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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
RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER: Mounted Poker Run Due to unforeseen weather today, the mounted poker ride has been rescheduled for this Sunday. Please check the website Sunday morning before loading up to come to FENCE. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Jul 23, 2016 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Armchair Traveler in Senegel! Don't miss out on a great Armchair Traveler. FENCE to present free Armchair Traveler “Good Living in Senegal” Along this journey, Anna Alsobrook, will help us to visualize life in Senegal. Anna will speak about the two years she spent in Senegal serving as a preventative health and environmental education volunteer with the PeaceCorps. Be sure to stick around for refreshments after this great program. Thank you to the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation for making this event possible. Jul 24, 2016 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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Free Yoga at FENCE Jul 29, 2016 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Free Yoga at FENCE Aug 05, 2016 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Star Gazing The Foothills Astronomical Society and FENCE invite you to star gaze, and learn about astronomy. These programs are set to begin at sunset. You are encouraged to stay as long as you’d like! Don’t have much knowledge about astronomy? No problem, we have astronomers that are very informative and eager to help you learn more about space!! Aug 05, 2016 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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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…
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