Exploring the World on Horseback!
From hot pots to horse drives, Equitrekking’s Emmy nominated host and equestrian travel expert Darley Newman experiences the smooth gait of the Icelandic horses on rides with farmers and an Icelandic champion rider, traveling to lava fields, lakes and waterfalls in Equitrekking Iceland.
Riding through the varied landscapes of Iceland is truly an otherworldly experience. Equitrekking begins the journey with a short lesson in how to ride the small, but mighty Icelandic horse, before trekking on horseback through the lava fields and over the diverse terrain that the Icelandic horse is bred to conquer. Viewers learn about the history and personality of this intelligent, good-natured horse, upon which Icelanders have depended throughout history. Darley explores the special five gaits that these purebred Viking Horses can master, including the smooth, glide of the tolt.
Traveling with local farmers, Darley takes a traditional, fast-paced horse drive, as she drives a herd of fifty horses to Gullfoss, Iceland’s “Golden Waterfalls.” Next, Darley rides through a stunning area of deep red pseudocraters that are more than 4600 years old with Iceland’s most famous rider, nicknamed Diddi, nicknamed the Golden Rider. Finally, Darley checks out the thriving nightlife in colorful, downtown Reykjavik. Rich history and wonderful culture are all part of the adventures in Iceland, the Pearl of the North.
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.