Equitrekking Nominated for A Daytime Emmy

EquitrekkingA hearty congratulations to Equitrekking which has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for their 3rd consecutive year.

The Honor

Equitrekking is an amazing travel show featuring equine holidays around the globe. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Darley Newman (host, producer & writer) and Chip Ward (executive producer & writer) the show has been a success and they have been nominated in the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Writing.

Stiff Competition

Up against the likes of Ellen DeGeneres & Jon Stewart they are facing some stiff competition. However, they’ve won before (in 2009 for Outstanding Single Camera Photography) and previous nominations mean they have a running shot at the award on June 17th.

“We are so excited to be nominated a third year running alongside such an accomplished group of veteran writers and television producers,” said Darley. “We have a small production team, and over the years we each have taken on a variety of production roles. Being recognized for our hard work is truly an honor.”

The Show

The Equitrekking TV show follows Darley as she travels the world visiting local people to get an in-depth, eco-friendly look at a destination’s natural surroundings, culture and history. The tight-knit crew travels to amazing destinations, often riding horses to get to areas off the beaten path.

The Nod

The episode that garnered this year’s Emmy nod is Equitrekking: Jordan, Wadi Rum, Aqaba & Jerash, in which Darley joins local Bedouin to discover the Middle Eastern Kingdom of Jordan. She rides horses through the dramatic Wadi Rum Desert and Dana Village, snorkles among vibrant coral reefs, hikes Jordan’s version of the Grand Canyon and experiences chariot races in a restored Roman hippodrome.

“The Equitrekking series is about natural and cultural diversity and exploration”, says Chip. “Our on-camera local guests play a significant role in each episode. Darley’s energy and passion for learning and culture and brings forth each local’s personality and keeps viewers engaged with the series and wanting more.”

Built From Scratch

Darley and Chip have built the Emmy-winning Equitrekking series from the ground up, promoting episodes through online video and the popular Equitrekking.com website. In addition to its North American broadcasts, Equitrekking is now seen on international networks in over 65 countries including the Japan, France, Italy, Russia, and Turkey.

Good Luck!

The best of luck to Darley, Chip and the rest of the crew at Equitrekking on June 17th! You can learn more about Equitrekking on their website www.equitrekking.com & to book one of the fabulous vacation they showcase visit www.equitrekkingtravel.com.