Mustang Discovery Ride Documentary Team Joins the  2022 Pony Express National Re-Ride June 6-7

EQUUS Film Fest, Mustang Discovery Ride Documentary team will be joining in the festivities and participating in the 2022 National Pony Express Re-Ride beginning on June 6th in St. Joseph, MO. Lisanne Fear, lead rider and Fearlis® leader of the team is scheduled to ride June 6 – 7 as a “Shadow/Buddy” Rider.

Riding will include these Missouri and Kansas Stations:

  • Pikes Peak Stables, St. Joseph
  • (H) Patee House, St. Joseph – Eastern Headquarters
  • Missouri River Ferry   (Missouri River Transport)
  • St. Joe’s Bridge
  • Horton

The 2022 Pony Express Re-Ride will start at Pikes Peak Stables and head to the Patee House in St. Joseph Missouri, the Eastern Terminus for the historic Pony Express Route. The Patee house was built in 1858 and was considered a luxurious 140 room Hotel. In 1860 Russell, Majors, and Waddell established their office of the Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company on the first floor of the  Hotel. The Patee House is a National Museum today.

The National Pony Express Association is dedicated to the preservation of the Pony Express National Historic Trail, its sites and its history.

The National Pony Express Association (NPEA) is an all-volunteer, historical organization with the purpose of identifying, re-establishing, and marking the original pony express trail from St. Joseph, Missouri, via Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and into California. We are a non-profit 501(c) (3) Association.

In the mid 1960’s a group of California horse and trail enthusiasts banned together and started doing re-enactments of the Pony Express. In 1977 they formed the National Pony Express Association (NPEA), and the organization was incorporated on March 3, 1978.

Each year they extended the ride further east and in 1980 they were riding and carrying mail the entire distance between Sacramento, California and St. Joseph, Missouri.

Today the spirit and memory of the Pony Express is kept alive by the Annual Re-ride which is held in June of each year. The horse with the mail travels east in odd numbered years and west in even numbered years.

A convention, which includes a Board of Directors meeting, is held each year in September along the trail. Numerous events and activities are held throughout the year.

National Headquarters is located in Pollock Pines, California.

The Mustang Discovery Ride team is moving West on the American Discovery Trail with some new adventurers joining the ride. We have opened the ride to riders who want to have a “Long Riding’ experience. If you are interested in riding along for one-week or longer please contact us at lisa@equusfilmfestival.net and we will send you the information kit.

 There are currently 53,000+ wild horses in holding pens across America. Each and every one deserves a loving home. Can we inspired you to want to adopt one of these living legends? Join us if you’re interested in adopting and want to find out more!

The Mustang Discovery Ride will take us on a journey across the United States, coast to coast, on American Mustangs. Rider Lisanne Fear, along with Claudia Owens and more guest riders, will cover 12 states taking 12 months, with the assistance of their support crew. Starting in Delaware in September 2021 and ending their journey on the California coast in November 2022.

 Mustang Discovery Ride presents unique Sponsorship opportunities for interested parties. Please reach out to Mustang Discovery Foundation Executive Director, Lisa Diersen at lisa@equusfilmfestival.net or call 630-272-3077 for more information and to find out how you can become involved in this amazing cross-country adventure.

 EQUUS Film Fest will provide home based support and management. J A Media Productions, Julianne Neal, will assist the team on the development of the documentary, podcast and docu-series. Here is a link to our podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mustang-discovery-ride-americas-horse-on-americas/id1591933653 

 Here is a link to our Arts Integration Program for PreK – 12 if you know any teachers:

http://www.jamediaconnections.com/educational-materials.html

The EQUUS Film & Arts Fest highlights and rewards the diverse and creative efforts of those who pay artistic homage to the horse. Every horse has a story, it’s our mission at the EQUUS Film & Arts Fest to share those stories, through film, art and literature. Save the dates! EQUUS Film & Arts Fest 2022 will take place both “Virtually” and “Live” in Ocala, Florida December 2022.

Visit our website at www.equusfilmfestival.net and like us on FaceBook and Twitter.

The Mustang Discovery Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and a wild ride across America to inspire adoptions of living legends. We are working to help people discover how truly incredible these wild horses are, trekking with our favorite companions, 5,000 miles across America to inspire the adoption of 5,000 mustangs. For Sponsorship and Fundraising info please contact lisa@equusfilmfestival.net

JA Media Productions is a boutique creative studio in South Carolina, specializing in podcast production, documentary shorts and content creation. Services include creative direction, social media, remote content creation and production. For more information, please contact Julianne Neal at jamediaconnections@gmail.com.

CONTACT: Lisa Diersen 630-272-3077
lisa@equusfilmfestival.net

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