Princess Haya of Dubai awarded for equine achievements

The wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid was presented with the Longines Ladies Award in London for her 'outstanding elegance as a competitor'.
Princess Haya bin Al Hussein accepts the Longines Ladies Award in the UK. Courtesy Fast Track Agency
Princess Haya bin Al Hussein accepts the Longines Ladies Award in the UK. Courtesy Fast Track Agency

LONDON // Princess Haya bint Al Hussein has been awarded the Longines Ladies Award at a ceremony in the UK attended by leaders of the global equine sports industry.

The wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is being recognised for “her outstanding elegance as a competitor, a leader and a woman working tirelessly for the good of equestrian sports”, said Juan-Carlos Capelli, Longines’ vice-president and head of international marketing.

“It is a massive honour to be the winner and the recipient of this award. I have so many people to thank and in every way I accept this award on behalf of the many women who have helped me along the way,” said Princess Haya, a former Olympic show jumper and two-term president of the International Equestrian Federation.

“The fact is that horses bring out the best in people and it’s all about working together. Nothing that I have ever achieved have I done alone.”

The Longines Ladies Awards recognises the success and achievements of women at the very highest level of the global equine sports industry.

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Published: June 18, 2015 04:00 AM

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