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.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Rode Pan bareback today. The wind was blowing, the air crisp and Pan was right on. I don't think anything could top this!
"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!