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Big Island Horseback Ride from Kamuela

Big Island Horseback Ride from Kamuela

Big Island Horseback Ride from Kamuela

Enjoy a Big Island horseback ride from Kamuela. This two-hour horseback ride takes place on the famous Parker Ranch on the Big Island. Come and see where paniolos (cowboys) and horses first met 150 years ago.

The ride starts at the Blacksmiths Shop, going on to the breaking Pen, through rolling hills to the Stone Corrals, where as many as 5,000 head of Hereford cattle were held after being driven down from the slopes of Mauna Kea. See the Red Track where famous thoroughbreds were trained and still hold world records for speed.

Advance reservations are required. Parker Ranch is approximately 37 miles by car from Kona International Airport and approximately 57 miles by car from Hilo Airport. It is minutes from the Kamuela Airport which offers scheduled service from other islands.

General Information:
We can accommodate beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders. Western style only. Non-English speaking guests are welcome and easily accommodated. The minimum age requirement is seven years old. Long pants and covered shoes are recommended, as well as a jacket in case it gets cool.

The 4:00 pm ride is the Sunset Ride: Experience Waimea's breathtaking sunset on this 1 1/2 - 2 hour horseback ride. Refreshments are provided.

NOTE: For those who choose not to ride and are waiting for others on the ride, WAGON RIDES, HISTORICAL HOMES tours, and the VISITORS CENTER and MUSEUM at the Parker Ranch Shopping Center are alternate activities that are available.

Advance reservations are required. This tour does not include hotel or condo pick-up. Please note in the "Comments" box on the Order Form if any rider's body weight is in excess of 250 pounds. The minimum age is 7; no one under 7. Please reserve online, or call us toll-free at 888-837-6930.

Driving Directions to Parker Ranch:
From the Kohala Coast - Take Waikoloa Road up the slope past Waikoloa Village, turn left on 190 and drive past Parker Ranch pastures as you head to Waimea.
From Kona - Take Highway 19. Turn right onto Highway 190 (Waikoloa). Follow 190 until you reach the junction - then turn left onto Highway 19. This will take you into Waimea town. Turn right onto Pukalani Road (at Ace Hardware store). Follow the yellow signs to Cowboys of Hawaii.
From Hilo - Take Highway 19 to Waimea. Turn left onto Pukalani Road (at Ace Hardware store). Follow the yellow signs to Cowboys of Hawaii.

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