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!

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending April 14, 2023

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.


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!


Next Board Meeting

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

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt was held Saturday, April 8, 2023 at Gallup Park.  Nellie Gail Ranch families enjoyed an Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, train rides, face painters, balloon twisters and inflatable jumpers. Evolution Swim Academy set up a booth with a squirt gun game and gave out fun prizes. Raising Cane’s restaurant gave out free lemonade and sweet tea as well as some merchandise. Hundreds of eager egg hunters quickly gathered up and enjoyed the 6,000+ eggs filled with candy and toys. Special thanks to contributing sponsor Tate / Lamont Group and volunteers from Lions Heart and Trabuco Hills High School

April Pony Express

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This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending March 31, 2023

Block Captain &

Area Coordinator Training

Monday, April 3 @ 7:00pm

Please join us for our next EPC training session. The training will be for Block Captains, Area Coordinators, and anyone considering volunteering for these positions. The training will be held inside The Watering Hole Restaurant at the Association Clubhouse. Each “Block Captain” will work directly with their nearest 10-15 neighbors coordinating any special needs thru the “Area Coordinators” to obtain the best available support and to share available resources and skills when possible. These efforts to organize neighbors to help each other will make a significant positive impact on our ability to survive and remain safe during any disaster or community emergency. If you have any questions, please contact Julia Scholtes at 949-466-8038.

Town Hall Meeting &

Neighborhood Watch Training

Monday , April 10, 2023

at the Nellie Gail Ranch Association Clubhouse

6:00 p.m. for Town Hall & 7:00 p.m. for Neighborhood Watch Training

The Nellie Gail Ranch Security Committee invites you to join our community for a Town Hall Meeting / Neighborhood Watch Training. You may attend either or both meetings depending upon your interest.


Town Hall Discussion Regarding Crime at 6:00pm
Review of Crime Stats reported on www.CrimeMapping.comReview of Roadblocks to GatingReview of 2023-24 Mobile Patrol Ballot Measure, costs and optionsQ & A Session

Neighborhood Watch Training at 7:00pm

(Meeting Dependent on Sign-Ups)

A training meeting will be conducted by City of Laguna Hills Police Services Crime Prevention Specialist, Alyssa Rabas for individuals interested in becoming a Neighborhood Watch Block Captain on how to start up a Neighborhood Watch group.
Click the button below to RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2023 if interested in becoming a Neighborhood Block Captain.


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This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending March 24, 2023

Town Hall Meeting &

Neighborhood Watch Training

Monday , April 10, 2023at the Nellie Gail Ranch Association Clubhouse6:00 p.m. for Town Hall & 7:00 p.m. for Neighborhood Watch Training
The Nellie Gail Ranch Security Committee invites you to join our community for a Town Hall Meeting / Neighborhood Watch Training. You may attend either or both meetings depending upon your interest.

Town Hall Discussion Regarding Crime at 6:00pm
Review of Crime Stats reported on www.CrimeMapping.com
Review of Roadblocks to Gating
Review of 2023-24 Mobile Patrol Ballot Measure, costs and options
Q & A Session

Neighborhood Watch Training at 7:00pm
(Meeting Dependent on Sign-Ups)
A training meeting will be conducted by City of Laguna Hills Police Services Crime Prevention Specialist, Alyssa Rabas for individuals interested in becoming a Neighborhood Watch Block Captain on how to start up a Neighborhood Watch group.
Click the button below to RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2023 if interested in becoming a Neighborhood Block Captain.

Join us for this Upcoming Event


This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending March 17, 2023

Next Board Meeting

Below is a link to the agenda for the Tuesday, March 21st meeting at 7:30pm located at the Association Clubhouse. Click the button to view the agenda. Contact admin@nelliegailranch.org with any questions.


CC&R Amendment Ballot

The ballots are continuing to come in and we are up to 720 valid ballots cast. We are up to 51% received leaving 49% of Nellie Gail Ranch homeowners with an opportunity to still cast a ballot for or against the amendments. Please return your ballot in the postage pre-paid envelope at your earliest opportunity. The Inspector of Election will open and count ballots at the March 28th meeting.

Please remember to sign the outside envelope where indicated.


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6th Annual Blood Drive at Nellie Gail Ranch

The blood drive was a tremendous success, the community came together in a powerful display of generosity and compassion, helping to save countless lives through their donations. Thank you to all those who gave the gift of blood, and a special thanks to Melody Smith with Anvil for hosting.

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending March 10, 2023

CC&R Amendment Ballots

If you have not yet cast a ballot you will be receiving a replacement ballot within the next day or so. Please return your completed ballot in the postage pre-paid envelope at your earliest opportunity. Please remember to sign the outside envelope where indicated.


Emergency Preparedness

Community Training

Are you prepared for any type of an emergency?Do you have a “Grab n Go Bag” ready in your vehicle?
The Emergency Preparedness Committee will conduct an Emergency Preparedness Community Training on Monday, March 13th at 7pm at the Watering Hole. The training will focus on preparing for quick response time in case of emergency and items that are essential for your “Grab n Go Bag” for your vehicle. Nellie Gail Ranch residents are invited to attend this very informative training. It is important that Association members be prepared for possible disasters or emergencies which can strike at any time. For more information regarding emergency preparedness, visit the Association website at www.nelliegailranch.org.


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This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending March 3, 2023

The March Pony Express magazine is out Now!

Click the button or image to below all of the articles, important information and happenings around the community.


6th Annual Blood Drive at Nellie Gail Ranch


Hours of Operation


Mondays – Closed

Tuesday – Friday

Kitchen Service Hours

4:00pm – 9:00pm

Bar Service Hours

4:00pm – 9:00pm


Saturday

Kitchen Service Hours

8:00am – 9:00pm

Bar Service Hours

11:00am – 9:00pm


Sunday

Kitchen Service Hours

8:00am – 6:00pm

Bar Service Hours

11:00am – 7:00pm


March Pony Express

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending February 24, 2023

Short Term Rentals on City Council Agenda February 28, 2023

The topic of short-term rentals is on the City Council’s meeting agenda for Tuesday, February 28, 2023. The staff report is available via the button below. The report reflects the results of the survey the city conducted November 14th through December 1, 2022. The report identifies and describes the following four regulatory options and seeks direction from the Council:
1. Take No Action2. Adopt an Ordinance to Ban STRs3. Regulate STRs4. Regulate and Tax STRs
Homeowners with an interest in Short Term Rental regulation or restrictions may wish to attend the meeting or log on to the city website and provide comments or express a preference for one of the regulatory options.
The City Council Meeting is Tuesday, February 28, 2023 7:00 PM at 24035 El Toro Road, Laguna Hills, CA 92653.

6th Annual Blood Drive at Nellie Gail Ranch


Hours of Operation

The Watering Hole will be closed Mondays

Tuesday – FridayKitchen Service Hours4:00pm – 9:00pmBar Service Hours4:00pm – 9:00pm
SaturdayKitchen Service Hours8:00am – 9:00pmBar Service Hours11:00am – 9:00pmSundayKitchen Service Hours8:00am – 6:00pmBar Service Hours11:00am – 7:00pm
The Watering Hole may be reached at 949-524-0527Parties of seven or more are invited to call ahead for the best dining experience.