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2014 Blackhorse Association Reunion in Colorado Springs


The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment's Blackhorse Association will hold its annual Blackhorse Family reunion in Colorado Springs, CO, 12-15 June 2014. The reunion is open to all past and present troopers who served with the Regiment, the Regimental Community and all separate units who supported the Regiment.

The reunion will be held at the Hotel Elegante Conference and Event Center, 2886 South Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80908. The Elegante is in the process of a major/several million dollar renovation. Rooms have been set aside for reunion attendees at a special negotiated rate of $115 per night. Attendees are encouraged to make plans early. For reservations please visit https://www.reseze.net/cassets/mkt/mcmelegante/landing_pages/MCM_Colorado_Blackhorse_Association.html, or call (800) 981-4012 (reservations) or you can call their Front Desk directly at (719) 576-5900 (and be sure to tell them our Group ID number: 693108 and that you are attending the Blackhorse reunion). For additional lodging options, go to http://www.expedia.com/Colorado-Springs-Hotels.d602991.Travel-Guide-Hotels.

Tentative reunion agenda:

Thursday, June 12:
Registration/Hospitality Room/Silent Auction (8am - 5pm)
Blackhorse Store Open
Tour of Fort Carson (TBD)
Sightseeing on your own
Cash bar social in the Hospitality Room

Friday, June 13:
Registration/Hospitality Room/Silent Auction (8am - 5pm)
Blackhorse Store Open
5th Annual Reunion BHRCM Rally (TBD)
Tour of NORAD (TBD)
Memorial Service at Blackhorse Tank and lunch (TBD)
Sightseeing on your own
Stable Your Mount - casual evening social (6pm to 9pm)

Saturday, June 14:
Registration/Hospitality Room/Silent Auction (8am - 3pm)
Blackhorse Store Open
Business meeting (9am - 11am)
Sightseeing on your own
Cocktails/banquet (6pm - 10pm)

Sunday, June 15:
Local Church services (TBD)
Farewells

Registration fee is $95 for adults and $30 for children 12 and under who do not attend the banquet. This fee covers reunion mementos, small hors d'oeuvres at the Friday evening Stable Your Mount social, the Saturday banquet with wine, and other reunion costs. Please complete the attached registration form and make checks payable to "The Blackhorse Association". Attendee transportation, including airfare, rental car, and lodging must be organized separately. For more information, see www.blackhorse.org and www.blackhorse.com; or contact one of the following Reunion Committee members: Charley Watkins at 719-576-0059, blackhorse6p@yahoo.com, Tom Smart at (703) 973-3703, tom.smart@acrpros.com, or Glenn Snodgrass at (703) 250-3064, jgs525@verizon.net.

Click here to download a registration form.

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2013 Reunion in Louisville

The Blackhorse Association Reunion 2013 we held recently in Louisville, and was a roaring success.

Click here to view a photo gallery of the 2013 Blackhorse Reunion.

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Our Reunion Mission

Our Regimental Association mission and objectives are:
  • To honor comrades who gave their lives in the service of our country and Regiment.
  • To preserve and strengthen comradeships formed in the Regiment.
  • To provide educational scholarships for the children of those who served in the Regiment.
  • To proclaim and publicize the achievements and traditions of the Regiment.
  • To support the troopers serving in the active Regiment.
In order to accomplish the first two objectives the Blackhorse Association conducts frequent reunions to bring together Blackhorse veterans and their families from all eras of Regimental service.


Previous Reunions

  • Between 1970 and 1995, the annual Blackhorse reunion was held at Fort Knox conjunction with the annual Armor Conference May each year
  • 1996, the Blackhorse Association held its annual reunion along with the 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans Vietnam and Cambodia Louisville, KY
  • 1997 - 2002, co-located with the ACVVC reunions in Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Diego, Buffalo, Washington, DC, and Nashville
  • May 2000: Fulda, Bad Kissingen, and Bad Hersfeld, Germany (Border Legion)
  • June 2005: Fulda, Bad Kissingen, and Bad Hersfeld, Germany along with our sister regiment, the 14th Cavalry. (Border Legion)
  • June 2007: Williamsburg, VA
  • May 2008: Las Vegas, NV
  • June 2009: Fulda, Bad Kissingen, and Bad Hersfeld, Germany
  • June 2010: Houston, TX
  • June 2011: Las Vegas, NV
  • June 2012: Williamsburg, VA
  • June 2013: Louisville, KY