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.


 

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 »

Costa Rica Tree Climbing

February 25, 2010
Today, Catalina, Esteban’s sister, and a guide took me out tree climbing as a part of my horse tour of Costa Rica. We hiked into the rainforest to this giant Fichus tree named Abraham, so named because he watches over the entire forest. I would be climbing up 120 feet… Read more »

Costa Rica with Centaura

February 25, 2010
We’re riding from the Pacific Coast to the interior with Centaura, a horseback riding adventure travel company run by Monica and Esteban, a Costa Rican husband and wife team, and Serendipity Adventures, an adventure travel company that offers a plethora of outdoor adventures around Costa Rica. Centaura’s horses are amazing.… Read more »

Costa Rica- Arenal Volcano

February 25, 2010
Today Monica and Sebastian of Centaura and I rode at the base of the very active Arenal volcano. We rode through rolling farmland dotted with cattle, who would feel the heat if Arenal were to have a major eruption. The area is pretty developed as a tourist attraction with hot… Read more »

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler Recipe

February 25, 2010
I've had several emails from people who have requested the recipe for the dutch oven peach cobbler that Barbara Kennedy of Cowgirls Forever and I made in the Arizona episode that is broadcast in our new season now on PBS. We rode our horses from the B and B where… Read more »

Equitrekking Bloopers Video

February 25, 2010
Watch the Equitrekking crew in action, riding horses and filming around the world. Things don't always go as planned, but our small, but mighty film crew has learned to just roll or ride wtih it! Watch our bloopers video. Darley Newman is the host of the Emmy Award-winning Public Television… Read more »

Equitrekking on PBS Nominated for Two Daytime Emmy Awards

February 25, 2010
We are very excited to announce that Equitrekking on PBS has received two Daytime Emmy nominations! Equitrekking is nominated for Outstanding Special Class Series with Chip Ward as Executive Producer and Darley Newman as Producer and Host. We were also nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography for the… Read more »