Princess Haya Awards Queen Elizabeth II FEI Lifetime Achievement Award
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The FEI President, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan, awarded Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II the first FEI Lifetime Achievement award.
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Her Majesty received the award for her recognition as a leading role as a supporter of equestrian sport. Princess Haya who was dressed in a blue dress with her hair in a simple bun presented the award which was a white gold and diamond broach of nine interlinked horseshoes, it was presented to her Majesty in a box.After presenting The Queen with the award, Princess Haya said She said: “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth is a life-long lover of horses who has inspired millions around the world and I am honoured to be able to present the first-ever FEI Lifetime Achievement Award to Her Majesty on behalf of the FEI today.” She continued, “She is a true horsewoman, who still rides whenever state business allows, and her knowledge of breeding and bloodlines is incredible. The bond between the Queen and horses is truly extraordinary and I can’t think of anyone more fitting to receive this very special FEI award in the Year of the Horse.”
The Queen accepted the award in the Audience Room at Buckingham Palace in presence of The Duke of Edinburgh.
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