Polo & Trail Rides

The Equus’ Unique North Shore Connection

Equus Hotel is the only hotel in Waikiki that offers its guests a direct connection to the North Shore, home of the Hawai‘i Polo Club. Every guest checking in during the season receives two complimentary admission tickets to the polo matches held on Oahu’s spectacular North Shore. The Mokuleia polo grounds are the home of the Hawaii Polo Club, where the exciting sport is played on Sundays April through Labor Day.

Trail rides are offered on the beautiful, ocean-front property of the Club and even polo lessons as part of our “Sport of Kings” package (seasonal). Weddings and special events may be booked at the property as well.

During polo season, guests of Equus Hotel will be the lucky recipients of a pair of complimentary tickets to attend the polo matches on O‘ahu’s beautiful North Shore.

Check in with our friendly front desk staff to claim your polo tickets or arrange a trail ride.


Polo History in Hawaii

Known as “the sport of kings,” polo is arguably the oldest recorded team sport in known history, with the first matches being played in Persia over 2500 years ago.

A little-known factoid is that Hawaii was one of the first states in the US to practice polo after it was brought over from Great Britain. Polo and horse races were a popular sport in Kapi‘olani Park in Waikiki throughout the 1800s, and the Town and Country Stables at the edge of the park housed many lovely polo ponies and horses for riding and spectator enjoyment.

When World War II began, polo games ceased in Hawaii and did not open again until 1956 when Fred Dailey, an avid player, joined with several players from pre-war time, to form the Waikiki Polo Club, later renamed the Hawaii Polo Club.

Since then, Hawaii has become an unlikely hub for the unique sport, with numerous acclaimed players and teams visiting to play, including Great Britain’s Prince Charles.

Complimentary Sunday Polo Tickets

Equus Hotel is proud to offer guests who stay on a Sunday, complimentary Polo tickets with VIP seating at the event. The polo fields sit on a beautiful beach by the North Shore and VIP seating has a club bar. There is also food vendors on site each week to try some delicious Hawaiian cuisine.

Please contact the front desk during your stay for your complimentary tickets.

Trail Rides

Book your oceanfront trail rides with Oahu Horse Back Rides. Unlike your typical landlocked ranch trail rides, experience unforgettable horseback rides along the breathtaking coast of Oahu’s North Shore by some of the island’s expert professionals! This amazing opportunity to ride some of the finest polo ponies offers an experience not found anywhere else in Hawaii!

Book your trail ride here today!

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The Equus

1696 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96815


Daily Breakfast Package Starting at $119/Night
Gallop and graze with daily breakfast for 2! Breakfast includes 1 sandwich + 1 coffee per person at the Paniolo Bar & Cafe.