FEI president Princess Haya was honoured by Aachen at the weekend for her “long-standing commitment to equestrian sport”.

The Princess was awarded the prize of the City of Aachen at Aachen CHIO on Sunday (20 July).

The major of Aachen, Marcel Philipp, presented her with the award, given annually since 1995.

“This award means a great deal to me both personally and in my role as FEI president,” said Princess Haya.

“In receiving it I must emphasise that I have achieved nothing alone. Every step forward in equestrian sport made since I became president is the result of teamwork.

“If our sport is continuing to grow in popularity it is because our top athletes are playing a huge role by inspiring young people to become involved in it. But this could not happen without events such as Aachen.”

Aachen hosted the fifth FEI World Equestrian Games in 2006, the year Princess Haya become FEI president.

Next year the Aachen will host the FEI European championships in dressage, jumping, vaulting, driving and reining.

This is the first time five European championships will take place at the same venue.

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