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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
BRAC Show Blue Ridge Dog Agility Show Apr 20, 2018 - Apr 22, 2018

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Family Concert with Basement Bunch Apr 22, 2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 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! Apr 27, 2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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FENCE Open Horse Show Apr 28, 2018 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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Animal Presentation Animal presentation with Naturalist Carlton Burke Apr 28, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

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FENCE participate in Super Saturday : Signs of spring are evident everywhere you look this time of year. With the emergence of new flowers, leaves, even new animals, it is hard not to become infected with a sense of appreciation for the life around you. Yet in Tryon, there is another sign of spring—Super Saturday. This event, held in annually in Tryon, is a celebration of the arts geared towards kids. There are theatre performances and special demonstrations every hour, but between shows attendees are browsing different vendors along the street. This is where FENCE comes in. 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…
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