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
Wyoming (Episode #512H)
KQED Life: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 5:00 PM
Equitrekking host Darley Newman begins at UXU Ranch for scenic and challenging riding on surefooted horses in the Shoshone National Forest. Darley and ranch owner Tuff ride by the majestic hoodoos and to high elevations for views of colorful canyons, glaciers and mountaintops. Darley explores the wildlife and geology of Yellowstone National Park on foot, before heading to the Cody rodeo. At nearby McCullough Peaks, Darley observes a melting pot of wild mustangs. Darley visits the Buffalo Bill Historical Center's Whitney Gallery of Western Art before heading south past the Grand Tetons to Jackson Hole. There, she embarks on a pack trip with two locals who have been leading riders into the backcountry for over 25 years. Darley sees the beauty of nature on ride to Willow Creek in the Bridger Teton National Forest. Finally, she tries fly-fishing and explores dude ranch history at the T Cross Ranch, family-owned an operated since it was homesteaded in the early 1900s.
Carolinas (Episode #509)
KQED Life: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 5:00 PM
Host Darley Newman and local guides explore some of the more than 100 miles of Appalachian trails surrounding the Biltmore Estate, much as guests of George Vanderbilt would have during the Gilded Age. Darley meets resident horses at The Biltmore Equestrian Center and learns why natural horsemanship is a powerful method of understanding horses. Next, Darley heads downtown to discover the thriving arts scene in Asheville, before taking a lesson in rock climbing at Chimney Rock Park. Traveling further west, Darley meets with Cherokee tribal members and examines the history of horses in Cherokee culture, riding Tennessee Walking horses and fishing for trout in the Great Smoky Mountains. Finally, Darley steps back in time Daufuskie Island. Cantering along wide, pristine beaches is the perfect way to explore this small island off of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Darley learns about the islands original inhabitants, the Cusabo Indians, on a ride down dirt roads towards a maritime forest that was inhabited thousands of years ago by the Cusabo.