Fédération Equestre Internationale
The Fédération Équestre Internationale is the international governing body of equestrian (horse) sports. It recognises and governs ten disciplines: dressage, combined driving, endurance riding, eventing, horseball, para-equestrianism, reining, show jumping, tent pegging, and vaulting. The FEI was formed in 1921 with the joining of the national organisations of Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden and the United States of America. Today, there are 134 National Organisations who are affiliated with the FEI, the newest members being Albania, Cambodia, and Yemen who joined in 2007.
Princess Haya was elected President of the FEI in 2006 (and re-elected in November 2010 for a 2nd term) and has since improved the federation’s financial position with the addition of new sponsors, launched FEITV to reach a broader audience and adopted the Clean Sport initiative to combat doping. In August 2014, ahead of the FEI elections, Princess Haya announced that she would not stand for a 3rd term as FEI President, allowing more time to raise Her children and fulfill Her commitments to humanitarian work.
HRH Princess Haya continues to serve as the FEI’s Honorary President as well as a representative of the FEI Solidarity Committee.