California Pony Express 

                                                                   Keeping the Spirit Alive"

 California Board of Directors
President  Elizabeth Davis
Vice President  Carolyn Gilmore 
Treasure Jack Davis
Secretary Michele Harris
Members at Large
Jeff Hallsten
Richard Tatman
Davey "Doc" Wiser

Pony Express Christmas Card Ride!

When: December 9, 2017

Where: Folsom Museum to Old Town Sacramento

The Christmas Card Ride of 2016 from Pollock Pines to Placerville fulfilled the Pony Riders task of rain or shine, sleet or snow, the mail must go through. The rains came down, and there was a lot of very wet cold Pony Riders, and Horses when the mail was turned over to Placerville Postmaster Paulette Mahoney for special handling of over 2200 Christmas Cards.

This year we are hoping for good weather for the 2017 Christmas card Ride. In keeping with the California Division of the National Pony Express Association (NPEA) tradition and history, Pollock Pines and Folsom has served as starting points of the ride. This year it will begin at the Folsom Museum at 10:00 a.m. and the last rider will ride in to Old Town Sacramento at 3:00 p.m.

For those of you wanting a unique envelope (holding that card) for a family member or that special friend here is that chance. Card Drop Off Boxes may be found at: Sportsman’s Hall in Pollock Pines, Old Placerville Hardware, Placerville Newsstand, Placerville Post Office, Hangman’s Tree Ice Cream Parlor in Placerville, El Dorado County Library, Double Diamond Feed & Tack in Diamond Springs, Diamond Hotel in Diamond Springs, Stumpf’s Gravel/Landscape Trucking in El Dorado, Coloma Feed in Coloma, Handley’s Western Wear in Folsom, Folsom Museum, River Valley Feed in Rio Linda, and the California History Museum in Sacramento. December 1st is the pickup date of the boxes.

All cards must have proper postage on the envelope. Each envelope will be hand stamped with a special Pony Express marking. It is requested that no oversized envelopes be dropped off as they don’t fit in the mochila (mail holder) to well. Also the shiny envelopes have proven to smear when hand stamped, and the special stamping does not show up as well on red or green envelopes.

We look forward to the opportunity to once again provide a unique card for your family and friends. For additional information about the event or the Pony Express Association please visit the web sites, and

Melba Leal ~

Lifetime Member - NPEA –

Diamond Springs

Pony Express Rides Again!  

Christmas Card Ride 2017

December 9, 2017   Folsom to Old Sacramento

Be sure to watch for updates on locations of the Christmas Card boxes.  Pony Express will begin collecting your Christmas Cards and letters next month for our upcoming Christmas Card Ride!  We will be placing boxes in businesses from Pollock Pines to Old Sacramento, so be sure to get your cards in the boxes (Please don't forget to include postage).  

Box Locations:

Sportsman’s Hall in Pollock Pines         Old Placerville Hardware       Placerville Newsstand        Placerville Post Office

Hangman’s Tree Ice Cream Parlor in Placerville     Double Diamond Feed & Tack in Diamond Springs   Coloma Feed   Diamond Hotel in Diamond Springs       Stumpf’s Gravel/Landscape Trucking in El Dorado      Folsom Museum    Handley’s Western Wear in Folsom      River Valley Feed in Rio Linda      California History Museum in Sacramento

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