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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
Horse Camp Learn the basics of horse riding! Camp runs 8:30-12:30 daily for children ages 5-12. This second week is typically best for children with intermediate riding skills, but all levels of riding experience are accepted. Fill out an application and mail or drop off at FENCE. Jun 17, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019

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FRC Educational Seminar Jun 19, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

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High Flyer Dog Agility Jun 22, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019

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Family Concert with the Basement Bunch Free family concert with The Basement Bunch! Jun 23, 2019 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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All Day Camp Jun 24, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019

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Recent News
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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