Equitrekking Irish Countryside
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Equitrekking’s Emmy nominated host and equestrian travel expert Darley Newman explores some of Ireland’s most popular and historic sights, including the Ring of Kerry, a Celtic tomb in County Clare, Mount Juliet Estate, the Irish National Stud, and the monastic settlement of Glendalough in Equitrekking Irish Countryside.
Darley rides along the Ring of Kerry, but not on a traditional tour. She sees the Ring of Kerry by horseback, the best way to take in spectacular views. With bright blue waters of Dingle Bay in the distance, Equitrekking rides by area lakes and cottages abandoned during the potato famine and climbs to high elevations on an old mass road. In County Clare, Darley stays in a 300-year-old farmhouse in one of the more rural parts of Ireland. She relaxes by the River Shannon, rides to an ancient Celtic tomb and hears traditional Irish music at the pub on her equestrian vacation in County Clare.
From rural bliss to sculpted decadence, Darley explores one of Ireland’s great sporting estates on horseback. Darley goes fishing and horseback rides at Mount Juliet estate, before heading to County Kildare for an insider’s tour of the Irish National Stud. It’s here that many award-winning Thoroughbreds are bred. Outside of Dublin, Darley tours Glendalough, a monastic settlement dating back to the sixth century.
At a local vineyard known for colorful equestrian history and award-winning Cabernets, Darley horseback rides through rows of grapes to learn about the art of wine making. Darley takes a bike tour through the small-town Sonoma. Equitrekking ends the episode with a sunset ride through the golden grasslands and colorful madrones of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, with stunning views of Napa and Sonoma Valleys.
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.