Partial paralysis doesn’t deter Central Coast dressage rider from highest-level competitive goals. by Anna Buffini
Resilient. - That word embodies the man and incredible para-equestrian and future Olympic hopeful, Michele Bandinu. Michele, pronounced “Mee-KEH-leh,” is a long-time FEI level dressage competitor who suffered partial paralysis in a motocross accident almost five years ago. That nearly career-ending disability hasn’t stopped him from pursuing his dreams.