Pony Express Gallops into Fountain Hills February 1st

Local Events Beth Kohoutek January 9, 2024

Pony Express Gallops into Fountain Hills February 1st

Hardly anything beats the spectacle of the Hashknife Pony Express crew galloping down the Avenue of the Fountains. Decked in deer-skin fringed leather jackets, these genuine "Old West" riders swoop by, delivering and collecting mail at the Fountain Hills Post Office at approximately 3 pm on Thursday February 1st.

Join the Sonoran Lifestyle team for snacks and beverages before then feel the thundering hooves as the riders pass down on the Avenue of the Fountains in front of the RE/MAX Sun Properties office.

For 66 years, the Hashknife Pony Express has made this ride during January/February, traveling 200 miles from Holbrook to Scottsdale, Arizona. These swarthy riders deliver 20,000 first-class letters by horseback. This is the oldest officially sanctioned ride in the world, and the only one still authorized by the US Postal Service. Each of the 24 riders is sworn in as an honorary mail messenger braving weather, terrain, and modern-day obstacles to deliver the United States mail. The week that culminates in the Parada del Sol.

The riders are expected to arrive in Fountain Hills at approximately 3:00 PM on February 1st, 2024. Delivering mail to the Fountain Hills Post Office at the intersection of Avenue of the Fountains and La Montana Drive. The public is invited out to greet the riders at the Post Office. There is usually a good group to cheer them on as they ride up the Avenue. The RE/MAX Sun Properties office is a great place to see the action and enjoy a beverage. Join us!

 


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