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Equitrekking’s Emmy nominated host and equestrian travel expert Darley Newman travels from the beaches to the mountains of North and South Carolina in this Equitrekking Carolinas, exploring the Biltmore Estate on horseback, Daufuskie Island and riding with Cherokee Tribal Members in the Great Smoky Mountains.
There are over 100 miles of Appalachian trails surrounding the Biltmore Estate, which Darley explores on horseback, much as guests of George Vanderbilt would have during the Gilded Age. The Biltmore Equestrian Center focuses on natural horsemanship, which helps riders learn how to communicate with their equine partners. Darley sees some resident horses in training and learns why natural horsemanship is a powerful method of understanding horses. Next she checks out the thriving arts scene in downtown Asheville, before taking a lesson in rock climbing at Chimney Rock Park.
Darley travels further West to meet up with Cherokee tribal members and examine the history of horses in Cherokee culture. Darley rides Tennessee Walking horses and goes fishing for trout in the Great Smoky Mountains. Finally, viewers step back in time to a small barrier island full of Southern charm and only accessible via ferry. Cantering along the wide, pristine beaches of Daufuskie Island is the perfect way to explore this small island off of Hilton Head Island, S.C. Darley learns about the island’s original inhabitants, the Cusabo Indians, on a ride down dirt roads towards a maritime forest that was inhabited thousands of years ago by the Cusabo.
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.