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Mikee Cojuangco, "Equestrienne"

Aug 20, 2004

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Real Name:
Mikaela Maria Antonia Delos Reyes Cojuangco-Jaworski

Date of Birth:
February 26, 1974

Better known as “Mikee”, this smart and pretty Filipina is the third daughter of high-profile politicians Jose “Peping” Cojuangco and Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco. Married to Robert "Dodot" Jaworski, Jr., son of basketball legend and Senator Robert Jaworski. They have two sons, Robert III (Robbie) and Rafael Joseph.

Mikee started to show interest in riding at age 8 but was only allowed to take lessons by her parents when she turned 10. At age 16, she joined her first international competition at Shizuoka, Japan where she placed third in the individual show jumping. But her best winning moment happened just before the curtains fell on the 14th Asian Games last year. Mikee managed to bag Philippines' third and last gold medal in the individual show jumping event held in Busan, South Korea. Her win is the first-ever gold medal finish in the event and ended the Philippine campaign on a high note. With Mikee’s scintillating triumph, the Filipinos surpassed their three-gold, two-silver, eight-bronze medals in Hiroshima in 1994 with last year’s 3-7-16 count.

Aside from being a champion rider, Mikee is also a former TV and movie actress and a commercial model. Blessed with good looks and a dimpled smile, she has endorsed popular brands like Swatch, Eskinol, Honda and has also modeled with her son Robbie in a Johnson’s Baby Lotion commercial.

Mikee finished her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at the Ateneo de Manila University in 1995.

Here are some of Mikee’s accomplishments as an athlete:

Champion, Individual Show Jumping, Asian Games

Champion, CSI-B New Delhi
Philippine Equestrian Federation Over-all Rider of the Year
Philippine Equestrian Federation Show Jumping Rider Of the Year
Manila Polo Club Annual Horse Show Category A Champion

3rd Sydney Royal Easter Horse Show World Cup and Olympic Qualifier

Champion of the Manila Polo Ball Cup
Champion (RP Team) - Southeast Asian Nations Cup Series
Member, Show Jumping Team to the Bangkok Asian Games
4th Over-all Southeast Asian League World Cup qualifier

4th Overall Philippine Equestrian Federation (PEF) Rider of the Year
3rd (Team Competition - Composite Team) Sydney Royal Easter Show
4th (Individual Show Jumping) Trivett Classic International Dressage CDI-O Show Jumping Invitational Derby

4th (Individual Show Jumping) A & B Grade Dapto Show N.S.W., Australia
3rd (Team Show Jumping) Canberra Nations Cup Class Australia
4th (Individual Show Jumping) Volvo World Cup Qualifier Finals Pacific League, Australia

2nd (Team Show Jumping) Canberra Nations Cup Class Australia
1st (Team Show Jumping) Asia-Pacific Equestrian Games
3rd (Team Dressage) APEC Werribee, Australia
3rd (Team Show Jumping) Southeast Asian Games Chiang-Mai, Thailand

Leading Lady Rider Hawkesbury Show N.S.W., Australia
4th (Individual Show Jumping) Pre-Asian Games Invitational Show Jumping Competition Hiroshima, Japan
Member of the Philippine Show Jumping Team to the 12th Asian Games Hiroshima, Japan
3rd (Individual Show Jumping) N.S.W. Young Rider State Championships Nowra N.S.W., Australia
3rd (Individual Show Jumping) Southeast Asian Show Jumping Singapore
2nd (Team Show Jumping)

Reserve Champion PEF Show Jumping Rider of the Year
2nd (Individual Show Jumping) Inner-Mongolia, China
3rd (Team Show Jumping)
1st (Team Show Jumping) Asian Show Jumping Championships Chinese-Taipei (Taiwan)

Reserve Champion PEF Show Jumping Rider of the Year
2nd (Individual Show Jumping) Jakarta, Indonesia
2nd (Team Show Jumping)
6th (Individual Show Jumping) Cha-Am, Thailand

3rd (Individual Show Jumping) Shizuoka, Japan
Reserve Champion Clark Air Base Annual Horse Show High Point Trophy

Clark Air Base Annual Horse Show High Point Trophy

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