Equestrian: A not so ordinary sports for ladies

A gentleman who is riding a horse may not look interesting to us because it’s natural for the image of a man. How about Vice Ganda riding a horse? It seems to be redundant, right? Just kidding! Well, not to mention but a lady who do horseback riding will always amaze any audience because its unusual.

In the Philippines, we know someone who was not just famous with her horseback riding skill but also a mediocre in Equestrian. She is none other than Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski. She has won major awards in this sports during her prime for almost a decade ago.

I admire her talent in Equestrian because I know this sports is quite dangerous since the famous actor Christopher Reeve, the one who played Superman, had been paralyzed last May 1995 because of he said sports. He was thrown from his horse and broke his neck. He spent months of therapy training himself to breathe without the aid of a respirator. After 8 years, he went into cardiac arrest on October 9, 2004. He went into a coma the following day and passed away on October 10, 2004.

Going back to Mikee, I just noticed that in order for her to be good in Equestrian, she equipped herself with proper gear especially the ones for safety. I’m sure her pair of riding pants was something durable enough to avoid tearing as this hasn’t just free her from worries and sustaining her confidence while in the competition.

Although she isn’t playing anymore, I still salute her for the recognition she has brought to our country in the field of Equestrian. (AAP)

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About Aleks

Engr. Aleksandre Pates (a.k.a. Aleks or André) is an I.T. Professional and Electronics Engineer by profession, but it didn’t hinder him to enrich his skills and broaden his experience in theater and literary. He is also a College Instructor/Professor, Playwright, Artistic/Creative Director, Singer, Songwriter/Composer, Resource Speaker/Lecturer of Campus Journalism, Editorial Writing, Creative Writing and Leadership Empowerment for Youth. He is a Palanca Awardee, and he was the Editor-In-Chief of The Philippine Artisan (official student publication of TUP-Manila) from 2003-2007. He is a Certified Oracle Partner Expert since 2010, a Certified Harvard Connected Manager, and a member of the prolific playwright organizations in the Philippines, The WritersBloc. He also holds numerous positions in socio-civic and professional organizations like Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP – Manila Chapter), FEU Institute of Technology, and De La Salle Araneta University Alumni Association, Inc.
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