Michael Stone (IRL)

FEI Secretary General from 2006 to 2007.
FEI Sports Director from 2003 to 2006. Assistant Secretary General & Sports Development Manager from 1998 to 2003. Sports Development Manager in 1997.

Born and raised in Ireland, Michael Stone is a former International Jumping rider. He also rode Eventing and Dressage at a national level. He was the Secretary General of the Equestrian Federation of Ireland from 1987 to 1997. And the Team Manager of the Irish Team during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and the 1994 FEI World Equestrian Games™ in The Hague. He acted in the same position for the Irish Junior and Young Riders Teams from 1993 through 1996. Before he joined the FEI, he was the Managing Director of his family’s horse feed business for five years. In 1998, he became FEI Assistant Secretary General and in 2003 he was appointed to the position of FEI Sports Director.

On 28 August 2006, Michael Stone was approved and appointed the 8th Secretary General of the FEI, having occupied the position of Acting FEI Secretary General since 12 May of the same year.