Preserving & Perpetuating Hawaiʻi’s Proud & Living Paniolo Heritage

The Historic 4th of July Rodeo

Photo courtesy Parker Ranch On a gloriously sunny 4th of July in Waimea,...

Eben Low

Rawhide Ben leading a wild steer at Pohakuloa Mauna KeaEbenezer “Rawhide...

Godfrey “Jingles” Kainoa

Paniolo Hall of Fame Class of 2015 In 1832, Godfrey Kainoa’s...

History of Pukalani Stables – Part 3

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History of Pukalani Stables – Part 2

Alex Bell & Rally Greenwell - 1944 By Dr. Billy Bergin You are...

“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.

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Mike Beers Scholarship

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From Our Blog

The Historic 4th of July Rodeo

The Historic 4th of July Rodeo

Photo courtesy Parker Ranch On a gloriously sunny 4th of July in Waimea, the annual Parker Ranch Rodeo took place, in celebration of the Ranch’s 175th anniversary. This was the 58th running of the races and rodeo, although their history goes back farther. According to...

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Eben Low

Eben Low

Rawhide Ben leading a wild steer at Pohakuloa Mauna KeaEbenezer “Rawhide Ben” Parker Low (Paniolo Hall of Fame Class of 2005) was born in Honolulu, October 4, 1864, the great grandson of John Palmer Parker I and Kipikane. He was handling cows before he was six,...

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