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35th Anniversary Tickets
Donation (can't attend but want to support FENCE and its mission
$65 per tix is tax deductible

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 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
Tryon Garden Club Program Mar 20, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

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FRC Educational Seminar Mar 20, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:00 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 22, 2019 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

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Dogwood flower needle felted pin Irene Heckel will teach a needle felting class at FENCE. Each participant will create a dogwood flower. Mar 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

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Family Concert with Alex Nuesse, Lori Corda, and Peter Kutt Enjoy a free performance with Alex, Lori, and Peter made possible by the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation. Refreshments will be served after the show! Mar 24, 2019 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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Recent News
Hanson attends NC Center for Nonprofit Conference : Tracie Hanson had the opportunity to attend the annual North Carolina Center for Nonprofits conference on November 27th and 28th. She had a chance to network and attend many breakout sessions on nonprofit best practices. This was all made possible by the program fund at the Polk County Community Foundation. Many thanks to the Foundation for serving our community and it's nonprofits. Read more…
FENCE Thanks PCCF for Trail Maintenance : The Foothills Equestrian Nature Center would like to thank the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation for funding the maintenance and beautification of our trail system. This trail system is open to the public every day of the year from dawn to dusk and it is because of PCCF that we are able to sustain it. Read more…
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