Breaking records!

On Sunday, Egyptian equestrian, Nayel Nassar took home the $400,000 Longines Grand Prix of New York, the grand finale of the Longines Masters of New York. This was a historic win, as he is the first rider to ever win both the Longines Speed Challenge and the Longines Grand Prix at the same event, and the first to do it with the same horse.

Also competing at the Longines Masters of New York, was Jennifer Gates, daughter of American billionaire and founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates. She and Nayel have reportedly been in a relationship since 2016, and in honour of his win, the 23-year-old took to Instagram to sing his praises. She posted a photo of them hugging, which she captioned, “@nayelnassar told me yesterday morning that as one final birthday present he was going to win the Longines Masters Speed Challenge with Lucifer.”

“Even though my show night didn’t go as planned, there was no better way to end the day than this moment with him, our special horse and the team @evergatestables who work so hard to make these moments possible. Thank you baby. You spoiled me yesterday and do so every day. and THANK YOU to everyone who called, texted, sent goodies or wished me well on my 23rd birthday. Your support means more than I can express.”

 

 

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Jeniffer and Nayel, both graduated from Stanford and were brought together by their love for horse riding. The Egyptian was born in Chicago and grew up in Kuwait, before moving back to California in 2009. He is a professional equestrian, and has been riding ever since he was five. In in February, he won the cup at the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Wellingston after he finished the race in 38.15 seconds. Back in 2012, he won the Artisan farms Young Rider Grand Prix Series at the Winter Equestrian Festival. Moreover, he represented Egypt at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, as he was among Egypt’s reserved riders.

Last year, he took took Bill Gate’s eldest child to Kuwait last year to meet his family. He posted several pictures of Jennifer meeting his family with a sweet caption, “Memorable times in Kuwait last week with family and old friends. Got to bring Jenn home and give her a glimpse of my childhood. It meant the world to me. Needless to say, she was loved by all..including Jerry ”

 

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Moreover, in December, Nayel and Jeniffer took a trip to Cairo, and took to Instagram to share pictures of their trip.

 

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