Bio - Adria Di Maria

Allow me to introduce myself, Adria Di Maria, and the exciting world of Para-equestrian dressage, a sport which has been developing over the past 25 years. Athletes are classified according to their level of disability and compete on a national and international level. I contracted Polio in 1955, and as a result have significant weakness in both of my legs.

My goal is simple: I plan on being the best challenged rider I can be. This means being not only a member of our proud US Para-equestrian Team, but also a respected and contributing member of the community. As a Para-equestrian competitor, I hope to become an ambassador for the disabled athlete and to the world community in the specialty of Para Dressage at the Paralympics in 2012/ England.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Today, decided to give our boy , Pan Pan a break and so I had my lesson on Rocky.
He was a bit nervous beginning our session but after some gentle encouragement, Rocky and I were communicating and all went well. He has a nice trot , much smaller than Pan Pan's big warm blood style. I felt so honored when my trainer suggested his ease into the lesson was because of my horsemanship skills. Wow, that felt good to hear! ..what a wonderful compliment.
Carrots for everyone after the lesson.

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