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2015 Hawaii Horse Expo presents the 2015 Equine Wellness Symposium (Sept. 11-13) and the Paniolo Hoe Down, Sept 13th.

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  PANIOLO HOE DOWN CELEBRATES HERITAGE AT EQUINE WELLNESS SYMPOSIUM (Waimea, Hawaii – August 18, 2015) Hawaii Horse Expo presents its first Equine Wellness Symposium September 11 – 13, 2015 at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows.   Following two days of informative symposium workshops with national and local experts presenting topics centered on horse […]

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The Duke Rides Again. August 22, 2015 at the PPS Annual Gala Fundraiser

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SAVE THE DATE, PILGRIMS – AUGUST 22, 2015. This year Paniolo Preservation Society’s Annual Gala Fundraiser at Pukalani Stables will honor “The Duke”, John Wayne, and the aloha he had for cowboy culture and the paniolo. Did you know that John Wayne was a guest at Parker Ranch and became friends with many of our […]

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Every Wednesday it’s the Waimea Midweek Farmer’s Market at Pukalani Stables.


When the MidWeek Farmer’s Market first arrived at Pukalani Stables, it came with a handful of vendors and high hopes. Their previous location had been on the windy side of Waimea, and it was not uncommon to see vendors tents suddenly taking flight. Pukalani Stables, with its back to the trades and its long overhanging […]

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It’s Time Again for our Annual Appeal. Mahalo for your Support!

Ikua Purdy. Parker Ranch paniolo and 1908 Steer Roping Champion at the Cheyenne Wyoming Frontier Days Celebration and Rodeo.

It’s that time of year where we ask everyone to renew their Paniolo Preservation Society memberships, invite new members to join and humbly ask for your donations to keep our mission to preserve, protect and promote the Hawaiʻi’s ranching legacy alive. Your support allows PPS to build its collections, expand the Paniolo Heritage Center, and […]

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Oct. & Nov. 2014 “Paniolo Connections” Exhibit at the Kahilu Theatre, Waimea.

Legendary Paniolo Archie Kaaua, Ikua Purdy and Billy Spencer

From the North Hawaii News…. Making paniolo connections Dr. Billy Bergin prepares a display for the paniolo exhibit at Kahilu Theatre starting in October. (PHOTO BY JAN WIZINOWICH| SPECIAL TO NHN) The Paniolo Preservation Society will move their collection of saddles to Kahilu Theatre for their upcoming exhibit. (PHOTO BY JAN WIZINOWICH| SPECIAL TO NHN) […]

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Round Up Club Labor Day Rodeo at Parker Ranch, August 30th & 31st.


Two days of rodeo actions with proceeds going to the Round-Up Club scholarship fund. Cowboy Up, Come for the Fun and support a good cause. Parker Ranch horse action before the rodeo starts too!  

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The 2014 Hawaii Horse Expo is Coming to Pukalani Stables August 22nd to the 24th.


HAWAII HORSE EXPO 2014 FEATURES DISTINGUISHED CLINICIANS Equine Medicine Symposium New This Year   Hawaii Island Humane Society’s 7thAnnual Hawaii Horse Expo 2014 runs August 23 through 24 with a special Equine Medicine Symposium slated for August 22. In partnership with the Paniolo Preservation Society, Hawaii Horse Expo returns to the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables in […]

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Shine up those Boots – Honoka’a Western Week in Coming in May!


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS May 9. Deadline to enter Saloon Girl and Cowboys Got Talent Contests. For information, call Jill Mattos, 808-960-5605 or Lorie Farrell, 808-557-2780. May 17-26. Celebrate Honokaa Western Week with Honokaa Business Association. Everyone is invited to dress up western-style and visit Honokaa town merchants, plus join in different paniolo-theme activities every night. […]

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Support Paniolo Preservation Society in our 2014 Annual Appeal. Renew Your Membership or Donate to the Mission!

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Save a Cowboy! Support Paniolo Preservation’s 2014 Annual Appeal! Our most sincere thanks to all who support our continuing mission to promote, protect and preserve the proud paniolo and ranching heritage of Hawaii. Our Annual Appeal for 2014 is going out this week to all our PPS membership. We hope you renew your membership and […]

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The Second Silver Spur Awards Honoring our Senior Stewards is Coming to the Paniolo Heritage Center on January 18th!


DON’T MISS THIS EVENT ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 18TH AT THE PANIOLO HERITAGE CENTER AT PUKALANI STABLES! The recipients of the Kepa Lifetime Achievement Awards presented by Paniolo Preservation Society are: Willy Andrade, independent rancher of Honokaa, Tommy Kaniho of Ka’alualu Ranch in Ka’u, and four Kona paniolo — Gilbert Loando of Hualalai Ranch, Tony Jose […]

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