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Piiholo Ranch Horseback Riding


Piiholo Ranch - Horseback Riding Tour

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The Piiholo Ranch horseback riding tours take place on the edge of the tropical rainforest, bordering Makawao in upcountry Maui. Saddle up and ride through the wide open, scenic pastures surrounding the ranch featuring views of native plants, colorful birds, eucalyptus forests and the ocean. You might also see axis deer.

For the ultimate horseback adventure, the three hour ride includes a picnic lunch at the Baldwin's private cabin out on the ranch. Guests get to experience a unique part of the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) lifestyle.

Piiholo Ranch's horses are well-trained and cared for and compete in team roping, team sorting and Western and English horse shows. All riders are given a briefing about the horses as well as horseback riding instructions.

The ranch offers two and three hour private horseback riding tours. Both morning and afternoon rides are available and no experience is necessary.

Two Hour Private Horseback Adventure:

  • Ride starts in the Ranch arena to warm up and to get to know your horse
  • Ride through private pasture land in Upcountry Maui
  • Enjoy views of eucalyptus forests, Mt. Haleakala and the ocean
  • Coffee, water and a snack are included
  • 2 person minimum for ride to go out

Three Hour Private Horseback Adventure:

  • Ride starts in the Ranch arena to warm up and to get to know your horse
  • Head out to the open pastures, eucalyptus forests and venture to Piiholo Hill & Reservoir
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Maui
  • Includes a 45-minute stop at the secluded and private Baldwin Family Cabin where lunch will be served (actual riding time for this tour is 2 hours and 15 minutes)
  • 2 person minimum for ride to go out
  • NON-RIDER OPTION - This option is for guests who do not want or cannot horseback ride but want to join their party for lunch!  These guests will be transported via ATV to the cabins for lunch (max 5 guests).  Enjoy sights of the ranch on the way to the cabin.

Children & Adults Natural Horsemanship Riding Lessons:

  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Private lesson is one hour for riders age 6+
  • Private lesson is a half hour for children ages 4-5 years
  • Lessons take place in the arena and are customized to students
  • Groundwork, grooming and equitation are some of the skills taught
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Special Instructions
Where and When:
The two hour ride is offered at 9:30 am, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm daily, with a check-in 30 minutes prior to the tour.
The three hour ride is offered at 10:00 am, with a check-in 30 minutes prior to the tour.
Horseback riding lesson are available Monday through Friday at 1:00 pm. With advance notice lessons can be set up at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm.
Piiholo Ranch Location: 325 Waiahiwi Rd., Makawao, HI 96768
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Riders must be 8 years or older.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
All minors must have a guardian signed waiver and must wear a provided helmet.
Maximum weight per rider is 225 lbs (102 kg) depending on height. No minimum height or weight.
Pregnant women may not participate in this tour.
Riding Lessons minimum age is 4 years old.
Special Notes:
Operation Days:
Monday through Friday
Horseback tours: 2 or 3 hours
Horseback lessons: 30 or 60 minutes, depending on rider's age
Piiholo Ranch
5 riders
Western saddles
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