Thursday, August 15, 2024 10am – 4pm / Ocean Avenue – Carmel by the Sea

Prancing Mixer: Wednesday, August 14th 5pm – 7pm

“Rhinestone Cowgirls”

All Makes & Models Welcomed

Discover Prancing Ponies

Premier Women’s Car Show Experience

Prancing Ponies Women’s Car Show is dedicated to creating opportunities for low-income Women by fundraising to support their attendance at leadership conferences, workshops, and seminars to advance their careers and better their family’s lives.

Established in 2017, we are the only car show that exclusively includes Women in Monterey Car Week and we encourage the ‘Men We Love’ and support Women to attend our car show as well. All car models can participate and we welcome all who identify as Women. Together we can create an event that is welcoming to all.

Join us for an unforgettable day celebrating women in the automotive world. Experience over 200 cars, a fashion show, our Pony VIP lounge, live music, and come dressed in this year’s theme: ‘Rhinestone Cowgirls’!

All makes/models welcomed! IF YOU LOVE IT – SHOW IT!

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Event Schedule & Highlights

9:00 AM
Prancing Ponies parade-in
11:00 AM
VIP Presentations
12:00 AM
car Judging begins
12:30 PM
fashion show
2:30 PM
award presentations
4:00PM
ladies start your engines!

Immerse yourself in a day filled with cars, fashion, music, and fun. Bring the whole family (and fur babies) for a memorable experience.

Meet Our Presenters & Entertainers

Discover Our Distinguished Presenters & Entertainers

Heather
HEATHER GARDENER
Co-Mistress of Ceremonies

Heather, the owner of Monterey Touring Vehicles, holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from U.C. Davis and earned her Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to starting a family in 2002, Heather amassed several patents and authored scientific papers while working in Silicon Valley’s biotech sector. Her passion for cars ignited at 18 when she purchased her first vehicle—a 1978 Volkswagen Beetle convertible. This early love for automobiles inspired her to establish Monterey’s sole privately owned Classic Car Rental company. Today, enthusiasts can select from a diverse fleet of 40 classic and vintage cars to experience along one of the world’s most picturesque coastlines.

Dave Potter
DAVE POTTER
Mayor, Carmel by the Sea

Originally from Hingham, Massachusetts, Dave Potter has been a resident of Monterey County since 1970, and is dedicated to actively serving the local community in many capacities. Since 2018, Dave has served as Mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

Additionally, Dave is the Monterey Bay Division Director on the Board of the League of California Cities, and he also sits on the Boards of the Transportation Agency of Monterey County (TAMC), the Monterey County Mayors’ Association, and as Chair of the Coast Rail Coordinating Council, working to deliver passenger rail service to the Coast of California.

Dave began his public service in 1986 as a member of the City of Monterey’s Architectural Review Committee, as a Planning Commissioner and then on the Monterey City Council. From 1996 – 2016, Dave served on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors in District Five, representing Carmel, Carmel Valley, Big Sur, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach and parts of the Salinas Valley. He served as Chair of the Board four times and participated on the Legislative Committee, Natividad Medical Center Joint Leadership Committee, Economic Development Committee, Capital Improvement Committee, and the Fort Ord Committee.
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Tyller Williamson
TYLLER WILLIAMSON
Mayor, City of Monterey

Tyller grew up in a military family. His mom served in the Navy for 20 years so they moved around the country and never lived anywhere long enough to grow roots. His military upbringing was a formative experience, and led him to seek long-term connections and community on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula.
For the last eight years, he has worked at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). He also earned a bachelor’s degree from Cal State Monterey Bay in 2013.  He is also a graduate of the Master of Business Administration program at NPS. 
When he arrived here on the Central Coast, he did not know how much this area would mean to him. He realized that he had finally found a community that accepted and loved him; and he knew he would never want to live anywhere else. He and his partner, Ivan, bought their first home together in Monterey because of the beautiful environment —from the climate and landscape to the amazing community activists they have grown to love. Through his community work on the Monterey Peninsula, Tyller has truly found a lifelong home. His work with fellow community members was fundamental in the decision to run for Monterey City Council.

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Tom Matano
TOM MATANO
Legacy Judge

Chief Designer of the NA and FD Miata and FD RX-7. Pebble Beach & Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance judge. Professor of Industrial Design at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco.

Alison
ALISON LEWIS
Chief Judge

Alison has a deep appreciation for automotive design, performance, and craftsmanship, I bring a thorough understanding from classic beauties to cutting-edge innovations. My dedication to excellence is reflected in each critique, aiming to maintain the highest standards of evaluation and assist enthusiasts and professionals alike in making informed decisions. Over 14 years of devoted service as a car judge, I remain committed to influencing the future of automotive appreciation and understanding, particularly among women. In addition to my judging role, I serve as the President of the Mercedes Benz Club of America, San Francisco – Bay Area Section.

Patricia
PATRICIA FERNANDEZ
Women’s Leadership Grant Recipient

Patty has four years of experience in Human Resources, currently serving as the Human Resources/Safety Manager at Randazzo Enterprises. Her educational background includes a master’s degree in human resource management from Golden Gate University of San Francisco, complemented by a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on International Business from Cal State Long Beach. As a mother of teenagers, She actively fosters their ambition to strive for success through diligence and determination.

Monika
MONIKA SPRUCH
Opera Singer

Fashion and Opera are my the loves I would like to share with with the world. The newly crowned Mrs. Europe Global 2024 and classically trained operatic Soprano I present a unique combination of awarded composers, designers, Djs to make your function truly exceptional. My team of music producers tailored to my classical voice will take your function or fashion show to the distinctive and one of a kind level. Your event can be customized to your unique message.

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Prancing Mixer – Wed Aug 14th
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$300

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Prancing Mixer – Wed Aug 14th
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Memorable Moments

Relive the Best Moments from 2023

Meet Our Team Behind the Show

Discover the Minds Driving Our Success

Chanterria
CHANTERRIA MCGILBRA
Founder/Co-MC

Founder of the Prancing Ponies Foundation, empowering women leaders by funding their participation in leadership conferences and contribute to local scholarship programs supporting Women in Automotive. Known for pioneering the only Women’s Car Show at Monterey Car Week and the world’s first all-female Ferrari rally. These initiatives have garnered extensive media coverage, including features in Bloomberg, Huffington Post, MonacoLife, and TurboM6 France, Barron’s, Restoration Garage, and the Wall Street Journal #1 story of 2020. Chanterria, who has met luminaries such as Lyn St. James, Oprah Winfrey, and Mavis & Jay Leno, holds a BA from CSU Hayward and an MBA from the International University of Monaco. Her career includes serving as VP of an IT startup in Brussels and being pivotal in shaping GDPR legislation. She was also the first employee at Ultragenyx. Chanterria resides between Monaco and San Francisco, known as the first Black American woman to buy a Ferrari in California. She finds relaxation in racing her Ferrari ‘Coco’ in rallies across Europe and the US and continues to enjoy dancing, a passion since her days at San Francisco School of the Arts High School.

Margi Perotti
MARGI PEROTTI
Automotive Logistics

I attended California State University of Chico, but in my senior, year semester I decided to travel the South Pacific as a crew member on a yacht and learned life lessons along the way. I’ve gone on safari in Africa, met new cousins in Italy, and visited the Czech Republic, Fuji, New Caledonia, Australia, New Zealand and all the little reefs and Islands in between. Lived on both sides of the country, jumped out of airplanes, been a pilot, owned my own tattoo and body piercing studio. Have raced golf carts on the Laguna Seca raceway! Had an old corvette that I loved driving fast and put flow masters on it so people could hear me coming, loved them so much – put them on my Tahoe truck too. Planned Parenthood brought me to the Monterey Peninsula as a clinic manager. After leaving there I worked for the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea for 32 years! My title when I retired was the Community
Activities Event Coordinator, Lead Steward for our General Employee Association and was on the Executive Board of LIUNA (Laborers’ International Union of North America). I enjoy people and assisted event organizers in obtaining permits – such as the Prancing Ponies Car Show. I have always enjoyed the beauty, grace and raw power of the vehicles during car week. Currently I’m living in Carmel Valley with my sweetheart. We enjoy traveling, golfing, gardening, rock hounding, wine making and especially me – bee keeping. But most of all we enjoy having more time to spend with our friends and family.

Iyesha
IYESHA (MS IGEE)
Prancing Mixer Manager

Iyesha aka as Ms IGee is a former corporate professional turned published writer and CEO/Founder of HigherVibesOnline a community of wellness professionals from artists to certified professionals, doctors, and advocates. Her events create a community aligned with their highest goals and support their authentic self. Visit HigherVibesOnline.com to get involved. 

Golnesa
GOLNESA PAYANDEHJOO
Fashion Show Manager

A Holistic Approach Women and girls are change agents in their communities all over the world. When a woman’s mental health is supported, she is able to make change for herself, her family, and members of her community. For over a decade, we have been funding women’s mental health and empowerment work. We reaffirmed our commitment in 2018 when the founder of kate spade new york died by suicide, and today we continue to integrate mental health into our women’s and girls’ empowerment work globally.

Q Moet
Q MOET
VIP Lounge Manager

Q has a passion for visual arts, design, architecture, and Real Estate. Broker & Owner of “Q Moet The Art of Real Estate” she has been an active real estate agent since 1983 serving the Minneapolis & St Paul MN areas, NY & FL. Q loves traveling, the sun, beaches, and cars. She cherishes good friends and loyal sisterhood.
She’s thrilled to be a part of The Prancing Ponies Car Show and its mission. It’s Leo Time in Carmel!

Genevieve
GENEVIEVE ARMENDARIZ
Volunteer Team

Founder and Executive Director of the Limitless Mentorship and Scholarship Program. Reigning Miss Monterey County. Carmel Valley Rotary Club Member. Future Astrophysicist.

Abra Teitler
ABRA TEITLER
Prancing Mixer Volunteer

Abra attended the first Prancing Ponies Car Show and is a long-time community member of Monterey County. She has been a long-time supporter of our car show.

Danielle Galvan
DANIELLE GALVAN
Business Strategy

She is a Business Strategist specializing in leadership development and business operations. Danielle also dedicates time to assisting local non-profits in the same capacity. She believes in the power of community and communication as a driving force for progression and empowerment. She is a member of the women’s golf club Divot Dames, which created space for women to gather during the pandemic. As a California Native, she loves calling the Monterey Peninsula home;  Her hobbies are dog fostering, painting, and being in the ocean as often as possible.

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Our Gracious Sponsors

Thank You to Our Amazing Sponsors

MTV
Revive Your Adventure!
LEGACY SPONSOR SINCE 2017

Experience California’s Central Coast Like Never Before

Calhoun Jewelers
Dedicated to all things beautiful
PRESENTING SPONSOR

SPARKLE RESPONSIBLY

Anne Fontaine
The Art of fashion
OFFICIAL FASHION SHOW SPONSOR

Celebrate the Beauty and Spirit of Femininity

EBX
Providing all types of trucking transportation services
OFFICIAL VIP LOUNGE SPONSOR

Customer Service Based Transportation Logistics

WWDS
37 Years of passion, care, and attention
OFFICIAL SPONSOR

Maintaining the Quality and Beauty of
Luxury and Exotic Cars

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