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From the first FEI Secretary General, Major Georges Hector to Sabrina Ibáñez, our current FEI Secretary General. Please click on the arrow to discover more about each of them. You can also download a pdf version of the content of this page here.
FEI Secretary General from 1921 to 1951
Major Hector was born in 1869. He was successful in civilian hunting competitions and was promoted to Cmdt. in World War One. He was instrumental in the creation of the International Equestrian Federation in 1921 and was elected as its first Secretary General. After his retirement in November 1951, he was named Honorary President, Founder of the FEI. Major Hector was President of the Technical Commission for the Equestrian Events at the 1924 Olympic Games and was Technical Delegate of the FEI at the 1928 and 1936 Olympic Games.
Major Hector died on the 8 February 1952 in Paris.
FEI Secretary General from 1951 to 1956 and Treasurer from 1948 to 1956
Major d’Emaus was born on 12 June 1890 in Dilbeck. He entered the Cavalry in 1914 and retired in 1931 as Commandant. He was recalled in 1939 as Major and was a competitor in both Eventing and Jumping at the 1920 Olympic Games. He placed fourth individually and was a member of the Belgian Bronze Medal Team in Eventing and placed seventh individually in Jumping. Major d’Emaus was Technical Delegate of the FEI at the 1948 Olympic Games. He retired as Secretary General in 1956 for health reasons.
Major d’Emaus died on 19 March 1975 in Namur.
FEI Secretary General from 1956 to 1976 and Treasurer from 1965 to 1976
Chevalier Henry de Menten de Horne was born on 7 December 1986. He served with the Guides in both World Wars and was a prisoner of war in Germany for five years. He retired in 1945 as Major. From 1921 until World War Two he was a member of the Belgian Army Jumping Team. In 1936 he competed in Jumping in the Olympic Games where he placed eleventh. In 1954 he was elected President of the Fédération Royale Belge des Sports Equestres and went on to serve for nearly 30 years. He was Technical Delegate of the FEI at the 1964 and 1968 Olympic Games.
Chevalier Henry de Menten de Horne died on 27 December 1988 in Brussels.
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