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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
Owl Prowl with Aaron Steed 'Owl Prowl' - Whoooo's that calling at night? Hoots, toots, whinnies and even some whistles are made by our local owl species. By late March, many owls are actively calling, and on this owl prowl, we will listen for and try to see as many different owls as possible. If we are lucky, we may get to hear/see Great Horned, Eastern Screech, Barred and Barn Owls. Of course, we will hope for calm and clear weather as windy conditions can make finding owls very difficult! Mar 31, 2017 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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FRC Horse Show Apr 01, 2017 - Apr 27, 2017

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Go Fly A Kite This long running event is always a family favorite in the community. Get outside and enjoy springtime at FENCE on this fun day. It’s always a great time flying kites up on Hawk’s ridge and enjoying the wonderful view of community members flying kites and having fun together. FENCE will provide kites to the first 200 children who arrive and there will be drinks and snacks for all who attend the event. This event is made possible by the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation. Apr 01, 2017 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

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PACWalk Apr 08, 2017 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM

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Community Yard Sale Mark your calendars and reserve a stall! All proceeds are kept by the seller. Hospice Thrift Barn of Landrum, SC will have a truck on site if you wish to donate your un-sold items to this worthy charity. The garage sale is under cover so come rain or shine. There is plenty of parking on site. Apr 08, 2017 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Volunteers needed for FENCE Horse Trials : FENCE will hold its Annual Spring Horse Trials on Saturday, April 15th and Sunday, April 16th. As one of FENCE’s biggest Equestrian events, revenue from horse trials helps to support all of FENCE’s programs and projects throughout the year. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of volunteer man power to run smoothly and successfully. FENCE relies on the dedication of community members to offer up their time and volunteer for this fun weekend! Horse trials are an all weekend event made successful by upwards of 150 volunteers that commit their time to help FENCE. Saturday, April 15th is the cross country and dressage portion and Sunday, April 16th is the stadium portion; volunteers are needed for both days of the trials! No experience is needed in order to volunteer; all volunteers will be trained prior to volunteering. Everyone who volunteers will also receive lunch. If you have any interest in volunteering please call FENCE at 828-859-9021 or email info@fence.org. Read more…
Horse Trials Updates : If you are competing in the upcoming Horse Trials on April 15th and 16th and need to check on the staus of your entry please continue on the the Equestrian icon at the top of the home page. Read more…
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