California Pony Express 

                                                                   Keeping the Spirit Alive"

Pony Express Re-Ride


Each June, members of the National Pony Express Association recreate the Pony Express Mail Ride in a commemorative Re-Ride over a 10 day period, letters are carried in a mochila over the original trail.  This year the mail will leave from St. Joseph, Missouri on June 5th, and head west through Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and on June 14th, mail will arrive at the Nevada/ California State line where it will be turned over to a California Rider and begin its journey through California and arrive in Old Sacramento, CA on June 15th at 4:15pm.


The 1,966 mile, eight state event is conducted 24 hours a day until the mail is delivered to its destination.  More than a national event, it is an opportunity for a new generation to ride the National Pony Express Trail or to receive the Express Mail.  Over 750 riders participate.  They come from all walks of life, but are all members of the NPEA Divisions in the eight states along the trail.  We invite you to join us in this exciting event.

The National Pony Express Association 


The National Pony Express Association is a non-profit, all volunteer organization founded in 1978 to "Re-establish, Identify and Re-Ride the Historical Pony Express Trail"  every year.


National Headquarters is located in Pollock Pines, California.  An Annual Director's Meeting is held in September in a city along the Trail.  The organization is governed by written By-Laws and incorporated in the State of California.  A National President is elected annually at the national meeting.


The  Association is composed of members from California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas and Missouri.  The Association is active all year long with each State participating in commemorative events, trail work, parades, and trail/school education.  If you are interested in joining, or having Pony Express present an education event, please be sure to visit the "Contact Us" section on the Contact page, and someone will get back to you usually within 48 hours. 

California Pioneer History Day

Inaugural California Pioneer History Day in Coloma, CA 2016

Old Sacramento

                  Pony Express Statue

Swearing In Ceremony

 Our Riders being sworn in for the 2016 Re-Ride

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