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Hawaii Paso Finos - CLOSED

Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
+1 808-884-5625
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Fantastic Accommodations and Horsemanship Experience at Hawaii Paso Finos Ranch

We had the pleasure of staying for three nights at the newly opened guesthouse on Hawaii Paso Finos... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2015
Ann K
San Francisco, California
Amazing Stay at Hawaii Paso Finos

My kids and I visited in August for a 3 day immersion course. Kelly and Joe were fabulous hosts... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2015
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PLEASE NOTE* WE NO LONGER OFFER HORSEBACK RIDING TOURS* Hawaii Paso Finos in partnership with Kohala Youth Ranch, offers equine-assisted learning activities for all ages, using methods based in Hawaiian Spirituality for personal growth and development. We can custom tailor immersion courses in horsemanship principles -what we call the "Paso Fino Connection"- a powerful ground based exercise in horse to human communication. Families, business groups, couples, as well as individuals are all welcome. We also offer a unique "Yoga on Horseback" class, and meditation with music amongst the herd. Our oceanfront ranch is the perfect place to relax, reflect and rejuvenate your spirit while enjoying the natural beauty of Hawaii's great outdoors. Whale watch, picnic, or just spend time grooming and interacting with the gentle Paso Finos in their natural pastoral environment on the spectacular North Kohala coast.
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11 Nov 2015
“Fantastic Accommodations and Horsemanship Experience at Hawaii Paso Finos Ranch”
28 Sep 2015
“Amazing Stay at Hawaii Paso Finos”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
+1 808-884-5625
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

We had the pleasure of staying for three nights at the newly opened guesthouse on Hawaii Paso Finos Ranch. It was just the most amazing place to stay--amongst the beautiful and sweet horses in their pastures. The Vitorino's were very warm and gracious hosts. The...More

Thank Ann K
Reviewed 29 September 2015

My kids and I visited in August for a 3 day immersion course. Kelly and Joe were fabulous hosts and excellent teachers. The immersion course started with information and history of the breed, horse behavior and grooming. Next Kelly and Joe taught the kids how...More

Thank HonoluluRS
Reviewed 28 January 2015

I have been horseback riding for 49 years and always like to learn new techniques and different styles of riding.The Hawaii Paso Fino experience was truly unique.Against a beautiful,scenic backdrop above the ocean,Kelly and Joe Vitorino teach you from the ground up about their horses...More

Thank Esther R A
Reviewed 25 July 2014

I am a fairly experienced rider with over 10 years experience with show horses. Hawaii Pasofinos takes pretty good care of their horses so that is a plus for them. However, they treat people like they are all inexperienced. I appreciate their regard for their...More

1  Thank hawaiigoer
Kelly V, Owner at Hawaii Paso Finos, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2014

We apologize if your experience at Hawaii Paso Finos did not meet your expectations. However, the particular activity your family booked was for an immersion course, and as detailed on our website and in the discussion upon making the reservation, all disclosure was given as...More

Reviewed 22 February 2014

My husband and I recently took the 3 day immersion course and really enjoyed it a lot. We learned a lot about the history of paso fino horses and how Joe and Kelly brought the first PFH to Big Island. I have had my own...More

Thank FortunateTraveler99
Reviewed 8 January 2014

I am an experienced rider, and my husband and son are not - and this was a wonderful riding experience for all of us. Joe and Kelly and Danby were wonderful hosts and teachers, and their beautiful horses were a joy to ride. This was...More

2  Thank WindyMcNabb
Reviewed 26 May 2013

This is a MUST SEE/MUST DO for any horse lover! What a magnificent day we had learning about the beautiful Paso Finos! Joe and Kelly Vitorino were the perfect hosts, providing an intimate look into their beautiful horse farm, which sits on a hill in...More

3  Thank BJBMemphis_TN
Reviewed 25 May 2013

What an amazing experience with the Paso Finos and their incredible owners, Joe and Kelly Vitorino. After searching for the "right" horseback riding experience on the Big Island, I found their ranch and info on TA and the web. We were staying in Kona, and...More

1  Thank Michellee5000
Reviewed 5 May 2013

A beautifully unique experience. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with the truly remarkable Paso Fino horses. They have a uniquely beautiful and gentle spirit. A completely joyful riding experience. The owners, Joe and Kelly, have an equally beautiful spirit about them as well. They have...More

1  Thank Sheri M
Reviewed 27 April 2013

This is my second trip to the big island, and last time I decided I wanted to ride horses on this beautiful island. I read about Hawaiin Paso Finos in the Hawaiian Airlines magazine on the way over and it sounded like just the ticket....More

Thank justmartha