Darley Newman is the three-time Daytime Emmy-nominated host and producer of the internationally broadcast Equitrekking television series. Darley shares stories of traveling to destinations as close to home as Virginia and as far-flung as Botswana—horse riding, hiking, biking, dog-sledding and having active, equestrian adventures with local people.


Dude Ranches Offering Military Discounts

November 11, 2014
Great dude ranches honoring Veterans with military discounts! by Darley Newman On Veterans Day, we reflect on ways we can honor our nations' Veterans not just today, but beyond. In honor of Veterans Day, check out a few of the many dude ranches and guest ranches that offer military discounts.… Read more »

Dude Ranch Video Playlist

October 26, 2014
Learn about the history of American dude ranches and get packing tips for your ranch vacation in these special videos from the Emmy winning TV series, Equitrekking. by Darley Newman We've visited dude ranches and guests ranches across the United States in Hawaii, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona and beyond. Check out… Read more »

Riding Missionary Routes through Africa’s Salt Pans

October 25, 2014
The Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana is the site of an ancient super lake about the size of Portugal. These salt pans, one of the largest on the planet, are otherworldly and amazing to explore on horseback–– if you’re properly prepared for the elements. by Darley Newman Riding out of the… Read more »

Top Horse Safaris in Botswana, Africa

October 13, 2014
Riding in Botswana, Africa was one of the most exciting and amazing adventures of my life. Learn about the best places for your Africa riding holiday. by Darley Newman Riding in many different locations throughout Botswana, I was able to trek through the lush delta, vast salt pans and wildlife… Read more »

Dana Village Horse Trek in Jordan

October 10, 2014
Ride back in time through a 15th century village in Jordan, right beside the Dana Nature Reserve. by Darley Newman I certainly felt like I was stepping back in time as I rode an Arabian horse through the small village of Dana on the edge of the Dana Nature Reserve… Read more »

Six Great Wild Horse Tours

October 9, 2014
Organized eco-tour adventures, where you can view wild horses and ponies from the comfort of a vehicle or the back of a galloping steed. by Darley Newman As I’ve traveled the United States and the world, I’ve been surprised by the diverse destinations where I've encountered wild horses, including Waipi'o… Read more »

Horseback Riding in Colombia with Hotel Posada Las Trampas

September 15, 2014
With a warm climate and well-preserved historic town center, Honda mixes history with tropical surroundings and access to ranches that have been passed down from generation to generation, making for a exciting and interesting riding vacation for those who want to get off the beaten path. by Darley Newman Located… Read more »

From Posh to Budget- 5 Great Equestrian Holidays in the UK

September 3, 2014
Great picks for equestrian holidays in the UK, including a place to ride rare Fell Ponies in England, a stunning destination that helps you ride unguided in the Cambrian Mountains of Wales and beyond. by Darley Newman Ever since Equitrekking launched on Horse & Country TV in the UK, Ireland,… Read more »

View Fall Colors on Horseback on Ranch and Riding Vacations

August 20, 2014
As summer winds down, we have another great thing to which we can look forward... fall colors! Check out these great ranches and horseback riding vacations where you can view the changing leaves from on horseback.  by Darley Newman A beautiful rural scene from the Mad River Valley with the… Read more »

Between the Ears- Equitrekking Photos from around the World

August 11, 2014
Some of our favorite "between the ears" photos from riding the world while filming for Equitrekking, the Emmy-winning PBS TV series. by Darley Newman Seeing the world through the ears of a horse is a special way to travel, taking you places that vehicles can't reach and that would take… Read more »