Exploring the World on Horseback!
Join Equitrekking’s Emmy nominated host Darley Newman to explore the Cooley Peninsula, Donegal, Connemara and Galway on horseback in Equitrekking Coastal Ireland.
On the Cooley Peninsula, local Niall Connolly, takes Equitrekking’s Darley Newman through Ravensdale Forest to discover ancient stone circles and a scenic spot where you can see eight out of the thirty-two Irish counties. Darley visits castles in the medieval town of Carlingford and an ancient burial tomb. Next Darley travels to the Northwest to beach ride and surf in a top European surfing area in Donegal. Darley learns about the history of conflict in Ireland on a ride on an old smuggler’s road.
In Connemara, Darley meets up with Willie Leahy, one of the largest breeders of Connemara Ponies in the world, and watches herds of ponies run amid lush green fields. With local Siobhan Reynolds, Darley rides over a sand bridge to the remote tidal island of Omey Island. In the 7th century Saint Feichin, who is known for spreading Christianity throughout Western Ireland and was believed by many to have healing abilities, established a monastery on Omey Island. Darley takes viewers to visit ancient sights and makes an offering at the holy well.
Emmy nominated host and producer Darley Newman takes viewers to the best destinations to go horseback riding, exploring with local people to learn about history, culture and stunning wildlife and natural surroundings. Experience equestrian travel as expert Darley takes you riding on the beaches of Southern Spain, in a northern California Redwood Forest, the rainforest in Costa Rica or through the lush, green countryside of Ireland. For both arm-chair travelers and those preparing to take their equestrian adventure, Equitrekking transports viewers to exotic destinations on this Emmy Award winning travel series.