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.


 

California- Sonoma Vineyard Ride

February 25, 2010
Today we went out with Rafael Hernandez of Wine Country Trailrides for a horseback ride through Larson Family Winery in Sonoma. The vineyard is known for award-winning Cabernets, and its relaxed, family friendly atmosphere. It’s also the only vineyard that I found in wine country, which has horseback riding that… Read more »

California- Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

February 25, 2010
I met up with Erin and her husband Dominic of Triple Creek Horse Outfit at their stables in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. One of my girlfriends actually rode with Erin a couple of weeks before and highly recommended her rides. She did the ride in Bothe-Napa State Park, another one… Read more »

Colorado- Cutting Horse Dream Week

February 25, 2010
At the Colorado Cattle Company in Northern Colorado on a ranch vacation, I participated in a special clinic called Cutting Horse Dream Week. This is an intensive week of training with cutting horse champion, judge and trainer Teddy Johnson, as well as Tina and Eddie Johnson, top notch trainers who have… Read more »

Colorado- Wilderness Trails Vallecito Lake

February 25, 2010
Today, we headed out with Erika, Gene and Jan’s daughter, on the Lake Lookout ride at Wilderness Trails Ranch. I was back on Aspen, and looked forward to heading into the forest to explore. The nice thing about riding in this area is that though it is mountainous, the trails… Read more »

Connecticut Trail Riding: Reflections on our Open Spaces

February 25, 2010
There is not much that is better than heading out on a cool fall day on a trail ride. That's what I did over the weekend. When I am not traveling and riding, I am home in New York City and riding on the Greenwich Trail System in the great… Read more »

Costa Rica-  Beach Ride

February 25, 2010
Today, we took a sunset beach ride on the Central Pacific Coast, which was beautiful. Monica and Sebastian and I headed off through flat marshland and pastures on the way to the beach. I was on Pinata and Monica rode Perla. The Pacific beaches are a bit more calm and… Read more »

Colorado Cattle 101

February 25, 2010
Cattle work can be fun, even for an English rider! Saddle up at a ranch and give it a try. by Darley Newman It was time to cowgirl up at Wilderness Trails, a dude ranch outside of Durango, Colorado. Being an East Coast hunter jumper, I was excited to get some… Read more »

Costa Rica- Farm Ride

February 25, 2010
Today was my first riding day in Costa Rica for the Equitrekking Travel Costa Rica vacation. We started at the farm and Esteban of Centaura helped me pick out the horse that I would be riding. The horses here are different breed mixes. Some have more Paso Fino in them… Read more »

Costa Rica- Frog Sanctuary

February 25, 2010
Today, we went to a frog farm that is not open to the public with Esteban our guide on the Equitrekking Travel Horseback Riding Vacation in Costa Rica. The owner raises rare frogs, but the neat thing is that the frogs are left to hop along in the rainforest, so… Read more »

Costa Rica Hot Air Balloon Ride

February 25, 2010
Today, Esteban, who besides being a great rider and guide for his company Centaura, also is a balloon pilot, took us out for a hot air balloon ride. I have never been up in a hot air balloon and it was really cool. I felt like we were floating as… Read more »