Stephanie Buranzon heading across the flats toward Ft Churchill.

FROM: Diane Garland
July 16th, 2019 PST

Stephanie takes a short leg across the flats toward Ft Churchill, NV.

Jim Phelan at Buckland Station

FROM: Diane Garland
July 14th, 2019 PST

Jim Phelan riding past Bucklands Station on the home stretch to Ft Churchill for the exchange after crossing the Carson River Bridge. It was a beautiful Nevada Morning. Jim’s horse Mia was steady as the Nevada Highway Patrol escorted him across the bridge safely.

Top Gun to Ft Churchill - Making up lost time

FROM: Diane Garland
July 14th, 2019 PST

We arrived at the entrance to Top Gun Raceway on Schurz highway at around 2 AM the morning of June 19, 2019. I had met Alina and her mom Mary Alice at their home in Washoe Valley at 12:15 to drive out to Top Gun together.  We loaded up Belle and headed out.   Cassidy and Logan drove out from Silver Springs with TomTom and Costa and met us there.  We saddled up and watched the horizon for the bouncing twinkling light that meant the rider was coming.  Mary Alice stayed, Continue Reading

Ride Section - Team Jares - Railroad Pass to Cold Springs

FROM: Petra Keller
July 3rd, 2019 PST

Getting to the ride section in time is always such a guess… it is at least a 3hr haul to the Cold Springs where the team was meeting. You check on status before you go to bed, you check again over night and then again as you wake up. You want to make sure you are at your location in plenty of time! I call it the Pony Time YoYo. Overall the mail had been running behind schedule for a few days, but Nevada teams were known to make up, Continue Reading

Meeting members and riders at exchange.

FROM: Wilbur Kirby
July 2nd, 2019 PST

From West Virginia, I was encouraged to submit a report as a welcoming person at the exchange for the riders. A little background first. My first encounter with the annual Pony Express Re-ride was at Old Sacramento in 2007. While touring CA. I had stopped at the Visitor’s Center for literature, after handing me the information the lady said “by the way the Pony Express will arrive at 10:45”. I waited for the riders and learned about the Re-ride, met many friendly NPEA (National Pony Express Association) members and decided, Continue Reading

Jares Family Tribute to Late Patriarch and Former Ride Captain

FROM: Cory Jares - Nevada Rider
June 20th, 2019 PST

This was the last picture I took of our ride last night 6/18/19. This was the final mile of our section (Railroad Pass to Cold Springs Station, NV).  That is my brother, Alex Jares on his horse Jet leading Breezy with our grandfather’s saddle. This was our tribute to our grandfather who passed away shortly after last year’s re-ride. We delivered the mail to our dad to finish the ride/section. Our grandpa was the Ride Captain of this section until his son (our dad Doug) took it over. This was, Continue Reading

Legacy Rider - Pony Express Ft. Churchill (NV) Exchange!

FROM: Julie Sprague
June 20th, 2019 PST

Beyond happy for the experience of riding in the Pony Express! My great great grandfather was one of the original pony express riders (Elijah Nicolas Wilson)    

Photos from Overland Pass to Grubbs Well (NV)

FROM: Bob - SIERA Ham Radio Club
June 19th, 2019 PST

Here are some photos from the re-ride from Overland Pass Nevada to Grubbs Well, Nevada. Please use and post as desired. There were 7 ponies and riders delivering the mail. The awesome “Spring Creek Gang” as we nicknamed them made up about 1 1/2 hours. This ride was from midnight until 6 am!              

Exchange at Fort Churchill Rd and Highway 50 in Dayton, NV

FROM: Liz Hartley
June 19th, 2019 PST

Dayton, NV – go pony!

Smith Lake Valley riders

FROM: Jeff Webb
June 19th, 2019 PST

Photos by Jeff Webb, rider Chloe Young