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Details on the 2021 Blackhorse Reunion in San Antonio

After cancelling our 2020 reunion we are returning to San Antonio for our 2021 Family reunion.

Details for planning:
Room block is open on 5/30/2021 through 6/7/2021. Room rate is $152.22 per night (including taxes and Breakfast). Self parking is an additional $10 per day.

Guestrooms include:

  • 49” Flat screen high definition TVs
  • Pillow-top mattresses with triple sheeting
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Full-size iron and ironing board
  • Keurig and hair dryer
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • 10% percent discount in the hotel’s restaurants

Feel free to take a closer look at our location at www.hiriverwalk.com

Information on registration process and timing will be released by 1 Nov 2020.  You can make reservations at this time by contacting the hotel.

Scott Harrison
(813) 944-8808 (Cell) or
(813) 602-5104 (Google phone)


Proposed meal options

Plated dinners:

All plated dinner entrees include: Riverwalk tossed salad, Chef selected vegetable, Starch and Dessert. Warm rolls and sweet rosettes, freshly brewed regular and decaffeinated rainforest alliance coffee, assorted hot teas and Iced tea.

Chicken entrees:
Chicken Picatta ($50)Lightly breaded boneless breast of chicken, topped with a lemon caper butter sauce

Brie and apple stuffed chicken ($51)Boneless breast of chicken with diced tart apples, shallots, fresh sage and brie pan seared with apple cider pan jus

Chicken roulade Florentine ($51)French split boneless breast of chicken, lightly breaded and stuffed with fire roasted bell peppers, feta cheese and spinach with a rosemary white wine cream reduction

Beef Entrees:
Fire grilled sirloin filet ($58)Top sirloin seasoned in olive oil, sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, char-grilled

Spiced rubbed beef tenderloin ($62)Beef tenderloin medallions, spice rubbed and oven roasted and served with a vabarnet shallot reduction sauce

Seafood entrees:
Seared Salmon ($53)Atlantic salmon filet lightly seasoned, seared and topped with a lemon dill beurre blanc

Grilled Red Snapper ($57)Seared skin on Red Snapper filet served with onion, artichokes and green olives then topped with a fresh lemon and garlic sauce

Buffet dinners
All buffet dinners include: Chefs selected dessert, Iced tea, Water and freshly brewed rain forest alliance, regular and decaffeinated coffee

Mexican Buffet
($66)Tri-colored tortilla chips, fresh guacamole, salsa and queso barSouthwest chicken tortilla soupEnsalada Verde: mixed field of greens, tomato, cucumber, carrots with pecan and poblano vinaigrette and avocado dressingsTraditional Spanish rice and borracha beansChar-grilled marinated beef and chicken fajitas with sauteed onions and multi-colored bell peppers pascado VeracruzSour cream, Monterrey jack cheese, picante sauce, guacamole, and fresh flour tortillas

The Downtowner
($66)Riverwalk tossed salad with fresh mixed garden greens, teardrop tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, shredded carrots, croutons, and chef’s avocado dressingChef carved slow roasted prime rib au jus with cranberry horseradish sauceChicken roulade Florentine with a rosemary white wine cream reductionSpicy catfish fillets with pineapple mango chutney chived orzoGarlic whipped potatoesFire grilled marinated vegetablesSteamed seasonal vegetablesFreshly baked dinner rolls with whipped butterChef selected dessert

El Vaquero
($67)Crisp chopped garden greens, sliced cucumber, sliced beefsteak tomatoes, carrots and cornbread croutons with house made fresh cracked peppercorn buttermilk ranchBlack bean corn saladSlow smoked sliced beef brisket with our signature house dry rubSouth Texas jalapeno sausage chipotle BBQ glazed pork ribsCampfire baked beansCowboy sweetcornPickled onions, jalapenos, and carrotsCheddar jalapeno cornbread and freshly baked rolls

Grande Abbondanza Italiano
($66)Antipasto platter, Chef’s assortment of Italian meats, cheese and marinated grilled vegetablesTraditional Caesar salad with crisp romaine hearts,Shredded Parmesan cheese, Focaccia croutons and Caesar dressingCaprese salad with teardrop tomatoes, buffalo mozzarellaSweet Italian basil and drizzled with extra virgin olive oilChicken parmesan with asiago marinara sauceThree cheese beef lasagnaRigatoni and sweet Italian sausage in our house made tomato cream sauceFire grilled vegetables with Italian herb infused olive oil and fresh parmesan cheeseBaked Focaccia and grilled ciabatta


Proposed tour options

CITY TOUR
From the earliest Spanish Missionaries in 1691 to today’s traveler, San Antonio’s appeal continues to draw attention.  Relax and enjoy a fully narrated tour of San Antonio’s unique blend of rich heritage, traditions and natural beauty.  Points of interest include stops at the San Jose Mission which is still an active church and is part of the National Park service, the largest of the missions; San Fernando Cathedral, the original church of the Canary Island settlers; From there you’ll enjoy some time at the San Antonio River Walk or River Center Mall. Enjoy lunch on your own, possibly at Casa Rio, the first Mexican Restaurant on the River Walk. Its beautiful location and colorful umbrellas have come to symbolize the serenity and romance of the San Antonio River Walk.

9:00am board bus, 2:00pm back at hotel
$??/Person includes bus, guide, and admission to the Institute of Texas Culture.  Lunch on your own.
**EPs choose San Antonio River Walk or River Center Mall Depending on Hotel Location
 

FREDERICKSBURG/NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PACIFIC WAR
Enjoy a scenic ride to Fredericksburg to tour the National Museum of the Pacific War which is dedicated to everyone who served in the Pacific under Admiral Nimitz.  The Museum includes over 34,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space including the George Bush Gallery, Admiral Nimitz Museum, Plaza of Presidents, Veterans’ Walk of Honor, Japanese Garden of Peace, Pacific Combat Zone, and the Nimitz Education and Research Center. A 43,000 square foot expansion was added in 2010, where you can explore the impressive display of Allied and Japanese aircraft, tanks, guns and other artifacts made famous during the Pacific War campaigns.   Enjoy lunch at one of several restaurants or delis located on Fredericksburg’s downtown Main Street.  There is shopping nearby on Main Street for those interested.

9:00am board bus, 4:00pm back at hotel
$??/Person includes bus, guide, and admission.  Lunch on your own.
 

BUCKHORN/TEXAS RANGER MUSEUM AND EL MERCADO
It all started in 1881 when trappers, hunters and cowboys traded deer antlers for beer or whiskey at Albert Friedrich’s saloon. Now, the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum’s Hall of Horns, Hall of Feathers and Hall of Fins house not only the largest, but also some of the most impressive collections of native and exotic wildlife around. Next door you’ll find the Texas Ranger Museum which contains priceless artifacts documenting the history and lore of the Texas Rangers.  From there you’ll visit El Mercado, the largest Mexican marketplace outside of Mexico.  It occupies three blocks of plazas and historic buildings full of shops, restaurants, art galleries, and more! The shops feature a wide range of products including leather goods, piñatas, jewelry, Mexican dresses, stained glass, art, pottery, and blankets. There are also authentic Mexican restaurants, many with open air patios. The plazas are alive with music, dancing, mariachis, and other entertainment.

10:00am board bus, 3:00pm back at hotel
$??/Person includes bus, escort, and admission.
 

AFTER HOURS ALAMO TOUR
Retrace the footsteps of the past in the solitude of an Alamo After-Hours tour. Established in 1718 as San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo was the first of the five missions established by the Spanish government. It is also the site of the infamous battle of 1836 where 189 men sacrificed their lives for the freedom of Texas. Your exclusive and private visit will include a personalized tour of the Church and the Long Barrack Museum after normal operating hours. Perhaps one of the most famous sites in Texas, the Alamo is visited annually by 2.5 million people. Following the hour-long tour, you will have free time to explore The Alamo Plaza, River City Wall, or the heart of the San Antonio River Walk for dinner on your own and site-seeing. We will be running shuttles back to the hotel so you can go back at any point after the tour.

5:30pm board bus, 10:00pm back at hotel
$??/Person includes bus, escort, and tour admission
NOTE: THIS TOUR HAS A 75 PERSON MAXIMUM
Driver and guide gratuities are not included in the tour prices. Please plan to be at the bus boarding area at least five minutes prior to the scheduled time. All trips require a minimum of thirty people, unless otherwise stated.

 

RIO CIBOLO RANCH BBQ
Head out for some Western-style Texas hospitality in an authentic ranch setting. The Rio Cibolo Ranch is a working Longhorn cattle ranch and pecan orchard located a short 25 minutes northeast of downtown San Antonio. Family owned and operated, Rio Cibolo Ranch provides unparalleled Texas Hospitality along the Rio Cibolo with horses, cattle, wild game, and wide-open pastures interrupted only by three miles of winding river and century old pecan trees – not to mention a host of fun-loving people!  Barbeque is the Ranch’s specialty with plates piled with mesquite smoked beef, pork ribs, chicken, beans, salad, homemade breads and condiments galore. For the sweet tooth how about some fresh baked pies, cakes, and cobblers? There’s plenty of room to dance!

5:00pm board bus, 10:00pm back at hotel
$??/Person (120 person minimum) includes bus, escort, dinner, and entertainment

Holliday Inn 2021

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)
  • February 1 – 3, 2001 in Las Vegas. 100th Anniversary Reunion.
  • 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
  • June 2016: San Antonio, TX
  • June 2017: Atlanta, GA
  • June 2018: Boston, MA
  • June 2019: Las Vegas, NV