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.


YQA -  Where to Horse Ride Amid Wildflowers

March 20, 2015
In honor of the first day of spring, check out these destinations to ride horses amid wildflowers. Alaska, Kentucky, Hawaii's Big Island and Ireland trail riding by Darley Newman Spring is finally here! After a long winter, hopefully everyone is finally digging out. Besides where to view changing leaves on horseback… Read more »

The Best Ireland Horseback Riding Vacations for any Traveler

March 16, 2015
Find your match with these dreamy Ireland horseback riding vacations that are great for groups, families and solo female adventurers. by Darley Newman Having traveled to horseback ride in Ireland a few times, I have awesome memories of the abundant and diverse destinations where I've saddled up. Travelers often email… Read more »

The Valley of the Enigmas in Mexico

March 16, 2015
Thought to be the site of ancient rituals, feel the energy on a ride through this special valley outside of the Magical Village of Tapalpa. by Darley Newman In Central Western Mexico’s Sierra Madre Mountains, about a two-hour drive south of Guadalajara, the lesser-visited Pueblo Mágico of Tapalpa is a… Read more »

Meeting Retired Thoroughbreds at Old Friends in Kentucky

February 19, 2015
Meet legendary Thoroughbreds and some unlikely residents of Old Friends Farm, which you can tour on a visit to Kentucky. by Darley Newman I recommend any horse lover take a trip through Lexington, just to drive past the impressive horse farms. Lush rolling bluegrass, white and black picket fences, old… Read more »

Equitrekking Debuts Top20HorseCamps and First Ever Global Guide

February 18, 2015
We are excited to announce brand new resources for horse crazy kids and their parents–– the Equitrekking Horse Camps Guide and Top20HorseCamps.com! by Darley Newman We are excited to continue to expand our online resources to help match riders of all ages with places that they can travel and saddle… Read more »

Mexican Folk Legend’s Los Tres Potrillos Ranch

February 15, 2015
Visiting the “Frank Sinatra of Mexico’s” Ranch, Vicente Fernandez’s Los Tres Potrillos in Guadalajara. by Darley Newman We arrived to the gate of Vicente Fernandez’s Guadalajara ranch in Mexico to find fans waiting outside. Though Los Tres Potrillos, The Three Colts, is a private ranch, Fernandez does sometimes open his doors… Read more »

Ireland Horseback Riding Vacations Photo Journey- Galway

February 12, 2015
On the West Coast of Ireland, just south of Connemara, County Clare encompasses many of the dramatic landscapes of Ireland. Take a horse ride with us to explore it in this photo journey with one of the most popular equestrian vacations in Ireland! by Darley Newman County Clare is home… Read more »

Modern Mongolian Saddles Showcased as Works of Art

February 10, 2015
Stone Horse Expeditions & Travel's hand-made saddles displayed in art gallery in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. by Darley Newman Throughout history, the horses of Mongolia have stood out, making their mark as war horses during Genghis Khan's conquests and as the companions of expert horsemen, the Mongolian nomads. The saddles, included in travelers'… Read more »

Treehouse Brunch Ride in Botswana’s Okavango Delta

January 17, 2015
For a Champagne toast from a treehouse overlooking the world's largest inland delta, saddle up for this horse safari in Botswana and one of the coolest brunches I've ever experienced. by Darley Newman One of the best ways to get around Botswana’s Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta, is… Read more »

Horseback Riding in Texas’ Windmill Dotted Landscapes

January 16, 2015
Fun trivia related to the history of windmills in Texas, which you'll spot dotting big ranches and remote landscapes if you go horseback riding in Texas. by Darley Newman If you horseback ride in Texas, you'll likely see windmills dotting the landscapes. According to the Texas State Historical Association, "Before… Read more »