Spring Event

It’s time to spread some love and kindness in Nellie Gail Ranch! Join us in painting some Kindness Rocks that will be displayed in a garden for the community to enjoy. Gather your supplies, your rock painting kit can be picked up at the Tennis & Swim Center starting April 2, as well as your kind thoughts and sentiments. When considering a message to paint on a rock be sure that it is positive and uplifting. The goal is to inspire someone and make them feel happy when they find one. Imagine the message that you would like to find, chances are it will inspire someone else as well.

When your rock is finished and dry, bring it back to the Tennis and Swim Center for display in our kindness garden.

Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Ken Jackson for winning the photo contest with the above photo. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos! The winning photo along with all the submissions will be printed in the next Pony Express.

Holiday Decorating Contest Winners

Hop in your car and view the winners of this year’s Holiday Decorating Contest! There were so many beautifully decorated homes this year it was hard to choose!

26172 Mount Diablo Road
25041 Nellie Gail Road
25522 Nellie Gail Road
25326 Gallup Circle
26041 Spur Branch Lane
26192 Bridlewood Drive

27066 Hidden Trail Road
25511 Lone Pine Circle
27212 Lost Colt Drive
27322 Lost Colt Drive
27361 Lost Trail Drive
27571 Deputy Circle


Each winner will receive a yard sign and gift package provided by Melody Smith & Associates of Anvil Real Estate.

Photos of the winning homes will also be featured in the January issue of the Pony Express.

Special thanks to Event Committee members, Holly Permeh, Susan Phillips, Loree Blough, and Alex Presley.


Stall Decorating Contest Winners

Thank you to all of our boarders who participated in this year’s Stall Decorating Contest.

The winners are:
1st place to Amber & Valerie Clark Stall #59 (Lyrical)
 2nd place to Bree Kenney Stall #83 (Dash)
 3rd place to Marcus & Nicole Bhathal Stall #89 (Simba)

Holiday Giving

Thank you to everyone who gave to one of the community holiday programs, Adopt-a-Family, Toys for Tots, and Team Darkhorse’s Toy Drive. Your kind donation helped spread some holiday cheer to families in need.

Team Darkhorse Holiday Toy Drive

Pumpkin Decorating and Carving Contest

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Contest! The submissions were so creative and fun. Look for your prizes at your front door this weekend. Thank you to Melody and Associates for sponsoring this spooky event. Have a wonderful and safe Halloween!


Let’s get ready for Halloween with a Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Contest!

Join us for this free event open to Nellie Gail Ranch residents. You may carve or decorate your pumpkin as you wish. Your creativity is the limit! 

Bring your decorated pumpkin to the clubhouse on Wednesday, October 28 by 5 pm.

Everyone can vote! Judging closes on Friday, October 30 at noon and pumpkins can be taken home for Halloween.


8 – 12 YEARS OLD
13 – 15 YEARS OLD
Prizes awarded in each age category!

Thank you to our event sponsor Melody and Associates


Harvest for Hope

Thank you again to our Nellie Gail Ranch homeowners and Tennis Center Members for your generosity during the Harvest for Hope Food Drive. This past Wednesday’s final collection day provided for a strong finish. While the food drive may be over we do remain interested and willing to assist in harvesting fruit from trees that are producing more than your family can use. Rather than allowing excess fruit to go to waste, please remember you can always reach out to us to harvest and distribute.  At some point in the future when conditions allow we would also like to host a Framers Market to share what we grow here in Nellie Gail Ranch.  Meanwhile, please save and use the following link if you have excess fruit that can go to a good cause:

Harvest for Hope Donation Form