Paniolo means cowboy in Hawaiian, so come live the paniolo experience with us on our private cattle ranch on the north shore of Kaua’i! Ride for 1.5 hours on the perfect trip for all riding levels!
Note: Times may vary, please contact us for current schedule
Kaua’i Horseback Riding Lessons for Children & Adults
Dating back to 1978, Princeville Ranch has offered Kaua’i horseback riding on our beautiful working cattle ranch. We now once again offer riding lessons for children and adults!
We follow a holistic approach to both teaching and riding, giving equal attention to rider enjoyment, horse health, and training. Students learn spatial awareness, etiquette, and safety. They also can learn grooming, tacking, and un-tacking. We offer both Western and English riding.
Eileen Donohue heads up our riding program. She is a veterinary technician and a certified riding instructor who has worked with many masters of natural horsemanship. Her approach involves understanding the psyche of horses—how they think and react—to create willing equine partners who are happy in their work.
Her method creates a respectful and cooperative relationship between riders and horses. Lessons will be conducted either by Eileen or an assistant instructor.
All participants need to be in good physical condition. No pregnant mothers. No recent injuries or surgeries. Moderate hiking is involved.
For more information please visit our FAQ page.
- Must be at least 4 years old
- 250 lbs weight limit – must also fit within our height/weight ratio chart (see above)
- Children ages 4 to 15 years old must be accompanied on tour by an adult guest who is at least 18 years old.
- Children ages 16 & 17 years old may tour without an adult. A parent must sign a liability waiver at check-in.
- Shoes with a solid toe and sole. No aqua shoes
- Long shorts or pants
- Sunscreen, hat, insect repellent
- 24-hour notice for 1-5 guests
- 72-hour notice for 6 or more guests
- Cancellation, changes or no-shows outside these policies will be charged the full amount of the tour.
All tours go out rain or shine. In the event Princeville Ranch determines the conditions to be unsafe, guests will be rescheduled or provided a full refund prior to the tour.