Equitrekking Nominated for Daytime Emmy for the Fourth Year In a Row

May 9, 2012

Equitrekking, the Emmy Award-winning PBS travel TV series, has been honored with a Daytime Emmy nomination in the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Single Camera Photography. This is the fourth consecutive year that Equitrekking has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy. 

Equitrekking is nominated alongside The Electric Company on PBS and Giada at Home on The Food Network. This is Equitrekking’s fifth Daytime Emmy nomination. Equitrekking won an Emmy for Outstanding Single Camera Photography in 2009. The series was also honored with a nomination for Outstanding Special Class Series in 2009 and 2010 and for Outstanding Writing in 2011. Awards will be presented at a gala in Los Angeles on June 17th.

“This is a testament to the staying power and popularity of the Equitrekking series,” said Darley Newman, the series host, producer and creator, who has been nominated for three Daytime Emmys. “We recently filmed our 35th episode in Botswana, Africa and have grown what many considered to be a niche concept into a globally watched educational series enjoyed by families around the world.”

The Equitrekking TV show follows Darley as she travels the world 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 beautiful destinations, often riding horses to get to areas that aren’t normally showcased by the media. Young entrepreneurs Darley and Chip Ward, the series executive producer, have built the Emmy-winning Equitrekking series from the ground up, using their complementary skill sets and passions to creatively produce and promote each episode through online video and the popular Equitrekking.com website.

“Our team and especially Greg Barna, Equitrekking’s director of photography, has regular adventures that are more than challenging to film, like a recent elephant charge in Botswana, traveling and camping in remote areas without electricity and battling the elements at high elevations,” said Chip. “We are honored to receive this continued recognition for our hard work and the quality of our work.”

In addition to its North American broadcasts, Equitrekking is now seen on international networks in over 65 countries including the Japan, France, Italy, Russia, and Turkey.

The 39th annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. To see a list of this year’s nominees, visit emmyonline.tv For more information on the Equitrekking series, including photos and behind the scenes videos, visit www.equitrekking.com/press/.

About Equitrekking
Equitrekking is the Emmy Award-winning lifestyle television series that takes viewers on global travel and horseback riding adventures to experience culture, cuisine, history and adventure. Hosted by travel expert and producer Darley Newman, Equitrekking broadcasts in high definition on PBS in North America and on international networks in over 65 countries. The show’s companion website Equitrekking.com features everything visitors need to research and plan their travels, including video clips, expert tips, travel articles and the Equitrekking.com Vacation Guide, a searchable guide to dude ranches, cattle drives and riding holidays.

In September 2009, Equitrekking won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Single Camera Photography and was twice nominated for Outstanding Special Class Series, alongside the popular MTV series True Life and Made. In 2011, Equitrekking’s Darley Newman and Chip Ward were nominated for a Daytime Emmy for writing Equitrekking, up against The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and their team of 31 Comedy Central Writers. Equitrekking has twice been awarded First Place for Best Travel Broadcast in the North American Travel Journalist Awards Competition. 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. The series has also received two Telly Awards for Photography and in the Travel & Tourism category.

In addition to Equitrekking, Darley is a columnist Practical Horseman, DiscoverHorses.com and speaks frequently at events. Darley and Equitrekking have been featured in The Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Ralph Lauren magazine, USA Today, New York Times, Budget Travel, Hollywood Reporter 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. Darley is also the founder of Equitrekking Travel at EquitrekkingTravel.com, featuring exceptional equestrian vacations led by many of the local guides seen on the Equitrekking TV show.

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