Dahana Ranch. Horseback riding on the Big Island of Hawaii. We breed, raise and train registered American Quarterhorses.
Dahana Ranch. Horseback riding on the Big Island of Hawaii. We breed, raise and train registered American Quarterhorses.

Dahana Ranch spreads out as far as the senses can go. One's imagination tends to make it go even farther... We are the only Native Hawaiian, family owned and operated activities ranch on the Big Island and maybe in the whole state of Hawaii! Formally known as Nakoa Ranch it started as a native Hawaiian award in 1951 by my father, William Pa'akaula Kalawaia'nui.

Dahana Ranch O'hana.

"This is not the kind of Cattle drive where you sit there and they do all the work. You will see lush rolling green hills from open country, not from a trail"   Hawaii, the Big Island Revealed Guide book.   Read what others say!

Ikena showing Smarty at the 2012 American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Show in Oklahoma City 2012.
Ikena Oklahoma.Ikean riding Smarty.
Ikena competed in the World Show in Oklahoma City : August 2012
Ikena Oklahoma
Check out Ikena in the April 15, 2012 issue of the Quarter Horse News!
Ikean in Quarter Horse Magazine. Quarter Horse Mag - Ikena. Quarter Horse Magazine.


We seek to elevate the quality of our services at a very personalized level and expand the range of activities for our guests!

"Your family business is clearly not run by shareholders and corporate spreadsheets. The Ranch has a beating Hawaiian heart." read more...

Our stallion, Beduino's Farewell is the last son of the famous Quarter racing sire "Beduino". His oldest get here in Hawaii are seven year olds. (On the mainland Beduino's Farewell has 6 ten year olds, two of which are money earners at a professional level in both roping and barrels.) They are solid, smart, quiet and unbelievably versatile. We are selling his babies as roping , barrels, polo, dressage, ranch and jumping prospects. We can start your two year old and put a solid foundation on them before you take them home. We stand behind your foal from day one and can help you finish your horse for any discipline! For more info on personal training and One on One time, see Clinics.

"I've recommended you to a several people who were looking for horses and can't say enough good things about the foundation you put on Fire.  He brings me great joy every day!"



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