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Celebrating American History: Phoenix JC Comanchero’s Pony Express Revives the Spirit of the Wild West

Celebrating American History-Phoenix JC Comancheros Pony Express Revives the Spirit of the Wild West

On the morning of June 29, 2023, the Phoenix JC Comanchero’s Pony Express will embark on an exhilarating journey that pays homage to the rich American tradition of delivering mail across the vast expanse of the country. The event, set to begin at Horses Help’s campus, will feature 22-year-old Zach as the representative of Horses Help, a remarkable young rider who has been part of their adaptive riding and horsemanship program since moving from New York to Arizona two years ago. With Zach kick-starting the ride in North Phoenix, the mailbag will be passed from one rider to another in a thrilling relay-style race, culminating in downtown Prescott, AZ. The ride will commence promptly at 6:00 am from Horses Help’s location at 2601 E Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85050.

The Pony Express, a legendary postal service that operated for a brief but impactful 18 months between April 1860 and October 1861, holds an enduring place in American folklore. As young men rode horses, braving treacherous terrains, they efficiently carried mail from Missouri to California in an astonishingly short time of just 10 days. The Pony Express became the vital link connecting the East and the West during an era when mass communication was still a distant dream. This relay system traversed eight states along the Pony Express National Historic Trail, serving as the most direct and practical means of east-west communications in 1860.

Phoenix JC Comancheros Pony Express
Phoenix JC Comancheros Pony Express

The upcoming Pony Express reenactment presents an extraordinary opportunity to participate in a historical experience that commemorates the indomitable spirit of the Old West. As riders set out on an Arizona trail ride through the mesmerizing desert landscapes and towering mountains, they will carry letters written to friends and loved ones across the globe. The event evokes a sense of adventure, echoing the bygone era when the Pony Express riders brought people closer by delivering messages faster than ever before.

The Phoenix JC Comanchero’s Pony Express, set to commence on June 29, 2023, invites everyone to be a part of this historically significant event. By joining the riders on their journey, participants will not only relive the daring feats of the Pony Express riders but also contribute to the noble cause of Horses Help, enabling them to continue their vital therapeutic and recreational programs for individuals in need.

Horses Help’s Mission and Accomplishments:

Since 1987, Horses Help has been dedicated to providing therapeutic and recreational horsemanship programs to individuals facing physical, cognitive, and behavioral challenges. Their North Phoenix campus, spanning five acres, houses 16 to 18 specially trained therapy horses. Horses Help’s remarkable work is bolstered by the unwavering support of over 200 specialized volunteers. As one of only three therapeutic equestrian centers in Arizona accredited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH International), and the sole center in Maricopa County, Horses Help has become an invaluable resource for the community.

To learn more about Horses Help and their remarkable initiatives, please visit their website at

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Horses Help is a PATH International Premier Accredited therapeutic and recreational agency that has been providing Equine Assisted Therapies and Activities since 1987. Utilizing specially trained horses, PATH International-Certified Instructors, AHA-Certified Physical and Occupational Therapists, and community volunteers we serve participants ranging in age from three to seniors. Participants enjoy weekly sessions enabling them to learn horsemanship, riding skills, build horse and human relationships, and receive therapy.

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