2018

Nebraska-Western Division

FROM: Mark Hartman
July 3rd, 2018 PST

Mark Hartman

Exchange with Wyoming riders @ 2:43 p.m. on 6/27/18 went smoothly. Our group of 12 riders continued to make good time without incident getting to exchange with next group in Bridgeport @ 8:54 p.m.!  

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

Gwyneth Talley Celebrates 10 Years as a Pony Re-rider!

FROM: Gwyneth Talley
June 30th, 2018 PST

Gwyneth & Betty Talley (2018) Receiving her 10 year anniversary patch, 2018 On the ride, near Hebron, NE (2018) On the trail, near Hebron, NE (2018)

Kansas riders outside Marysville

FROM: Kathy Klover
June 30th, 2018 PST

Kansas riders Mike and Rich Pacha, Pat, Taylor and Hadley Schotte and Keith Klover.    Wade Miller leaves Marysville, KS (2018)    

Hot and Humid, But the Mail Must Go Through!

FROM: Mary Cone
June 29th, 2018 PST

The Keith County, Nebraska, Riders received the mochila from the Colorado Riders just south of Big Springs at about 8:00am MDT Thursday. Weather was the word of the day…….hot and HUMID!  It played havoc with the horses, as they simply ran out of gas as the day went on.   Temps started out hot and just got hotter, with the “feels like” temp much, much higher that the actual temp.  Stifling, hot, humid with minimal breeze.  But, The Pony carried on………….. We were able to have a presentation at Tri-Trails Park south of, Continue Reading

The Pony Express- New beginnings and old traditions

FROM: Mary Cone - Nebraska Division
June 29th, 2018 PST

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. After a long journey from Paxton the Pony Express Re-Ride arrived in North Platte on Thursday. It’s something that happens every year in North Platte. But for two riders this year it’s particularly important. Read more http://www.knopnews2.com/content/news/The-Pony-Express–New-beginnings-and-old-traditions-486899131.html

Hard and Fast by Peter Fillerup

FROM: Dean Atkin - National Pony Express Association President
June 28th, 2018 PST

Hard and Fast by Peter Fillerup at Cabela’s in Sidney, NE

Colorado Riders, early morning June 28

FROM: Colorado Division
June 28th, 2018 PST

Photos of the Ride - June 25, 2018 Wyoming

FROM: Leo Morin
June 27th, 2018 PST

1. I WAS ABLE TO INTERCEPT THE RIDERS, PONIES, & MOCHILA, ON 6/25/18, IN EVANSTON, WY, ON HIGHWAY 150, JUST SOUTH OF THE EVANSTON/MOUNTAIN VIEW RANGER DISTRICT OFFICE, AND FOLLOW THEM FOR ABOUT THE NEXT 4-1/2 HOURS. 2. A BIG THANX TO WY STATE PRESIDENT, LES BENNINGTON AND WY RIDE CAPTAIN, RON ATKINSON, FOR THEIR TELEPHONE ASSISTANCE AND INFO, PRIOR TO THE RE-RIDE. 3. THE BEST OF MY PIX FROM EVANSTON, HILLIARD, PIEDMONT, FT. BRIDGER, AND URIE, ARE INCLUDED. 4. HATS OFF TO THE MANY RIDERS, PONIES, AND SUPPORT STAFF,, Continue Reading

HAM Radio Operators follow the Pony in Nevada 2018

FROM: Ken & Randy Head
June 26th, 2018 PST

Brother Randy and I had a great time doing radio support following the ponies across California and Nevada. Ron Bell my friend it was good seeing you in Woodfords, (hope you are doing OK) and also meeting your son that’s a big boy you have there. We caught the pony ar Cold Springs Station after a night’s rest. We had about 26 hours into the California leg and into Nevada then at Genoa we headed into Carson City to get a room. The next day at Cold Springs Station there, Continue Reading