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52nd Pony Express Ride Happening Friday & Saturday
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52nd Pony Express Ride Happening Friday & Saturday

Saddle clubs and horsemen across the state are getting together to collect money to bring to Easter Seals Camp Sunnyside near Ankeny.

Camp Sunnyside helps children and adults with physical limitations.

Riders will start in Calmar Friday morning, making stops along the way, before arriving in Ankeny Saturday morning.

If you see riders along their routes, you can stop and give them a donation.


FRIDAY 4/19 (Leaving times)

  • CALMAR: 9 a.m.
  • WEST UNION: 10 a.m.
  • FAYETTE: 10:30 a.m.
  • OELWEIN: 11:30 a.m.
  • INDEPENDENCE: 1 p.m.
  • EVANSDALE: 3 p.m.
  • WATERLOO: 4 p.m.
  • HUDSON: End

SATURDAY 4/20 (Leaving Times)

  • BREAKFAST IN MORRISON (Conservation Building): 7 to 9 a.m.
  • CONRAD: 10:30 a.m.


The route will be along Lafayette Road from the city limits of Evansdale/Waterloo to 6th Street near the Black Hawk County Court House, and then right one block to Mulberry Street, and then left to the front entrance of Waterloo City Hall. There will be a group of riders and a group of horse trailers. The parade will leave the corner of Evans Road and Lafayette Road in Evansdale at about 3 p.m.


  • Visit a collection point and help collect donations
  • Bring horses and carriages to parade from Evansdale
  • Support Camp Sunnyside by donating
  • Attend Morrison breakfast

For more information about routes and how you can donate, visit here. 

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