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Cowboys of Hawaii

Have a rare opportunity to explore areas of the vast 175,000-acre working ranch through rolling green hillsides with majestic Mauna Kea as a backdrop. Learn first-hand about Parker Ranch, with its deep history, beautiful landscapes, stunning vistas, variety of plant life, and may even catch glimpses of pheasant, Francolins, or wild pigs.

Tour times:

8:15 a.m. – 2hrs, 12:15 p.m. – 2 hrs; sunset ride at 4:00 p.m. -1.5 hours. 7 days a week.



Check-in location:

Parker Ranch Center Waimea

Age requirements:

7  yrs +

(808) 885-7655

Naa’lapa Stables

Kahua Ranch Adventure
Take a journey onto a 12,000 acre working cattle and sheep ranch and enjoy unforgettable views of the mountains and the coastline, stately cinder cones and lush pastures dotted with grazing sheep and cattle.

Tour Times: 2.5hr Morning Ride: 8:30am Check-in; 9:00-11:30pm Tour
1.5hr Afternoon Ride: 1:00pm Check-in 1:30-3:00pm Tour
Price: 2.5hrs: $88.54 price includes tax, 1.5hrs: $67.70 price includes tax
Check-in Location: Kohala Na'alapa Stables on Kahua Ranch
Operation: 7 days a week
Age requirements: 8 yrs +
(808) 889-0022

Wagon Rides on Historic Kahua Ranch

Experience the thrill of rolling through the green hills behind two very impressive Percheron geldings in authentic 1860's style farm wagon. This is an adventure the whole family can enjoy.

Tour Times: 1.5hr Morning Ride: 9:30am Check-in; 10:00-11:30pm Tour, 1.5hr Afternoon Ride: 12:00pm Check-in 12:30-2:00pm Tour
Price: 1.5hrs: $36.46/Adult price includes tax, 1.5hrs: $17.71/Child price includes tax. Children 3 & under are free. Group Rates: 182.28/hr - Great for private parties
Check-in Location: Kohala Na'alapa Stables on Kahua Ranch
Operation: 7 days a week
(808) 889-0022
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Horseback Riding Classes

Horses in Hawaii
 "Interactive Horsemanship" clinics, equine vacations, and video production on the Big Island. Natural whole horse/whole rider approach to training. Specialty sport horses facility. Understand the nature of the horse, its role and needs in today's world. Take yourself to next level of horsemanship. Hunt seat, eventing, jumping, dressage, Western, English. Beginner, intermediate, advanced for children and adults. Small groups or individual lessons. Internship opportunities. Certified by Amer. Riding Instructors Assoc. Licensed judge USA Equestrian, US National Equestrian Federation.
(800) 428 9031


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