Blackhorse 11th ACR

E-News Special – June 2023 Upcoming Mini-Reunions

The Blackhorse Association is excited to announce five upcoming mini-reunions that will be held in 2023. These mini-reunions are great opportunities to reconnect with friends and fellow troopers who are enthusiastic about all things related to the Blackhorse.

We expect additional mini-reunions to be announced in the upcoming weeks, and we’ll be sure to communicate this to the association’s members in our E-News and on our website.


2023 Reunion for BHA Air Cav Troop Chapter
When: June 14-18, 2023

Where: Hyatt Place, 1818 S. Meridian Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73108

Hotel Reservations: Please contact Mr. Devan Tanner, Director of Sales, 405-682- 3900. Tell him you are a member of the 11th ACR Reunion. Room Rates: Two Full- Sized Beds or a King-Sized Bed are $94 plus tax. Cancellation deadline May 21, 2023. Last date to get the above room rates is May 21, 2023.


Northeast Region Mini-Reunion ‒ Pennsylvania
July 14 – July 16, 2023

Quality Inn & Suites
1435 Doron Dr
Chambersburg, PA 17202

Room block from 7/13 ‒ 7/16 (3 nights). Price will be adjusted for 2-night stay. Use code# GT05X7.

Friday, July 14 — informal get together TBA
Saturday, July 15 — visiting areas around Civil War sites in Chambersburg
Saturday night — banquet with silent auction with location TBA. 6 p.m.

For questions, please phone Wally at 716-392-7916.


New York Mini-Reunion
Saturday, August 12, 2023 ‒ 9 a.m.

Mayville Lakeside Park
78 Water Street
Mayville, NY 14757

Lakeside Park is located on the beautiful shores of Chautauqua Lake. Some of the amenities include a pavilion, lighted tennis courts, swimming beach, new bathhouse, gazebo, picnic tables, grills, shuffleboard, and a ball field. It is the home of the annual Ice Castle in February. Also available is a public boat launch, boat ramp, and parking

For questions, please phone Wally at 716-392-7916.


Central Mini-Reunion ‒ Colorado
Blackhorse Stables BBQ
Saturday, August 19, 2023; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

3773 High Chaparral Road
Lake George, CO 80827

This is the very first annual Central Mini-Reunion BBQ at Blackhorse Stables, which is a 46-acre property owned by Scott Harrison. Plenty of parking, 11-mile reservoir, and fishing are nearby; or you can just sit back on the deck with an adult beverage and enjoy the view of the Continental Divide. RV sump connection is available.

We’ll need a good headcount to plan for food and beverages. Feel free to arrive early and enjoy the area.

Best lodging options are found in Woodland Park.
Here’s a helpful website:

For questions, please contact Scott at


Pigapalooza ‒ Arkansas
September 29 ‒ 30, 2023

423 West Don Tyson Parkway
Springdale, AR 72764

Friday, August 29 — meet and greet social at 4 p.m. with German brats and German cuisine.
Saturday, August 30 — social at 4 p.m. featuring traditional pulled pork, ribs, brisket, and DJ providing music in the evening.

There are lots of things to see and do in Northwest Arkansas while you’re in the area.

For RV users, please consider Creeks RV Resort, 1499 South Main St, Cave Springs, AR 727189. Their phone is 479-248-1000.

Recommended Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton
4677 Sunset Ave
Springdale, AR 72762
Our organization info is Pigapalooza; code is PIG.
Rate: $104/night plus taxes (includes breakfast)
Reserve prior to September 6.

For questions, please contact Dave Cowan at


Southwest Region Mini-Reunion ‒ Florida
October 2023 – date tbd

All current and former Blackhorse Troopers and guests are invited to attend a mini- reunion in Ormond Beach, Florida. This is a pay-as-you-go event with no registration fees or other charges.

Tentative Location: Choice Hotels at 386-944-1500.
Here’s their site:
All evening activities are onsite at the hotel. No driving is required.

Friday night social will be at Saints & Sinners located at the north side of the hotel. There is no official start time for this gathering. We will assemble as we settle in the hotel. By 5 to 6 p.m., most of us should be there. There will be live music, drinks, and food available. Look for the Blackhorse flag.

Saturday night dinner and other activities are at Colt’s Pig Stand.

We have some interesting items again this year.

The annual “John Paintman Clark Memorial Ride” will be on Saturday. Meet in hotel parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Kickstands up 10 a.m.

We have a group tour of NASA scheduled for Saturday for up to 30 people. We are looking for your input on transportation from the hotel to NASA. Three options are to drive yourself, rent a few vans, or hire a bus. Cost of transportation would be shared by the participants.

There are also many other options for things to do in the area; these include golfing, beaches, and shopping.

Come out and celebrate with us!

For questions, please contact John Melin at or Steve Jones at

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