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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
IHSA Feb 23, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018

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Wild for Life Presentation Join us in the FENCE Great Room for an exciting live animal presentation from Wild for Life! Feb 24, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

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Free Yoga FENCE offers a free yoga series on Friday mornings held in the FENCE great room. The yoga classes are led by local instructor Rhonda Giles. All ages and yoga enthusiasts of all levels are welcome! Mar 02, 2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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FRC Dressage Combined Test Mar 03, 2018 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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Wildflower Talk Local Naturalist Tim Lee will be hosting a talk about wildflowers in the FENCE Center. Mar 03, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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March 10th "Jump the FENCE" 5 mile and 1 mile fun run : The race course at FENCE will pass through beautiful nature trails, around a pond, over obstacles (optional) and through green meadows. The five mile course will show some of the parts of Best of Western North Carolina Read more…
Want to spend time doing good? Then TROT needs YOU!!! : Therapeutic Riding of Tryon (TROT) at FENCE is kicking off 2018 with its Volunteer Training on Saturday, February 17. FENCE’s Therapeutic Riding of Tryon (TROT) program changes and enriches lives by teaching horsemanship skills to adults and children with physical, cognitive, development and emotional challenges in a safe, friendly and supportive environment. We are extremely proud of the fact that TROT is a Premier Accredited Center with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.). Read more…
TROT receives a generous donation from FRC : It was with great pleasure Allison Rhyne accepted a $500 donation from FRC - Foothills Riding Club for the TROT program at FENCE. We would like to thank FRC for their generosity! The Therapeutic Riding of Tryon program has been successfully running for 13 years. As a Premier Accredited Center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, TROT follows the strict standards set by PATH Intl. for safety and effective teaching. Volunteers are the heart and soul of TROT. They help students groom and saddle their horses; assist and support the student as side walkers and leaders during each lesson; and assist in barn duties. This fall TROT expanded the program to Polk County High School. The exceptional children classroom came out once a week for a TROT lesson. Read more…
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