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desertrosemrk 08-07-2005 09:48 PM

Princess Haya and the FEI
From Khaleej Times

Princess Haya vies for equestrian presidency

7 August 2005

AMMAN - Princess Haya, wife of Dubai Crown Prince Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will run for the presidency of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), she told AFP on Sunday.

A keen athlete with a passion for riding, the 31-year-old Jordanian princess represented Jordan at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games - the first Arab woman to do so - competing in show jumping.

In a phone interview from London where she is currently, Princess Haya said she “will run in April for the presidency” of the FEI in the hope of promoting and revitalising the sport across the globe “through a modern and efficient world-class body”.

“Ensuring that the Federation is fully transparent and works in accordance with sound and modern financial systems is of utmost importance to me, and imperative for the development and growth of the equestrian sport internationally,” she said.

Princess Haya has taken part in several international competitions, representing Jordan at Sydney 2000 and at the World Championships in Jerez 2002. She recently took part in the Dubai 2005 World Endurance Championship and is a member of the honorary committee of the SpanishRidingSchool.

The princess has represented Jordan in the FEI General Assembly and was chairperson of the Middle East and Western Asian sub-group from 1992-1996.

“I see equestrianism as a traditional sport with a modern future,” the princess - who is daughter of the late King Hussein - said.

Princess Haya is also a member of the International Board of Directors of Right to Play, an athlete-driven organization dedicated to bringing sports and recreation to children affected by war, poverty disease and illness.

Lyonnaise 08-08-2005 03:21 AM

I think that it's wonderful that Princess Haya is running for Presidency. She adores the sport and I think it would be a wonderful thing for her to do with her time.

Does anyone know anything about the International Equestrian Federation and how their presidents are chosen?

Ianna 04-13-2006 06:34 PM

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein in Zagreb, Croatia on 11th April..She had meetings with equestrian organizations due to her status of candidate for the FEI Presidency..Very beautiful and so kind person!:)
Source; Slavko Midžor/24sata

purple_platinum 04-14-2006 04:53 AM


Originally Posted by Ianna
HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein in Zagreb, Croatia on 11th April..She had meetings with equestrian organizations due to her status of candidate for the FEI Presidency..Very beautiful and so kind person!:)

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desertrosemrk 04-14-2006 04:42 PM

Princess Haya and the FEI
If anyone is interested this is the full outline of her plan for FEI:

purple_platinum 04-18-2006 12:07 PM

Apr 11, 2006
Princess HAYA BINT AL HUSSEIN of Jordan, wife of the Ruler of Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, during a press conference at hotel Sheraton in Zagreb, Croatia on Apr. 11, 2006.

Photo by Slavko Midzor/ZUMA Press

desertrosemrk 04-25-2006 06:51 PM

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desertrosemrk 04-28-2006 07:47 PM

Two new articles on Princess Haya from

Article from New Straits Times

Article from Horse International

ZZZ 05-01-2006 09:54 AM

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Princess Haya of Jordan elected FEI president

desertrosemrk 05-01-2006 11:42 AM

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Princess Haya
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purple_platinum 05-01-2006 12:25 PM

Congratulations to the Princess !!! some tough competition..

Here's a couple more articles :

desertrosemrk 05-02-2006 11:44 AM

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Elections for the FEI Presidency - detailed results

The election of the 13th FEI President held on 1 May took place over two rounds. The total valid ballots cast consisted of 123 National Federations (102 present and 21 represented by a proxy), and 15 Bureau Members.

Pictures HRH Princess Haya, FEI President
Peter Llewellyn

purple_platinum 05-02-2006 01:17 PM


It would appear Zara Phillips isn't the only pretty royal making an impression on the world of horsemanship, as Jordan's Princess Haya has been elected president of the International Federation for Equestrian Sport.

King Abdullah's half-sister, who has been riding internationally since the age of 13, has been entrusted to oversee the work of the IFE for the next four years. The popular royal, who turns 32 on Wednesday, brings many years of experience to her new role.

The princess has competed for her country at numerous events, including the 2000 Sydney Olympics and the 2002 World Equestrian Games, and, having represented Jordan at the IFE's general assembly on several occasions, she also knows a thing or two about the politics involved in running the organisation.

desertrosemrk 05-02-2006 03:34 PM

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More pictures of Princess Haya, Photo by Ammar Abd Rabbo/ABACAUSA.COM

desertrosemrk 05-02-2006 03:38 PM

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pictures of Princess Haya, Photo by Ammar Abd Rabbo/ABACAUSA.COM

altagrace 05-02-2006 08:40 PM

That white gown is magnificent on her.

sommone 05-03-2006 01:17 PM

I think Laraib meant the Ambassador position instead of the FEI position, but I could be wrong. Besides, Angelina already is a UN ambassador. Happy 32nd birthday, Princess Haya.

purple_platinum 05-04-2006 11:13 AM

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Princess Haya of Jordan celebrates her birthday two days in advance she is born a May 3rd during a gala dinner , as she has just been elected president of the International Equestrian Federation FEI in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia , on May 1st , 2006.

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Joumana 05-04-2006 04:42 PM

She looks sure of herself more than anytime before. This is good to see.

sommone 05-08-2006 01:53 PM

I love her dress, the one she wore for the gala dinner, but I don't think women that are her height should wear long dresses. I think if it had stopped mid calf, it would have looked better on her.

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