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
- All Day Camp AGES (5-12) $150.00 SESSION 8A.M. – 5P.M. THIS CAMP WILL BE AN ALL DAY CAMP WITH A MIXTURE OF ALL THE OTHER CAMPS INCLUDING, EXPLORING NATURE, LEARNING ABOUT THE EARTH & ASTRONOMY, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND SURVIVAL SKILLS. THIS WEEK WILL BE A VERY EXCITING WEEK FULL OF LOTS OF GREAT THINGS TO LEARN INCLUDES MORNING & AFTERNOON SNACK , BRING BAG LUNCH Limited to 50 Campers Jun 27, 2016 - Jul 01, 2016
- FENCE Horse Camp AGES [8 – 12] [8:30-12:30] $175.00 SESSION LEARN THE BASICS OF HORSE CARE, WHICH WILL INCLUDE GROOMING, TACKING, AND HORSE SAFETY. ALSO LEARN HOW TO MOUNT, DISMOUNT, WALK AND TROT MUST HAVE ATTENDED AT LEAST ONE SESSION OF BEGINNERS HORSE CAMP OR CONTACT FENCE FOR APPROVAL Limited to 25 Campers Jun 27, 2016 - Jul 01, 2016
- FENCE Closed Jul 04, 2016 - Jul 09, 2016
- Art Camp Ages (5-12) (8:30-12:30) $100.00 SESSION CREATE & USE YOUR IMAGINATION THIS WEEK. LOTS OF CREATIVE PROJECTS TO KEEP YOUR CAMPER BUSY WHILE LEARNING TO USE DIFFERENT ART MEDIA AND THINGS FROM THE WILD. OUT-DOOR ACTIVITIES ALSO HELP SPARK THE IMAGINATION Jul 11, 2016 - Jul 15, 2016
- FRC Dressage benefit for FENCE Jul 16, 2016 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
- Recent News
- The Special Help FENCE Receives : The Foothills Equestrian Nature Center is grateful to the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation for its continued support year after year to help maintain FENCE with operating monies. These funds allow us to better fulfill our mission to benefit our community. The Board of Directors, staff, and our volunteers appreciate one of our founding fathers, Dave Kirby, for his generosity to FENCE and the work of the Polk County Community Foundation. Read more…