WELLINGTON THE MAGAZINE – January 2022

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PHOTO BY ALEX PACHECO

ROBI BILBAO

Roberto “Robi” Bilbao, a 5-goaler from Argentina, has been a newcomer at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in recent years. He began 2021 on the Palm Beach Equine team with Gringo Colombres, Costi Caset and patron Dr. Scott Swerdlin. Bilbao was a key workhorse for the team, scoring when needed but focused on pressuring the opposing team on the ball. With Palm Beach Equine, Bilbao won the 2021 Bobby Barry Cup. The team made it all the way to the final of the Ylvisaker Cup before falling to Beverly Polo. This past fall, Bilbao played in the East Coast Open at the Greenwich Polo Club in Connecticut with Ellipse Polo, joined by Hilario Ulloa, Matt Coppola and Louis Devaleix. The team defeated Palm Beach Equine 11-9 in the final to take the tournament crown. wellington the magazine | january 2022

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