H.R.H Princess Haya of Jordan
Born: May 3, 1974 and she now resides in Dubai, United Arab Emirates She is the daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan and half sister of the current King of Jordan, Abdullah II. In April 2004, she married Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, She was educated in England, at Badminton School For Girls, Bryanston School and St. Hilda's College, Oxford, where she studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics. She is an accomplished equestrian having won five Jordanian National Show Jumping Championships. She became the first and only Arab woman to compete in the equestrian events and the only member of an Arab royal family to compete in the Olympics when she rode in Sydney, Australia, in 2000. In April 2006, was elected President of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI). Princess Haya has engaged in a range of humanitarian activities and founded Tikyet Um Ali, the first Arab NGO dedicated to overcoming hunger, in her native Jordan and now serves as Chairperson of Dubai International Humanitarian City. She was appointed a U.N. Messenger of Peace in July 2007 by Secretary-General Ban-Ky Moon and earlier was the first woman and first Arab to serve as an ambassador for the World Food Programme. She has been given a number of horses by Sheikh Mohammed and enjoyed her first Group 1 success when Proclamation won the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood in July 2005. Currently has over 50 horses racing in her green and black silks, all trained by John Gosden. Her horses enjoyed numerous big race successes in 2008 such as New Approach (the Epsom Derby and the Irish Champion Stakes), Raven's Pass (the Breeders' Cup Classic and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes) and Donativum (Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf and the inaugural Tattersalls Millions, worth approaching $1 million to the winner), and the 2010 Arlington Million with Debussy. She was the British champion owner in 2008 when her horses won 35 races and $4.3 million in prize money .