Equitrekking Nominated for Three Daytime Emmy Awards

May 1, 2013

Executive Producer Chip Ward, Host Darley Newman and Director of Photography Greg Barna Honored with Nominations for Writing, Photography and Outstanding Travel Program

Equitrekking, the Emmy Award-winning PBS travel TV series hosted by Darley Newman, has been honored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today with three Daytime Emmy Award nominations in the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards. The team received nominations for Outstanding Single Camera Photography (Greg Barna), Outstanding Special Class Writing (Darley Newman and Chip Ward) and Outstanding Travel Program (Darley Newman and Chip Ward).

Equitrekking’s Botswana episode is nominated alongside The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild, and other outstanding television programs. Equitrekking has won two Emmy Awards, both for photography, after being nominated for eight Emmys over the past four years.

“As a small, independent production company we are incredibly proud to be nominated once again beside some of the best and biggest brands in the business,” said executive producer Chip Ward. “Over the past few years Equitrekking has grown from humble beginnings on a handful of PBS affiliates to become one of the most watched and widely distributed travel program on the network.”

Five-time Daytime Emmy nominated TV host Darley Newman travels with local people in each episode of Equitrekking to highlight great adventure, history, food, nature and culture. Darley horseback rides to get close to the land and reach hidden treasures in each place. By traveling with local people, viewers at home are given a more personal perspective of each area, showcasing the interconnectedness of humanity and what makes global cultures distinct.

“We experience countries and culture through the lens of the locals. The great cities of the world are fascinating even as they become more similar. When we explore the interior of a country, we get a better sense of why things are the way they are. These rural and natural areas hold much of the ‘undiscovered’ wonders. It’s this ‘otherness’ that attracts the worldly traveler and those who we hope to inspire to hop on an airplane,” said Darley Newman.

Equitrekking just completed its 36th episode. In addition to its North American broadcasts, Equitrekking is shown on international networks in over 82 countries including the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Italy, Russia, and Turkey. 

The Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy® Awards gala will be held in Los Angeles in June. It will be telecast on the Turner Broadcast Networks HLN on Sunday evening, June 16, 2013. See a full list of this year’s nominees. 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—all with local people. Hosted by travel expert and producer Darley Newman, Equitrekking broadcasts in high definition on PBS in North America and on international networks in over 82 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. A second website at EquitrekkingTravel.com and Top20Ranches.com focuses on equestrian vacations.

Equitrekking Awards

• Two Daytime Emmy Awards
• Eight Daytime Emmy nominations
• Two Telly Awards
• Best Travel Broadcast and Merit Award for Best Travel Book–– North American Travel Journalist Association
• Inspiring Woman Award to Darley Newman–– Women in Philanthropy & Leadership  

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