Ladies, Start Your Ferrari Engines For The Prancing Ponies Rally

The Prancing Ponies Rally announced preparations for the first all-female Ferrari European rally in the world from Milan to Monaco, August 3-6, 2017. The Prancing Ponies Rally invites women from all over the world who enjoy driving Ferraris to participate in this fundraising rally. The rally will kick off at the Four Seasons Hotel Milan on via Montenapoleone at 10am with a sensational suit up of the women drivers and departure celebrations with all of the ladies and their Ferraris.

The rally will fund the Prancing Ponies Foundation’s Leadership-Abroad Academy for 4 college bound girls this summer. The scholarships will support the selected young women on their travels to Paris this year. They will experience full cultural immersion, creating global awareness and increased self-confidence through specific leadership development activities and learning the French language. As a team, they will accomplish projects that challenge their critical thinking, decision making, budgeting and communication skills.

The rally is the brainchild of Prancing Ponies founder Chanterria McGilbra. McGilbra is the first African American women to purchase a Ferrari in Northern California. Passionate about Ferraris and racing, McGilbra is using the Ferrari as the Prancing Ponies symbol of women empowerment and to inspire young girls. The message from the Prancing Ponies Rally to the young ladies is ‘anything is possible if you have the courage to take action towards your goals’.

“The fastest way to increase a girl’s self-esteem and self-confidence is to travel internationally,” said Chanterria McGilbra, Executive Director, Prancing Ponies Foundation. “We believe a summer abroad will transform their perspective towards to being that of global leaders.”

Previous rally sponsors include the Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, GoPro, and HOOPES Vineyards. Current sponsors include Bulgari.

“The weekend starts with a fun drive from Milan to Monaco. We’ll stop at local towns along the rally route in Italy to encourage girls to become leaders – as this will be the first time girls will have seen women driving Ferraris in Italy and France. The rally will end at the Monte Carlo Casino where the leadership-abroad scholars will meet with the rally fundraising women who will be come their mentors. The next day they will enjoy helicopter rides to St. Tropez for lunch and shopping followed by dinner on a yacht. The rally concludes with a drive along the Monaco Historic Route on Sunday. Christine Sloss US LaFerrari owner and driver “It’s very empowering. So often you don’t see a lot of girls behind the wheel, especially with exotics. This is a 3-day event celebrating that.” Cornelia Hagmann Swiss Artist, LaFerrari owner and driver. “I’m excited to be apart of the Prancing Sisters!”

To find out more the Prancing Ponies Foundation visit their website (

About Prancing Ponies Foundation:

Prancing Ponies Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit focused on increasing girl’s self-esteem and self-
confidence through international travel and cultural immersion. Our mission is ‘Creating Women Leaders One Girl at a Time.’ The Prancing Ponies Foundation sends college bound girls abroad for 7 weeks of cultural immersion and leadership training. The goal is to teach the girls how to lead themselves before they become leaders to others.

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