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
Vermont (Episode #508)
KQED Life: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 5:00 PM
Equitrekking host Darley Newman visits the Mountain Top Inn outside of Killington to explore the area's Green Mountains trails and learn the art of driving with two large Clydesdales. At the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm, Darley experiences the smooth gaits of the Icelandic horse on a multi-day inn-to-inn ride through meadows, woods and old farm lands in the Mad River Valley. Next, Darley visits the University of Vermont's Morgan Horse Farm to learn about Vermont's state animal and UVM's historic breeding program, which dates back to 1878. Darley also enjoys some time out of the saddle to try some local specialties and visit Shelburne Museum and downtown Burlington.
Great American Ranches (Episode #507)
KQED Life: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 5:00 PM
This episode takes a closer look at some of the remarkable landscapes, wildlife and adventures in the United States' National Parks. In each park, local guides share stories of the park's history and the natural environment, as host Darley Newman hikes, horseback rides and boats to explore the surroundings. Parks profiled include Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef in Utah, the Great Smokey Mountains in North Carolina, Canyon de Chelly in Arizona, Kenai Fjords in Alaska, Haleakala National Park on Maui, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island, Cumberland Island in Georgia and Yellowstone in Wyoming.
Great National Parks (Episode #506)
KQED Life: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 5:00 PM
Equitrekking takes a look at how geography and history of ranches in Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, Alberta, Texas, Maui and the Big Island influence their present workings. Interviewing ranch owners and cowboys who have chosen to hold fast to their traditions and Western culture, Darley learns about running a ranch, while also seeing some of the beautiful wild terrain.
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