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, September 1, 2009

An important opportunity to find out everything you ever wanted to know about Para-equestrian competition!

ParaEquestrian Ride-A-Test with Dressage Judge David Schmutz & Medal winner Lynn Seidemann

Nov. 8, 2009 at REINS in Fallbrook, CA

US ParaEquestrian Association and REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program are proud to sponsor Ride-A-Test with Dressage Judge David Schmutz and fellow ParaEquestrian Lynn Seidemann.

David is a “C” FEI ParaEquestrian Judge as well as a USEF “R” Dressage judge (currently enrolled in the “S” promotion program).

Lynn Seidemann has competed in ParaEquestrian sports for the past 15 years, earning a Silver Medal at the 2004 Paralympic games in Athens.

What is ParaEquestrian? ParaEquestrian stands for Equestrians with disabilities that compete in parallel competitions from grass root programs thru the Olympics.

This clinic is designed to help athletes and trainers learn more about competing in Dressage at a local, national or international level.

The one day Session costs $25 and includes:

Packet of the new 2010 FEI ParaEquestrian Tests
101 ParaEquestrian Manual (a how to guide)
30 minute evaluation with David and Lynn
Includes Auditing of all riders
Please plan on the clinic running from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Sunday Nov. 8

To enter the clinic please fill out the entry form located on the Reins web site.

For more information contact:
Lynn Seidemann - (214) 769-2006 –
Sarah Newton-Cromwell – (760) 731-9168