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2016 Blackhorse Association Reunion in San Antonio, Texas

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment’s Blackhorse Association will hold its annual Blackhorse Family reunion in San Antonio, TX, June 16-19, 2016, as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the last US Cavalry horse-mounted charge in Mexico. The reunion is open to all past and present troopers who served with the Regiment, including anyone who served in the Regimental Community or any of the separate units that supported the Regiment. We will be at the Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk, formerly the Alamo National Bank Building. Rooms have been set aside for reunion attendees at the negotiated rate of $125 per night. Included in the price of your room is Free Hot Breakfast, Drury “5:30 Kickback” with free hot food and drinks each evening from 5:30-7:00 pm, and in-room internet access. Parking at the Drury is valet only and is $15 per night (Note: the website will show it as $21, however, our group rate is $15). Attendees are encouraged to make plans early. The cutoff for making hotel reservations at our negotiated rate is May 25. Reservations for the Drury can be made by reserving online: go to, and enter Group Number 2253104. Reservations may also be made by phoning 800-325-0720 and referring to the group number.

Tentative reunion agenda:

Thursday, June 16:
  • Registration/Hospitality Room/Silent Auction (8am – 5pm)
  • Blackhorse Store Open (8am – 5pm)
  • Local Sightseeing (TBA)
  • Optional Dinner River Barge (TBA – must coordinate individually or in groups at additional cost)
  • Drury “5:30 Kickback” with free hot food and drinks (5:30pm – 7pm)
Friday, June 17: Registration/Hospitality Room/Silent Auction (8am – 5pm)
  • Blackhorse Store Open (8am – 5pm)
  • Golf Tournament (TBA)
  • 3rd Annual Top Phillips/Trip Lemire Memorial Motorcycle Run (TBA)
  • Local sightseeing (TBA)
  • Stable Your Mount - casual evening social (6pm – 9pm) - this will include a tribute to the Regimental and Squadron Boselager teams of the 1980s
Saturday, June 18: Registration/Hospitality Room/Silent Auction (8am – 3pm)
  • Blackhorse Store Open (8am – 5pm)
  • Business meeting (9am – 11am)
  • Memorial Service (11am)
  • Cocktails/banquet (6pm – 10pm) General Crosbie Saint (47th Colonel of the Regiment) - tentative keynote speaker
Sunday, June 19:
  • Farewells

Click here to register for the 2016 Blackhorse Association in San Antonio, Texas

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
  • June 2014: Colorado Springs, CO
  • June 2015: Las Vegas, NV

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