Horseback Riding in Oahu: Tips and Things to Know
The island of Oahu is 597 miles of golden beaches, deep green forests, and is a very laid back surf town. Oahu offers tons of adventure filled activities from zip lining to kayaking and ATV tours. Waikiki is the most famous island on Oahu and is also the most crowded. Oahu is also full of history including the restored buildings front he sugar plantation area of 1850-1950, the summer palace of Queen Emma, Bishop Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii State Art Museum, Lolani Place and Shanghai La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture and Design. There are also beautiful hiking trails that overlook the ocean and at certain times of the year you can even see the whales. For those of you who prefer to see the ocean a bit more up while riding, here are the things you need to know about horseback riding in Oahu.
Hawaii Polo Oceanfront Trail Rides
Hawaii Polo Oceanfront Trail Rides offers horseback riding experiences along the breathtaking coast of Oahu by professionals who know the area very well. The opportunity to ride polo ponies while enjoying spectacular views of the mighty Pacific is a must-have pleasure while visiting this part of Hawaii.
You can book private beach rides, limiting the riders in the grout to ones that have signed up as a group together (making the ride private) while other rides, will many times mix multiple small groups together, so everyone gets to a chance to enjoy this spectacular horse riding adventure. The private ride is an ideal ride for couples or close groups looking for a personalized experience. Minimum size for this group is two riders, times vary with the season so please check website for availability. Backpacks and purses are not allowed on the ride with you but small saddle bags are provided for small personal items like cell phones and cameras.
For this adventure you will be riding real working poly ponies who will do a great job of taking care of you during your ride. You will have spectacular views of the ocean and may catch a glimpse of sea turtles who feed on the rocks in front of the polo field. Advanced riders can go on a one-on-one trail ride which begins with the traditional ride but ends by trotting and cantering on the polo field. Please check in 30 min before your ride to make sure you and your group are ready for the day.
This ride takes you along the famous North Shore. You will ride along the beautiful oceanfront, and is a great ride for experienced riders as well as those who have never been ridden before. The sunset ride is a fun and unique experience and all riders will be riding one of the well trained and safe working polo ponies.
If you are not interested in riding on the beach you can take some Polo/Riding lessons instead at Hawaii Polo Trail Rides.
As everywhere else, long pants and closed toed shoes are ideal for horseback riding in Oahu even though they aren't a must. You should plan around 60-90 minutes for your riding experience and do not get stressed about taking beautiful photos of this amazing experience. Guides will be happy to take photos for you and your group. Be aware that children younger than 8 years of age may not be allowed on the guided rides. Enjoy horseback in Oahu and, if you are an equestrian seeking for seaside rides, do not forget to take a look at the best beaches for horseback riding in the USA.