Preserving & Perpetuating Hawaiʻi’s Proud & Living Paniolo Heritage

The Art of the Paniolo

Visitors to Parker Ranch Center in Waimea are greeted with a series of...

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Almost 100 years ago, writer Don Blanding had an idea that he thought was...

The Art of the Pāʻū

A beautiful tradition rides on! Hawaiʻi’s people fell in love with the...

Church Row, A Place of Many Faiths

Imiola Congregational Church - photo courtesy Historic Hawaii...

Parker Ranch, More Than Beef

Dairy boys, working under highly sanitary conditions, proudly show their...

“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 … 

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.


VISIT our unique paniolo history museum packed with old-time stories, photos, saddles & more.

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8am to 3pm
Wednesday, Saturday 8am – 2pm


Visit our web store!


Now Open! Our Heritage Center ONLINE Gift Shop offers the great paniolo items you’ve seen in the store. Explore our collection of logo apparel, books, kitchenware, western gifts, keiki clothes and toys, PPS custom palaka facemasks, and our new Ride for the Brand long sleeved tees.



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.



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!


From Our Blog

Ride and Rope With a Rodeo Champ

Ride and Rope With a Rodeo Champ

“Mr. Consistent” Mike Beers is a former world champion roper, 24-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier, ProRodeo Hall of Famer, and the only roper ever to have competed at all 43 Bob Feist Invitational roping competitions. Now Mike is bringing his winning expertise to...

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The Art of the Pāʻū

The Art of the Pāʻū

A beautiful tradition rides on! Hawaiʻi’s people fell in love with the horse as soon as the first one arrived in 1803, quickly learning to ride astride, and enjoy the thrill flying across land, almost as fast as their seafaring friends in canoes. Women protected their...

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