For 5th annual Fort Ord Warhorse Day, the Army’s 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Horse Detachment, an active-duty unit from Fort Irwin, California, is returning to the Monterey Bay after 75 years to join us. The Blackhorse were stationed at the Presidio of Monterey from 1919–1940.
The Blackhorse troopers, in Spanish-American War uniform, will perform a mounted color guard (10:00) and demonstrate cavalry maneuvers in the arena at 11:30.
This year's history talk, “What is Cavalry?,” will be given by Fred Klink and Jeff Wall of the U.S. Cavalry Association at 10:30.
At noon, the California Historical Artillery Society will demonstrate maneuvering with a six-horse artillery-section hitch and will fire their Civil War cannon.
Schedule of Events
8:00 Fort Ord Warhorse Cycling Tour*
10:00 Call to order: Kai Howard and bugler Addison Stott, Boy Scout troops 187 and 227
11:30 Blackhorse mounted-cavalry demonstration (arena)
12:00 Civil War artillery section with firing of cannon (9th Street)
12:30 This is the Army Horse, Jeff Wall, with George May, Historical Forces Association and demo horse “Hanna” (stage)
1:00 Historical Army breeds demo, Fred Klink, Jeff Wall (stage)
Chow line provided by Central Coast CERT
Boy Scout Troop 187 • Chris Herron • Diane Colwell • Gail Morton • Jan Shriner • Joanne Smith • Art Montgomery • Karen Morgan • Monterey Bay Equestrian Center • Munn Family • National Environmental Education Foundation • Star Market Salinas • Brian Tomasini • Toyota Motorsports
Boy Scout Troop 187 • California Historical Artillery Society • Central Coast CERT • Defense Language Institute Choir • DLI/POM Joint Services Color Guard • Green Pedal Couriers • Historical Forces Association • Marina Youth Arts • Reb Monaco Historical Blacksmith • Monterey Bay Equestrian Center • Monterey Images • U.S. Cavalry Association • Northern California Buffalo Soldiers Association, 10th Cavalry, Company G • Jenny Silber Butah • Councilman Jason Campbell, Seaside • Military Vehicle Collectors of California
Special salute to the U.S. Army 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, California, and Presidio of Monterey. Allons!
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*The Fort Ord Warhorse bike ride leaves the site at 8:00. This eleven-mile loop takes you to Comanche's Grave in Fort Ord National Monument and to the Dunes State Park, returning in time for events at 9:30 and opening ceremony at 10:00. Guided ride is free of charge; contributions towards the cost of insurance are happily accepted. Ride is mainly on roads closed to traffic, with some pockets of sand in the monument.
The Marina Equestrian Park is at California/5th Avenue and 9th Street in Marina, 93933. From Hwy 1, exit Imjin Parkway, R on California, R on 9th Street to park. From Salinas, west on Blanco, R on Reservation Road, L on Imjin, L on California, R on 9th Street to park.
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Warhorse Day is a one-of-a-kind festival that runs on volunteers and contributions. If you'd like to help keep Warhorse Day free and open to the public, please consider snail-mailing to FFOW, Box 1168, Marina 93933 or use PayPal.
Thanks and see you there!
Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse
SEE YOU SATURDAY, MAY 9, AT FORT ORD WARHORSE DAY!
FORT ORD WARHORSE DAY
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