PHOENIX – The Pony Express began its two-day journey from Phoenix to Prescott on Friday.
The trip brings in money for Horses help an equine therapy organization that helps community members with special needs.
Eight year old Levi Araiza had the honor of delivering the mail to Phoenix JC Comancheros. From there the group will deliver it by horse to the Post Office in Prescott.
The Phoenix JC Comancheros have been recreating the historic Pony Express for many years. The Pony Express was a mail delivery service with riders that operated from 1860 to 1861.
The Phoenix JC Comancheros raise money by selling letters for $ 5 and then carrying the mailbags on horseback. The money earned goes to organizations like Horses Help.
“The physical therapy this group does for all children, first responders and adults here is phenomenal, so every year we try to raise as much money as possible for individuals like Levi,” said Rick Moebs, director of the Pony Express Trails .
To learn more about their journey, Click here.