Pony Express

Every year  we kick of Gilbert Days with a symbolic reenactment of the Pony Express Ride.  This year we had special guests from our sister city in Northern Ireland.  Many of the Gilbert Days events are spectator sports, but the Pony Express is a real participation activity.  The kick off at the Gilbert Post Office on Elliot was featured on Channel 3.  The kick off is symbolic with a brief history of the Pony Express and includes everyone taking the Pony Express Riders Pledge.  Later we have a real 100 mile ride which includes actually carrying mail and having a special postage cancellation mark which identifies the letter as having been carried by the Pony Express.  If you would like to participate in next years pony express the entrance fee includes the ride, bring your own horse) a lunch, a shirt and a great time, contact me at MayorBerman.com and I’ll help you contact the even organizers.

Steve

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