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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
- FREE Armchair Traveler with Haley Smith Haley will speak about her semester abroad in the East African countries of Kenya and Tanzania. She spent three months in the Wildlife Management Studies program with the School for Field Studies learning about everything from native language and culture to human-wildlife conflict and ways to mitigate it. Feb 07, 2016 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
- Animals We Love to Hate with Carlton Burke There are certain species of animals that many people fear and hate, largely due to prejudice and misinformation. Far from being the pests or villains however, many of these creatures are actually beneficial to man and play very important roles in the natural world. Assembled in this presentation are many of these animals that we love to… hate! Feb 13, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
- Free Family Concert with Evalina Everidge and Alex Taub Evalina Everidge is a torch singer in the timeless old school tradition; her sultry vocal stylings evoke a soft embrace and her smooth delivery swings! She will be joined by pianist Alex Taub for an afternoon dedicated to Valentine’s month featuring songs of love by the great torch singers of the golden age of jazz and blues. Feb 21, 2016 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
- FENCE Hunter Pace Feb 21, 2016 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
- Invasive species presentation and removal with John Vining Join us in the great room at FENCE for a presentation by John Vining about local invasive species and how we can combat them. After the presentation join us for a couple of hours on the paved trail putting what we learned into action. Feb 23, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Recent News
- Volunteers Needed! : Do you have some free time on your hands? Are you looking to make a difference in the community? Consider Foothills Equestrian Nature Center! As a non-profit organization FENCE relies heavily on volunteers to function day to day. We are currently seeking volunteers to help with many different tasks around FENCE. Some of our volunteer opportunities include: TROT (Therapeutic Riding of Tryon), assisting with horse shows, office work, nature education assistants, and special event volunteers. Volunteers can work anywhere from a couple hours a month to a few hours a week depending on your schedule. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions about volunteering call FENCE at 828-859-9021 or Email us at email@example.com Read more…