Gucci has signed on as a presenting sponsor of the Giant Steps Charity Classic, scheduled for July 31-Aug. 4 at Sonoma Horse Park in Petaluma, Calif. The competition will be the first time Gucci has sponsored any sporting event in the United States, equestrian or otherwise. Gucci currently presents the yearly Gucci Paris Masters show jumping competition.
For this year’s edition of the Giant Steps Charity Classic, Gucci will present the two highlight events of the show: the Barclays’ Six Bar & Gala on Saturday evening and the $30,000 Shaklee Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon.
"We are honored to partner with Gucci on Giant Steps Charity Classic. Gucci is the foremost luxury brand in the world, and their strong equestrian heritage makes them a natural partner. We look forward to making Giant Steps Charity Classic a highlight on the American show jumping calendar," said show manager and owner of Sonoma Horse Park Ashley Herman.