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Equitrekking Wins Second Daytime Emmy Award

Washington, DC, June 19, 2012 --( Equitrekking, the Emmy Award-winning PBS travel TV series, has been honored with a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Camera Photography. This is Equitrekking’s second Daytime Emmy Award.

Equitrekking’s Director of Photography Greg Barna and his family attended the star-studded Los Angeles gala for the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy® Awards and accepted the award for Equitrekking team, which consists of host, writer and producer Darley Newman and executive producer Chip Ward.

“I’m humbled to be recognized a second time. I’m particularly honored to be numbered among such a talented group of peers,” said Greg. “We produced this episode with only three people and relatively few resources, making this a truly special win for us all.”

Equitrekking was nominated alongside The Electric Company on PBS and Giada at Home on The Food Network. In past years, Equitrekking has been up against The Ellen DeGeneres Show, MTV’s Made, Jon Stewart’s landmark televised rally on Washington, DC’s Mall The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear and other major productions.

Equitrekking has received five Daytime Emmy Award nominations, winning for Outstanding Single Camera Photography in 2009. The series was also honored with a nomination for Outstanding Special Class Series in 2009 and 2010, and for Outstanding Writing in 2011.

“I’m incredibly proud of Greg. He’s a world-class talent and a terrific friend. There’s no one more deserving of this honor than he,” said executive producer Chip Ward.

The Equitrekking TV show follows Darley Newman as she travels the world with local people to get an in-depth, eco-friendly look at a destination’s natural surroundings, culture and history. The tight-knit Equitrekking crew travels to dramatic and beautiful destinations, often riding horses to get to areas that aren’t normally showcased by the media. Young entrepreneurs Darley and Chip Ward, the series executive producer, have built the Emmy-winning Equitrekking series from the ground up, using their complementary skill sets and passions to creatively produce and promote each episode through online video and the popular 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.

The 39th annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
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