Although the recently anointed number-one polo player nailed five major tournaments during 2013, Pieres is surprisingly laid-back about his latest accolade as the world’s best. A horseman so skilled that the Argentine was also the youngest in the world to obtain a 10-goal handicap at the tender age of 19, Pieres says: “On the one hand I enjoy it, but on the other, it generates pressure. In fact, results are more important to me, and as I know this past year has gone well for me, that makes me happy.”
Having sewn up Europe’s 2013 high-goal season to take the Cartier Queen’s Cup and the British Open, Spain’s Silver and Gold Cups as well as the US Open with team Zacara, the latter quarter of the year is spent on home turf playing for Ellerstina with brothers Gonzalo Jr, Nicolás and brother-in-law Mariano Aguerre.
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