Exploring the World on Horseback!
In Equitrekking Belize, visit the Cayo and Mountain Pine Ridge Districts of this small Central American country, exploring Maya sites and caves and a variety of jungle lodges. Who knew that you could find a horse ranch in Belize? Equitrekking’s Emmy nominated host Darley Newman rides some of the 100 horses at Banana Bank Lodge, a farm and ranch near the capitol city of Belmopan, with former Montana resident John Carr. Next Darley takes on the jungle with Albert Garbutt, who points out medicinal plants that Belizeans use to treat everything from diabetes to sunburns. Darley takes some time out of the saddle to climb high at the ancient Maya city of Xunantunich, near the border of Guatemala, before exploring Rio Frio Cave, where the Maya scarified everything from precious stones to humans. Blancaneaux Lodge, owned by famous director, Francis Ford Coppola, welcomes guests to experience an eco-friendly, self-sustaining resort in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. At Blancaneaux, fruits and vegetables are grown in an organic garden, the Privassion River provides hydroelectric power to the resort and horses are born and raised. Darley takes a ride to Big Rock Falls, where she escapes the heat of the jungle by taking a dip under a cool waterfall. At Mountain Equestrian Trails, Darley ride into the jungle to a wide field of wildflowers, great for riding fast on horseback, and a small, secret waterfall. At night, Darley falls asleep to the sounds of nature in an eco-friendly jungle cabana.
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.