Will Grant was born and raised outside Denver, Colorado. After college, he worked as a cowboy and a horse trainer in Colorado, Wyoming, and Texas. In 2008, he pivoted to a career in journalism. His writing has appeared in Outside magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal, as well as regional publications throughout the West. His efforts to combine horses and storytelling have included a 600-mile horse race across Mongolia, an expedition to find gold in Arizona, and two trips to Kyrgyzstan to play the most dangerous horseback game on the planet, kok boru. The Last Ride of the Pony Express is his first book. He currently lives outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his partner, Claire Antoszewski, and three dogs, a few chickens, and five horses.


Expansive Frontiers

March 23, 2024 11AM – 12:30PM

The spirit of adventure travels through The First Migrants: How Black Homesteaders’ Quest for Land and Freedom Heralded America’s Great Migration and The Last Ride of the Pony Express: My 2,000-mile Horseback Journey into the Old West.

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