Holiday Decorating Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2019 winners and thank you to everyone who decorated making this another festive Nellie Gail Ranch December! Take a drive this weekend and see them in person. We wish you happy holidays and a wonderful new year!

25326 Gallup Circle
26172 Mt. Diablo
25781 Prairestone Dr
26041 Spur Branch
25501 Rodeo Cir
27212 Lost Colt
27322 Lost Colt
26192 Bridlewood
25511 Lone Pine
25721 Dillon
27612 Fargo
27066 Hidden Trail

Thank you to our volunteers for your help selecting our winners and thank you to our contributing sponsor Melody and Associates!

Holiday Hours

The Nellie Gail Ranch Owners Association office and Tennis & Swim Club will close at noon Tuesday, December 24th, and all-day Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th. The Club will be open on Thursday, December 26, 2019, normal hours, from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Package Theft Safety Tips


Black Friday and Cyber Monday means great deals, but it also means packages arriving at your door and thieves lurking for the perfect opportunity. With the majority of deliveries left on doorsteps and not requiring a signature for release, package theft is expected to be on the rise this holiday season.

In some instances, thieves will follow or watch for the UPS, Fed Ex or other delivery trucks and then target a home after a delivery is made.

Here are some tips you can follow to keep your presents safe from porch pirates:

  • Install a security camera on your porch, put thieves on the defense by recording their every move
  • Use your workplace as the shipping address
  • Track your shipments by phone, on-line, or by carrier app so you know what day they should arrive
  • Ask your neighbor to watch for your delivery and then hold the items until you arrive home
  • Keep an eye on your neighborhood and report suspicious persons and vehicles sitting or cruising the area – See Something, Say Something!
  • Request a signature delivery option, if available
  • Have the shipment be held at the shipping facility such as a UPS office or an Amazon Pick Up Point
  • Utilize a “mailbox” business in your town and see if they will accept shipment of your item for a fee
  • If you do not receive your shipment on time, check with the company of origin and confirm the delivery. If the item was delivered and you did not receive it, then report the theft or loss to the original company, the shipping company, and your local police.

Remember, if you see something suspicious, say something!e


Join us on Saturdays December 14, 21, and 28 at Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis Club for a FREE Pickleball introduction. This one-hour program is from 1:00 – 2:00 pm followed by open play. Paddles and balls provided. Pickleball is quick and easy to learn for all ages. It’s a fun way to work out, meet new neighbors, and get involved with America’s fastest-growing sport!

Please Call to Sign Up at (949) 831-6660 Limited Space Available – Sign Up Now!

Please wear tennis shoes, comfortable athletic clothes and be prepared to have some fun!


Due to the rain, the trails will be closed through the weekend.

Winter Horse Camp

Session 1: December 21-23
Session 2: December 27-30
Session 3: January 2-4
Hours: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Our Winter Horse Camps will again be offered by Hayden Riding School. This is a great opportunity for children to grow during winter break and for parents to have a little extra time during the busy holiday season. The camp is geared toward ages five through twelve. There is space for up to 16 campers per session with campers divided into smaller riding groups. Each day, campers will groom, tack, and ride horses. Participating is a great way to learn skills, safety, and responsibility while fostering a lifelong love of horses. You may read more about our camps at Please call (949) 448-0823 to register.

December Pony Express

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