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

Homeowner Tree Planting Process

The Landscape Committee has been working to create opportunities to enhance the Nellie Gail Ranch “urban forest”. Planting Association common areas is one focus, another has been to find ways to streamline the process for homeowners to plant trees on their own property. Homeowners may now take advantage of a new program where the Association will waive the $100 ARC Application and the $250 deposit fee for homeowner applications that solely consist of tree planting improvements and do not impact views. It is preferred that Eucalyptus trees be avoided due to fire risk of that species of tree. All applications will continue to be reviewed by the ARC to evaluate as to adherence with view standards. Contact the Association office for an application at

We hope you can benefit from this new program to add trees for shade and/or aesthetic beauty!


NEXT BOARD MEETING – SEPTEMBER 24, 2019; 7:30 p.m.

Reminder – the next Board of Directors meeting has been rescheduled to

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
7:30 p.m.
in the Association Clubhouse

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.

September Pony Express

Read the September issue of the Pony Express HERE before it hits your mailbox.

Safe Driving Spotlight

Cell Phone Disruptions
Cell phones and texting contribute to many accidents by taking the driver’s focus away from driving. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, texting while driving increases the likelihood of an accident by 23 times. The time required to send a text is equivalent to driving blind for 5 seconds, during which a vehicle traveling 55 miles per hour could travel the length of a football field.

Distracted Driving
Distracted driving describes anything that takes the driver’s attention away from operating the vehicle, such as scanning music stations or using a cell phone. It also includes external diversions including, turning to glare at another driver, gawking at a near-accident and watching police activity. Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents. The largest study on distracted drivers shows that more accidents are caused by drivers who are rubbernecking than by drivers who were distracted by passengers, radios, or cell phones. Minimizing distractions inside the car can help reduce the risk of an accident. Both hands should be kept on the wheel. Eyes and full attention should be focused on the road.

Gallup Canyon Clean-Up

Off the beaten path is not out of site out of mind. Gallup Canyon is one of our beautiful natural areas below and between Gallup Park and La Paz Road. We perform ongoing maintenance to the canyon to clear debris and dead shrubs/plant material. The crews have been working hard this week and will be out a few more times this year to complete this years work. There are some nice trails through the canyon so take a look if you are not familiar with this part of your amazing community.

2019 Summer Concert Series

We bid farewell to summer and our concert season! Last week was a great closing show by Mark Wood & The Parrot Head Band. We had another excellent turnout and many attended dressed in the island spirit.

We thank our three contributing sponsors who added a unique element of fun and philanthropy to the shows and made our sixth concert possible:

Thank you to:

The LaMott and Tate Families
Brad Feldman Group
Melody and Associates

And thank you to all who attended this summer. See you again next year!