The saga of past Pony Express riders is the inspiration of today's modern version. Leaving the years of 1860 and 1861 of the rough and rugged times that riders had to bear alone with their horses.
These days, the mile after mile hand off of U.S. mail is born by men of bold stature. Braving the elements of weather and uncertain hazards on the trail goes on.
With the collection of supporters in towns along the way, this 46th annual Hashknife Pony Express ride is now in the annals of Western Americana. Thanking all that have supported this year's ride, and lest we not slight by non-mention, we apologize to any, due to human error.
Our list includes the United States Postal Offices of Payson, Pine; and postal contract carrier at Tall Pines Country Store; the Town of Payson; Mazatzal Casino; Julia Randall, Frontier and Payson Elementary Schools; Payson Chamber of Commerce; Payson Care Center; Fiesta Business Products; KMOG and KRIM 96.3 FM; Payson Roundup newspaper; Dry Lake Farms; Ox Bow Saloon; Hashknife Feed and Tack in Rye, Arizona; John and Olive's Creekside Restaurant in Christopher Creek, Arizona; Kaye with www. inpayson.com; Pizza Factory; Fargo's; Mackey's Grill; Mad Dogs & Mels; Buffalo Bar & Grill; Chili's; El Rancho; Sesame Inn; Country Kitchen; Great China; Cedar Ridge; Mandarin House; and Cucina Paradiso.
For our official Hashknife formal attire, a special thank-you to local and corporate personnel of Corral West Ranchwear.
Thank you for your support of mailer, poster, license plate and hashknife nickel purchases, to make this 46th ride a huge success.
Chuck Jackman, Assistant Trail Boss, Hashknife Pony Express