Equitrekking Virginia Hunt Country
American history comes alive as Equitrekking’s Emmy nominated host and equestrian travel expert Darley Newman tours historic Virginia Hunt Country. Darley visits Middleburg and attends a steeplechase, rides amid Longhorn Cattle at Marriott Ranch, learns to play polo, experiences Civil War history on horseback and meets Civil War rein-actors.
At Marriott Ranch, Darley trail rides where presidents and world leaders have found respite among the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains. The ranch and its inn have a quirky history. Built in 1814 by James Marshall, brother of the first Chief Justice of the United States, the inn today is believed to be haunted. After jeep tour of the property, Darley rides through Paradise Valley among Longhorn Cattle, usually found in Texas, who have made their home in this scenic area.
Next viewers discover how difficult ''the sport of kings'' really is through Darley’s polo lesson at Great Meadow. Nearby, Darley attends the classic Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase and shops around in cute and quaint town of Middleburg. Virginia and U.S. history come alive, as Darley discovers Civil War history on horseback by riding through battlefields at Kelly’s Ford and meeting Civil War reenactors from the Black Horse Troop.
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.