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 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 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.
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
- Come Make A Christmas Kissing Ball to benefit our TROT Ridership program Join us to support the Therapeutic Riding Of Tryon program at FENCE. Each year TROT supports its students by providing scholarships to families in need. These scholarships allow students who may not otherwise be able to participate in this great program. Dec 05, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- FENCE Closed for Winter Break Dec 21, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
- Free Family Concert Jan 17, 2016 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
- Armchair Traveler Jan 24, 2016 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
- Woods in the Winter Talk with Tim Lee Jan 30, 2016 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
- Recent News
- This little gem! : Our Kirby Cabin has always been a pleasant place to visit. Whether you are sitting under the deodar cedar tree on one of the park benches, attending a wedding event, or roaming through this quaint little cabin, you always get an outdoor good feeling!! Read more…
- The Big Clean up---Storms strike us again! : A big thank you goes out to Tree and Yard Busters for cleaning up our straight wind damage on our hiking trails that we sustained the end of June. With the Kirby Endowment at Polk County Community Foundation the funding made it possible for a speedy clean up and back to hiking! Thank you Kirby Family!!! Read more…