The Young Riders

The Young Riders

1989 - 1992, Adventure, Drama
Western drama about a group of young men and women who were riders for the Pony Express.

Episode Guide

  • The Young Riders - 'Til Death Do Us Part (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    'Til Death Do Us Part

    Hickok and the Kid brawl, and Lou and the Kid marry.

  • The Young Riders - 'Til Death Do Us Part (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    'Til Death Do Us Part

    With the Civil War looming, Cody enlists as a Union scout; Hickok and the Kid brawl, and Lou and the Kid marry.

  • The Young Riders - 'Til Death Do Us Part (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    'Til Death Do Us Part

    With the Civil War looming, Cody enlists as a Union scout.

  • The Young Riders - The Debt (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    The Debt

    Hickok defends a town cowed by five outlaws; Lou isn't sure she wants to sacrifice her freedom for marriage.

  • The Young Riders - Lessons Learned (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Lessons Learned

    A vengeful gunfighter (Wings Hauser) tests Teaspoon's integrity; Teaspoon's third wife wants to reconcile.

  • The Young Riders - The Sacrifice (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    The Sacrifice

    Hickok and Teaspoon realize their friendship with a dying black man will transcend the impending Civil War.

  • The Young Riders - The Road Not Taken (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    The Road Not Taken

    To prove his manhood, Hickock goes after a murderous sociopath (Joseph Bottoms); no one likes Cody's story about the Pony Express.

  • The Young Riders - Dark Brother (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Dark Brother

    Buck must pass a mystical test to free his former betrothed (Megan Gallivan) from an evil spirit.

  • The Young Riders - Mask of Fear (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Mask of Fear

    A convicted murderer's release causes public outcry in Rock Creek.

  • The Young Riders - Shadowmen (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:


    Hitchcock pursues a boy's murderer; a grifter gleans information from Teaspoon to plan a bank robbery.

  • The Young Riders - Spies (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:


    A woman (Khrystyne Haje) involves the Kid in a plot to locate a list of gold shipments to give to Southern forces.

  • The Young Riders - Song of Isiah (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Song of Isiah

    The Kid must go against his faith to save Hickok from abolitionist raiders.

  • The Young Riders - Good Night, Sweet Charlotte (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Good Night, Sweet Charlotte

    A barfly asks Lou's help; Hickock befriends a wounded Lakota Indian he's helping get home.

  • The Young Riders - A Tiger's Tale (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    A Tiger's Tale

    Cody and Noah pick up two nuns and a novice while transporting a Bengal tiger to Missouri.

  • The Young Riders - Spirits (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:


    Rachel is attracted to the wounded agent she's nursing, but his alcoholism conjures up painful memories.

  • The Young Riders - Just Like Old Times (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Just Like Old Times

    The Kid meets an old girlfriend and realizes that adult experiences change one's perceptions of youth.

  • The Young Riders - The Initiation (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    The Initiation

    Jesse must choose between family loyalty and his new friends when Hickok captures an outlaw who turns out to be Jesse's brother Frank.

  • The Young Riders - Survivors (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:


    Cody becomes romantically involved with the young widow whom the riders rescue from murderous gunrunners; Buck tries to put his memories of Ike behind him.

  • The Young Riders - The Presence of Mine Enemies (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    The Presence of Mine Enemies

    One of the riders is killed by a stray bullet during a shootout and another seeks revenge for his friend's killing.

  • The Young Riders - Between Rock Creek and a Hard Place (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Between Rock Creek and a Hard Place

    The riders become involved in a murder investigation when a Union Army recruiter is found stabbed following an argument with Noah.

  • The Young Riders - The Blood of Others (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    The Blood of Others

    Hickok, Lou and the Kid tangle with a vengeful ex-lawman while escorting a desperado to his execution.

  • The Young Riders - Jesse (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:


    The riders befriend a 14-year-old boy who has come to Rock Creek with one purpose: to find the men who killed his foster father.

  • The Young Riders - A House Divided (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    A House Divided

    The riders move into new territory when Teaspoon is assigned to rebuild the way station that was destroyed by renegades in the city of Rock Creek.

  • The Young Riders - The Exchange (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    The Exchange

    The riders prepare for a gunfight when Teaspoon's would-be daughter is kidnapped and held ransom for the release of a condemned outlaw.

  • The Young Riders - The Exchange (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    The Exchange

    The riders prepare for a gunfight when Teaspoon's would-be daughter is kidnapped and held ransom for the release of a condemned outlaw.

  • The Young Riders - The Exchange (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    The Exchange

    A kidnapper barters Teaspoon's would-be daughter for his bank-robber brother's stay of execution.

  • The Young Riders - Face of the Enemy (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Face of the Enemy

    Teaspoon's old friend, a war hero, endangers the lives of everyone in Sweetwater when he orders an attack on a Sioux delegation.

  • The Young Riders - A Noble Chase (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    A Noble Chase

    Hickok and his long-time nemesis, a bounty hunter, lock horns as they bring a bank robber to justice.

  • The Young Riders - The Talisman (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    The Talisman

    The riders help a priest defend his mission from marauding bandits; Buck protects Lottie from a mountain man.

  • The Young Riders - Old Scores (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Old Scores

    Ike plots revenge against a conspirator to his family's murder; the riders track a mysterious beast spooking livestock and people.

  • The Young Riders - Color Blind (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Color Blind

    The Kid (Ty Miller) falls for Sweetwater's new schoolteacher, a young woman with a mysterious past. With Yvonne Suhor and Josh Brolin.

  • The Young Riders - Daisy (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:


    Rachel's ex (William Russ), a riverboat gunman, plans to leave their precocious 9-year-old daughter in her care.

  • The Young Riders - The Peacemakers (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    The Peacemakers

    Hickok falls in love with a woman who belongs to an unwanted religious group, but must first settle an old score with a gunfighter.

  • The Young Riders - Kansas (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:


    Noah tries to help his former teacher (Richard Roundtree), a slave, and winds up being whipped by the Kid.

  • The Young Riders - Judgement Day (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Judgement Day

    Cody enlists the help of self-proclaimed preacher Gideon Poole, but regrets it when he learns the truth about him.

  • The Young Riders - The Play's the Thing (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    The Play's the Thing

    Cody is asked to join a group of traveling actors, unknowingly taking part in a plot to assassinate a U.S. general.

  • The Young Riders - Star Light, Star Bright (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Star Light, Star Bright

    Hickok's kindness brings good fortune to the riders when a grateful old prospector named Cyrus deeds half of his gold mine to them.

  • The Young Riders - Bad Company (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Bad Company

    Guilty over the accidental shooting of a young woman, Hickok seeks death as the sheriff of a lawless town.

  • The Young Riders - Requiem for a Hero (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Requiem for a Hero

    Cody's hero (Pernell Roberts), a legendary figure from the Old West, teaches him about responsibility.

  • The Young Riders - Blood Money (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Blood Money

    When a prisoner (Billy Joe Patton) mysteriously dies, the riders go under cover to expose a corrupt sheriff.

  • The Young Riders - The Littlest Cowboy (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Littlest Cowboy

    After a gang beats him, Ike becomes depressed about his handicap until a terminally ill boy teaches him a valuable lesson about life.

  • The Young Riders - Pride and Prejudice (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Pride and Prejudice

    Buck's heritage is questioned when he helps the Army rescue a group of women captured years before by an Indian war party.

  • The Young Riders - Blood Moon (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Blood Moon

    The riders try to protect a deaf-mute from a mob which is lynching carriers during a cholera epidemic.

  • The Young Riders - Dead Ringer (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Dead Ringer

    A gunman using Hickok's identity embarks on a crime spree, leaving it up to Hickok to catch the impersonator.

  • The Young Riders - Ghosts (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:


    Teaspoon (Anthony Zerbe) is haunted by a ghostly figure from his past who has returned to seek vengeance.

  • The Young Riders - Born to Hang (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Born to Hang

    The riders aid a woman who is helping runaway slaves escape to freedom in Africa. With Ty Miller and Josh Brolin.

  • The Young Riders - Gathering Clouds (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    Gathering Clouds

    The men of the Pony Express find themselves taking different sides as the start of the Civil War approaches.

  • The Young Riders - Gathering Clouds (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Gathering Clouds

    The Kid (Ty Miller) finds himself secretly helping the Army learn the identity of the Hawk. David Soul guest stars.

  • The Young Riders - Gathering Clouds (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Gathering Clouds

    The Kid is secretly enlisted to help the Army identify the renegade causing dissension in the territory; the riders face the beginning of the Civil War.

  • The Young Riders - Then There Was One (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Then There Was One

    Teaspoon tracks down the killer when survivors of the Alamo massacre are being murdered systematically.

  • The Young Riders - The Man Behind the Badge (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    The Man Behind the Badge

    The riders rally behind Sweetwater's ousted Marshal Cain (Brett Cullen) as he attempts to avenge his wife's murder. With Ty Miller and Josh Brolin.

  • The Young Riders - Matched Pair (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Matched Pair

    A former teacher instigates a potentially deadly confrontation between Hickok and a "friendly" adversary.

  • The Young Riders - Bulldog (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:


    A city slicker (Fisher Stevens) arrives in Sweetwater and tries to model himself after Hickok (Josh Brolin). With Ty Miller and Anthony Zerbe.

  • The Young Riders - Daddy's Girl (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Daddy's Girl

    Buck falls in love with a strong-willed young woman whose father is Sweetwater's corrupt new bank owner.

  • The Young Riders - Decoy (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:


    A mountain man's (Doug Seus) dying request is for Cody (Stephen Baldwin) to care for his bear; an abandoned infant is found. Guest stars Meg Foster.

  • The Young Riders - Unfinished Business (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Unfinished Business

    When Emma's estranged husband wants to reconcile their relationship, Cain and Hickok are forced to confront their feelings for her.

  • The Young Riders - Lady for a Night (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Lady for a Night

    While dressed as a lady, Lou (Yvonne Suhor) has a romantic encounter with a stranger (Roger Rees) in a distant town. With Ty Miller and Josh Brolin.

  • The Young Riders - Hard Time (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Hard Time

    The Kid (Ty Miller) is put to work on a slave labor gang after getting arrested in a corrupt town. With Stephen Baldwin and Josh Brolin.

  • The Young Riders - Fall From Grace (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Fall From Grace

    After an argument with Teaspoon (Anthony Zerbe), Hickok (Josh Brolin) leaves the pony express to join a band of ruthless gunmen. With Ty Miller.

  • The Young Riders - The Keepsake (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    The Keepsake

    A woman claims to be Teaspoon's daughter; her companion plots to steal a fortune Teaspoon never knew he had.

  • The Young Riders - Blind Love (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Blind Love

    Hickok is accused of murder when the husband of a young woman he has fallen in love with is found dead.

  • The Young Riders - The End of the Innocence (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    The End of the Innocence

    Hickok and Emma (Josh Brolin, Melissa Leo) face hostile Indians and a ruthless commanding officer (James Sutorius) at a remote Army post.

  • The Young Riders - A Good Day to Die (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    A Good Day to Die

    A Sioux brave who claims to be innocent is denied justice when brought to trial for an Indian massacre.

  • The Young Riders - False Colors (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    False Colors

    The Kid is torn when his long-lost brother turns up just as nearby fugitives are planning to steal a gold shipment.

  • The Young Riders - Ten-Cent Hero (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Ten-Cent Hero

    A novelist avenges a beating by Hickok with writing a story that incites others to challenge the cowboy.

  • The Young Riders - Black Ulysses (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Black Ulysses

    Col. Savage (Tim Thomerson) and a band of militia hunt down a runaway slave (Stan Shaw) accused of murder. With Ty Miller and Josh Brolin.

  • The Young Riders - Bad Blood (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Bad Blood

    The riders help Lou track down her younger brother and sister who were kidnapped by a ruthless gunrunner.

  • The Young Riders - Speak No Evil (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Speak No Evil

    Robbery witness Ike McSwain (Travis Fine) is pursued by the criminals he is to testify against. With Ty Miller and Josh Brolin.

  • The Young Riders - Home of the Brave (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Home of the Brave

    Buck (Gregg Rainwater) is the target of hostility when Sweetwater is threatened by a local tribe. Guest stars Donald H. Collier. With Anthony Zerbe.

  • The Young Riders - Gunfighter (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:


    The boys attempt to save Wild Bill Hickok (Josh Brolin) from an unnecessary gunfight. With Stephen Baldwin. Guest stars Wayne Northrop.

  • The Young Riders - The Kid (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    The Kid

    Young men of the Pony Express brave harsh conditions. With Josh Brolin, Anthony Zerbe, Stephen Baldwin.