2016 Blackhorse Reunion


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 www.druryhotels.com, 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

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The registration fee is $95 for adults. Children 12-and-under who do not attend the banquet are $30. There is a late registration fee of $120 for adults and $40 for children after May 25, 2016. 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. You may register online at our website at www.blackhorse.org or complete the form below and mail it in. 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, or contact one of the following Reunion Committee members: Tom Smart at 703-973-3703, tom.smart@acrpros.comopens in a new window; Jim Bennett at 210-275-2028, devine78016@yahoo.comopens in a new window; or Glenn Snodgrass at 703-250-3064, jgs525@verizon.netopens in a new window.