Equitrekking Nominated for Daytime Emmy

May 15, 2010

Equitrekking, the PBS travel series hosted and produced by Darley Newman with executive producer Chip Ward, has been honored with a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Class Series for the 37th annual Daytime Emmys.

Equitrekking is nominated alongside Travel Channel’s The Relic Hunter and The Style Network’s Ruby, among other top programs. This is Equitrekking’s third Daytime Emmy nomination. Equitrekking won an Emmy for Outstanding Single Camera Photography in 2009 and was honored with a nomination for Outstanding Special Class Series. Awards will be presented in a gala in Los Angeles on June 25th.

 

Equitrekking, the PBS travel series hosted and produced by Darley Newman with executive producer Chip Ward, has been honored with a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Class Series for the 37th annual Daytime Emmys.

Equitrekking is nominated alongside Travel Channel’s The Relic Hunter and The Style Network’s Ruby, among other top programs. This is Equitrekking’s third Daytime Emmy nomination. Equitrekking won an Emmy for Outstanding Single Camera Photography in 2009 and was honored with a nomination for Outstanding Special Class Series. Awards will be presented in a gala in Los Angeles on June 25th.

“We are honored and proud to be nominated for a Daytime Emmy,” said Darley. “Filming in remote destinations on horseback is a delightful challenge. It’s the lesser-trod areas coupled with the wonderful local people who invite us into their lives that makes Equitrekking so special.”

The Equitrekking TV show follows Darley 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. The tight-knit Equitrekking crew travels to dramatic and stunning destinations that are challenging to film on horseback. Their most recent expedition took them to ride with the Bedouin in Jordan’s Wadi Rum Desert. Shortly before, they explored Alberta’s Rockies at high altitudes. Other notable adventures include riding along the beautiful and dangerous U.S. Mexico border and into the heart of Costa Rica’s jungles.

Husband and wife team and young entrepreneurs Darley and Chip have built the series from the ground up, using their complementary skill sets and passions to creatively produce and promote each episode through online video and the Equitrekking.com website. In addition to its broadcasts on PBS stations and on CREATE, a Public Television travel, cooking and lifestyle channel, Equitrekking is broadcast on international networks in over 30 countries including Japan, France, Italy, Russia, and Turkey.

 “We don’t just give the highlights of a place, but work to delve deeper into the culture and area diversity”, said Chip. “Darley’s energy and passion for learning and understanding world cultures draws out each local’s personality and keeps viewers engaged with the series and wanting more.”

The 37th annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. More information is available at Equitrekking.com.

About Equitrekking and Darley Newman
Equitrekking is the Emmy Award-Winning PBS equestrian travel series that takes viewers on global horseback riding and travel adventures. Hosted by travel expert and journalist Darley Newman, Equitrekking broadcasts in high definition on PBS in North America and on international networks in over 30 countries including Italy, Turkey, France, Japan, and Russia. Equitrekking’s current 26 half hour episodes feature Belize, Costa Rica, Southern Quebec, Vermont, the Carolinas, the Georgia Coast, Wyoming, Colorado, Spain, Iceland, Ireland, Hawaii's Big Island, Maui, Virginia Hunt Country, California Wine Country, Alaska, Wales, Scotland, Southern Spain, Quebec City & Beyond and Central Turkey. The crew is currently producing a new season in Uruguay, Alberta, Turkey, Jordan and beyond. The show’s companion website, Equitrekking.com, is a one-stop site for equestrian travel featuring video clips, the Equitrekking Travel Guide, expert tips, travel articles, Darley’s blog, photos and a monthly e-newsletter. Darley is also the founder of Equitrekking Travel at www.EquitrekkingTravel.com, featuring exceptional equestrian vacations in destinations visited and filmed by Equitrekking.


Equitrekking was awarded a Daytime Emmy in 2009 for Outstanding Single Camera Photography and nominated for Outstanding Special Class Series. The North American Travel Journalist Association awarded Equitrekking Best Travel Broadcast for 2008 and 2009. Equitrekking’s companion book Equitrekking Travel Adventures on Horseback, published by Chronicle Books and written by Darley Newman, received the Merit Award for Best Travel Book 2008 from the North American Travel Journalist Association. In addition to Equitrekking, Darley writes for Practical Horseman and True West magazines, Equisearch.com and speaks frequently at events. Darley and Equitrekking have been featured in the Washington Post, Ralph Lauren magazine, New York Times, and the book How’d You Score That Gig, a look at the coolest careers for twenty and thirty-something’s, published by Ballantine Books/Random House. Visit www.equitrekking.com

 

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