Nayel Nassar (EGY) was introduced to equestrian sports at age five at a riding center in Kuwait. He began jumping at age ten and his parents purchased a young horse for him shortly thereafter. Nayel was interested in many different sports as a child but riding proved to be his passion in the long run. Nayel has proven to be a motivated competitor internationally, winning several Grand Prix and qualifying for the FEI World Cup™ Finals in 2013, 2014 and 2017, and the FEI World Equestrian Games™ in 2014.
Born in Chicago, IL, Nayel has always ridden for his parents' homeland of Egypt. Nayel moved from Kuwait to California in 2009 to pursue his studies at Stanford University, graduating with a degree in Economics. A world traveller, Nayel is fluent in Arabic, French, and English.
15th place - Longines Masters of Paris CSI 5* Grand Prix
9th place – Longines Masters of Paris Speed Challenge CSI 5*
1st place – Equestrian Centre de Peelbergen Prix CSI 2*
7th place – Seacon Logistics Prix CSI 2*
2nd place – Prijs DCM CSI 2*