Preserving & Perpetuating Hawaiʻi’s Proud & Living Paniolo Heritage

The Greenwells, a Paniolo Dynasty

The history of the paniolo begins not on horseback but at sea, with the...

ʻOhana Yamaguchi, a Paniolo Legacy

Matsu and Ichiru YamaguchiTwo members of Waimea’s Yamaguchi family,...

Paniolo Hall of Fame: Monty Richards

In 1928, Joseph Atherton Richards, Paniolo Hall of Fame Class of 2000,...

Best of the Best

The Paniolo Hall of Fame, established by the O‘ahu Cattlemen’s...

A Tradition of Sharing

Our paniolo heritage has always included taking care of the land, the...

“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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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.

Pa'u Rider Statue

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].

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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 our new Ride for the Brand long sleeved 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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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

The Greenwells, a Paniolo Dynasty

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 Mr. Henry Nicholas Greenwell...

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ʻOhana Yamaguchi, a Paniolo Legacy

ʻOhana Yamaguchi, a Paniolo Legacy

Matsu and Ichiru YamaguchiTwo members of Waimea’s Yamaguchi family, father and son, have joined the roster of the Paniolo Hall of Fame. Matsuichi Yamaguchi (Class of 2013) was Parker Ranch’s very first Paniolo Kepani (Japanese cowboy), and his son Jiro (Class of 2002)...

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