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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
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! Jan 31, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 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! Feb 07, 2020 12:00 AM - 11:55 PM

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Winter bird walk Join a Ventures bird guide for this winter bird walk around the FENCE property. This event is free and open to the public. Birders of all levels welcome. Feb 13, 2020 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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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! Feb 14, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

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Free Family Concert Tim McWilliams will perform in the great room at FENCE. Following the performance refreshments will be served. Feb 16, 2020 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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FENCE offering Free Community Yoga! : FENCE will be offering a free yoga series on Friday mornings. Yoga will begin at 11:15am in the great room. The yoga classes are lead by local instructor Rhonda Giles. All ages and yoga enthusiasts of all levels are welcome. Attendees are encouraged to bring a water bottle to the class. Yoga mats will be available for use. These classes are made possible by the free community event grant at Polk County Community Foundation. Read more…
Hiking Trails : FENCE would like to thank the Kirby FENCE Hiking Trail Management Fund at the Polk County Community Foundation for their support. With the help of these funds it helps our organization keep our trails looking beautiful, through any storm. Weather events this year were especially unpredictable; it is with great gratitude that we were able to quickly repair these areas and improve others. Read more…
FENCE Thanks the Kirby Endowment Fund : On behalf of the board and staff at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center, we would like to thank the Kirby Endowment Fund managed by the Polk County Community Foundation for their continued support. Dave Kirby’s legacy lives on through the generous monetary gift enables our organization to enrich the lives of community members of all ages through memorable experiences throughout the year. Read more…
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