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Address: Mile 13.2, Kohala Mtn. Rd. (Hwy. 250), North Kohala, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Phone Number: 808-889-5354
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Awesome ride with beautiful scenery

Surprised my boyfriend by booking the "Paniolo Ride". This was his first time ever riding a horse and he loved every minute of it! Our tourguide, Jackie, was very knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Hilo, Hawaii
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Hilo, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Surprised my boyfriend by booking the "Paniolo Ride". This was his first time ever riding a horse and he loved every minute of it! Our tourguide, Jackie, was very knowledgeable and made made everyone feel comfortable. There were a couple of kids riding with us and Jackie made sure they were okay throughout the ride. We were able to take... More 

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We spent a wonderful morning high up above the ocean, with spectacular views and great horses. Our guides were friendly and knowledgeable to the area. Nalu, my ride, was spirited enough for someone who use to ride a lot but had not ridden in many decades! The warm rain did not take away from joy of the ride. And my... More 

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went on the Paniolo Ride. My wife is s fairly experienced rider, but I am not, so I was s little apprehensive! But the ride was excellent and our guides provided us with excellent direction (riding 101) and matched us with horses that had the appropriate temperament for our respective skill level. It is a free... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My partner Karlin and I had a wonderful lunch time ride with Mana, on Peku and Nalu. Beautiful grassland scenery, with traces of old walls and berms from long ago. Lots of discussion about parallels with Ireland and New Zealand, and Irish and Hawaiian horse lines. I'm an near beginner, but Peku behaved immaculately and even safely took me for... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We booked a sunset ride for just the 2 of us and it was wonderful. It had been at least 40 years since either of us had been on a horse (call it NO Prior experience!) so we weren't sure what we were getting into. The pace was perfect, the horses were lovely and very responsive, and our wrangler completely... More 

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

We rode on Wed 2/25/15. This is a truly beautiful area and the wranglers seemed friendly and good with the horses. The barn is well equipped with items you probably did not travel from the mainland with. We decided to see this part of the island from horseback because the firm emphasized quality horses and opportunities for open range riding.... More 

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Vienna VA and Trinidad CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Cantering across brilliant green hills and valleys overlooking a cobalt blue Hawaiian ocean on beautifully trained horses can be your experience as ours was at Paniolo Adventures. Our enthusiastic guide Jackie, originally from a Colorado ranch, was full of wonderful information about the ranch and environment on Hawaii besides being the best guide we'd ever had among numerous horseback rides.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I have been living on the Big Island all winter and I have tried every place to ride. The wranglers (guides) are not only knowledgeable but the really care about their customers. As for the scenery...it is totally amazing! I ride almost every week and I see different scenery each time. I have already exceeded 1,000 photos on my phone... More 

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Amsterdam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I went on the Sunset Ride with Jackie. She is really an amazing guide! Funny, caring, positive and professional. She made sure our group of 6 had a really wonderful time. The photos she took were a great keep-sake. Thanks! The stable is well managed and the horses are well cared for. There are boots and jackets for those who... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

As an experienced horse rider, I'm always wary of the trail rides that even the horses are bored with. But my horse Nalu was not only easy to ride, he had a cheerful disposition that helped provide one of the best rides I've had in years. All of the people that work here are wonderful, happy and helpful!

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