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The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas

6 Kai Ala Drive, Lahaina, Maui, Hawai‘i 96761, United States

Phone: 808-667-3200 | Check in: 4 p.m. | Check out: 10 a.m.

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Things to do | Horseback Riding

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In 1803 Richard Cleveland, an American trader, brought the first horse to Hawai‘i as a gift to King Kamehameha I. After seeing a riding demonstration, the king was so impressed that more horses soon arrived.

As the commercial value of cattle increased, there was a need for experienced cattle handlers. King Kamehameha III invited vaqueros from Spanish California to come teach cattle handling skills. They were called Espanoles (Spaniards), which native Hawaiians pronounced as paniolos. In time, all cowboys in Hawai‘i became known as paniolos.

When you visit Maui, you can ride across a working cattle ranch just like yesterday's panioilos. You'll encounter the same native plants, indigenous Hawaiian trees and colorful, endemic forest birds. Expertly guided and narrated, you can also enjoy panoramic views of lush rain forests, exotic valleys, pineapple plantations, and Pacific coastline.

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"Horseback Riding"02/08/2018
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02/08/2018
Great experience riding horses on Maui with terrific views!

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