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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
FENCE Tuesday Schooling We will have in Ring A 2' & below and Ring B 2'6" and above. Come school all the courses you want! $20 per rider. Jul 23, 2019 03:00 PM - 08:00 PM

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Free Yoga at FENCE 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! Jul 26, 2019 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

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Button Baker Whether you are a dressage rider or eventer wanting to improve your score or a jumper rider looking for greater suppleness and control Button has a unique eye for pinpointing the problem.  Private 45 Minute Sessions  (8 Sessions per day) Sessions $150. each Or $ 275. for both days. Stalls Available $30. each | Auditors Welcome $10.00 per day.  Jul 27, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019

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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! Aug 02, 2019 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

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Needle felted "Portrait" Class Irene Heckel returns to FENCE to teach her popular "Pet Portrait" needle felting class. Aug 03, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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Farewell to Pete Mahler : The Staff and Board of Directors at FENCE are saddened by the passing of our dear friend and supporter Pete Mahler. The Community has lost a wonderful person and we are sending our deepest condolences to the family. Read more…
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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