It’s the most wonderful time of the year! One of the best parts about the Christmas season is gift giving (and, let’s be honest, receiving), but thinking of what gifts to give at Christmastime can be hard. Recently, more people are talking about the value of giving experiences instead of things, since a great experience gives you a lifetime of memories, while most of the things we get for Christmas end up living in a drawer somewhere. Here at Gunstock, we’re all about providing the best possible experiences for our guests year-round, and giving someone (or yourself!) the gift of a Hawaiian horseback ride is sure to be a hit. To help you choose, we’re sharing the top 3 most popular tours at Gunstock Ranch during the holidays.

1. Scenic Ride

The Scenic Ride is a big hit year-round, and just gets more popular at Christmas. It’s the perfect way to see the highlights of Gunstock Ranch and experience a little authentic adventure. You’ll climb into the saddle and ride one of our beautiful horses through open pastures, forests, and mountain trails, seeing exciting features like the Hidden Cave and our breathtaking lookout point. The ride is led by one of our wranglers, who will tell you stories and fun facts and make sure you’re comfortable with your horse. It’s great for beginners and experienced riders alike. You may have explored Hawaii before, but there’s nothing like seeing it on horseback.

2. Pony Ride ($10 off for a limited time!)

This is that special offer we promised you. During the holidays, our popular Pony Ride will be $10 off! But don’t wait too long because bookings fill up fast! The Pony Ride is a fun way for families to make memories together and for kids to gain confidence and a few horse skills. This ride is aimed at the kids, but adults can walk or ride along and take lots of pictures of their little one learning how to ride. One of our wranglers will be leading the horse and keeping your little rider safe. Many kids dream of riding a horse, and this is the perfect gift for them and one they’re sure to remember for years to come. Book a ride now to take advantage of this special offer!

3. Dinner Ride

Enjoying a beautiful view after a relaxing horseback ride is great, but enjoying a delicious dinner overlooking the ocean is really the perfect way to end a fun ride. Our Dinner Ride gives you all the adventure and sightseeing of the Scenic Ride, but adds in a private, catered meal at the lookout point. Trust us, it’s a special treat to have a meal while savoring the cool breeze, gorgeous surroundings, and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean below. Sometimes we catch ourselves up there just staring at the gorgeous blue water while we should be working! Truly, though, we think you’ll have a wonderful time on the Dinner Ride and get a chance to celebrate the holiday spirit in a unique and unforgettable way. Whichever tour you choose, we’ll put our best foot (and hoof) forward to make your holidays special. We love Christmas and the holidays at Gunstock, and we think you will too! Stop on by to celebrate and treat yourself and your family to good times and warm memories. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

The Gunstock Family