Saddle UpO‘ahu

A guided HORSEBACK TOUR is a great way not only to explore out-of-the-way terrain, but also to become familiar with the lay of the land and O‘ahu’s culture.

KUALOA, near Kane‘ohe, also offers trail rides on its historic 4,000-acre working cattle ranch. Available as oneor two-hour tours, riders are treated to stunning ocean views as well as the chance to experience Kualoa Valley up-close.

HAWAII POLO TRAIL RIDES conducts oceanfront rides for small groups on a trail along Mokule‘ia Beach on O‘ahu’s North Shore. Riders mount thoroughbred polo horses and ride through a 100-acre ranch and polo field. Full moon, sunset and other personalized rides are available.

On O‘ahu’s North Shore, TURTLE BAY RESORT offers 12 miles of coastal trails and seaside pathways for exploring.

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Hop on one of the stable horses, and trot on daytime trail, evening or sunset group rides. Private/advanced rides and keiki (kid’s) pony activities are also available. For a more immersive experience, check out the Horsemanship 101 activity that allows guests to learn all aspects of O‘ahu horseback riding. The two-hour session starts off with groom and saddling, followed by an hour-long ride along the bay. Once back at the barn, horse enthusiasts spend time with their new equine friend, by giving the horse a rinse and feeding them some snacks.

Some stables provide transportation from Waikiki. Ask about age and weight limits.

KUALOA (808) 237-7321 OR (800) 231-7321