This series provides adventure-hungry viewers with a fresh way to see the world. Whether a ride on the beaches of southern Spain, a trek through northern California's Redwood Forest, or saddling up at a working cattle ranch in New Mexico, viewers experience adventure, exotic destinations and the thrill of exploring the world on horseback. Host Darley Newman brings a lifelong passion for horses with her as she ventures to off-the-beaten path ranches, resorts and farms around the world in search of the best in equestrian travel.
Equitrekking Previous Broadcasts
Spain (Episode #513)
KQED Life: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 5:00 PM
Equitrekking host Darley Newman rides at Cortijo El Esparragal, an estate and working farm outside of Seville that dates back to the Bronze Age. On prize-winning Andalusians, Darley learns the purpose and history of the Spanish Vaquera style of riding. Next, she enjoys a sunset ride outside of Segovia and visits the castles and Roman aqueducts in this central region. In the Southern town of Jerez de la Frontera, she sees that Andalusian can dance through a performance at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. Darley visits Yeguada Real Tesoro, a premier sherry bodega, which also breeds rare black Andalusian Horses. Next Darley takes viewers to Donana National Park, a diverse National Heritage Site. Darley explores park's varied landscapes and wildlife. Riding along the pristine beaches and onto the trails that pilgrims take to the shrine of El Rocio, Darley begins to understand why horses are a national treasure in Spain.