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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. That'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. Click here to donate today. 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
Fall Bird Hike with Simon Thompson As fall creeps down the mountains, many birds begins to slowly move south and every day more and more birds leave for their winter quarters. This is the time of the year when birds from the north move through the Foothills offering us a new range of species to enjoy. Sep 25, 2014 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Open Horse Show Sep 27, 2014 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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A Libra the Scales & M104 the sombreo galaxy Sep 27, 2014 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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The Foothills Astronomical Society The Foothills Astronomical Society and FENCE invite you to star gaze, and learn about astronomy. These programs are set to begin at sunset. You are encouraged to stay as long as you’d like! Don’t have much knowledge about astronomy? No problem, we have astronomers that are very informative and eager to help you learn more about space!! Libra the Scales & M104 the sombreo galaxy will be featured! Sep 27, 2014 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Bird Migration with Simon Thompson With thousands of birds moving north or south with the changing seasons, spring and fall migration can be dramatic here in WNC. Almost every species of bird in North America undergoes some seasonal migration. Oct 08, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Community Garage Sale : Stalls still available for FENCE community garage sale set for September 6, 8AM-1PM. Whether you come to sell or buy, you will not be disappointed. There is always something for everyone. This sale is under cover so come rain or shine Read more…
Trail Head!!!!! : A special thank you goes out to our friends of Foothills Equestrian Trails Association and Jonathan Rowe Grading for helping out with a face lift on our trail head entrance. Read more…
Upcoming Open Horse Show!! : On September 27, FENCE will be hosting its 5th OPEN HORSE SHOW. These shows welcome all breeds and offer 40+ classes of great variety, including Western, Halter, Showmanship, Trail, Hunt Seat, Jumping, English and Gaited. Read more…
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