I, ________________________ do herby swear, before the great and living God, that during my engagement as a member of the National Pony Express Association Re-Ride, I will under no circumstances use profane language, that I will drink no intoxicating liquors, that I will not quarrel or fight with any other member of the Association, and that in every respect, I will conduct myself honestly, be faithful to my duties and so direct all my acts as to win the confidence of my associates. So help me God!
All Pony Express riders take this Oath before the annual re-ride!
Why the Oath?
In keeping with tradition, all Riders are required to take an Oath of Conduct very similar to the one required by Russell, Majors, and Waddell of their own Pony Express Riders. Each rider is sworn prior to the Annual Re-Ride and is presented with a small Bible as were the Riders of History. We are proud to be keeping the custom alive!