General Announcements, Notices & Public Safety

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the week ending December 2, 2022

December Pony Express

The new Pony Express magazine is available now! The issue includes our upcoming December events, informative articles and home security safety tips.

December Events

Nellie Gail Ranch is excited to host the below events for the month of December. Enjoy our Snow Day event, Santa and Mrs. Claus event and our Holiday Home Decorating Contest. Click on the event photo to learn more.

Equestrian Center Crossing

Proposed Speed Table Petition Results

At the request of Nellie Gail Ranch, the City distributed a petition on November 7th to homes in proximity to the Nellie Gail Road Equestrian Center entry. The petition proposed installation of a speed table to slow traffic at this location. The November 30th deadline for submitting the speed table petition has passed. The city reports it mailed 172 petitions and 25 petitions in favor of a speed table were returned. The city required a minimum of 115 petitions to reach the 67% threshold for approval.

While the speed table is no longer a proposed solution at the Equestrian Center entry, we did receive some enhancement this past year as the City installed additional flashing lights at the crossing median and added additional street markings to better identify two crossings.

We continue to ask homeowners to have heightened awareness of all Equestrian Crossings in Nellie Gail Ranch. Horses are flight animals and subject to startling. When horses are in view it is important to pass slowly, and when crossing, to stop well in front of the crossing.

Thank you to all who participated in the speed table survey, the petition and at the city level.

CC&R Amendment Ballot

Please return your ballot today and make your voice heard. A non-vote is effectively a vote in favor of short-term weekend rentals and the associated use of Nellie Gail Ranch homes for recreational events. This is your best opportunity to take constructive control over the issue of short-term rentals and their associated nuisance to the immediate neighbors.

Join us for our Monday Night Football at The Watering Hole.

Enjoy crafted drinks and delicious eats as the New Orleans Saints take on Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday December 5th!

The Watering Hole Gift Cards

Gift Cards are now available at The Watering Hole (any amount) for purchase. Just in time for Christmas!

Next Board Meeting

There will be no board meeting the month of December. The next board meeting is scheduled for January 17, 2023. Contact the association office for more information.

December Pony Express Magazine

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November Pony Express Magazine

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the week ending October 14, 2022

Home Alarm System Review

Roofs eventually leak, appliances need replacing, carpet becomes worn. These are all things we become aware of and fix or replace when they don’t work or don’t look as nice as they used to. Your home alarm system may not give you the same warning as a leaky roof that it is time to replace. And since you can’t “see” your alarm system you may not worry as much about worn components or old technology. In fact, you might have just stopped using it.

Now is not the time to become complacent. Crime in Orange County is on the rise and Nellie Gail Ranch, with its proximity to the freeway and relative affluence, is a target for crimes of convenience. Please take time now to review your alarm system. Maybe it is time to replace or maybe just add new layers of protection. If you alarmed your first story, consider adding a second story alarm. Or maybe you alarmed all doors and now you can add glass-break detectors to windows. Or maybe you just stopped setting the alarm when leaving for an early evening dinner. Early evening while you are away is prime time for thieves and one of the most important times to use your alarm system.

Time spent this weekend reviewing your alarm system will be time well spent!

Are you looking for our delicious menu items or our refreshing drink menu? Look no further, you can now view the food and drink menu’s online on our website by clicking the button below. Food and drink Specials coming soon!

Next Board Meeting

Below is a link to the agenda for the Tuesday, October 18th meeting at 7:30pm located at the Association Clubhouse. Click the button to view the agenda. Contact with any questions.

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending October 7, 2022

Wine & Design – October 20th 5:00 p.m

Are you thinking about, or in the process of drawing up plans for a home improvement project? Our consulting architect will be on site Thursday, October 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to help homeowners with plan submittal conformity with the NGR Architectural Guidelines & CC&Rs. We will not be taking the place of your architect in design and aesthetic guidance, but we will assist in brief 10-15 minute sessions with you, and your architect if you wish, to provide counseling on the submittal requirements including but not limited to the following:
• What is required for an Accessory Dwelling Unit?
• What can and can’t be located in proximity to the Equestrian Easement?
• What drainage may be required based on your proposed improvements?
• What material samples should be included with the submittal?
• What are the setbacks for your property?
• What is the maximum permitted height of the structure?
• Is a survey required?
• What level of detail needs to be on the plans for your specific improvements?
• What screening may be required to soften hardscape elements like solar panels, retaining walls and sport courts?
Please call the Association office at 949-425-1477 for an RSVP 10-15 minute appointment at The Watering Hole Multi-Purpose Room on Thursday, October 20th from 5 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. You may attend with your plans, or ideas, and your wish list! The goal of this new program is to improve the homeowner experience with the review process and increase the number of 1st review approvals. Your appointment comes with a complimentary glass of wine.

Gallup Park • Playground Sub-Committee Volunteers Wanted!

We are considering replacement of the playground equipment at Gallup Park and are seeking parents who have an interest in helping select new equipment. Please complete the application by clicking on the button below and e-mail the completed form to if you have an interest in participating. Please return by November 7, 2022.

There are three active investigations for reported burglaries in Nellie Gail Ranch that occurred this past week. Two are on the North side of Oso and one on the South. We have asked OCSD if they believe the three are connected in any way and they have advised the three are in active investigation and they have no additional information they can release. OCSD recommends homeowner sign up for crime alerts on This website accurately depicts all reported crimes in the area. It is easy to sign up, you enter your address and e-mail and identify which categories of crimes you want to receive e-mail alerts for.

Click the button below to view some tips and precautions provided by the OCSD.

No bikes of any type are permitted on the trails. It’s not just a rule for the sake of having a rule. Our community is an equestrian community and horses and bikes do not mix safely. Horses are flight animals and speeding bikes appear to horses to be predators. The easements our homeowners have over their properties are easements for equestrian purposes, not easements for every conceivable sport. Bicycles from Stingrays to E-Bikes and everything in-between are not permitted on trails.

October Pony Express Magazine

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September 2022 Pony Express Magazine

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the week ending August 5, 2022

Summer Concert Series – The Reflexx

August Pony Express is out Now!

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Gallup Park Fence Replacement

Gallup Park Fence Replacement Starting Monday, August 8th

This coming Monday we will begin a fence replacement project at Gallup Park. Over the years we have replaced broken or damaged boards to extend the life but it is to the point that many of the posts are rotted at the base. We will be removing the old fence and replacing with new over the course of the next three weeks. The park will remain open during construction but there will be laborers present and demo and construction activity. Pets must be on leash at all times.

August 2022 Pony Express Magazine

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This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the week ending July 22, 2022

Summer Concert Series – The Long Run

Congratulations Rogan Egerton

We are pleased to announce that Rogan Egerton will take over as Director of Tennis and Pickleball programs effective October 1st following the retirement of Bob Hochstadter. Rogan has been instrumental in the success of the competitive junior tennis program, coordinated the 2021 and 2022 summer tennis camps and mostly recently begun working on coordination of the ladies’ league play. We look forward to a seamless transition as Bob Hochstadter has worked with Rogan Egerton the past four years and mentored him as his successor.

Solar Panel Cleaning

This week we cleaned our Association Clubhouse solar panels. We are looking forward to improved efficiency with the removal of the dust and grime that occurs over time!