About Us

National Riding Stables is proudly owned and operated by

John and Terry Latschar.

National Riding Stables has been in business for 32 years, and is the oldest and most successful operator of guided horseback riding tours of Gettysburg National Military Park. The horse stables are located on the premises of Artillery Ridge Camping Resort located at 610 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA.

John Latschar has retired from the National Park Service after 37 years, including 15 years as Superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park.  During his tenure as Superintendent, John conceived and oversaw the rehabilitation of the historic landscapes of the battlefield, including the rehabilitation of 17 miles of horse trails.  John is a Vietnam veteran, and a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the U.S. Army Reserve.

Terry Latschar has been a Licensed Battlefield Guide since 1992, with service as a National Park Service Ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park between 1997 and 2007.  She is an acknowledged expert on the Battle of Gettysburg, and has provided thousands of tours for visitors.  Terry has been a horsewoman all her life, including breaking and training horses in her youth, and a stint as an exercise rider at Pimlico Racetrack.  Terry began guiding horseback tours of the Gettysburg Battlefield for the National Riding Stables in 1993.


Our Wranglers are the best in the business.  They have over 100 years of collective experience in training our gentle, well-mannered horses, and in leading horse tours of the Gettysburg Battlefield.  Through their expertise, we can promise you a safe, enlightening, and rewarding experience.


Licensed Battlefield Guides are tested, certified, and licensed by Gettysburg National Military Park for their detailed knowledge of the Gettysburg Battlefield and their ability to bring alive for you the history, personalities, events, and anecdotes of the battle.