Challenged athlete living the dream of representing the US in the Paralympics. Disability should not impede one from competing.
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.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Finally got some photo's of Habakatz. He is a very handsome boy and I just learned he is a direct descendant of the famous race horse, "Cigar". At one time, there was hope he'd be another racer. That is really not in his nature.....He is perfect just the way he is.
"OVERCOMING A CHALLENGE BEGINS WITH DETERMINATION, BUT SOMETIMES YOU NEED A LITTLE MORE."
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National and international equestrian competition is costly, and my limited personal resources do not make up the short fall I frequently face. Consequently, I seek your support and would appreciate whatever your individual situation would allow. Thank You!