Johor sultan shares passion for horses, horse riding with Queen Elizabeth

Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar during his meeting with Queen Elizabeth and Bahrain’s King Hamad Isa Al Khalifa at the Windsor Horse Show in England on Friday. (Facebook pic.)

JOHOR BAHRU: Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar shared his passion for horses and horse riding with Queen Elizabeth II at the annual Windsor Horse Show in England yesterday.

Sultan Ibrahim was there at the invitation of Bahrain’s King Hamad Isa Al Khalifa.

A statement uploaded on the sultan’s official Facebook page today said he met Queen Elizabeth and King Hamad after her arrival at the world-famous equestrian event.

Sultan Ibrahim, who is a keen equestrian and polo player, spent several minutes talking to the queen about their mutual passion for horses and horse riding.

He also exchanged pleasantries with Queen Elizabeth’s second son, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, who had visited the sultan officially several times at Istana Bukit Serene in Johor.

Sultan Ibrahim said he explained to the Queen about Johor as well as the industries in the state.

The statement said a few British companies have their factories in Johor, including Dyson Ltd, a high-tech home appliances producer which has made Senai its global manufacturing hub.

There is also a strong presence of British universities and international schools in the state, including the University of Southampton, Newcastle School of Medicine, University of Reading and Marlborough College & International School, the statement added.