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.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

This weekend is the ParaEquestrian Ride- a -TEST with Medal winner Lynn Seidemann and Dressage Judge David Schutz at Reins! I have been working with the Black TB , Havakatz..and feel ready. Some of the instructors at the stable are riding to demonstrate different level Para-tests. The arena has been measured for accuracy , the judge's canopy put in place, flowers purchased.... all is ready.