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Secretary general De Vos amongst six candidates for FEI presidency

The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has announced that six men will run for the presidency of the global governing body, with current secretary general Ingmar De Vos and Spanish Equestrian Federation chairman Javier Revuelta del Peral revealed as the latest additions to the election race.

Today’s announcement comes after British FEI first vice-president John McEwen last week became the fourth European candidate for the presidency, following Pierre Durand, who has been nominated by the French Equestrian Federation; Ulf Helgstrand, nominated by the Danish Equestrian Federation, and Switzerland’s Pierre Genecand.

De Vos has been FEI secretary general since May 2011 and his candidacy has been put forward by the Belgian Equestrian Federation.  Revuelta, the other new addition to the presidential candidates, has served as the chairman of the Spanish Equestrian Federation since 2005 and is a member of the Spanish Olympic Committee.

The presidential election will take place on December 14 at the FEI general assembly in Baku, Azerbaijan. Current president, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, confirmed last month that she would not stand for a third term in office.