She announced her decision after several FEI nation groups and federations urged her to stand again, including Pablo Mayorga of Argentina (chair of FEI Group VI, representing eight South American federations) and Sheikh Khalid Al Khalifa of Bahrain (chair of FEI Group VII, representing 18 national federations in the Middle East).
“Her track record as president has been consistently impressive, and while there is much work in progress, there is no doubt of her commitment and ability to see through the necessary changes and development in our sport over the next four years,” said Mayorga.
Princess Haya was elected as the 13th FEI president in May 2006 on a commitment to modernise the organisation. For an exclusive interview with the Princess ahead of this month's SportAccord Convention in Dubai, of which she is president of the local organising committee, see the latest issue of SportBusiness International magazine out today.
The FEI additionally announced yesterday that it had renewed its partnership with Meydan, the company which oversees the development of the United Arab Emirates’ landmark racecourse home to the Dubai World Cup. Meyden will title sponsor the FEI Nations Cup team competition in 2010.