The National Pony Express Association was organized and received its official non-profit corporate status on March 3, 1978.
In cooperation with the National Park Service, The Pony Express Trail Association and the Oregon-California Trails Association, the NPEA, through its eight State Divisions, work to PRESERVE, EDUCATE and REENACT the Legends and Legacies of the Pony Express.
Bringing the history of the Pony Express alive for all ages is a core value of the Nevada Division of the NPEA.
Through personal interaction at schools, museums, parades and public presentations, our members are always sharing the history and demonstrating the legacies of the Pony Express. Always in uniform (As shown by Kim Harris in photo) the red shirts of the Pony Express riders are easily identified at every parade and historical event in Nevada.
The annual Re-Ride held every June, reenacts the delivery of mail from St. Joseph, MO to Sacramento, CA in 10 days, just like it was done in 1860.
Today's reenactment riders are both men and women, and of all ages, unlike 1860 where you were required to be an outstanding horeseman, no more than 18 years old, skinny & wiry, and preferably an orphan. Today, riders travel anywhere from 1 to 10 miles before horses and riders are changed. Each of the eight states along the original Pony Express Trail manages their own Divisions and Sections.
Something that has not changed at all since 1860 is the distance traveled. It is still 1,966 miles.