Welcome Rodeo Fans,
This year is a fantastically special year as Arizona celebrates 100 years of statehood. As duly sworn messengers for the USPS we are proud of Arizona's western heritage, as we continue to re-create our version of the Pony Express ride. This year is our 24th annual ride between Phoenix and Prescott, and our 15th year associated with the Prescott Frontier Days "World's Oldest Rodeo".
This year's ride takes place on 6/28 from Phoenix to Crown King and 6/29 from Crown King to Prescott Rodeo, culminating with the" Passing of the Bags" to the Postmaster in the arena. In the bags are commemorative letters specifically designed for this event with the proceeds from the sales of these letters are donated to various Children's Charities.
The riders return year after year to relive history and help children in need. They proudly show the years of participation on their sleeves. Each rider is responsible for all expenses incurred during his ride (feed, water, fuel). Less than a handful can brag on 20 or more rides. It takes a tremendous amount of time and effort to make this happen each year.
The dedication of our riders and Sponsors are greatly appreciated along with the support of all the communities we travel thru. So when you hear the hoof beats as they enter the arena PLEASE clap, stomp your feet, and raise the roof and let these riders hear your appreciation for their efforts. Your applause and the Smiles on the Children's faces are the ONLY payoff they get-----and all they need!
Thank you All,