Hey, Darley Newman, How'd You Create An Emmy-Winning Travel Show, Equitrekking?
'Producing for public television is the ultimate entrepreneurial outlet'
June 28, 2010
Equitrekking host and producer Darley Newman, photographed in Belize by Chip Ward
Darley Newman has braved a hailstorm atop an Alberta mountain, survived an earthquake in Hawaii, and explored Jordan's Wadi Rum Desert. And she's done it all on horseback as host and co-producer of her show, Equitrekking
Winner of the 2009 Emmy for Outstanding Single Camera Photography and nominated for a second year in the Emmy Award's Outstanding Special Class Series category, the PBS show takes viewers around the world with local people on horseback, exploring history, culture and food. After first creating a website with videos and a blog at Equitrekking.com in 2004, Equitrekking debuted in New Mexico in 2006 and nationally in 2007. The show is now broadcast in more than 30 countries. In addition, Newman has written a companion coffee table book, Equitrekking Travel Adventures on Horseback, and launched the affiliated travel company EquitrekkingTravel.com, featuring horseback-riding vacations across the world.
"It's really difficult to get into broadcasting," says Newman, "but the good news is that there are many new outlets through various types of media." Here, she tells us how she did it....
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