Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Al Hussein has been awarded the Longines Ladies Award for services to the global equine sports industry, which the watch brand supports.
Princes Haya is daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan and wife of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the UAE, and ruler of Dubai.
Princess Haya was given the award at a ceremony in London last week attended by the leaders of the global equine sports industry.
Former Olympic showjumper, two-term president of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), FEI honorary president and Classic-winning racehorse owner, Princess Haya received the honour in recognition of “Her outstanding elegance as a competitor, a leader and a woman working tirelessly for the good of equestrian sports” said Mr. Juan-Carlos Capelli, vice president & head of international marketing of Longines.
On receiving the award, Princess Haya said: “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. 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.”