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Like the birds, we are always careful to build a stong nest and we are looking for the best materials to build our nest with. nest.jpgThat's why we appreciate donations year around. You don't have to wait for a special holiday, we will always carefully nurture and protect your investment in FENCE so it will continue to grow and serve its mission now and into the future. Thank You!


FENCE Nature Center

FENCE offers 384 acres of hardwood forest, meadow, and wetland for hikers, birdwatchers, gardeners, astronomers. Our entire property is protected by a conservation easement, so it will always be available for future generations. During the school year, some eight thousand elementary and junior high school students join our Project FENCE natural history curriculum.

FENCE TROT Program

FENCE is proud to offer TROT, a therapeutic riding program teaching horsemanship skills to adults and children with physical, developmental and cognitive challenges in a safe, friendly and supportive environment.

FENCE Equestrian Center

The FENCE Equestrian Center has gained a reputation as one of the finest facilities of its kind in the Southeast. With permanent stabling for over 300 horses in eleven barns, all-weather footing in three lighted showrings (including a covered arena), on-site parking and spectator seating, the Equestrian Center hosts events in all disciplines year-round.

Upcoming Events
Free Yoga FENCE offers a free yoga series on Friday mornings held in the FENCE great room. The yoga classes are led by local instructor Rhonda Giles. All ages and yoga enthusiasts of all levels are welcome! Jan 26, 2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Family Concert Sparkle City Brass will perform at FENCE in the great room. Sparkle City Brass is a Brass Quintet from Spartanburg, SC. Following the performance refreshments will be served. This performance has been made possible by the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation. Jan 28, 2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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Free Yoga FENCE offers a free yoga series on Friday mornings held in the FENCE great room. The yoga classes are led by local instructor Rhonda Giles. All ages and yoga enthusiasts of all levels are welcome! Feb 02, 2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Free Yoga FENCE offers a free yoga series on Friday mornings held in the FENCE great room. The yoga classes are led by local instructor Rhonda Giles. All ages and yoga enthusiasts of all levels are welcome! Feb 09, 2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Walk in the Woods Come dressed for the weather and explore the woods in the winter on a guided hike with Naturalist Tim Lee. Feb 10, 2018 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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Want to spend time doing good? Then TROT needs YOU!!! : Therapeutic Riding of Tryon (TROT) at FENCE is kicking off 2018 with its Volunteer Training on Saturday, February 17. FENCE’s Therapeutic Riding of Tryon (TROT) program changes and enriches lives by teaching horsemanship skills to adults and children with physical, cognitive, development and emotional challenges in a safe, friendly and supportive environment. We are extremely proud of the fact that TROT is a Premier Accredited Center with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.). Read more…
TROT receives a generous donation from FRC : It was with great pleasure Allison Rhyne accepted a $500 donation from FRC - Foothills Riding Club for the TROT program at FENCE. We would like to thank FRC for their generosity! The Therapeutic Riding of Tryon program has been successfully running for 13 years. As a Premier Accredited Center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, TROT follows the strict standards set by PATH Intl. for safety and effective teaching. Volunteers are the heart and soul of TROT. They help students groom and saddle their horses; assist and support the student as side walkers and leaders during each lesson; and assist in barn duties. This fall TROT expanded the program to Polk County High School. The exceptional children classroom came out once a week for a TROT lesson. Read more…
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