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, December 1, 2009

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
The weather has turn a bit cool here..which is a welcome relief. And all the horses love it. You can see them mightily charging around the pasture, manes and tails flying in the wind. It is a exhilarating sight.

The other side of the picture, a bit of rain...which the horses love too...... to merrily roll in! Grooming a horse encrusted with a thick layer of mud is like cleaning a muddy Volkswagen. But it is all part of the wonders of horse ownership.

Havakatz and I had a good ride today . The brisk weather touched his Thoroughbred heart and he was ready to run. We used his energy to practice transitions into the canter. We both had a great workout.

Tomorrow, I take on Pan Pan, and his self indulgent mud bath! What fun..