Celebrating on horseback

James Kon & Hakim Hayat

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday morning led a special horse riding excursion from Field No 1 of Royal Brunei Polo and Riding Club in Jerudong to The Empire Brunei, Jerudong.

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Qawi, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Bahar and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul ‘Ali Yil-Kabier joined the event organised by the Royal Brunei Polo Association in conjunction with His Majesty’s 75th
birthday celebration.

Before the start of the special horse riding event, His Majesty was introduced to the seven Brunei Veteran polo players who also joined the event: Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Sanggamara Diraja Major General (Rtd) Pengiran Haji Ibnu Ba’asith bin Pengiran Datu Penghulu Pengiran Haji Apong, president of the Royal Brunei Polo Association, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Putera Negara Pengiran Haji Umar bin Pengiran Datu Penghulu Pengiran Haji Apong, Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Dewa Major General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Awang Haji Mohammad bin Haji Daud, Pehin Datu Harimaupadang Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Husin bin Ahmad, Pehin Datu Pekerma Bijaya Colonel (Rtd) Dato Paduka Awang Haji Hussin bin Haji Sulaiman, Pehin Datu Kesuma Diraja Colonel (Rtd) Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Mustapha and Haji Hamid bin Pehin Datu Indera Sugara
Haji Johari.

A crowd gathered along the road of Jerudong wet market to cheer on His Majesty and the royal entourage as well as other participants of the event.

On arrival at The Empire Brunei, His Majesty was joined by members of the royal family for breakfast at Pantai Restaurant.

Joining His Majesty for breakfast were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen; His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah and His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah.

Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Qawi, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Hakeem, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Bahar and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul ‘Ali Yil-Kabier also attended.

The Royal Brunei Polo Association organised a special horse riding event in conjunction with His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s 75th birthday celebration. Photo shows His Majesty, His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen, His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah and His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah sharing a moment during the event.
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen; His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah; Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Qawi; Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Hakeem; Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Bahar and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul ‘Ali Yil-Kabier in a group photo. PHOTOS: INFOFOTO & BAHYIAH BAKIR
ABOVE & BELOW: His Majesty and members of the royal family ride past by a crowd during the excurison; and His Majesty cuts a cake while Their Royal Highnesses Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah and Prince ‘Abdul Malik look on

His Majesty, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik, His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen, His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah during breakfast
His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Qawi, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Bahar and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul ‘Ali Yil-Kabier during the horseriding event