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.


 

Arizona- Canyon de Chelly

February 25, 2010
We're traveling from the Northeastern part of the state down to the border or Mexico. I was definitely reconsidering my choice for riding in Canyon de Chelly in the Navajo Nation in the Northeast in the winter, as I stuck my cold, gloved hand in my pocket to feel for… Read more »

Horseback riding in Arizona’s Bradshaw Mountains Video

February 25, 2010
Saddle up with Windwalker Expeditions in the Bradshaw Mountains outside of Phoenix. by Darley Newman With views of large, Lake Pleasant juxtaposed with the dry, high Sonoran desert, sprinkled with saguaro, cats claw, prickly pear, palo verde, jojoba, mesquite, hedgehog cactus, jumping cholla, ocotillo and vegetation and rolling mountains, this… Read more »

Arizona- Cave Creek

February 25, 2010
Today, I rode a beautiful horse named Pressley, a Missouri Foxtrotter owned by Terry Smith, a Cave Creek local who is an avid horse trail preservationist. In fact, a lot of Cave Creek residents are into preserving trails and making life in their town horse friendly, including Don and Cathy… Read more »

Arizona- Tanque Verde Ranch

February 25, 2010
Before we traveled to Bellota Ranch, we spent some time exploring Tucson and stayed at Tanque Verde Ranch in Arizona. We shopped on historic 4th Avenue near the university. With shops like the Salt Crystal Palace, where you can buy salt crystals that have healing powers, and the Hippie Gypsy,… Read more »

Belize- Banana Bank Lodge

February 25, 2010
Today we rode out with John Carr to explore the jungle and his farm. Carr owns a lot of land, having purchased it years ago in the 1970’s. He grows corn, black eyed peas and teak trees, among other things. It was hot, as we slouched through the muddy woods… Read more »

Belize- Belmopan

February 25, 2010
I was interested to drive through the capitol city of Belmopan on our way to the next destination. Belmopan is a really small city. There’s a colorful market, where fruit and smoothies and crafts are sold, right next to the bus station. Albert got us a smoothie, as we walked… Read more »

Belize- Jungle Ride

February 25, 2010
The jungle here in the Slate Creek Preserve was one of the most untouched and beautiful of the places that we have ridden in Belize. It is vast. We rode through streams and hilly areas of dense vegetation and wild flowers to an open field where we could gallop a… Read more »

Belize- Medicinal Ride Video

February 25, 2010
by Darley Newman Ride horses into Belize's rainforest to discover rainforest remedies, including the Maya method of suturing cuts or wounds with cutter ants.  I never thought that I would find a big horse ranch in Belize, but Banana Bank Lodge is just that. With over 100 horses, the ranch… Read more »

Belize- Mountain Equestrian Trails Orientation

February 25, 2010
One of the original riding destinations in Belize, Mountain Equestrian Trails is in a remote location in the Cayo District. Visitors come here to be at one with nature. The cabanas have no electricity, so you sleep under mosquito nets and use kerosene lamps to see at night. This makes… Read more »

Hawaii’s Big Island- Outrigger Canoeing

February 25, 2010
I was out on the open seas today, using a paddle to navigate our long, white outrigger canoe with Umi, a beach boy at the Fairmont Orchid who loves outrigger canoeing. The Fairmont Orchid is a beautiful resort on the Kohala Coast. The waters are clear here. The ocean breeze… Read more »