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.


 

Horse Camp for Adults at Meadowbrook

February 25, 2010
I just got back from my first day of horse camp at Meadowbrook Stables. It was a lot of fun! I'm in horse camp for adults, mind you. It's a week long after work thing. We start each night with an educational session-- a lecture-- and then have a group… Read more »

Horse Camp Equine Acupuncturist

February 25, 2010
Day four of horse camp at Meadowbrook Stables began with riding. Dirk was great, and I'm feeling more and more confident on our jumping courses. It was really hot, so I gave Dirk a bath after riding and walked him to some grass, before he had a session with Full… Read more »

Horse Camp Jumps and Margaritas

February 25, 2010
It was my final night of horse camp at Meadowbrook Stables. Sad... I rode wonderful Dirk for our group lesson, where we did some flat work, worked on getting five strides between two jumps, which Dirk had no problem doing, and then were able to design our own jumping course.… Read more »

Horse Camp Equine Dentist

February 25, 2010
Another adventurous session of adult summer horse camp at Meadowbrook Stables. Today the equine dentist came to visit and gave a really interesting lecture/demonstration. If you think that it's weird to have a horse dentist, think again. Unlike our human teeth a horse's teeth are continuously growing (up until they… Read more »

Horse Camp Pakistan Footage

February 25, 2010
Last night, Anne from Meadowbrook Stables talked about her experience living in Pakistan, where tent pegging is a popular equestrian sport. She showed footage that she filmed of local competitions This link has some nice photos so you can see the intensity of the sport and info on tent pegging.… Read more »

Horse Tip Daily Radio Show Packing Tips

February 25, 2010
Listen to my tips for packing for your equestrian vacation on the Horse Tip Daily Radio Show with Glenn, founder of the Horse Radio Network. Glenn the Geek and I talk about must have items for horseback riding, as well as ways to pair down what you're bringing on your… Read more »

Iceland Horse Drive

February 25, 2010
Want a true adventure in the Land of Fire and Ice? Saddle up for an Icelandic horse drive with local farmers. by Darley Newman On an Iceland riding holiday, I drove a herd of 50 horses to Gullfoss, a huge waterfall, in Iceland. I have to admit, since I had… Read more »

Iceland- Icelandic Horses & Culture Video

February 25, 2010
Today I had the honor and privildge of riding with Diddi, one of Iceland’s top riders. Diddi is the nickname for Sigurbjörn Bárðarson. Diddi means the Golden Rider and I can see why Diddi is called this. Not only is he a great rider (I also saw him compete at… Read more »

Icelandic Horse Competition

February 25, 2010
Icelanders love their horse shows, which are akin to an American football game! by Darley Newman Today Ragnar, a local Icelander and rider, introduced me to the world of Icelandic horse competitions at a local show just outside of Reykjavik. Ragnar was another Icelander who would be fun to ride… Read more »

Icelandic Horses: Learning to Ride Video

February 25, 2010
Tolting is fun... once you've learned how to do it! by Darley Newman To start my Iceland riding adventure, I first wanted a lesson in how exactly to get these furry Icelandic horses to tölt. Our crew headed to a riding ceter and tour operator right outside of Reykjavik.  My… Read more »