• 27th Annual Harriman Cup

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    It’s not even noon, and yet, half of the Long Island bound LIRR train is already lashed on mimosas and John Dalys. I’m getting there. We’re all hopping off at Old Westbury for the 27th Annual Harriman Cup, the alumni polo match between Yale and the University of Virginia. Founded in 1984 as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of polo and supporting the collegiate polo programs of Yale and UVA, the event has raised over $600,000 for the schools’ undergrad teams.

    The match has since served as a last ditch effort for Yale and UVA alum alike—and any family and friends really—to celebrate summer’s end in patchwork madras, pastels, and penny loafers. The after party alone is worth the trip. A live band and dancing breaks out on the tented dance floor amidst hopes of meeting Mr. or Mrs. Right (now). Awards for best dressed, best hat, and best tailgate are doled out with tongue-in-cheek while UVA hoisted up the cup for the second year in a row, edging out Yale 6-5.

    Photographed in Old Westbury, NY

    *As always, most of these images can be shared via Tumblr at Collection by F.E. Castleberry.

    Oct 24, 2011 | Permalink (25) Total Comments

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    Ann left a comment on 11/23/2011 at 9:48 AM:

    Takes me back to college when I had time to play more and things were carefree, so fun!

    Trailer Trad left a comment on 11/1/2011 at 6:46 PM:

    Makes a Virginian proud.

    Rhon left a comment on 10/28/2011 at 8:01 PM:

    This looks like a picture-perfect time.

    ian left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 10:01 PM:

    Love the Bernese Mountain Dog. wonderful dogs, but very short lived due to horrendous health issues. Such a shame.

    Lee Anne left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 4:37 PM:

    This post is top notch. Such a lively, fun collection of photos that definitely captures the nature of sport. Keep up the excellent work!

    Amy left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 9:45 AM:

    The pretty lady in the yellow striped dress is just DARLING!

    scaleworm left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 2:18 AM:

    Great images, Really, just Great shots here! Well done!

    ian left a comment on 10/25/2011 at 6:03 PM:

    the woman with the dog has a heart-melting smile.

    Max left a comment on 10/25/2011 at 5:44 PM:

    Awesome set of pics.  As a general aside and correct me if I’m wrong - true prep style is casual, uncalculated, and effortless (i.e. “to the manor born, it’s just what you are”  and NOT studied… IMHO the aesthetic idea is very similar to the Italian notion of “sprezzatura”

    The girls…WOW.  Keep up the good work Fred, your blog rocks!

    A.U.G. left a comment on 10/25/2011 at 2:00 PM:

    I was here but unfortunately my means of chronicling (cell phone was not charged the night before).  -auniversitygent.blogspot.com

    Andy M. left a comment on 10/25/2011 at 10:36 AM:

    Phenomenal group of pictures Fred!  This is probably my favorite post of all time on here.

    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 10/25/2011 at 9:13 AM:

    Superb collection of photos, FEC.

    I particularly like the shot of the blonde in the white trousers. Holy s*&$!! Please inform her that I’m single and strikingly good-looking. And, I live on the beach. ;-)

    Are you aspiring to be the Slim of our (decaying) times…?

    Tripp left a comment on 10/24/2011 at 8:45 PM:

    this looks like the best time ever. i want to be there. you really really captured the moment. i am so jealous

    Obadiah left a comment on 10/24/2011 at 8:02 PM:

    Richard of Wasp 101 informed us that Rugby has now provided you with a private plane and pilot. How was your luncheon at the cafe? Shall we look for their skull-and-bones logo on the dorsal fin?

    CHC left a comment on 10/24/2011 at 4:15 PM:

    I mean the blonde girls with the peace sign….

    CHC left a comment on 10/24/2011 at 4:13 PM:

    Nice pictures! I like this a lot! Especially the girls in floral print dresses…

    dam left a comment on 10/24/2011 at 1:57 PM:


    JIm Kelleth left a comment on 10/24/2011 at 1:30 PM:

    Re: The lady in the white trousers….  I’ll second that.

    cam left a comment on 10/24/2011 at 1:17 PM:

    now THIS is unabashedly prep!

    trip left a comment on 10/24/2011 at 1:00 PM:

    Wow, this may be one of the best series that you’ve done, Fred.

    Dan from England left a comment on 10/24/2011 at 12:43 PM:

    The rear view of the lady in the white trousers is very nice, could we also see a front view please ?