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

Travel columnist Everett Potter interviews Darley for 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.


Paste Magazine features Equitrekking Travel

Paste Magazine and writer Molly Harris have featured Equitrekking Travel's Provence riding vacations in "Inspired Travel." According to the magazine, "this column highlights some of the most beautiful places on the planet through the eyes of some of the most forward-thinking tourism companies, which promote responsibility, sustainability and authenticity to its clients." We're excited to be featured and so glad they picked the beatufiul Provence vacations. Read the story.


Darley’s Practical Horseman Column Features Western Ranches

Since 2007, Darley has penned a column for Practical Horseman magazine, showcasing global destinations where she saddles up. The September 2016 issue features Gros Ventre River Ranch in Jackson Hole, where Darley rode while filming for a new series on PBS, "Travels with Darley." In Wyoming, she also visited Medicine Bow Lodge, which will be featured in next month's print magazine. Both ranches are longtime members of the Dude Ranchers Association. 


Equitrekking on TV in Sweden

Scandinavian viewers can now watch Equitrekking on a new network in Sweden, Horse1TV. Viewers can enjoy Horse1TV on multi-screen devices, including online, on TV and beyond, watching the series through a variety of new mediums. The series is subtitled in Swedish.  Learn more.


Aiken Standard Feature

Equitrekking is featured in the Aiken Standard, showcasing the team's filming in South Carolina. "South Carolina native Darley Newman has traveled to Africa and Iceland, through national American parks and ranches and along the coasts of Turkey and Costa Rica as the host of PBS’ “Equitrekking.” On Aug. 19, Newman trekked down to Aiken to film for the PBS program and her “Travels with Darley” show.... Read more.


Interscholastic Equestrian Association Magazine Feature

Read about Equitrekking and top adventures you must try in the Spring 2015 issue of "Take the Reins," the magazine of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association. Read the story!


AOL Partnership

DCN Entertainment, the production company behind Equitrekking on PBS, has formed a partnership with the AOL On Network and launched a new travel and lifestyle show on The AOL On Network, Travels with Darley, featured on a dedicated channel on AOL and distributed to over 2000 top media partners, including Huffington Post. This news has been featured in media industry publications including, VideoInk, AOL On Adds Travel Show from Emmy-Winning DCN Entertainment, and Cynopsis.


Cooking Channel TV

After visiting Ireland a few times and trying many of the classic dishes that Irish cooks and Irish families have come to love, Darley's shares her expert knowledge of "The Best Irish Dishes You Can Make at Home" with


New Series with Darley on ulive

Travel Like the Locals with Darley, an original series with TV host Darley Newman, has launched this week on ulive, a lifestyle video site and distribution platform powered by Scripps Networks Interactive. The series, produced by the Emmy-winning team from DCN Entertainment, follows Darley and a cast of local people as they globe-trot the world showcasing culture, food, and accessible travel adventures from the eyes of those who live there. This great news has been featured in VideoInk, Cynopsis and more!


Budget Travel

Darley shares her top picks for travel adventures on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula for Budget Travel in "Whales and Wildlife: The Best of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula."


CNN- Darley’s Top Picks for Global Horse Treks

Darley helps CNN usher in the year of the horse with a list of equine-themed destinations that you can visit to saddle up with "15 of the world's great horse treks."


Equestrian Quarterly

Read a profile of Darley Newman and Equitrekking in the Spring 2014 issue of Equestrian Quarterly (page 22 & 24), a beautiful, large printed magazine that reaches upscale equestrians across the US and Canada. The article is also now online on


The Chronicle of the Horse’s Chronicle Connection

Equitrekking and TV host Darley Newman are the cover story of The Chronicle Connection. Jennifer B. Calder writes, "The appeal of the show, beyond the gorgeous scenery it showcases and the sense of adventure at its heart, is the mastery with which Newman introduces us to the endemic socieities and their customs... Newman's sincere curiosity seems to transcend any cultural or language barriers." Read more starting on page 30.


Los Angeles Times- Equitrekking’s Emmy Win

Equitrekking has won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Single Camera Photography. This is our second Daytime Emmy Award win. See the list of winners in the Los Angeles Times "PBS tops Daytime Creative Arts Emmy winners." Read more in depth coverage in The Aiken Standard and the DC Examiner also covered the news in "DC area's Louis C.K., Christina Hendricks, Equitrekking, Homeland win awards."


ABILITY Magazine Feature

Equitrekking TV host, writer and producer Darley Newman's feature on how horses are helping wounded veterans heal is in the June/ July issue of ABILITY Magazine, consistently ranked on the Top 50 Magazines in the World.


Equitrekking Daytime Emmy Nomination 2012

Equitrekking's Daytime Emmy nomination news is featured in the Aiken Standard and DC Examiner. This is the fourth consecutive year that Equitrekking has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy and the series' fifth nomination. Equitrekking won a Daytime Emmy in 2009 for Outstanding Photography.


Women’s Adventure Magazine

Darley's feature on traveling through the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Africa is in the spring issue of Women's Adventure Magazine. Turn to page 48.


Chicago Tribune & Hartford Courant- Go Away With ... Darley Newman

Read Jae-Ha Kim's interview with Darley Newman in the Chicago Tribune and Hartford Courant. Jae-Ha Kim is a New York Times bestselling author and writes "Go Away With..." -- a celebrity travel column that allows readers to vicariously travel along with stars. Kim writes, "There are many lifestyle shows about travel, but Darley Newman has tapped into a unique niche."


Bethesda Magazine- The Ride of Her Life

Read a feature on Darley Newman, who "puts her own twist on travel—and crafts an enviable career—as the horseback-riding host of the PBS series Equitrekking." 


Stowaway Magazine Cover Story

Equitrekking and Darley Newman are the cover story for the spring issue of Stowaway Magazine, a travel magazine geared specifically to young adults with tight budgets who want to dream, explore, and discover the world. The feature is by Lindsay Brown, who writes "Horseback riding is not the only adventure Darley undertakes in the filming process. In an attempt to fully experience the native culture, she is also busy hiking, whitewater rafting, climbing trees, and floating in the Dead Sea. And Darley is not the only one up for an adventure. The entire Equitrekking film crew is right alongside her, sharing in her adventures."


Darley Honored at Celebration of Inspiring Women

Equitrekking host, creator, writer and producer Darley Newman will be honored alongside six amazing women at the at the Celebration of Inspiring Women on March 20 at the Women's Leadership Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In addition to Darley, the 2012 recipients include: Dr. Jeanne Fourrier, dentist, philanthropist, humanitarian; Patricia Harris, global chief diversity officer, McDonald's Corporation LLC; Anne Worsham Richardson, artist, naturalist, lecturer; Brig. Gen. Velma Richardson, U.S. Army retired, business development principal of Information Systems and Global Services; and Inez Tenenbaum, chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.


Equitrekking Debuts on TV in the UK and Ireland

The Equitrekking series debuts on yet another international network, Horse & Country TV, which reaches 10.5 million households in the UK and Ireland on SKY channel 280, providing exclusive sports event coverage, news, documentary and personality-led programming to the passionate audience for horse sports and country living. In addition to PBS in North America, Equitrekking broadcasts on international networks in over 65 countries.


Darley Newman on The Animal House on WAMU, NPR Radio

Listen to Equitrekking host Darley Newman's take on the horse / human relationship with radio host Sam Litzinger on The Animal House Radio Show on WAMU, Washington, DC's NPR station.


Aiken Standard Covers Equitrekking’s UK TV Launch

Ben Baugh, a veteran writer for the Aiken Standard Newspaper writes, "Equitrekking, the Emmy Award-winning travel series that can be seen on PBS, will be broadcast in the United Kingdom and Ireland and will start airing on Jan. 2 on Horse and Country TV." Baugh also features Equitrekking's new holiday gift guide.



Read Darley Newman's "World's top 15 horse treks" on As the foremost expert on riding vacations and horse riding travel, Darley was chosen to present her top 15 picks for saddling up around the world.



Kathleen Broadhurt interviews Darley for a GoNomad feature "Equitrekking Mini-Guide: Off the Bus and into the Saddle." Kathleen writes that Equitrekking is "a new form of travel that combines adventure, horses, and eco-tourism."


Cowboys & Indians

David Hofstede writes, "What could be better than seeing the world on horseback? Not much can compare. But for those who can’t get away, Equitrekking is the next best thing."


The Colbert Report on Comedy Central

Stephen Colbert talks about his competition for the Daytime Emmy Awards - Equitrekking - on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report. Equitrekking's Darley Newman and Chip Ward were nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Writing up against 10 writers from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, including Ellen herself, and Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and their team of 33 writers!


Hold Your Horses Magazine

Ben Baugh profiles Darley Newman and Equitrekking... "The combination of life long passions served as the inspiration and the realization of a dream vocation for Equitrekking host, creator and producer Darley Newman."


Boston Globe Features’s Hawaii Equestrian Vacation

Amy Sutherland writes, "Hawaii is not short on horses, but you’ll be hard pressed to find a ranch with accommodations. Equitrekking of PBS fame solves that problem with this package that combines a four-night stay at the oceanfront Hilton Waikoloa Village resort, car rental, and three different rides from the resort..." View these vacations at


Traveling Greener

Traveling Greener publishes a guest post by Equitrekking host and producer Darley Newman about eco-friendly adventures that viewers can experience in the new season of Equitrekking.


Matador Network Interviews Darley

Heather Carreiro talks equine culture and travel with Darley Newman, the creator and TV producer behind the Emmy award-winning series Equitrekking.


HorseLink Magazine's Costa Rica equestrian vacations are featured in HorseLink magazine with a special video tour of Costa Rica.


Albuquerque Journal Cover Story

Travel journalist Susan Seligman, inspired by Equitrekking's Central Turkey episode on Public Television, travels with her husband to ride horses on's special Cappadocia, Turkey horseback riding vacation. Susan's story is the cover story for the February 2011 magazine.


Aiken Standard Anniversary

For the past year, has been making the dreams of horsemen come true through the various equestrian vacations they offer.


The Travel Belles Interview Darley

Darley is interviewed for the first ever, Portrait of a Belle, where each month The Travel Belles introduce you to a woman who in her own unique fashion, epitomizes what it means to be a Travel Belle.


Aiken Standard Features Equitrekking’s New Fifth Season

Ben Baugh continues his coverage of Equitrekking's Emmy winning TV show in the "Aiken Standard", featuring the new, fifth season starting now on PBS stations. Gives Equitrekking High Praise

Die-hard equestrian Athena Arnot-Copenhaver set out in search of some of the greatest horseback riding adventures from here to Timbuktu and writes that Equitrekking Travel is "Considered one of the best companies to offer world-class riding for all skill levels, from fast-paced gallopers to beachside lopers..." 


USA Today Interview with Darley Newman

Equitrekking host Darley Newman is interviewed for "10 Great" by Rebecca Heslin of USA Today on Darley's picks for 10 Great Accessible Day Horseback Rides in the USA. 


Ralph Lauren Magazine

Ralph Lauren Magazine features an interview with Darley, her top ten riding list and Equitrekking videos. “When Darley Newman couldn't find her dream job, she grabbed the reins and invented it. A veteran of 48 Hours, Frontline, and networks including CBS and the WB, the Washington, D.C., native had always loved riding horses and traveling, so she came up with a TV concept that married her two passions.” 


Washington Post

Elizabeth Chang features Darley’s career evolution.
“Darley Newman had a career in television production, an enthusiasm for horseback riding and a yearning to travel. She found a way to merge the three dissimilar elements into her dream job: as the producer and host of "Equitrekking," a travel show.”


Ralph Lauren Television (RLTV)

Equitrekking host Darley Newman hosts Equitrekking segments for RLTV, Ralph Lauren's online entertainment channel. "Equitrekking Revealed," an interview with Darley on the creation of Equitrekking and "Equitrekking: Donegal Ireland," where Darley horseback rides on the beach in Ireland, appeared alongside Ralph Lauren model and polo player Nacho Figueras-- not bad company!


USA Today Features

Equitrekking and Equitrekking Travel's Vermont Green Mountain Vacation are featured in USA Today's Travel Tips, "Equestrian Vacations in Vermont" by Bonnie Vanaman. "Equitrekking Travel was inspired by the Emmy Award-winning PBS series "Equitrekking," and the Vermont tour the company offers has been featured on that program."

In "Hey, Darley Newman, How'd You Create An Emmy-Winning Travel Show, Equitrekking?" Andrea K. Hammer interviews Equitrekking host Darley Newman for the popular "How'd They Do That" series on 

"It's really difficult to get into broadcasting," says Newman, "but the good news is that there are many new outlets through various types of media." Here, Darley tells us how she did it.


National Geographic Intelligent Travel

"And she (Newman) does cover great distances (without having to worry about miles per gallon and carbon offsets!), often riding to places that are far from the beaten path. Sound like something you'd be interested in? Good news: if the show inspires you to take up our own equitrekking hobby, you can actually visit the places Newman and her film crew take you in the show." “Talking Travel”

Gadling reporter Brenda Yun Talks Travel with Darley Newman and Chip Ward calling Equitrekking an "an eco-friendly and challenging mode of travel."


Budget Travel

Beth Collins writes, "when a book called Equitrekking came across my desk recently, it made perfect sense to drop everything else I was doing and read it. The book, a companion guide to the public television series of the same name, follows author Darley Newman as she rides horses through amazing destination after amazing destination—the coast of Ireland, Iceland, the Carolinas, Vermont, Hawaii's Big Island, and lots more.


How’d You Score That Gig? A Guide to the Coolest Jobs

Equitrekking host Darley Newman is profiled in Alexandra Levit's book about dream jobs for 20 and 30 something's published by Ballantine/ Random House. Several quotes from Darley appear in the book and the chapter on making it as a Travel Journalist. "If you can find a niche in the marketplace and convey your passion, then you have a good chance of succeeding," says Darley.


New York Times Magazine

Equitrekking gallops into the Virginia Heffernan’s article in the New York Times. “Equitrekking, a video-sharing site that augments a high-def TV series from PBS of the same name, shows riders in Stetsons touring the world on horseback. Against spectacular backdrops, the horses do everything from gallop to ford rivers to ride herd. Who doesn’t want to do that?"


Around the World Travel Radio

Listen to Equitrekking host Darley Newman talking horses and travel on "Around the World Travel Radio," which airs on Southern California on AM 1290 KZSB out of Santa Barbara and is syndicated in Australia.


Aiken Standard Emmy Nomination News

Ben Baugh writes "S.C. native's 'Equitrekking' gets Emmy nod" in the Aiken Standard. "Equitrekking, the Public Broadcasting System series hosted and produced by South Carolina native Darley Newman, received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Special Class Series."


The Equiery

The Equiery features Equitrekking and host Darley Newman, a Maryland resident, in the May Trails & Land issue. 


The Irish Field

Equitrekking's visit to Ireland made international headlines in The Irish Field, Ireland’s only newspaper dedicated to racing and equestrian sports. "Broadcast on American television, Equitrekking is run by Darley, who, due to the high demand for riding holidays here, came over with travel agent Julie to check out some of the more popular destinations for their new holiday package offers."


Calgary Herald features

Equitrekking Travel's Hawaii Self Drive featured in "Horseback riding in the land of aloha" in the Calgary Herald. "With its Hawaii offering, guests get to experience three thoroughly different views of the Big Island of Hawaii with a self-drive and guided horseback riding adventure. Two of the days take place at historic ranches and another day takes guests to some of the state’s most spectacularly lush valleys."


Aiken Standard Features NATJA Award Win

Ben Baugh of the Aiken Standard features "Travel series scores 2nd award." Baugh writes, "'Equitrekking' continues to add to its impressive list off plaudits. The North American Travel Journalists Association announced this past week that, for the second consecutive year, Equitrekking' won Best Travel Broadcast in the 2009 NATJA Awards Competition."


Detroit Free Press Names Cool Travel Web Site

The Detroit Free Press names "Cool Travel Web Site." Ellen Creager writes, "If you've already done the dude ranch in Wyoming, this site opens up new choices, like riding in County Galway, Ireland; in the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan, or in rural Iceland on a Viking horse. It has plenty of U.S. destinations, too."


The Equinest

Learn more about Equitrekking host and Equitrekking Travel founder Darley Newman in this interview in The Equinest. "Since our crew is often all on horseback, it’s a challenge to travel and film in these remote areas. I don’t have a lot of time to get used to a lot of the different horses that I ride, so I’m learning their personalities as we film," said Darley.


YP Nation

"Newman is a great example of a young professional who started from the ground up and tapped into a travel niche that had yet to be explored. With so many young college graduates struggling in this economy to find a job within their chosen field, the decision to start a business is gaining momentum. Newman has proved that with some initiative and perseverance, you can take something you love and turn it into a business, or even your dream job. As for those sacrifices made along the way? This young entrepreneur will tell you they were well worth it.”


Dappled Grey

"Equestrian travel media-pioneer Darley Newman, producer and host of the Emmy award-winning PBS series Equitrekking, has recently launched Equitrekking Travel... If you've seen the show and wondered about going on one of the featured trips yourself, then Equitrekking Travel is for you. We love it as a jumping off point for researching trip ideas  - through Darley's travel journals and photo galleries - as well as finding hot deals on trips to some of our dream destinations."


DC Examiner

"PBS's Equitrekking earns Emmy for Bethesda-based creators... They didn't arrive in Los Angeles on horseback, but Darley Newman, Chip Ward and Greg Barna of the PBS series 'Equitrekking' rode into the sunset on Sunday gripping the reins of a Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award."


Aiken Standard Features Equitrekking’s Daytime Emmy Win

"The challenges associated with filming a television series on horseback have been rewarded as "Equitrekking," hosted and produced by South Carolina native Darley Newman, received the Daytime Emmy Award for outstanding single camera photography."


Stable Scoop Radio Show

Listen to Darley's interview with Glenn and Helena. "Darley Newman, the star of the Emmy nominated Equitrekking, joins us to share her experiences as host of this amazing TV show. We loved speaking with Darley and you will love hearing her stories from the trail.”


El Pais Newspaper, Uruguay

El Pais, Uruguay's national newspaper, writes about Darley’s visit to Uruguay to film Equitrekking. Darley has received an outpouring of emails from people in Uruguay following this feature.


Michigan Talk Radio

The Travel Queen, Jane DeGrow, talks with Darley about filming in Uruguay and the new season of Equitrekking on PBS. Listen online.


Denver Post

Kyle Wagner reviews the Equitrekking Travel Adventures on Horseback book and writes, "show host and horse lover Darley Newman takes viewers to gorgeous locales and then finds ways to explore them on horseback... it's a beautiful trip through stunning equestrian-friendly possibilities."


Hollywood Reporter

In Denise Martin's Handicapping the potential Daytime Emmy nominees article in the Hollywood Reporter, Brent Stanton, executive director of the Daytime Emmy Awards program, says, "Series that stand out so far include PBS' equestrian-themed travel show "Equitrekking"; TLC's documentary series "A Baby Story," which has won twice; and last year's winner, MTV's teen transformation hour "Made." 

While Equitrekking did not receive a nomination in 2008, it's first year on PBS, it did receive two nominations and won one Daytime Emmy in 2009 and has just received another nomination in 2010.


Montreal Gazette

Darley and Equitrekking are profiled by Denise Duguay.
“When host Darley Newman hits the trail on her equestrian travel show Equitrekking, it is not the kind of horse riding that involves being propped on a sweet-tempered old mare and led, verrrrry slowly, down a pretty but very tame trail, probably on the occasion of somebody’s birthday party or some such. Equitrekking is for those who view horseback riding as a theme for discovering the world.”


The Trail Rider magazine

Darley is interviewed about her world trail riding travels for Trail Rider magazine. “Darley Newman is going places… You’d be smiling, too, if your job was riding some of the most exciting trails the planet has to offer!”


Hawaii Tribune Herald

John Burnett writes about Darley’s adventures filming on Hawaii’s Big Island. “Her presence on the Big Island didn't attract the kind of attention that surrounded the local shoot for the fourth installment of the Indiana Jones adventures. But Darley Newman experienced some real life adventures that would make Harrison Ford's July stay here seem tame by comparison.”


Richmond Times Dispatch

Staff writer Douglas Durden interviews Darley Newman about the Equitrekking concept and her drive to see the series succeed. 


Chicago Tribune

Darren Green's article lists in "New, better sites to plan summer travel."  Darren writes, "For those who haven't yet seen Equitrekking, it's an international video series that allows the viewer to explore the world on horseback... Those looking for a true equine adventure should also check out Equitrekking's World Vacation Guide, which includes a clickable map highlighting horseback riding options worldwide."


Bloomberg Businessweek

Heather Green in "Micro TV and Horses" for Bloomberg Businessweek writes about Equitrekking's use of technology to put video online. "Equitrekking, a company that produces TV series about—ok, you guessed it—horses, has launched its own video channel online using Brightcove's technology....

And why not? The company already films loads and loads of video and then edits that down into half-hour shows for TV. How better to use that leftover film than putting it online and maybe even syndicate it to other sites…."