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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. Click here to donate today. 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 Family Concert with Evalina Everidge and Alex Taub Evalina Everidge is a torch singer in the timeless old school tradition; her sultry vocal stylings evoke a soft embrace and her smooth delivery swings! She will be joined by pianist Alex Taub for an afternoon dedicated to Valentine’s month featuring songs of love by the great torch singers of the golden age of jazz and blues. Feb 21, 2016 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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FENCE Hunter Pace Feb 21, 2016 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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Invasive species presentation and removal with John Vining Join us in the great room at FENCE for a presentation by John Vining about local invasive species and how we can combat them. After the presentation join us for a couple of hours on the paved trail putting what we learned into action. Feb 23, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Winter Bird Hike with Simon Thompson Winter may still be hanging on as we run our late winter/early spring birdwalk at FENCE. The first Northern Rough-winged and Tree Swallows may be in, as well as maybe an early Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. Mar 03, 2016 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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FRC Dressage/Stadium Mar 05, 2016 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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Volunteers Needed! : Do you have some free time on your hands? Are you looking to make a difference in the community? Consider Foothills Equestrian Nature Center! As a non-profit organization FENCE relies heavily on volunteers to function day to day. We are currently seeking volunteers to help with many different tasks around FENCE. Some of our volunteer opportunities include: TROT (Therapeutic Riding of Tryon), assisting with horse shows, office work, nature education assistants, and special event volunteers. Volunteers can work anywhere from a couple hours a month to a few hours a week depending on your schedule. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions about volunteering call FENCE at 828-859-9021 or Email us at education@fence.org Read more…
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