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Equitrekking Wins Daytime Emmy Award

The following is an article posted on the Equitrekking website. Equitrekking host Darley Newman was honored at WIPL's 2012 Celebration of Inspiring Women.

June 17, 2013

Equitrekking, the Emmy Award-winning PBS travel TV series hosted by Darley Newman, has been honored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Daytime Emmy Award in the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards. This is Equitrekking’s third Daytime Emmy Award win for Outstanding Single Camera Photography and its eighth nomination. 

Equitrekking’s Director of Photography Greg Barna attended The Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy® Awards gala in Los Angeles to accept the award. Equitrekking was also honored with nominations for Outstanding Special Class Writing and Outstanding Travel Program alongside The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild, and other exceptional television programs.

The winning episode was filmed in Botswana. Five-time Emmy-nominated TV host Darley Newman led viewers through the Okavango Delta, one of Earth’s last great wilderness areas, and across the lunar-like Makgadikgadi Pans.

“The shoot was logistically difficult to execute and film. We traveled to remote and wild locations, and filmed at the mercy of nature.” said executive producer Chip Ward. “Botswana is a very special, spectacular place. Greg’s amazing photographic vision captured the stunning natural surroundings and the local people whom Darley made feel at home in front of the camera. This made for another great Equitrekking episode.”

Viewers at home embark on an exhilarating journey with Darley as she treks with the San, an ancient tribe from which scientists believe all people are descended. She visits a meerkat colony and sees how these fascinating creatures have perfected teamwork. She also goes fishing in a hippo pond, and is charged by an elephant while on horseback in the Okavango Delta.

“It’s an honor for every member of our production team to receive Daytime Emmy Award nominations and very satisfying to win for Equitrekking’s beautiful photography,” said Darley.

Equitrekking just completed its 36th episode. In addition to its North American broadcasts, Equitrekking is shown on international networks in over 82 countries including the U.K.’s Horse & Country TV, and networks in New Zealand, Italy, Russia, Japan and Turkey.

For more information on the Equitrekking series, including photos and behind the scenes videos, please visit www.equitrekking.com/press.


About Equitrekking
Equitrekking is the Emmy Award-winning lifestyle television series that takes viewers on global travel and horseback riding adventures to experience culture, cuisine, history and adventure—all with local people. Hosted by travel expert and producer Darley Newman, Equitrekking broadcasts in high definition on PBS in North America and on international networks in over 82 countries. The show’s companion website Equitrekking.com features everything visitors need to research and plan their travels, including video clips, expert tips, travel articles, exclusive travel deals and the Equitrekking.com Vacation Guide, which is a searchable guide to dude ranches, cattle drives and riding holidays. Additional websites at EquitrekkingTravel.com and Top20Ranches.com focuses on dude ranch and horseback riding vacations.


Equitrekking Awards

• Three Daytime Emmy Awards
• Eight Daytime Emmy nominations
• Two Telly Awards
• Best Travel Broadcast and Merit Award for Best Travel Book–– North American Travel Journalist Association
• Inspiring Woman Award to Darley Newman–– Women in Philanthropy & Leadership