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, October 20, 2009

Paralmpics meets Hollywood. Had a very interesting day being interviewed by Kita who is doing a film documentary on "Horses and Women". She is hoping to present it at the Sundance Film Festival. It will take about a year to complete. My hope is that this might ignite interest from a potential sponsor and /or a competition horse donor. It was great fun and Habakatz was such a good boy standing patiently next to me while I was interview for almost 30 minutes! A touching moment came when I was asked what sound I likes best about a horse. I find their soft blowing both inviting and soothing. I bend over and demonstrated by blowing gently in Havakatz's nostril.. He immediately responded to me in kind and a magic moment was all caught on camera!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Adria,

    Great to read your blog. Sorry I wasn't there to see Habakatz and you in the movie biz! So happy he's such a good partner for you. Barb