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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 will be offering a free yoga series on Friday mornings held in the FENCE great room. The yoga classes are lead by local instructor Rhonda Giles. All ages and yoga enthusiasts of all levels are welcome. Attendees are encouraged to bring a water bottle to the class. Yoga mats will be available for use. These classes are made possible by the free community event grant at Polk County Community Foundation. Sep 29, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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CCC Show Sep 30, 2017 - Oct 01, 2017

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PSJ Horse Show Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 08, 2017

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Family Concert with Letters to Abigail Letters to Abigail will perform in the great room at FENCE. This concert is free and open to the public. Letters To Abigail is an acoustic Americana band that combines heartfelt lyrics and silky harmonies to create a unique, and refreshing sound. Following the performance refreshments will be served. Thank you to the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation For making this event possible. Oct 08, 2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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Fall Bird Hike with Aaron Steed Join international bird guide Aaron Steed for a walk in the woodlands and fields of FENCE and look for a variety of migrant songbirds.Fall migration will be past its peak but there will still be much to see in the way of birds. Oct 12, 2017 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Some ones junk turns into your treasures!!! : Fall is in the air! Which means FENCE’s Fall community Garage sale is just around the corner! Do you have items you are tired of holding onto or are you simply over loaded with things at home? Need a place to sell them? Come book a stall at FENCE’s annual fall garage sale. It will be held on Saturday, September 9th from 8am to 12pm. There is always something for everyone with a wide variety of items being sold. There is plenty of parking on site and the stalls are under cover so the sale is rain or shine. For more information about the sale or if you would like to rent a stall and sell your own items, please call FENCE at 828-859-9021 Read more…
It's a wrap on Summer day camp : As school came to a close in late Spring, FENCE never missed a beat. Offering educational and fun day camps. Each week was specially themed from horse camp to all day camp to art camp and let's not leave out environmental camp. Campers enjoyed hiking, crafting, creek stomping, and many guest speakers that came to entertain and educate. Read more…
Can you hear me NOW! : Horse show competitors, venue renters, and event spectators alike will be pleasantly surprised the next time they visit us. A project to enhance sound quality on the equestrian show grounds was recently completed thanks to a monetary donation from Tryon Riding and Hunt Club (TRHC) and Palmetto Sound Works who installed the new PA-Public Address System. Read more…
TROT has a play date!! : This informal event gave students a chance to share their love with some very special therapy horses. There was a demonstration by Sheila Veatch with her mare, Meara, working at liberty as well as a driving demonstration by Jean Wright and her miniature donkey, Admiral. Read more…
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