Dapple Grey Arena and Round Pen Closure

The Dapple Grey Arena and Round Pen will be closed for repairs starting Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7:00 am until 4:00 pm on Friday, May 28, 2021.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.  For any questions, please contact the Nellie Gail Ranch HOA office at 949-425-1477.

Equestrian Center Clubhouse Refresh Completed

The Equestrian Center Clubhouse interior work has been completed with all new tile floor, fresh paint, a remodeled kitchen and all new restroom fixtures and partitions.  These reserve projects were funded by boarding and trainer fees to the benefit of the Nellie Gail Ranch Equestrian Center and all Nellie Gail Ranch homeowners.

Speed Enforcement on Nellie Gail Road

Speed enforcement has been active this week on Nellie Gail Road in proximity to the Equestrian Center as patrol officers have been writing tickets for vehicles speeding up and down the hill.  We notify you of this not to suggest you look out for the patrol officers to avoid tickets, but to encourage you and all family members, to always drive safely at the posted speed limits on Nellie Gail Road and all streets within Nellie Gail.

Wine Tasting & Horse Show

Attendees of the Wine Tasting & Horse Show last Saturday were treated to more than just great wine!  They also enjoyed the ambiance of the Nellie Gail Ranch Equestrian Center and an exhibition by some of our world class riders, trainers and horses.  Bree Kenney started things off with a James Bond themed musical freestyle on Dash. Grand Prix Dressage rider and USDF Gold Medalist Cassie Cherry Nolte followed with a patriotic themed freestyle performance on Whizzkid.  To close out the horse show, Grand Prix Jumper Lane Clarke put on a high jumping show on Queen who was flawless over impressive jump heights.  For many attending the wine tasting it was their first visit to the Equestrian Center and an opportunity to see just how special our Equestrian Community is.

Thank you to our contributing sponsor Brad Feldman Group.  Thank you also to Events Committee members Loree Blough, Alex Presley, Susan Phillips and Holly Permeh for planning this unique and fun event!!

Tonight’s Board Meeting

Due to the ongoing mask policy, we invite your participation at Open Homeowner Forum via teleconference using zoom.us. Below is a link to the agenda for Tonight’s Open Session Meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84434112833?pwd=a2paUEtmeEVJaTdHeW8vL3YyRzk0Zz09

Dial in #: 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 844 3411 2833
Passcode: 896176


Open Session Agenda 05-18-21

Board Meeting Tuesday, May 18th at 7:30 p.m.

This will be our first Board Meeting in person since February 2020.  We will still offer a Zoom option for those who wish to connect remotely but the Clubhouse will be available for in person attendance.

Open Session Agenda 05-18-21

Election Balloting

The Inspector of Election reports 315 total ballots have been received to date. If you haven’t mailed your ballot in yet please send. We want as much of the community represented as possible to weigh in on mobile patrol security and license plate recognition cameras at community entries.

Dapple Grey Arena Maintenance

The Dapple Grey Arena footing was supplemented and leveled today.  It should be another great weekend of riding!!  Staff will go back out Monday to tune it up after the first weekends use.

Nellie Gail Road Equestrian Crossings

Last Chance to Record Crossing Concerns: Input Requested

The City of Laguna Hills Traffic Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday, May 19th. The Nellie Gail Ranch Trails & Safety Committee, with the support of the Equestrian Committee and certain concerned Nellie Gail Ranch Residents, will be attending this meeting to review crosswalk safety concerns focusing on the crosswalks at Nellie Gail Road at the Equestrian Center, the crossing on Nellie Gail Road and Empty Saddle, and the crossing at Nellie Gail Road and Rocking Horse Lane.  City staff are preparing a report for the meeting with updates on traffic studies they have completed for these crossings and potential options to implement additional safety measures.  The link at the bottom of this post is available to report any concerns you may have with “near misses” or “accidents” with vehicles while crossing these intersections. Please report your experiences as soon as possible as it is important to get previous incidents recorded in order that the Trails & Safety Committee and City may collaborate on best solutions to make our crossings safer for all. 
To submit a report please click on the following link and identify your name, the date of the incident, a brief description of the incident, and your relationship to Nellie Gail Ranch (resident, guest, equestrian instructor, equestrian boarder, etc.). If you don’t know the exact date, you may include the approximate date. Thank you in advance for your “near miss” reports as we collaborate with the City to make our streets safer for everyone!


Equestrian Crossing Incidents

Upper Oso Trail (Spotlight)

Upper Oso Trail extends from the Nellie Gail Road trailhead across from the Equestrian Center to Moulton Parkway behind Rocking Horse, Highwood Circle, and Red Lodge Place.  Running parallel with Oso Parkway, and elevated and distant from its traffic, this trail has some great features. In addition to enjoyment of views, It can be used to access the county trail system via the tunnel beneath Nellie Gail Road and it also connects with Sweetwater Trail. This month, with the support of the Trails & Safety Committee and approval from the City, we have begun regular and ongoing maintenance of this trail that was formerly cleared once annually. This trail greatly improves equestrian access to Moulton Parkway and the Moulton Arena. Plan a visit to this trail soon and enjoy the views on one of your next hikes or equestrian rides.