Our Horse-O-Ween event was held last Saturday at the Equestrian Center.  We enjoyed our riders in costumes, rode through a fun obstacle course and played some fun games. Thank you to Lion’s Heart who provided us with some youth volunteers to set up and take down the decorations.  Thank you also to all who attended.  Lastly, we hope all of our Nellie Gail Ranch families enjoyed a safe and fun Halloween evening last night!

Horse-O-Ween – Saturday, October 26th at 9:00 a.m.

This is a reminder to join us at the Equestrian Center this Saturday, October 26th at 9:00 a.m. for our annual Horse-O-Ween event. The festivities will begin with a costume contest followed by fun Halloween activities. Please contact Charee Jones, Equestrian Center Manager, with any questions at 949-371-1595.

Equestrian Easement Trail Maintenance

Trail maintenance can take many forms. This week we found an active beehive along Saddleback View Trail. Despite the cooling weather, these bees were very active. To maintain a safe trail and to show respect for our natural Nellie Gail Ranch environment, we brought in Alberta the Beekeeper who provides honeybee rescue and relocation. Here is Alberta (949-646-2606) rescuing the queen and relocating the hive.

Annual Horse-O-Ween Event

An annual favorite for equestrians and equine enthusiasts of all ages, Horse-O-Ween is here! It will take place on Saturday, October 26 at 9:00 am. Start preparing your costumes and come join the fun!

The costume contest will kick off the festivities, followed by fun Halloween themed activities. We encourage riders and spectators of all ages to attend our most fun and festive equestrian event of the year!

For more information, please contact Equestrian Center Manager, Charee Jones at 949-371-1595 or

Equestrian Center Maintenance

Competitive dressage involves progressively difficult movements that must be performed by the horse and rider. Each movement is scored by a judge. Dressage competitors use mirrors to evaluate how they and their horse are doing. The Equestrian Center Dressage Arena has nine 8′ x 7′ mirrors along the West end of the arena. Unique amenities require unique repair solutions. This week we replaced wood on the dressage frame to properly support the mirrors.

Cabot Arena Footing

The Cabot Arena footing was replaced last week. This arena off Cabot Road is accessible via trail heads on Hitching Rail & Cabot, Nellie Gail Road & Cabot or Hitching Rail & Prairiestone. Cabot Arena is watered daily and groomed three times per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Cabot Arena Footing Replacement (Association Reserve Project)

The Cabot Arena will be closed Monday through Wednesday next week for replacement of 125 tons of sand footing.  This Association Arena, funded by Association assessments, is located on Cabot Valencia Trail and is available for use by all Nellie Gail Ranch homeowners, guests, and private boarders.  Private boarders and guests are required to complete a waiver which they can do by scanning this QR code which is also on the trail signs and arena signage.  The arena will be re-opened in time for the 4th of July holiday weekend.  Enjoy!!


Equestrian Center Arena Footing Replacement (Equestrian Center Reserve Project)

Last week we completed work to supplement the Upper Arena with 53 tons of sand and fiber footing and this week we are completing work at the Middle Arena with 78 tons total.  New footing is added every 2-3 years to keep it at appropriate depth. This is an Equestrian Center reserve project.  Association assessments do not contribute to the Equestrian Center funding as Equestrian Center boarding and training fees offset costs associated with the Equestrian Center.  Did you know that if you rent your personal stalls to private party boarders they can utilize the Equestrian Center amenities via a $45 per month membership.  Contact Charee Jones at or 949-831-5041 if interested.

Moulton Arena Closure

The Moulton Arena will be closed today, June 17 and tomorrow, June 18 due to an irrigation leak.

Thanks for your patience as we complete the necessary repairs.