Blackhorse Association Membership Processing and Management System

The Blackhorse Association is currently updating our membership management, fundraising, and database processes from an archaic and manual process that utilized separately maintained spreadsheets. We are undertaking this work to enhance our ability to more accurately and effectively support our members.

Our volunteer officers and staff operate in a geographically distributed environment and are in need of a robust and effective system that has increased capabilities. The new system will be cloud based, and it will provide a long-needed platform from which to conduct the association’s business.

This transition requires a significant amount of effort by our board and is being led by Bob Hatcher. As part of this effort, we are pausing all membership activities until October 1, 2019; this will permit us to transition to the new platform. During this two-month period, we will not process any new or renewal membership requests. On or before October 1, we will resume processing all membership requests.

We appreciate your patience and support during the next few weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Bob Hatcher at

Opportunity to Serve — Director of Memberships

The Blackhorse Association has an exciting opportunity for someone to serve as its volunteer Director of Memberships.
If you are interested in serving your association in this role, or in any other capacity, please contact either Pete Bayer at or Bob Hatcher at


Welcome to the Blackhorse Association

The Blackhorse Association, founded in 1969 and incorporated in 1970, is a non-profit, charitable, organization dedicated to serving our country and our fellow Blackhorse Troopers and their families. We remain committed to our founding principles: to honor comrades who gave their lives in the service of our country and Regiment, to preserve and strengthen comradeship formed in the Regiment, to proclaim and publicize the achievements and traditions of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, to support the troopers actively serving in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, and to establish and provide educational scholarships for the children of the Regiment.


As a major part of our mission, The Blackhorse Association conducts frequent reunions to bring together Blackhorse veterans and their families from all eras of Regimental service.


The Scholarship Fund has provided nearly $600,000 to help educate the children of Blackhorse Troopers killed or wounded in action and has now been expanded to assist all children of the Blackhorse.


Your membership helps us support the troops, veterans, and families of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Membership is open to all who served in the Regiment, as well as friends and family members.

The Blackhorse Association is totally dependent on contributions from our members. Your generous support helps fund The Scholarship Fund for our kids, as well as the basic operations of the Association. 

Recent news...

  • E-News – August 2019

    Blackhorse Association Membership Processing & Management System The Blackhorse Association is currently updating our membership management, fundraising, and database processes from an archaic and manual process that utilized separately maintained spreadsheets....
  • E-News – July 2019

    Warning Order! 2020 Reunion Below are the four W's for our next Reunion. More to follow as we get details, but mark your calendar and please lock in these dates. When: June...
  • Coming up: 1st Annual BHA Northwest Regional mini-reunion

    What:  1st Annual BHA Northwest Regional mini-reunion When:  17 Aug 2019 Where:   14409 State Route 507 Southeast, Yelm, WA 98597 Who:  All former and current troopers and family are invited Why:  Fellowship Service and...
  • Blackhorse Special Edition: The passing of Volker Bausch.

    Blackhorse Special Edition: The Loss of One of the Greatest Supporters Of The Blackhorse - Volker Bausch Point Alpha Foundation and The Blackhorse Association mourn the death of Volker Bausch, March 7,...
  • E-News – June 2019

    1901 Blackhorse Whiskey The following is from the MG (Ret.) Terry Tucker, President of the Cavalry and Armor Association: Fewer than 100 bottles remain. Expect zero balance by mid-summer. We have...

2019 Blackhorse Scholarship recipients announced.

The recipients of the 2019 Blackhorse Scholarship  were announced recently at the Blackhorse reunion at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.


11th ACR History

Our regiment has served in the Philippine–American War, World War II, the Vietnam War, Cold War, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq War). The 11th ACR serves as the Opposing Force (OPFOR) for the Army and Marine task forces, and foreign military forces that train at the National Training Center.