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.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Spent some time with my boy Pan today, now that the Hoedown is over. I gave him extra carrots for just being an overall good boy. Really appreciated Pan's qualities even more after needing to push Bueller with double crop and spurs through the whole Hoedown presentation!

Finally heard from the American Royal about the National Championships in Nov. Kansas City ,Missouri is a long way away so I'm investigating borrowing a horse for the event. Making lots of phone calls and will up date you when thing are a bit more organized. More to follow.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Reins Hoedown was alot of fun and a great success. I ended up riding Bueller who was a bit sluggish but we made it through to the end of the program with no major hicups( although I must say I was worried I was going to have to carry him the last few moves). All in all it was a beautiful day!