Paige De Ponte, Owner
Paige, wife of the late Bully De Ponte, owns and runs the Triple L full-time these days. Making her one of the only women to run a cattle ranch in Hawaii. No small feat, she has an amazing crew to help, including a relationship of 30+ years, the Wong family have also been an integral part of Triple L Ranch roundups a full two day event twice a year as part of our ranching. When Paige is not running the business, she is a published author who writes a weekly blog, as well as an established artist who paints and shows her photography and artwork with several galleries. She is represented by Salomon Arts Gallery in Tribeca, New York. More art at her Facebook and web pages .
Paige splits her time ranching and painting, as well as teaching her eight grandchildren the ropes of both art and ranching! Every now and again she goes out for a long boarding surf session too!
For the past 25 years, Paige has worked worldwide to protect the Earth's natural resources and communities. Her photography book series GAIA I and GAIA II and related documentaries underscore her desire to protect the Kanaio community and its cultural history, as knowledge is key to the survival and protection of this pristine environment. https://www.facebook.com/paigedeponteartist/ and https://www.paigedeponte.com
Zach De Ponte, Owner
Zach, son of the late Bully De Ponte, is a jack-of-all-trades, he ran the famous on ranch Bully's Burgers, ( in renovations) also leading rides and mending fences. Heads up the cattle round ups and works full time in construction.
Zach is a family man with three strapping boys to pick up the slack when pop needs a hand! Izzy, (12) Zayden, ( 6) and Rhett Louis (3) are all ranch wranglers in the making.
Maurissa De Ponte, Owner, Horse Tour Manager
Maurissa, sister of Zach and daughter of Paige and Bully, is our Chef-in-Residence, also takes the jeep out and cooks up amazing burgers and BBQ on the full- and half- day rides. She's also the proud mother of three mini Paniolos: Kahealani,(13) Kupono (11) and Kamali'i. (6) These three wranglers all ride horses and are a big with help with all the ranch chores.
Meet Your Private Horseback Tour Guide: Barbara Lucas
Barbara guides tours for Triple L Ranch is an active Maui Polo Player, she also trains horses part time, she has an amazing spiritual connection to these beautiful animals. Barbara is an amazing mother of JJ ( 2) and she loves and cares for our horses like her own. She is a wonderful guide always happy to show you the cultural sites and fill you in on the history of the land.
Meet Your Private Horseback Tour Guide: Laurie Baker
Laurie comes to us with 35 years horse experience, she started out trail riding with her first horse who went blind at the age of 5. Learned about the amazing partnership possible and rode him everywhere for almost 20 years. Laurie came to Maui, worked as a Trail Guide, learned Dressage, cattle work & a little jumping & cowgirl polo on her little QH mare. Rode as a cowgirl in the Pa'u Dressage Quadrille in Na Lio, a dinner show which told the history of the horse in Hawaii (now closed) Joined the Maui Regulators Drill Team & performed at Rodeos, Polo games & Parades.
Meet Your Private Horseback Tour Guide:Heidi Kumpulainen
Heidi has been riding since she can remember, she is all about the ride! Her passion is horses and riding going out on tour with her is truly like riding with your best friend on her ranch she loves sharing the aina and making your experience one to cherish!
Meet Bella Goldberg.
Bella comes every morning to feed our beloved horses. She moved to Maui to work at our neighbors Bee Farm and ended up staying on and working with us part time. She is a bright light who the horse all look forward to seeing each day !