General Announcements, Notices & Public Safety

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending June 9, 2023

Summer Concert Series
 Equine Health Update
As many of you might know there has been a case of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in Orange County as of (6/5/23). We are carefully monitoring the cases and are in communication with the CDFA veterinarians to ensure we are doing all we can to keep our horses safe from VSV. 
Guidelines for VSV Prevention that you can do to help your horse & others at Nellie Gail Ranch:

Remove all feed buckets, trays that have food particles from the stalls (flies are attracted to food).Keep your area CLEAN and remove any unnecessary food containers that will attract flies.Throw away all trash and keep trash lids closed.Do not store manure pitch forks, manure carts etc.  in proximity to your stall as they attract flies.Use fly spray and fly protectant gear (fly sheet, fly mask etc.).Ask your veterinarian about food supplements that help prevent flies ( ex: garlic)Clean your saddle pads and equipment and store them in your trunks.Avoid placing grain balls or any type of treat/toy that will attract flies to your horse’s stall. *VSV is transmissible to humans and causes flu like symptoms for 2 weeks.*
GVSV in San Diego County, Riverside County, San Bernadino, Orange County & Los Angeles Nellie Gail Ranch has implemented the following protocols:

Boarders leaving Nellie Gail Ranch to go to Riverside County, San Diego County, San Bernadino County or traveling inside Orange County must quarantine at a stable/ranch outside of the infected counties (San Diego County, Riverside County, San Bernadino County Los Angeles & OC ) for a minimum of 9 days before returning to Nellie Gail Ranch (We advise not to travel unless necessary).Required Heath Certificate from a veterinarian stating that the horse or horses on the Health Certificate are free and clear of any signs of symptoms of VSV and are not a health risk to NGR. (Address of quarantine must be included on the health certificate).Nellie Gail Ranch has suspend all monthly memberships to Nellie Gail Ranch Equestrian Center (Non-Homeowners). Homeowners are permitted currently to enter Nellie Gail Ranch Equestrian Center.No trailering in allowed (except from an authorized quarantine facility).
GVSV Situation Report 6/9/2023:
Since the last situation report (6/6/2023), there have been 15 new VSV-affected premises identified (4 confirmed positive, 11 suspect) in California with five counties currently affected:  Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties.  To date, all confirmed cases have been vesicular stomatitis New Jersey virus (VSNJV) serotype. Updates are as follows:  
California

Los Angeles County (New Infected County) – 1 confirmed positive equine premises.Riverside County – 6 new suspect equine premisesSan Bernardino County – 1 new confirmed positive equine premisesSan Diego County – 2 new confirmed positive premises (1 equine, 1 wildlife park) and 5 new suspect equine premisesSince the last situation report (6/6/2023), the following previously confirmed positive or suspect premises have been released from quarantine: 1 equine premises in Riverside County and 4 equine premises in San Diego County  
Since the start of the outbreak, 77 VSV-affected premises have been identified (29 confirmed positive, 48 suspect) in 1 state, California.  Seventy-five (75) of these premises have had only equine species clinically affected in 5 counties (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties), one (1) premises has had clinically affected cattle (San Diego County), and one (1) premises has had clinically affected rhinoceros (San Diego County).  Of the 77 VSV-affected premises, 10 premises have completed the quarantine period with no new clinical cases and have been released from quarantine.  Sixty-seven (67) premises remain quarantined.  
Additional information and maps of the affected area are contained in the attached situation report.  The situation report is posted publicly on the APHIS website and is accessible by clicking the button below.
APHIS Website

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This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending June 2, 2023

 Equine Health Notification

We wish to make Nellie Gail Ranch homeowners aware of outbreaks of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in San Diego County, San Bernardino County & Riverside County.   VSV is primarily spread by infected flies.   The Nellie Gail Ranch Equestrian Center has implemented precautionary measures to reduce exposure to our horses.  To date there are not any cases in Orange County and therefore no restrictions on shows or trailering inside OC or any non-infected area, but we are encouraging restricting movement unless necessary.  
Nellie Gail Ranch Equestrian Center recommends the following:
Avoid traveling to infected counties (San Diego, San Bernardino & Riverside).Do not allow horses that have been to infected counties for the past 30 days to trailer onto your property.Use fly spray and fly protectant equipment.VSV is transferable to humans and causes flu like symptoms, avoid touching unfamiliar horses.Do not share communal waters or equipment with other horses.
Please make any of your private boarders aware of the outbreak and consider implementing your own protocols to restrict movement of horses under your care.
Please feel free to contact the Equestrian Center Manager at 949-371-1595 if you have any questions or concerns.
Please click in links for more information on VSV:

1.   CDFA – AHFSS – AHB – Vesicular Stomatitis (ca.gov)2.   VSV Situation report 3.   VS_Factsheet 4.   vesicular-stomatitis-infographic
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Summer Swim Schedule
The Summer Swim Program schedule begins Monday, June 5, 2023.
Schedule
Summer Concert Series

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending May 26, 2023

Memorial Day Holiday Hours

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday the Association office will be closed Monday May 29th, and the Tennis & Swim Center will close at 4:00pm 


Dapple Grey Arena Update

Work is underway to fix the damage to the arena. We expect the arena to be operational again within the next week.


Summer Swim Schedule

The Summer Swim Program schedule

begins Monday, June 5, 2023.


Summer Concert Series


Voting Reminder

We would like to remind you that the voting for the upcoming initiatives is still underway, and your vote matters. Let’s make a difference and shape the future of our wonderful community together.

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending May 19, 2023

Committee Formed to Evaluate

the Feasibility of Gating

Homeowners have expressed an interest in updating the current logistics and costs to gate the Nellie Gail Ranch community entries.  At the Tuesday, May 16th meeting the Board approved forming a committee to evaluate the feasibility and potential expense.  We are seeking homeowners with disparate views and expertise interested in participating.  The following links are to the Draft Charter and application for appointment.  Please submit your application if you would like to be considered for appointment.


Voting Reminder

We would like to remind you that the voting for the upcoming initiatives is still underway, and your vote matters. So far, we have received 261 ballots, which is a great start. However, we still have 1,146 ballots to go. Your voice and your vote count, so please take a few moments to cast your ballot and ensure that your opinions are heard. Let’s make a difference and shape the future of our wonderful community together.

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending May 12, 2023

Join Us For These Upcoming Events


Next Board Meeting

Below is a link to the agenda for the Tuesday, May 16th 

meeting at 7:30pm located at the Association Clubhouse. Click the

button to view the agenda. Contact admin@nelliegailranch.org 

with any questions.

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending May 5, 2023


Annual Meeting Ballot

Check Your Mailbox for Your Annual Meeting Ballot

Ballots for the June 7th Annual Meeting were mailed Thursday.  The Candidate Statements and Mobile Patrol Special Ballot Measure Statement may be reviewed at the following link.  Please complete your ballot at your earliest opportunity and return it in the postage pre-paid envelope.

Remember to sign the outside of your ballot return envelope!



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This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending April 28, 2023

What’s Happening in Nellie Gail Ranch ?

We have a little something for everyone to enjoy the next few weeks!

At The Watering Hole we have Taco Tuesday, Burger & Brew Wednesday and Cinco De Mayo Friday

And for you Kentucky Derby Enthusiasts, come enjoy the most exciting two minutes in racing on Saturday.  Learn why Mint Juleps are a Kentucky Derby tradition, or just enjoy sipping one as you take in the race.

On Friday, May 12th we have the feel-good spirit of Sing 2 at our Family Movie Night at Gallup Park. 

We are also hosting a Dressage & Schooling show on Saturday May 13th at the Equestrian Center.  This will be a fun activity to drop in on any time between 9 am and 12:30 p.m.

See below flyers for more information.

April Assessments Due

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending April 21, 2023

April Assessments Due

Assessment payments for the April quarterly assessment may be made on-line. You may make single payments or sign up for future automated payments via the following link:

Have your assessment statement handy to reference the Access # or you may call 888-354-0135 for assistance. The following link provides a step by step guide for setting up your payment.

Seeking Talented

Nellie Gail Ranch Musicians

Our July 22, 2023 Summer Concert will be a special Saturday festival style show featuring Nellie Gail Ranch musicians. We want to feature Nellie Gail Ranch musicians of all levels and give your talent a showcase. Acts will rotate festival style. We will provide the PA, mic and stage. You provide the voice, instruments, effects pedals and amps as needed. All selected acts must present family friendly performances.

We invite you to participate whether you are a professional,

semi-professional or amateur.

  • Established bands / New bands
  • Established solo artists / Amateur solo artists
  • Acoustic or Electric
  • Church or other choirs
  • High School band
  • Stringed, brass, woodwind, percussion and keyboard instruments welcome.

Please fill out the below link to submit your request to audition. You may provide a link to on-line performance content or upload a sample performance of no more than two minutes.

Join us for these Upcoming Events

Rock ‘N’ Ride

Nellie Gail Ranch is an equestrian community and Rock ‘n’ Ride is a great event for families to enjoy a morning watching riders test themselves and their horse in a variety of Dressage activities. We currently have around fifteen riders signed up representing Entry to Grand Prix levels. Riders and their horse will be graded by top level judges. A freestyle competition shows off horse and riders synchronized movements to music which is always a highlight for spectators.

Attending children can participate in a Stick Horse race in the arena.

Decorate and personalize your own Stick Horse at home and bring it

to the Event to participate!