Community Horse Stable Located Inside Koko Crater

Community Horse Stable Located Inside Koko Crater

Koko Crater Stables is a municipal equestrian facility owned by the City and County of Honolulu and operated by Horse Haven LLC.

Our stable sits on 8.5 acres inside Koko Crater. The property is located on the east side of Oahu in a neighborhood known as Hawaii Kai.


Sand Arena

The sand arena is of smaller size and made of a blend of sand and rubber, making it perfect for beginners. While not built to dressage arena specifications; dressage letters are posted.


Main Arena

The Main Arena, complete with judge's stand, is turf and requires extensive maintenance. Equestrian competitions have been held here since 1962.


Top Arena

Our top arena is hidden by a shelf of bougainvilleas and is made of grass and dirt. This large area offers excellent training and practice space, even if the shape is a bit wonky.

Some Reminders


Koko Crater Stables has limited turnouts. These pastures are available to all riders. Please be aware of others and limit your turnout time if people are waiting. Water is not provided in the turnout areas.

No Trail Riding

In 2008, the City and County of Honolulu restricted the use of the Koko Crater Botanical Garden Trail, which was long used for trail riding. Because of the increased popularity of garden visitors and with everyone's safety in mind, horses are no longer allowed in this area. As such, we do not offer trail riding or rent horses.

Rain and Floods

Koko Crater Stables has no covered arenas. For your safety, and the safety of our horses, lessons are canceled in the event of severe rain and/or flooding.

About Our Foundation

The Koko Crater Stables Community Education Foundation (KCSCEF) was founded in early 2017. This nonprofit was initially established to raise money for large repairs to this derelict city property. The foundation, while continuing to help restore Koko Crater Stables, is moving into future projects. Besides repair work and constant maintenance, the fund is creating and funding programs for the public.

KCSCEF is a nonprofit organization that functions as a separate entity from the boarding operation and riding lessons run by Horse Haven LLC. It is incorporated in the State of Hawaii and is a qualified tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, Federal 81- 4998858.