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The Hellenic Equestrian Federation (GRE NF) is Proud To Present The AEF 2019 And Is Looking Forward To Welcoming The Qualified Teams From Europe, Along With Top Individual Riders, Equestrian Fans And Media From All Over The World For A Week Of Exciting Jumping Sport In Athens, Greece, The Absolute Top Destination For This Time Of The Year.

The Hellenic Equestrian Federation (HEF) was established in 1990 and is governed by an 11-member board. It is a member of the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC), of the Federation de Equestre Internationale (FEI) and of the European Equestrian Federation (EEF).

Currently, there are five equestrian sports practiced in Greece, two of which are Olympic sports:

  • Show jumping (Olympic)
  • Dressage (Olympic)
  • Endurance
  • Driving
  • Para – dressage

Equestrian sports in Greece have developed significantly over the past 25 years. Increased media attention has begun after the success of Greek rider Heidi Antikatzidis winning 6thplace in Eventing at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. This was followed by the successful participation of seven Greek riders at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, which particularly raised the sport’s national popularity. Regular participation of Greek riders and horses at top class international events all over the world bearing the Greek colors is steadily bringing more fans and media coverage.

Noteworthy figures:

  • 25.000 people around Greece are involved with horses and the horse sports on a regular basis
  • 90 Riding Clubs are members of the HEF
  • 3.000 riders, out of which 1.000 are active competition riders
  • 70 National and international competitions held in Greece annually with significant spectator attendance
HEF’s Board:
President Isidoros Kouvelos
1st Vice President Kostas Karakasilis
2nd Vice President Dimitris Boutsis
Secretary General George Dimaras
Deputy S. General Michael Poulakos
Treasurer Stathis Panagakis
Registrar of Material Antonis Diamandaras
Members Antonis Antoniou, Dimitris Gounaras
Aris Kypreos, Iraklis Basdras

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