In the realm of equestrian competition, Jennifer Gates holds water in her own right. She is the proud wife of fellow equestrian athlete Nayel Nassar and daughter of tech industry tycoon Bill Gates. However, even celebrities are not immune to stumbling into embarrassing moments. Likewise, Jennifer Gates was a bundle of nerves when celebrating a podium triumph with her husband.
Horse Network reported in 2019, at the infamous Global Champions League (GCL) in Hamburg, Germany, the daughter of Bill Gates was enjoying a podium result after a grueling two-day competition when her husband, Nayel Nassar, saw the incident.
A podium celebration that she didn’t expect
This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Bill Gates’s daughter in more ways than one. After two days of intense competition, the 26-year-old and her Paris Panthers companion, Nayel Nassar, scored a significant podium victory aboard the legendary horse Capital Colnardo.
As the Panthers and the top two teams erupted into the traditional champagne brawl at the podium, Jennifer Gates had a tough time popping the cork on her own bottle. She didn’t realize until much later that she’d been completely soaked in the party’s joyful crossfire.
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In a report by Horse Network, Jennifer spoke about this moment, saying, “Apparently I need to learn how to pop champagne bottles because that’s a podium thing and I’m the biggest rookie… help!” Jennifer may have dominated the major equestrian leagues, but there’s still one thing she isn’t an “expert” at: opening up a champagne bottle after the triumph.
Why 2019 was a big year for the equestrian star?
Back then, Jennifer Gates wasn’t only concerned with improving as a rider; she was also plotting the growth of Evergate Stables, her stable property. She finished university at Stanford in June 2018 and intended to devote her time to the sport she was passionate about.
Her GCL team, the Paris Panthers, was rated in the top ten at the time (they are presently ranked fifth), and her company, Evergate, was actively producing and selling young horses across Europe.
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Jennifer had a great moment at the 2019 Hamburg GCL. Despite the fact that the cork tricked her, Jennifer didn’t lose face and good-naturedly laughed it out later in her interview.
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