a ham I look forward to this all year.  

Sacramento Arrival

FROM: Larry Carpenter
June 21st, 2019 PST

Last Rider, Pam Dixon, arrives in Pony Express Plaza. Friday, June 20th.  Accompanied by riderless horse,as memorial to Red Dixon, longtime California, Rider and her Father. Sacramento Police Department Mounted Patrol provided Traffic Control for Arrival Ceremonies at Pony Express Plaza, Friday, June 20. Honor Guard escorting Last Rider into Pony Express Plaza, Old Sacramento, California. Friday, June 20, 2019. On time delivery of mail from St Joseph, 10 days delivery from the Missouri River. Pam Dixon, Last Rider with mochila rides behind Escorts from California Division into Pony Express, Continue Reading

California Riders Swearing In

FROM: Cathy Becker
June 19th, 2019 PST

Swearing in of California riders June 15


FROM: Larry Carpenter
May 13th, 2019 PST

The California Division participated in the 8th Annual Clarksville Day, Saturday, May 4, 2019.  Eight members served 5 hours at the open air event.  They had two tables and several displays set up to tell the Pony Express story. They were among a couple of dozen historical and community groups to participate.  2000 plus people attended the event and many made their way to the California Division tables with questions and comments about the Pony Express. Ride Letter Applications, NPEA brochures, and Pony Express Map and Guides were given out and, Continue Reading


2018 xp ride with Windy and month old BobCat - Lee Hofer

FROM: Lee Hofer
July 3rd, 2018 PST

2018 xp ride with Windy and month old BobCat

Along the California Trail 2018

June 21st, 2018 PST

Along the trail just east of Old Sacramento 6/20/18

First 2018 Re-Rider Departs Old Sacramento!

FROM: Annette Nylander
June 20th, 2018 PST

The first ride of the year went off without a hitch. I was escorted in by our color guard, Cindy, Susan and Billy carried the flags with pride. My wonder mare Bonita, who has carried me on 14 of the last 16 years, pranced in with great form. I was sworn in, the mochilla was placed by Jim, I mounted up and was ready to ride. With only a minute to wait Bonita spun to face the route headed east and we were off. Crowds cheered as we departed. The, Continue Reading


Rider Report South Lake Tahoe

FROM: Lisa Agoitia
June 17th, 2017 PST

We started our trail in front of post office at South Lake Tahoe but before we went to see if the next trail was passible.  We got one third the way up and hit solid snow.  So plan B was put in place for the next rider.  While waiting for Nevada rider we found out he was bucked off and we went on a search and rescue mission to find his runaway horse. We heard the rider was fine but went to the hospital to be checked out.  The fire, Continue Reading

2nd year as a Ride Lieutenant

FROM: Christine Starr
June 16th, 2017 PST

I just finished my second year as a Ride Lieutenant for the National Pony Express Re-Ride.  I started in Tahoe at the State Line on Wednesday June 14th at 3:15 (left Placerville at 1:00), rider was coming in at 5:30 (we have to be in place 2 hours ahead when we are in the mountains), followed my different riders down the mountain.  Normally I would have been done at XP Corral,  but while we were in Tahoe waiting, my co-pilot Cinder & I decided we wanted to go the whole, Continue Reading