|The lead riders arrive|
Continuing a tradition started in 1958, the Hashknife riders cover the 200 miles from Holbrook, Arizona, to Scottsdale. Acting as honorary mail messengers, they carry first class mail and deliver it to the Postal Service at the end of the ride, which is the plaza surrounding the statue which honors this tradition, called "Passing the Legacy." Some of my photos of this statue have appeared on this blog before, but I've never been at the statue to catch the riders when the arrive. Today I was there. The day was almost hot, and I wondered how the horses handled their long ride, but they looked, well, you can see, they looked pretty magnificent.
|Passing the Legacy statue in the background|
|Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane|
|Postal service vehicle to accept the mail from the riders|
|Different cowboy hats were worn by different folks|