This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the week ending May 20, 2022

The City of Laguna Hills declared May 6th “Lewis F. Moulton Arrival Day” after the pioneer who traveled to Southern California from Boston MA in 1874. Lewis worked on a ranch, eventually purchased it, and acquired 22,000 acres which make up Nellie Gail Ranch and the cities of Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods and Lake Forest. Lewis and his wife Nellie Gail worked the ranch, raised two amazing daughters and became major founders and donors of the Laguna College of Art and Design and Chapman University.

Please see the event coverage here: https://moultonmuseum.org/lewis-moulton-arrival-day/

Additionally, we are excited to share the following opportunity to attend the Moulton Museum inaugural exhibit 1874: Into the West. Moulton Museum is currently scheduling tours and seeking volunteers. Banners located on Oso across from Nellie Gail Ranch Monument Park will give you a daily reminder of this opportunity to celebrate your connection to the Moulton family.


Annual NGR Community Garage Sale

The Annual Nellie Gail Ranch Community Garage Sale is back!

The Community Garage Sale, (coordinated and sponsored by Brad Feldman Group at DouglasElliman Real Estate) will be held Tomorrow Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. The event will also include a textile drive fundraiser in support of Team Darkhorse. Unwanted gently used textiles including; clothing, bedding, towels, backpacks, purses, hats, gloves, belts and shoes can be dropped off at the Nellie Gail Ranch Association Clubhouse parking lot between the hours of 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. For more information, please contact Jacci Pearce at 949-529-6924 or by email at jacci.pearce@elliman.com


This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the week ending May 13, 2022

Summer Concert Series


Next Board Meeting

Below is a link to the agenda for the Tuesday, May 17th Executive Session Meeting at 6:00pm and the Open Session Meeting at 7:30pm located at the Association Clubhouse. Click the button to view the agenda.


Annual NGR Community Garage Sale

The Annual Nellie Gail Ranch Community Garage Sale is back!

The Community Garage Sale, (coordinated and sponsored by Brad Feldman Group at DouglasElliman Real Estate) will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The event will also include a textile drive fundraiser in support of Team Darkhorse. Unwanted gently used textiles including; clothing, bedding, towels, backpacks, purses, hats, gloves, belts and shoes can be dropped off at the Nellie Gail Ranch Association parking lot between the hours of 10:00am – 1:00pm. For more information, please contact Jacci Pearce at 949-529-6924 or by email at jacci.pearce@elliman.com


This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the week ending May 6, 2022

Association Clubhouse Parking Lot

The Association Clubhouse parking lot repair and resurfacing project is now complete. This reserve project included removal and replacement of approximately 2 inches of asphalt, concrete flowline replacement, seal coating and re-stripping of parking stalls. The new top coat further extends the lifespan of the parking lot and now reverts maintenance back to seal coats every four years. The parking lot was reopened on Thursday, May 5, 2022.


Oso North Trail Opening Update

Oso North Trail Opening Update

MNWD has completed repairs to the broken main line that occurred earlier this week. The trail has been graded and re-opened with the exception of the Oso Tunnel. The city tunnel is accessible for foot traffic but still slippery for equestrians. The Oso Tunnel will be re-opened Monday morning.


Association Clubhouse Tennis Center Restrooms

Association Clubhouse – Tennis Center Restrooms Open

The Association Clubhouse restroom project has been completed this week. All restrooms are now available for use. The bar and kitchen areas are nearly complete with some roofing, punchlist and alarm work pending. Restroom upgrades include all new restroom fixtures, privacy doors and changing area for showers, slip resistant tile flooring, subway tile wainscot and new vanity area.


Annual NGR Community Garage Sale

The Annual Nellie Gail Ranch Community Garage Sale is back!

The Community Garage Sale, (coordinated and sponsored by Brad Feldman Group at DouglasElliman Real Estate) will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The event will also include a textile drive fundraiser in support of Team Darkhorse. Unwanted gently used textiles including; clothing, bedding, towels, backpacks, purses, hats, gloves, belts and shoes can be dropped off at the Nellie Gail Ranch Association parking lot between the hours of 10:00am – 1:00pm. For more information, please contact Jacci Pearce at 949-529-6924 or by email at jacci.pearce@elliman.com

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the week ending April 29, 2022

May 2022 Pony Express Magazine

The May Issue of the Pony Express Magazine is out now. The Issue includes our Managers Message, Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Candidate Statements and much more!

Click the button to view the May Issue.


City of Laguna Hills Public Outreach Rezoning

The Laguna Hills City Council reviewed a Housing Element Update Report Laguna Hills CC Presentation at a workshop March 26, 2022. The city is considering approaches to meet the state Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA). Currently under consideration is rezoning business properties to allow potential redevelopment that would allow additional lower income compliant high density units.

Another workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 6:00 pm at the Laguna Hills Community Center, Heritage Room. The Agenda Packet with the draft 2021-29 Housing Element Update is on the City website at http://lagunahillsca.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1583&Inline=True

Adoption of a plan will be considered at a future regular city council meeting the 2nd or 4th Tuesdays. If you would like more information or have any questions or comments, please email the Planning Division at planning@lagunahillsca.gov, Please note all comments provided are public record.

These changes to the housing element may affect our neighborhood and we want you to have an opportunity to provide input and participate in the process.



May Pony Express

The May Issue of the Pony Express Magazine is out now. The Issue includes our Managers Message, Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Candidate Statements and much more!

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch | April 22, 2022

From the Week ending April, 22, 2022

Summer Concert Series


Summer Swim Camp


28th Annual Summer Tennis & Swim Camp


Equestrian Novice Camp

This camp is geared towards ages five to twelve with campers divided into age groups. Each day, campers will groom horses, have one-on-one riding time, and participate in many fun learning activities.

Novice Camp Schedule

Your Vote Matters

Nellie Gail Ranch June 1, 2022 Annual Meeting / Ballot

This year it is doubly important for each homeowner to participate in the annual meeting by casting your vote for directors and the special ballot measures related to 24-hour or 12-hour mobile patrol services and Vehicle and License Plate Recognition Cameras. Ballots for the annual meeting were mailed to all homeowners of record the beginning of May. If you haven’t already, please help us achieve quorum by promptly returning you ballot. Postage is pre-paid to make it easier than ever to submit!

How to complete your ballot:

  1. Follow the ballot instructions as to how to vote.
  2. Each return envelope lists the homeowner of record.
  3. The homeowner of record must sign the envelope in which the ballot and ballot
    envelope will be returned.
  4. Mail the ballot at your earliest opportunity.

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch | April 15, 2022

From the week ending April 15, 2022

Annual Easter Egg Hunt


Tennis and Swim Center Notification


EHV-1 Update

Effective April 14, 2022, the state has released all quarantine sites in Orange County, San Diego County and Los Angeles. Our Equestrian Center has returned to normal unrestricted operations. However, we recommend everyone remain cautious and keep a “heads up” when traveling to horseshows or other facilities to ensure the Nellie Gail Ranch community can remain safe for the months to come.

Recommendations per CDFA remain as follows:

  • Limit horse-to-horse contact
  • Avoid use of communal water sources
  • Avoid sharing of equipment unless thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between uses
  • Monitor your horse for clinical signs of disease and report any temperature over 102°F to a veterinarian

We thank you again for all your efforts in successfully keeping our community safe from the EHV-1 outbreak.


Next Board Meeting

Below is a link to the agendas for the Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Open Session Meeting, the April 19th Executive Session Meeting and a Special April 20th Executive Session Meeting. The Open Session Meeting will be held at the Association Clubhouse at 7:30 p.m.

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch | April 8, 2022

From the week ending April 8, 2022

Orange County Sheriff’s Department Feedback Regarding Flock Safety System

Nellie Gail Ranch Owners Association (NGROA) contracted with Flock Safety Incorporated to provide Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) services for the Nellie Gail Ranch community as part of its overall security strategy. The NGROA ALPR system, connects with other public and private Flock ALPR systems throughout the region to provide an integrated public safety network. The interconnectivity of this broader network of ALPR systems provides law enforcement with an enhanced investigative capability to respond to and deter criminal activity throughout the Nellie Gail Ranch community and the City of Laguna Hills.

The NGROA ALPR system connects seamlessly with the City of Laguna Hills’ ALPR system. Together, these systems are being used by a variety of units within the Sheriff’s Department. Some of these units include, but are not limited to: Laguna Hills Police Services, Lake Forest Police Services, the Directed Enforcement Team (DET), the Gang Enforcement Team (GET), Sheriff’s Investigations, the Regional Auto Theft Detail, the Traffic Enforcement Bureau, the Special Victim’s Unit (SVU), and the Sheriff’s Crime Analysis Bureau.

Prior to this system being added to our City, Police Services had very little success in locating stolen vehicles. However, in the last six months, our staff has used this system to successfully locate nine occupied stolen vehicles, which resulted in thirteen arrests. Some of these stolen vehicles were occupied by multiple subjects, who were in possession of evidence linking them to multiple crimes in multiple jurisdictions. Four of these arrests were directly related to criminal activity which occurred in the Nellie Gail Ranch community. These are examples of how this system has enabled us to remove sophisticated criminals from our streets and prevent them from victimizing our residents.

I truly appreciate NGROA’s proactive approach to home security and public safety. By investing in this technology, you have provided a significant resource to our officers which has increased our ability to respond to and investigate criminal activity directly impacting our city. This system has been an excellent addition to our community, and we anticipate continued positive results in the future.

Captain Matthew Stiverson

Chief of Police Services | City of Laguna Hills

Orange County Sheriff’s Department


Annual Easter Egg Hunt


Trail Safety – Bicycle Use Prohibited

Nellie Gail Ranch’s 25 miles of trails are interwoven throughout most of the 1,407 homes in the community. These easements are set aside for equestrian purposes and are one of the most unique and valued features of our community. For safety reasons, bicycles are prohibited on Nellie Gail Ranch Equestrian Trails to reduce the opportunity for startling horse and rider leading to potential injury.

Most bicycle enthusiasts when informed of the restrictions immediately comply but some have on occasion responded with comments that they are homeowners with a right to use the trails. There is an important distinction we should keep in mind with respect to the trails. Nellie Gail Ranch Owners Association owns very little of the trail system. The underlying ownership of the property is each of our homeowners. It is important for us to all be aware that whenever we are on a trail we are guests on another homeowner’s property. A bicycle on a trail that is set aside for equestrian purposes is no different than riding your bike across someone’s front yard. It is a trespass that could potentially cause injury. A piece of litter dropped on a trail or pet waste bag left in the bushes is no different than leaving that same litter on someone’s front yard.

As we each enjoy our shared use of the trails, let’s be sure to be good guests and reflect appreciation to our 1,407 hosts.


28th Annual Summer Tennis & Swim Camp


Equestrian Novice Camp

This camp is geared towards ages five to twelve with campers divided into age groups. Each day, campers will groom horses, have one-on-one riding time, and participate in many fun learning activities.

Camp Schedule

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch | April 1, 2022

April Pony Express Magazine

The April Pony Express Magazine is out now. The issue includes our Easter Egg hunt, Director’s Message, New Election Rules, a Spring Time Smoothie and much more! Click here to view


EHV-1 Update

Rio Vista and Sierra Vista Stables have been released from quarantine in San Juan Capistrano. Unfortunately Sycamore Stables in San Juan Capistrano has a new case as of Wednesday as follows:

March 30, 2022: One (1) additional horse on the premises displaying neurological clinical signs was confirmed positive for EHV-1 on March 30th. The horse is alive and under veterinary care. To date, there have been three (3) confirmed EHM cases (EHV-1 infection with neurological signs) and twenty-four (24) positive EHV-1 fever-only or mild clinical cases on this premises with two (2) asymptomatic positives off premises but associated with this incident. CDFA is actively monitoring the situation.

Additionally, due to a new case in San Diego County, Blenheim EquiSports has cancelled their equestrian competition scheduled for next week. Our Equestrian Center continues to implement safety protocols to limit interaction with horses outside of the Equestrian Center.


Annual Easter Egg Hunt


A Lost Ring was Found

Have you lost a ring or know anyone that has lost a ring? A ring was found on the trail behind the Equestrian Center. Please contact the Nellie Gail Owner’s Association Office at 949.425.1477 for more information.


28th Annual Summer Tennis & Swim Camp


Equestrian Novice Camp

This camp is geared towards ages five to twelve with campers divided into age groups. Each day, campers will groom horses, have one-on-one riding time, and participate in many fun learning activities.