GEN Crosbie E. Saint Equestrian Center Opens with Hines Arena
WPAOG held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 1, 2021, to officially open the
new Equestrian Center for USMA. The center features a 17,500-square-foot indoor riding arena, viewing area, tack
rooms, horse stalls, changing rooms, and coaches’ office. It provides needed
space for year-round training and is accessible to the West Point community and
graduates through the Rockbound Highland Home Program.
The center is named after West Point Grad and four-star general Crosbie Edgerton
Saint '58. The Hines Arena is named for mule rider at West Point, 1LT
Ronald D. Hines, Class of 1961, who was killed in action in 1964 and
posthumously awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart, as well as the
Vietnamese National Order Medal and the Vietnamese Cross for Gallantry.
Document on Hines Service.
Document on Donors
The ceremony focused on Saint all the heavy hitters who funded the center. The
only mention of Ron and Gil was in the few words read before the ribbon cutting.
New stables for the equestrian team horses.
Right to left: Hodges, Grannemann, Barbara Hines Garner, Hallenbeck, and Lewis
Higinbotham '62, family friend of the Hines. Barbara Hines Garner is Ron's sister and widow of LTC George Garner '60.
Right to left: Rod Grannemann, Happy Hodges, Gil Hallenbeck.
Rod Grannemann and Ron's sister, Barbara Hines Garner. Widow of LTC George Garner, '60.