Since the vast majority of the land in Haiku is zoned agricultural, it’s not surprising to find horses in backyards, grazing on the perennially green grass.
Some horse owners have their own arenas, but those that don’t are lucky enough to have the Tom Morrow Equestrian Arena nearby. The Tom Morrow Equestrian Arena or Tom Morrow Equestrian Center (TMEC) is a community equestrian arena that welcomes many equestrian disciplines, including western, English, roping, jumping, trail riding, dressage, barrel racing, drill team, pa’u and others. The center includes a cattle-roping chute and pens for roping, bleachers, water, trailer parking area, an announcer’s booth, and a trail course is currently under construction next to the arena.
This is a county-owned facility managed by a volunteer board of directors. Membership is open to the entire community. Members pay a nominal annual fee for use of a neat, clean and safe place to ride. Most members trailer their horses to the site, but if you live in the nearby neighborhoods, you can easily ride in. Here is a particularly unique trailer that comes to the TMEC.
You can find out more about TMEC by following this link to the TMEC Facebook page.
Located just 5 minutes away is 1700 Kokomo Rd. (MLS #376990). This property with a house and cottage is situated on 2 acres of land in lush Hawaiian greenery with ocean views and easy access to trendy restaurants and other amenities.