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Jordan's Princess Haya re-elected International Equestrian Federation president

November 5, 2010 2:20pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Jordan's Princess Haya has been elected to serve a second four-year term as president of the International Equestrian Federation, the governing body for world horse sport.

The princess beat back challenges from Sven Holmberg of Sweden and Henk Rottinghuis of the Netherlands to win the required two-thirds majority of the 133-member federation on the first ballot.

Princess Haya, a member of the International Olympic Committee, has made anti-doping a central theme of her leadership after scandals involving several horses who failed drug tests at the Athens and Beijing Games.

She thanked delegates for their confidence in her and said that "the harmony and beauty" between horse and rider should serve as an example for all federation members. – AP
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