The National Lancers

Who We Are and What We Do

The National Lancers are the official mounted cavalry squadron of Massachusetts. We are a historic unit organized in 1836 and one of the oldest horse cavalry organizations in the United States. We participate in dozens of parades, patriotic ceremonies and other events every year. We start off our parade season on Patriots Day when we reenact the rides of Paul Revere and William Dawes.

The Lancers take pride in their horsemanship skills passed on to them by the U.S. Cavalry. We have an active training schedule with weekly drills held on the parade field in order to maintain our horsemanship, drill and discipline.

We maintain our facility in Framingham, Massachusetts. It consists of 40 acres with three pastures, a riding field, stable, museum and meeting hall. Members may also ride during their free time over the many miles of trails adjacent to our facility. The Lancers are also community-spirited. We sponsor an equine therapy program for veterans and youth programs.

We are always looking for new members who love horses and want to learn how to ride. No riding experience is necessary. The Lancers welcome veterans who would like to serve again.

The National Lancers are a warm and welcoming family of riding enthusiasts. While we are proud of our history and traditions, we are mindful of our responsibility to our community and state.

2 lancers riding white horses