Thursday 20 April 2006

Princess Benedikte bets on herself!

Next week Princess Benedikte travels to Kuala Lumpur to participate in the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) – the International Equestrian Federation meeting from 26 April to 2 May 2006, which co-incides with the FEI World Cup 2006

Princess Benedikte has decided to run for president of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). Princess Haya of Jordan is also a candidate. The current president is Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbón (she is the sister of King Juan Carlos of Spain), who is stepping down. The new president will be elected at the 2006 FEI General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur on 1 May 2006. Princess Benedikte has been a keen rider since childhood and is patron or honorary member of eight horse and riding-related organizations. Source TV 2

Billed-Bladet has reported:

Benedikte Runs for President

Normally members of the Danish Royal Family are appointed to honourable posts. Princess Benedikte, aged 61, is taking it further and is running for president of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) - an umbrella organisation for equestrian sports worldwide - based in Lausanne, Switzerland. So, the Danish princess is throwing herself into an international election campaign, opposing two other candidates. "To me, it is not a question of 'if' I am elected, but only of 'when' I am elected", says a confident Princess Benedikte. She started her campaign at the annual National Stallion Show held in Herning.

Danish version: Billed-Bladet
Many thanks to Lasse for translation.

This will be an interesting story to follow.


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