Equitrekking Overview

Equitrekking is the Emmy Award-winning lifestyle television series that takes viewers on global travel adventures to experience culture, cuisine, history and adventure. Hosted by Darley Newman, Equitrekking broadcasts to 97% of the U.S. on PBS, on international networks in over 85 countries and on Create TV, Public Television's nationwide lifestyle channel.

Five-time Emmy nominated host and producer Darley Newman is a travel expert who searches the globe for the best horses and riding destinations. She created Equitrekking by combining her passion for horses and travel with her background in television. Darley is the author of the award-winning companion book Equitrekking Travel Adventures on Horseback published by Chronicle Books, a columnist for True West and Practical Horseman magazines and contributor to publications including Budget Travel. Darley also hosts and produces special Equitrekking segments broadcast on the Starz Network’s Encore Westerns Channel and on Ralph Lauren TV (RLTV) and digital series for AOL and ulive.

Equitrekking.com, a perfect companion to the show, has been online since 2004 and features everything visitors need to research and plan their travels, including articles, the popular Equitrekking Vacation Guide, Travel Deals and video clips. Equitrekking has extended its brand and outreach efforts through the new EquitrekkingTravel.com, which features exceptional equestrian vacations inspired by the Equitrekking TV series, and Top20Ranches.com, featuring the team's favorite ranch vacations.

The following are a sampling of notable media which have featured the Emmy-Award winning PBS series Equitrekking and host Darley Newman, including The Chicago Tribue, Washington Post, New York Times, USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter and National Geographic.

Forbes Interview: “Darley Newman: A PBS Travel Empire”

Travel columnist Everett Potter interviews Darley for Forbes.com and writes, "By any measure, Darley Newman has a dream job. She is the star of an Emmy Award-winning PBS travel series, Equitrekking, in which she gets to ride horses in exotic locations around the world. Her newest show, Travels with Darley, sees her hiking in Guadeloupe, taking a road trip in the South and going island hopping in Hong Kong.  She recently branched out into Amazon Prime and has built a serious brand around horseback riding vacations. How did she do it?" Read the interview.


USA Today Interview on Wild Horse Viewing

Darley shares "10 great places to see wild horses," including some surprising finds with USA Today's Larry Bleiberg, a seven-time Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award winner. Hawaii, Provence and beyond are just a few of the intersting picks.


Pebble Magazine Feature

Darley shares stunning destinations that beginning riders can saddle up to enjoy eco-friendly exploration on horseback for Pebble Magazine, a UK based lifestyle publication covering sustainable and ethical stories from the worlds of fashion, design, food and travel. Read the feature.


Watch Equirekking on Create TV

Our Emmy Award-Winning travel TV series is back on Create TV, which is broadcast on 233 public television stations nationwide – representing more than 82% of households in the United States. Tune in starting this week! Learn more on Create TV.

Equitrekking Films in Botswana, Africa

The Equitrekking crew just returned from several weeks of filming in Botswana, Africa for two new episodes of Equitrekking. Darley Newman met meerkats, hiked with the San Bushman, and experienced four different horse safaris, including Botswana Limpopo Valley Horse Safari and Botswana Okavango Horse Safari. More articles, photos and information at Equitrekking.com, Facebook and in our upcoming Equitrekking newsletter.

Matador Network’s The Ultimate Guide: 100 Gift Ideas for Travelers

Equitrekking DVD's make Matador Network's "The Ultimate Guide: 100 Gift Ideas for Travelers." Purchase this great gift for travel and horse lovers at Equitrekking.com.

Darley Newman: Producer & Host

Learn more about Darley Newman, Equitrekking's creator.

Equitrekking History & Facts:

Equitrekking broadcasts to 97% of the U.S. on PBS and on international networks in over 82 countries, including the UK, Scandinavia, Russia, Japan, Italy, France and beyond. Equitrekking debuted on PBS in New Mexico during the summer of 2006 and made its national debut during the summer of 2007. Equitrekking segments with host Darley can also be seen on the Starz Network’s Encore Westerns Channel and Ralph Lauren TV (RLTV).

In each episode of Equitrekking, host and equestrian travel expert Darley Newman leads viewers horseback riding around the world with local people to experience history, adventure and culture both in and out of the saddle. Viewers learn insider's information about accessible vacation activities and destinations they can visit and experience beautiful and interesting locales as they travel with Darley and her local friends.

Honors: Three Daytime Emmy Award Wins! Outstanding Photography 2009, 2012 & 2013. 
Eight Daytime Emmy Nominations: Outstanding Writing 2011, 2013. Outstanding Travel Series 2009-13. Two Telly Awards for Best Travel Program & Photography. 
Best Travel Broadcast 2009-10 and Merit Award Best Travel Book 2009 in North American Travel Journalist Competition.

The 35 episode high definition series has received strong ratings and response with diverse episodes from Vermont, the Carolinas, Georgia Coast, Wyoming, Colorado, Spain, Iceland, Coastal Ireland, Hawaii's Big Island, Irish Countryside, Maui, Virginia Hunt Country, California Wine Country, Belize, Costa Rica, Southern Quebec, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Kentucky, Scotland, Wales, Southern Spain, Alaska, Central Turkey, Quebec City and Beyond, Alberta, Jordan: Wadi Rum, Aqaba & Jerash, Turkey's Coast, Cappadocia & Istanbul, Uruguay, Jordan: Petra, Royal Stables & Dead Sea,Botswana: Okavango Delta and Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana: Tuli, Makgadikgadi and Maun and two specials on Great National Parks & Great American Ranches.

Equitrekking.com is an online resource for all things equestrian travel featuring video clips, travel articles, expert tips and a global guide to horseback riding vacations.

EquitrekkingTravel.com launched in January 2010 and features exceptional equestrian vacations inspired by the Equitrekking TV series.


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