Born in Chicago, Nayel rides for Egypt, his parents’ homeland. He first tried equestrian sport at age five and began jumping at ten. Nayel qualified for the FEI World Cup Finals in 2013, 2014 and 2017, and the FEI World Equestrian Games in 2014. Most recently, he competed at the Longines FEI World Cup™ Finals in Paris aboard Lordan, and regularly competes on the international Grand Prix circuit. Nayel graduated from Stanford with a degree in Economics in 2013, and is fluent in Arabic, French and English.