Four-year-old Alissa Roessler was thrilled to have her official Hashknife bandanna signed by cowboys Cole Alford of Scottsdale (left) and Rim country rider Matt McRae of Strawberry.
The Hashknife re-enactment is one of the longest-running Pony Express rides in the nation.
Thirty riders relay the mail over 200 miles between Holbrook and the historic western downtown of Scottsdale. The riders are officially sanctioned by the U.S. Postal Service to re-enact the ride. Their arrival signals the official kickoff of the Scottsdale Jaycees Parada del Sol.