Makena Stables
"The Best Horseback Riding in Hawaii"


M
akena Stables is owned and operated by Patrick and Helaine Borge. Since 1983, Makena Stables offers much more than "just a trailride." We offer a unique riding opportunity for you to saddle up and ride with the owner of the stables, a Maui born paniolo (cowboy) whose knowledge and aloha for the aina (land) and his horses shines through on each tour.

We have exceptional quality horses, many raised and trained by us. And because we really love what we do, this shows in the care of the horses and in the quality of your experience. We match each person to their horse by ability and offer help and lessons as needed to each rider sharing our insight into the animals that you will be getting to know.

Our groups are small to keep things friendly and interesting for everyone. All of our rides are on Ulupalakua Ranch, 20,000 acres of some of the most beautiful wild land on Maui, overlooking the Ahihi-Kinau Reserve and La Perouse Bay, which offer spectacular views of the most recent lava flow and the outer islands.

Enjoy quick glimpses of Axis deer and other wildlife. During the winter months, we are graced by great views of whales below in La Perouse Bay. Bring your camera, for some great shots.


Haleakala glowing in the sunset

Riders view the sunset from the Halakala slopes Our Best Pick
Sunset Ride

2 1/2 - 3 Hour Sunset Ride Times vary seasonally

The original and still the best sunset ride on Maui. This is simply a lovely time of day to ride, with cooler trade wind breezes and golden late afternoon sunlight sparkling on the sea. The panoramic sunsets can be just breathtaking. Climb up winding trails through the slopes of Ulupalakua Ranch, exploring the hills overlooking La Perouse Bay. The expansive views of lava, ocean and wild lands will make you feel as though you're the only person on Maui.

This ride has a variety of terrain and trails, and will challenge even the most experienced riders. An awesome ride, and surely the most memorable experience of your visit.

This ride includes a refreshment break with fresh fruits, assorted snacks and bottled water, up at the most spectacular viewpoint on Maui, Kalua O Lapa.


Up the mou8ntain in the morningMorning Ride
2 1/2 Hour Morning Ride: 8:00 am - 11:30 am

A moderately challenging ride suitable for most level of riders. Two hours of riding time with a 1/2 hour refreshment break of fresh fruits, a variety of snacks and bottled water. Riders are matched by size and ability to an appropriate horse. Lessons provided for individual riders as needed by the owner/trainer. The ride climbs to Kalua O Lapa, the vent formed by the last eruption on Maui. A truly spectacular ride with panoramic views of of the southern slope of Haleakala, the lava fields of La Perouse Bay and the islands of Hawai'i, Kaho'olawe, Molokini, Lanai and Molokai. The expansive views will make you feel you're the only person on Maui. Breathtaking!

With the variety of terrain and trails, this ride is a challenge, but also is fun for every rider.

If you're looking for an awesome ride, this is the one! A snack break of fresh fruits, assorted snacks and beverages are provided.


Private Tours
2 1/2 - 3 Hour

For the past 21 years we have offered personalized riding tours to our guests along with individual lessons on happy, healthy horses. While you don't really need a private ride to have a quality experience, for those who prefer the smaller group size we offer our Morning or Sunset rides as private tours for families, friends or couples for a very special adventure.

2 1/2 Hour Private Morning Ride
T he ride climbs to Kalua O Lapa, the vent formed by the last eruption on Maui. A truly spectacular ride with panoramic views of of the southern slope of Haleakala, the lava fields of La Perouse Bay and the islands of Hawai'i, Kaho'olawe, Molokini, Lanai and Molokai.
Rides include a refreshment break with fresh fruits, assorted snacks and bottled water.

 

2 1/2 - 3 Hour Private Sunset Ride
The original and still the best sunset ride on Maui. This is simply a lovely time of day to ride, with cooler trade wind breezes and golden late afternoon sunlight sparkling on the sea. The panoramic sunsets can be just breathtaking. Climb up winding trails through the slopes of Ulupalakua Ranch, exploring the hills overlooking La Perouse Bay.

 


Guided groups of maximum six persons, western style riding. Children 13 years/5ft. are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

All rides are physically strenuous, our trails are rugged and technically challenging and we strongly recommend that all riders be in good physical condition.
Weight limit is 205 lbs., Minimum height for riders over 200 lbs. is 5' 11.

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Toll Free - 800 981-5512

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