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. That'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. Click here to donate today. Thank You!
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 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.
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
- FENCE Center Closed for Holidays Dec 19, 2013 - Jan 01, 2014
- Hunter Pace Come ride the beautiful FETA trails on the next FENCE Hunter Pace, one of the Western Carolina Hunter Pace series. Bring a picnic lunch if you like. Feb 02, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
- FRC Stadium and Dressage Mar 01, 2014 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
- Go Fly A Kite Mar 09, 2014 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
- Bloomin Dressage Mar 29, 2014 - Mar 30, 2014
- Recent News
- It was a fantastic day for a Hunter Pace! : Almost 200 happy equestrians came to FENCE on Sunday, November 10 and enjoyed a two hour Hunter Pace ride. The ride was timed for slower trail riders or faster fox hunters. Without exception participants had a great day and were pleased at the lower price and that food was available for purchase from Foothills Mountain BBQ. Read more…
- TROT Horse Show Coming Soon! : Students’ abilities will be showcased when Therapeutic Riding of Tryon hosts its annual Student Horse Show on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the FENCE Equestrian Center. Nineteen students, children and adults, will compete in trail and equitation classes. The horse show judge will be local equestrian KC Betzel of Landrum, who competes in the horse discipline of eventing. Read more…
- Check out our latest newsletter!!! : This year has been full of events - some wonderful, some not so much. Read more…