Equitrekking Wins Two Telly Awards

April 12, 2012

Equitrekking, the Emmy-award winning Public Television travel series hosted by Darley Newman, has been honored with two Telly Awards. The series, which has filmed 35 episodes taking viewers on eco-friendly, global travels to experience history, culture and adventure, has won a Silver Award for its Outstanding Cinematography and the Bronze Award in the Travel & Tourism category.

With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, the Telly Awards honor outstanding TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the nation’s most respected production companies, television stations and cable operators.

“Because we film our series in remote locations and are often traveling with our TV equipment on horseback to destinations that vehicles just can’t reach, it’s a great achievement to win for our stunning cinematography,” said Chip Ward, the series executive producer. “We are excited to be honored with two Telly Awards, which once again recognize the hard work and talent of our small, tight knit team.”

Equitrekking recently filmed in Botswana, Africa, walking with the San, horse riding to view elephants in the Okavango Delta and following in the footsteps of Africa’s early explorers in the stark Makgadikgadi Pans. In each episode, Darley and local guides discover the best of each destination as they ride horses and camels, hike, snorkel and sightsee in magnificent landscapes, capturing the world’s most beautiful locations and interesting cultures in high definition.

Equitrekking has been nominated three years in a row for Daytime Emmys, most recently up against media moguls Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, and won a Daytime Emmy for its Outstanding Photography. It has also twice won Best Travel Broadcast from the North American Travel Journalist Association.

A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition and Equitrekking, which is produced by the Bethesda, Maryland based production company DCN Creative.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “Equitrekking’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

Learn more about Equitrekking and watch a promo for our new Africa episodes at Equitrekking.com and the Telly Awards at TellyAwards.com.


About Equitrekking

Produced by DCN Creative, an award-winning TV and media production company, Equitrekking broadcasts on PBS stations and on international networks in over 65 countries. The series has been on PBS since 2007, garnering tens of millions of dedicated fans. 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 Vacation Guide, a searchable guide to dude ranches, cattle drives and riding vacations. EquitrekkingTravel.com, dedicated to exceptional equestrian vacations, features trips led by many of the locals seen on the TV show and features destinations as close to home as Vermont and as far away as South Africa and Turkey. Equestrian travel expert Darley Newman, a young entrepreneur who was recently recognized by Women in Leadership & Philanthropy as an Inspiring Woman, and frequently speaks and is profiled in the media for successfully launching her dream job, conceived Equitrekking and DCN Creative.

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