Equitrekking Expands Broadcast Reach to the UK

November 10, 2011

Equitrekking, the Emmy Award-winning Public Television travel series hosted by Darley Newman, begins broadcasts on the UK’s Horse & Country TV January 2, 2012.

The Equitrekking TV show follows three time Daytime Emmy nominated TV host and equestrian Darley Newman as she travels the world riding horses with local people to get an in-depth, eco-friendly look at a destination’s natural surroundings, culture and history. Horse & Country TV 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 Equitrekking’s first twenty episodes on Horse & Country TV, Darley travels with viewers through the lush countryside of Ireland, the rugged landscapes of Iceland, historic regions of Spain, rainforests in Belize and Costa Rica and snowy Quebec. Across America, viewers discover great ranches, national parks and historic sites in Vermont, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia’s Coast, Wyoming, Colorado, Hawaii's Big Island, Maui, Virginia Hunt Country, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Kentucky and California Wine Country.

“We are excited to spread our passion for horses, world culture and diversity to our friends across the pond,” said Darley, who created the series by combining her passion for horses and travel with her background in television production. “Through our insider’s interactions with local people, viewers experience a truly special way to get off the beaten path and see the world.”

APT Worldwide, a leading provider of quality non-fiction programming in the international market, has secured international distribution deals for Equitrekking on networks in over 65 countries including France, Italy, Russia, Japan, and Turkey. The Equitrekking production team has filmed 35 episodes in the Middle East, South America, North America, Europe and Africa, recently returning from filming a variety of horse safaris and travel adventures in Botswana.

Equitrekking.com, the companion site to the TV show, has a wealth of information on horseback riding and travel, including the comprehensive Equitrekking Vacation Guide, featuring dude ranches, working ranches, cattle drives, horse pack trips, riding vacations and great inns and resorts with horseback riding and a variety of additional activities for companions who don’t ride. Inspired by the Equitrekking TV show and led by many of the guides featured on the show, EquitrekkingTravel.com features exceptional global riding vacations.

Learn more at horseandcountry.tv/news and equitrekking.com/press/

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