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.


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 »

My horse camp experience and how it changed my life

January 11, 2015
Thinking of sending your child to horse camp? It's a great place to get introduced to horses, gain lifelong skills and friends.... And you just never know how what you learn may influence your later life. by Darley Newman Many people ask me how I first got into horseback riding.… Read more »

Cattle Drives in Wyoming, Kansas, Colorado and Beyond

January 1, 2015
From Wyoming to Colorado to Kansas, where to participate in cattle drives on your next vacation. by Darley Newman We've received several inquiries in the last few days about where to participate in a cattle drive vacation. While all of these destinations we've highlighted in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide offer some… Read more »

Equitrekking.com’s Top Articles of 2014

December 26, 2014
The most popular articles, as measured by your clicks, on Equitrekking.com in 2014. by Darley Newman Your top 14 picks were diverse, including great places to horseback ride across the USA, wild horses, girlfriend getaways and more. What do you want to see more of in 2015? Tell us by… Read more »

Castle Leslie Christmas in Ireland

December 23, 2014
Castle Leslie is a dreamy place to visit any time of the year, but during the holidays it's particularly beautiful. Check out photos of Castle Leslie decorated for Christmas. by Darley Newman Enjoy afternoon tea beside one of the many roaring fireplaces and Christmas trees around every corner. Take a… Read more »

10 Things to Love about Horseback Pack Trips

December 8, 2014
A horseback pack trip gets you out into the wilderness to truly discover the call of the wild! Here's what we love about packing out on horseback! by Darley Newman If you really want to get into the wilderness, a horseback pack trip is a great option. It gets you… Read more »

Top Ranches & Horseback Riding Vacations with Pools for Kids

December 7, 2014
Anyone who's traveled with kids knows that an awesome pool is a very welcome amenity. Check out these ranches and horseback riding vacations with great pools for kids... and adults. by Darley Newman Want to ride horses and stay at a ranch, resort or horse riding vacation spot with a… Read more »

A Romantic Equestrian Escape to Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize

December 6, 2014
What could be more romantic than a sunset horseback ride? What about riding to a secret waterfall, hidden deep within a tropical paradise? You can do both at Blancaneaux Lodge, located deep in the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve close to the border with Guatemala and a variety of Maya ruins… Read more »

5 Fun Facts About Modern North American Cowboys

December 4, 2014
Sometimes cowboys wear skirts and other funny facts about modern cowboys. by Darley Newman Do cowboys still exist? Well, their lifestyles may have changed, but yes, you can still find cowboys alive and well today.  Watch the video to discover five fun facts about modern cowboys and where you can… Read more »