Niels Bruynseels grew up surrounded by horses, with his father, Harry Bruynseels, a renowned horse trader. Nevertheless, Niels only started competing at the age of 14. It is a well-known rule in many trading stables, that the best horses are sold first, just like it happened at Stal Bruynseels and as such, Niels rode many new horses. At first, the always-changing situation seemed a setback, but in the long run it proved a blessing as Niels learned to ride and adapt to many different types of horses. In 2019 Niels won his first-ever LGCT Grand Prix under the lights in Cannes on his very talented mare Gancia de Muze.