Preserving & Perpetuating Hawaiʻi’s Proud & Living Paniolo Heritage

Kī Hōʻalu

When the vaqueros came to Hawaiʻi Island to help control the wild pīpī, they brought their music along.

ʻOhana Across the Channel

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Old Hawai’i on Horseback Rides Again September 16th

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Nine New Hall of Famers

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A Grand Tradition: Old Hawaiʻi on Horseback

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“Paniolo” – The Hawaiian Cowboy

The first cattle were gifted to Hawaiʻi in 1793. Uncontrolled, they eventually plundered villages, gardens and farms. By invitation from King Kamehameha III, vaquero arrived as mentors of the native Hawaiians. Thus began the unique story of the Hawaiian Paniolo.

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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8 am – 3 pm
Wednesday, Saturday 8 am – 2 pm
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THE PANIOLO PRESERVATION SOCIETY exists to promote the heritage of the Hawaiian cowboy. We celebrate the Hawaiian ranching industry and the accomplishments of the generations of paniolo that made that industry possible. Representing all cowboys from all of the Hawaiian islands, our goal is to increase public awareness of the historical, present-day and future significance of Hawaiʻi’s ranching industry and the honored traditions of its paniolo.

Paniolo Heritage Center

PANIOLO HERITAGE CENTER

Take a step back in time, to the days of the Paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy). Here you will find the history of the paniolo brought to life in our fascinating collection!

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Visit our Heritage Center ONLINE Gift Shop! Explore our logo apparel, books, kitchenware, western gifts, keiki clothes and toys, PPS custom palaka facemasks, and Ride for the Brand tees.

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HOST YOUR EVENT at Pukalani Stables, home to of Parker Ranch paniolo and one of the oldest and most historic ranching sites in Hawaii. Ideal for groups of up to 200 people.

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The Paniolo Preservation Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit funded solely by those wishing to preserve and promote the ranching heritage of Hawaiʻi.

Your generous support in any amount is appreciated and helps carry on the legacy of the paniolo!

MAHALO from PPS