NĀ LIO MAUI
335 KEAWE STREET #205
LAHAINA HI, 96761
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MAUI'S NEWEST SHOW
BY Marla Braun-Miller, Owner/Creator
It's not a luau, a rodeo, or a dinner cruise. Maui's Newest Show is the creation of Marla Braun-Miller. It is called Nā Lio, the story of the horse in Hawaii. Nā Lio, pronounced NAH LEEYOH, means the horses (plural) in Hawaiian. This presentation is located at Kahalawai Farms and Stables, the only equestrian facility in Lahaina. Guests are shuttled from the Nā Lio Gift Shop located at the Lahaina Gateway, near Barnes and Noble, to the farm. Once on property, everyone will enjoy the beautiful sunsets West Maui is known for and a beautiful pre-show of Maui Hulas.
When the show starts, guests will join Uncle, the story teller, around the campfire after a long day of cattle work. He will take everyone back to the arrival of the first horses in Hawaii. During this journey, you will discover how the Hawaiian Cowboys, or Paniolo, came to be and how the horse became a part of Hawaiian culture. With song and hula, the story of the horse in Hawaii comes to life on stage and in the arena. The horses and riders of Nā Lio help us tell this story with riding demonstrations showcasing the training and harmony that Kahalawai Farms & Stables teaches to visitors, students, and horses.
There is nothing like Nā Lio in the State of Hawaii. Descendants of these Paniolo are honored to have this story told. We found that not many residents of the islands knew how rich and influential the story of the horse was to the Hawaiian Culture. This Story is not only the history of the horse but the history of Hawaiian music, hula, and blending of cultures in the Hawaiian Islands.
THIS IS AN EXPERIENCE YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!!