Prancing Ponies Rally 2016 — San Francisco to Santa Barbara
Prancing Ponies’ successful inaugural rally made history as the first all-Female Ferrari rally in the US. The massive media coverage, generous sponsorships, and the beautiful Prancing Sisterhood created a magical experience for all rally participants. The rally departed from the Fairmont Hotel with over 7 media outlets and dozens of supporters attending our historic departure celebration, including Bloomberg Pursuits and the San Francisco Chronicle.
On our way down Highway 1 we stopped to thank the Sobranes firefighters just before we ate a phenomenal lunch at Post Ranch Inn. We then stopped to refuel our cars and bodies at Cambria Coffee before arriving to Bacara Hotel and Resort for our weekend stay. Though the drive took us 12 hours, we were still excited and full of energy when we sat down to an al-fresco dinner while Prancing Ponies gift bags were delivered to each room containing GoPros, Rosso Corsa lip glosses, and other fun items. The next day we departed to the Santa Barbara airport to enjoy a helicopter tour of Santa Barbara but unfortunately due to inclement weather were unable. The disappointment was quickly replaced with excitement when we instead had the opportunity to talk and take photos with OPRAH WINFREY!
As we departed to Presqu’ile Winery each Prancing Pony was presented with their Founding Driver gift of a custom designed gold and silver necklace from DelBrenna Jewelry in Cortona, Italy. The evening brought pre-dinner wine sponsored by Hoopes Vineyard with Prancing Ponies cookies provided by our Prancing Sister and Sponsor Gabriela Forte of VitaForte in the penthouse suite at Bacara overlooking the Pacific Ocean followed by a lively dinner at Blush Restaurant with wines sponsored by Cambria Wines. The next morning we departed Bacara in time to race our cars on Laguna Seca — a surprise graciously organized by our Prancing Sister and Founding Driver Christine Sloss. We then stopped to show our support to the Sobranes fire evacuees before concluding the rally with lunch at Demetra Cafe…and there’s more! While at lunch our Prancing Sister and Founding Driver Gabriela Forte presented all of us with beautiful Tiffany charms! It was an over-the-top magical weekend!