Gunstock Ranch

by | Mar 15, 2018 | Pony Ride for Kids | 0 comments

If you want to experience Hawaii as a Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboy), then Gunstock Ranch is the right place for you. We have horseback rides suitable for folks of all skill levels. If you are looking for a true Hawaiian experience, join us for a beautiful tour of Hawaii’s natural elegance and peace. From our Pony Rides for Kids to our Advanced Rides, the beauty of Hawaii is for everyone to experience.

Address

56-250 Kamehameha Highway, Laie, HI


Hours of Operation

Monday: 8:00am–6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am–6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am–6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am–6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am–6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am–6:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

1 Hour Scenic Experience

 


Enjoy a leisurely ride through one of Oahu’s hidden treasures, the Hawaiian countryside. On this one hour tour, you and your horse will wind through shady trails and open grazing pastures. The highlight of this ride is the pastoral views and our hidden cave that was used in the filming of Hawaii 5-0. There are multiple sneak peeks of the ocean which make great picture taking spots, so don’t forget your camera!

1-12
1 hours

What To Expect

We work hard to keep our rides small because we want you to feel like you have experienced a true Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboy) horseback ride. On this ride, you are likely to see wild pigs, cattle, and other horses roaming the valleys, hills, and gulches.


What’s Included

  • Enjoy a leisurely ride through the Hawaiian countryside
  • Suitable for the whole family, all skill levels, and ages 7+
  • Small group size so you can get the full experience of being a true Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboy)
  • Experience pastoral views and a hidden cave that was used in the filming of Hawaii 5-0
  • Chance upon sneak peeks of the ocean, which makes great picture spots, so don’t forget your camera!
  • Chance to see wild pigs, cattle, and other horses roaming the valleys, hills, and gulches

Availability

Monday–Saturday, 9am–5:30pm


Meeting Location

Please meet us at our ranch on the North Shore of Oahu, 56-250 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku


Additional Information

  • The 1 Hour Scenic Ride is a walking-only ride, no trotting or cantering will be allowed.
  • A great ride for the whole family, suitable for all skill levels ages 7 and up.
  • No pregnant riders will be allowed.
  • Our weight limit for any rider is 240lbs.
  • We recommend that you wear long pants and covered shoes for this ride. Cowboy boots are not required.
  • Wear sunscreen and bring a bottle of water.
  • Small cameras are welcome.
  • For chilly days it is a good idea to bring a light sweater or jacket.
  • Backpacks, bags, and bulky camera equipment will not be allowed on the horse for the ride. We do have a small pack on the saddle that can fit a water bottle or small camera.
  • Rescheduling/Cancellation (with more than 24 hours): We will reschedule rides based on availability. Rides that cannot be rescheduled will receive a full refund.
  • Rescheduling with LESS than 24 hours: 50% of your booking is non-refundable if booking is canceled or changed with less than 24 hours notice.
  • Reschedules with less than 24 hours can be accommodated when possible with a fee of 25% of the price paid for the ride being canceled.
  • We are CLOSED on Sunday. Cancellations for Monday rides must be made by Saturday at 5:00 pm.
  • No Shows: Will not be given a refund. This includes missing your ride due to being late and we were unable to hold the ride for you.
  • Late fees: $20 per half hour, per customer, will be charged to your card or paid cash upon arrival if we are able to hold the ride for you. This is not a possibility if other guests are on your ride. It is your responsibility to ensure you have proper directions to our location. Please use the map we have on our site to ensure you find the right location. Please allow yourself ample time to reach us.
  • Rainy Day Cancellation: We plan to ride rain or shine. In the event we cancel a ride due to conditions we feel are unsafe for our trails, no charges will be applied, or a full refund will be issued. If a party calls in to cancel their ride because they don’t want to ride in the rain, and we plan to carry out the ride, no refund will be given.

1.5 Hour Scenic Ride

 


Enjoy a leisurely ride through one of Oahu’s hidden treasures, the Hawaiian countryside. On this one hour tour, you and your horse will wind through shady trails and open grazing pastures. The highlight of this ride is the pastoral views and our hidden cave that was used in the filming of Hawaii 5-0. There are multiple sneak peeks of the ocean which make great picture taking spots, so don’t forget your camera!

1-12
1 hours

What To Expect

We work hard to keep our rides small because we want you to feel like you have experienced a true Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboy) horseback ride. On this ride, you are likely to see wild pigs, cattle, and other horses roaming the valleys, hills, and gulches.


What’s Included

  • Enjoy a scenic ride of the Hawaiian countryside
  • Suitable for the whole family, all skill levels, and ages 7+
  • Small group size so you can get the full experience of being a true Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboy)
  • Traverse mountain trails with lots of sneak peaks at the ocean below
  • Take in the view from the scenic lookout which provides a majestic view of the Windward side of Oahu
  • Chance to see wild pigs, cattle, and other horses roaming the valleys, hills, and gulches

Availability

Monday–Saturday at 10:30am, 2:30pm


Meeting Location

Please meet us at our ranch on the North Shore of Oahu, 56-250 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku


Additional Information

  • The 1.5 Hour Scenic Ride is a walking-only ride, no trotting or cantering will be allowed.
  • A great ride for the whole family, suitable for all skill levels ages 7 and up.
  • No pregnant riders will be allowed.
  • Our weight limit for any rider is 240lbs.
  • We recommend that you wear long pants and covered shoes for this ride. Cowboy boots are not required.
  • Wear sunscreen and bring a bottle of water.
  • Small cameras are welcome.
  • For chilly days it is a good idea to bring a light sweater or jacket.
  • Backpacks, bags, and bulky camera equipment will not be allowed on the horse for the ride. We do have a small pack on the saddle that can fit a water bottle or small camera.
  • Rescheduling/Cancellation (with more than 24 hours): We will reschedule rides based on availability. Rides that cannot be rescheduled will receive a full refund.
  • Rescheduling with LESS than 24 hours: 50% of your booking is non-refundable if booking is canceled or changed with less than 24 hours notice.
  • Reschedules with less than 24 hours can be accommodated when possible with a fee of 25% of the price paid for the ride being canceled.
  • We are CLOSED on Sunday. Cancellations for Monday rides must be made by Saturday at 5:00 pm.
  • No Shows: Will not be given a refund. This includes missing your ride due to being late and we were unable to hold the ride for you.
  • Late fees: $20 per half hour, per customer, will be charged to your card or paid cash upon arrival if we are able to hold the ride for you. This is not a possibility if other guests are on your ride. It is your responsibility to ensure you have proper directions to our location. Please use the map we have on our site to ensure you find the right location. Please allow yourself ample time to reach us.
  • Rainy Day Cancellation: We plan to ride rain or shine. In the event we cancel a ride due to conditions we feel are unsafe for our trails, no charges will be applied, or a full refund will be issued. If a party calls in to cancel their ride because they don’t want to ride in the rain, and we plan to carry out the ride, no refund will be given.

1.5 Hour Sunset Experience

 


Hawaii is famous for its sunsets, and Gunstock Ranch is famous for their great trail rides. Get the best of both on our Sunset Ride in Oahu. Start out in the cooler portion of the day and experience the Hawaiian sunset skies while on horseback. You and your horse will wind through mountain trails with sneak peaks of the ocean below. The highlight spot is our scenic lookout which provides a majestic view of the Windward side of Oahu. This is a great picture-taking spot, so bring your camera.

1-12
1.5 hours

What To Expect

We work to keep our ride sizes small because we want you to feel like you have experienced a true Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboy) horseback ride. On this ride, you are likely to see wild pigs, cattle, and other horses roaming through our mountain trails.


What’s Included

  • Enjoy a scenic ride of the Hawaiian countryside
  • Experience the Hawaiian sunset skies while on horseback
  • Suitable for the whole family, all skill levels, and ages 7+
  • Small group size so you can get the full experience of being a true Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboy)
  • Traverse mountain trails with lots of sneak peaks at the ocean below
  • Take in the view from the scenic lookout which provides a majestic view of the Windward side of Oahu
  • Chance to see wild pigs, cattle, and other horses roaming the valleys, hills, and gulches

Availability

Monday–Saturday late afternoon


Meeting Location

Please meet us at our ranch on the North Shore of Oahu, 56-250 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku


Additional Information

  • The Sunset Ride is a walking-only ride, no trotting or cantering will be allowed.
  • Please check in 30-minute before your ride time. There will be a 15-minute safety briefing prior to the ride. Our goal is to leave on time so we provide you the full experience. Please plan ahead so you are not late.
  • A great ride for the whole family, suitable for all skill levels ages 7 and up.
  • No pregnant riders will be allowed.
  • Our weight limit for any rider is 240lbs.
  • We recommend that you wear long pants and covered shoes for this ride. Cowboy boots are not required.
  • Wear sunscreen and bring a bottle of water.
  • Small cameras are welcome.
  • For chilly days it is a good idea to bring a light sweater or jacket.
  • Backpacks, bags, and bulky camera equipment will not be allowed on the horse for the ride. We do have a small pack on the saddle that can fit a water bottle or small camera.
  • Rescheduling/Cancellation (with more than 24 hours): We will reschedule rides based on availability. Rides that cannot be rescheduled will receive a full refund.
  • Rescheduling with LESS than 24 hours: 50% of your booking is non-refundable if booking is canceled or changed with less than 24 hours notice.
  • Reschedules with less than 24 hours can be accommodated when possible with a fee of 25% of the price paid for the ride being canceled.
  • We are CLOSED on Sunday. Cancellations for Monday rides must be made by Saturday at 5:00 pm.
  • No Shows: Will not be given a refund. This includes missing your ride due to being late and we were unable to hold the ride for you.
  • Late fees: $20 per half hour, per customer, will be charged to your card or paid cash upon arrival if we are able to hold the ride for you. This is not a possibility if other guests are on your ride. It is your responsibility to ensure you have proper directions to our location. Please use the map we have on our site to ensure you find the right location. Please allow yourself ample time to reach us.
  • Rainy Day Cancellation: We plan to ride rain or shine. In the event we cancel a ride due to conditions we feel are unsafe for our trails, no charges will be applied, or a full refund will be issued. If a party calls in to cancel their ride because they don’t want to ride in the rain, and we plan to carry out the ride, no refund will be given.

Advanced Trail Ride

 


If you’re an experienced rider looking for some “giddy-up!” on your ride, our Advanced Trail Ride combines the beauty of the Hawaiian country in Oahu with the adventure of skilled riding.This 60-minute guided ride gives you the opportunity for controlled trotting and cantering within the ride.

2+
1 hours

What To Expect

Please, experienced riders only! If you have not ridden more than 30 times this ride is not for you. Guests who ride often really enjoy this ride. You must have previous riding experience and need to be comfortable at a trot and canter. Wranglers will do an assessment of riding skills and will base the pace of the ride on the “least skilled ability” riders in the group. Wranglers are responsible for keeping the ride safe and will make the judgment call on how fast the ride moves out.


What’s Included

  • Suitable for experienced riders, with at least 30 rides under their belt, and children must be 12+
  • Enjoy the beauty of Hawaiian country on an advanced trailride
  • Experience controlled trotting and cantering within the ride

Availability

Monday–Friday at 9am


Meeting Location

Please meet us at our ranch on the North Shore of Oahu, 56-250 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku


Additional Information

  • This ride has a two rider minimum however it typically has fewer guests due to the experience level needed. If this minimum is not met, we will contact you to rebook. You may choose to pay an additional $25 to make it a private ride.
  • Riders must be at least 12 years old and no pregnant riders allowed. Our weight limit for any rider is 220lbs.
  • We recommend that you wear long pants and covered shoes for this ride. Cowboy boots are not required.
  • Wear sunscreen and bring a bottle of water.
  • Small cameras are welcome.
  • For chilly days it is a good idea to bring a light sweater or jacket.
  • Backpacks, bags, and bulky camera equipment will not be allowed on the horse for the ride. We do have a small pack on the saddle that can fit a water bottle or small camera.
  • Rescheduling/Cancellation (with more than 24 hours): We will reschedule rides based on availability. Rides that cannot be rescheduled will receive a full refund.
  • Rescheduling with LESS than 24 hours: 50% of your booking is non-refundable if booking is canceled or changed with less than 24 hours notice.
  • Reschedules with less than 24 hours can be accommodated when possible with a fee of 25% of the price paid for the ride being canceled.
  • We are CLOSED on Sunday. Cancellations for Monday rides must be made by Saturday at 5:00 pm.
  • No Shows: Will not be given a refund. This includes missing your ride due to being late and we were unable to hold the ride for you.
  • Late fees: $20 per half hour, per customer, will be charged to your card or paid cash upon arrival if we are able to hold the ride for you. This is not a possibility if other guests are on your ride. It is your responsibility to ensure you have proper directions to our location. Please use the map we have on our site to ensure you find the right location. Please allow yourself ample time to reach us.
  • Rainy Day Cancellation: We plan to ride rain or shine. In the event we cancel a ride due to conditions we feel are unsafe for our trails, no charges will be applied, or a full refund will be issued. If a party calls in to cancel their ride because they don’t want to ride in the rain, and we plan to carry out the ride, no refund will be given.

Pony Ride For Kids

 


Looking for an adventure your child will never forget? Gunstock Ranch offers Pony Rides on Oahu Hawaii that provide kids with a safe and fun experience they will remember for a lifetime. The Pony Ride for Kids is a 30-minute “horse experience” that is ideal for children between the ages of 2–7 years old. Children 6 and under will be lead or “ponied” by a wrangler. Older children or even adults are welcome to purchase one of these experiences too if they want to ride a horse alongside their child.

1-2
30 minutes

What To Expect

Children are allowed to feed and pet their horse after they are put in the saddle and taken on a 20 min. walk out on the ranch. Parents are welcome to walk along side their child and take pictures along the way (at no charge). Ride time is set to your availability. This is a fun experience to allow a young child the opportunity to ride a horse in a safe and controlled setting.


What’s Included

  • Safe and fun experience that your kids will remember for a lifetime
  • “Horse experience” in a controlled environment
  • Suitable for kids aged 2–7 years old
  • Children are allowed to feed and pet their horse after they are put in the saddle
  • 20-minute supervised walk out around the ranch
  • Children 6 and under will be lead or “ponied” by a wrangler
  • Option to purchase this experience for parents and older children if they want to ride their horse alongside the children

Availability

Monday–Saturday at 10:15am, 12:15pm, 3:30pm


Meeting Location

Please meet us at our ranch on the North Shore of Oahu, 56-250 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku


Additional Information

  • Children are fine wearing pants or shorts. We recommend covered shoes when possible. This experience is fun to take pictures on so bring your camera. Wear sunscreen and bring a bottle of water.
  • Please check in 30-minute before your ride time. There will be a 15-minute safety briefing prior to the ride. Our goal is to leave on time so we provide you the full experience. Please plan ahead so you are not late.
  • No pregnant riders will be allowed.
  • Our weight limit for any rider is 240lbs.
  • Small cameras are welcome.
  • For chilly days it is a good idea to bring a light sweater or jacket.
  • Backpacks, bags, and bulky camera equipment will not be allowed on the horse for the ride. We do have a small pack on the saddle that can fit a water bottle or small camera.
  • Rescheduling/Cancellation (with more than 24 hours): We will reschedule rides based on availability. Rides that cannot be rescheduled will receive a full refund.
  • Rescheduling with LESS than 24 hours: 50% of your booking is non-refundable if booking is canceled or changed with less than 24 hours notice.
  • Reschedules with less than 24 hours can be accommodated when possible with a fee of 25% of the price paid for the ride being canceled.
  • We are CLOSED on Sunday. Cancellations for Monday rides must be made by Saturday at 5:00 pm.
  • No Shows: Will not be given a refund. This includes missing your ride due to being late and we were unable to hold the ride for you.
  • Late fees: $20 per half hour, per customer, will be charged to your card or paid cash upon arrival if we are able to hold the ride for you. This is not a possibility if other guests are on your ride. It is your responsibility to ensure you have proper directions to our location. Please use the map we have on our site to ensure you find the right location. Please allow yourself ample time to reach us.
  • Rainy Day Cancellation: We plan to ride rain or shine. In the event we cancel a ride due to conditions we feel are unsafe for our trails, no charges will be applied, or a full refund will be issued. If a party calls in to cancel their ride because they don’t want to ride in the rain, and we plan to carry out the ride, no refund will be given.

Sweetheart Experience

 


Sometimes the best way to get closer is to get away. Get away from the groups with this guided horseback ride for just the two of you, paired with a perfect, private picnic. Begin by winding through mountain trails with sneak peaks of the ocean below. On this ride, you are likely to see wild pigs, cattle, and other horses roaming through our countryside. The highlight spot is our scenic lookout which provides a majestic view of the Windward side of Oahu.

2-4
2 hours

What To Expect

Upon arriving at our scenic lookout point, you will be able to enjoy a picnic lunch while taking in the beauty of the Hawaiian country. Your wrangler will leave you alone for a half-hour of private time to truly relax. The picnic includes cold cut sandwiches on homemade bread, fruit, chips, homemade cookies, chocolate mints, water, Hawaiian fruit drinks and a bottle of sparkling cider.


What’s Included

  • Enjoy a scenic ride of the Hawaiian countryside with your sweetheart
  • Traverse mountain trails with lots of sneak peaks at the ocean below
  • Picnic lunch at a scenic lookout point comprised of cold cut sandwiches on homemade bread, snacks, treats, Hawaiian fruit drinks and sparkling cider
  • Take in the view from the scenic lookout which provides a majestic view of the Windward side of Oahu
  • Chance to see wild pigs, cattle, and other horses roaming the valleys, hills, and gulches

Availability

Monday–Friday at 11am and 1pm, Saturday at 11am, 12noon and  1pm


Meeting Location

Please meet us at our ranch on the North Shore of Oahu, 56-250 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku


Additional Information

  • The Sweetheart Ride is a 2-hour guided ride (includes safety briefing) and is a walking-only ride, no trotting or cantering will be allowed. Suitable for all skill levels. No pregnant riders will be allowed. Our weight limit for any rider is 240 lbs.
  • We recommend that you wear long pants and covered shoes for this ride. Cowboy boots are not required. Wear sunscreen and bring a bottle of water. Small cameras are welcome. For chilly days, it is a good idea to bring a light sweater or jacket. Backpacks, bags, and bulky camera equipment will not be allowed on the horse for the ride. We do have a small pack on the saddle that can fit a water bottle or small camera.
  • Rescheduling/Cancellation (with more than 24 hours): We will reschedule rides based on availability. Rides that cannot be rescheduled will receive a full refund.
  • Rescheduling with LESS than 24 hours: 50% of your booking is non-refundable if booking is canceled or changed with less than 24 hours notice.
  • Reschedules with less than 24 hours can be accommodated when possible with a fee of 25% of the price paid for the ride being canceled.
  • We are CLOSED on Sunday. Cancellations for Monday rides must be made by Saturday at 5:00 pm.
  • No Shows: Will not be given a refund. This includes missing your ride due to being late and we were unable to hold the ride for you.
  • Late fees: $20 per half hour, per customer, will be charged to your card or paid cash upon arrival if we are able to hold the ride for you. This is not a possibility if other guests are on your ride. It is your responsibility to ensure you have proper directions to our location. Please use the map we have on our site to ensure you find the right location. Please allow yourself ample time to reach us.
  • Rainy Day Cancellation: We plan to ride rain or shine. In the event we cancel a ride due to conditions we feel are unsafe for our trails, no charges will be applied, or a full refund will be issued. If a party calls in to cancel their ride because they don’t want to ride in the rain, and we plan to carry out the ride, no refund will be given.