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.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Clinic with Debbie McDonald

Had a wonderful opportunity to watch a professional dressage rider explain the subtleties of riding dressage. Also, meet some of the other para riders from around the country. Couldn't work the details of bring a horse but..... next time.

Attending a workshop tomorrow about the Balimo Method. This is a concept that improves balance, feeling and timing while riding a horse through unmounted exercises. I am determined!

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