Preserving & Perpetuating Hawaiʻi’s Proud & Living Paniolo Heritage
“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.
HERITAGE CENTER & STORE HOURS:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8 am – 3 pm
Wednesday, Saturday 8 am – 2 pm
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.
Pāʻū Rider Statues
These exquisite statues were introduced in 2019, and they are being offered again to members first, with proceeds going to support Paniolo Preservation Society. To reserve your Pā‘ū Riders statue:
Call: 808-854-1541 or email [email protected].
HELP SUPPORT PPS
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
From Our Blog
William J. “Willy” Andrade, Sr. (Paniolo Hall of Fame Class of 2001) is fondly remembered as founder of the Hawai’i Saddle Club…
The Greenwells, a Paniolo Dynasty The history of the paniolo begins not on horseback but at sea, with the ships that brought both cattle and cattlemen to Hawaii’s shores. In 1850, after failed attempts at sheep ranching in Australia, and gold mining in California, one...