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
- FENCE All Day Camp AGES (5-12) $150.00 8AM – 5PM THIS CAMP WILL BE AN ALL DAY CAMP WITH A MIXTURE OF ALL THE OTHER CAMPS INCLUDING, EXPLORING NATURE, LEARNING ABOUT THE EARTH & ASTRONOMY, AND SURVIVAL SKILLS. THIS WEEK WILL BE A VERY EXCITING WEEK FULL OF LOTS OF GREAT THINGS TO LEARN INCLUDES MORNING & AFTERNOON SNACK , BRING BAG LUNCH Jul 06, 2015 - Jul 10, 2015
- Art Camp Ages (5-12) 8:30-12:30 $100.00 CREATE & USE YOUR IMAGINATION THIS WEEK. LOTS OF CREATIVE PROJECTS TO KEEP YOUR CAMPER BUSY WHILE LEARNING TO USE DIFFERENT ART MEDIA AND THINGS FROM THE WILD. OUT-DOOR ACTIVITIES ALSO HELP SPARK THE IMAGINATION Jul 13, 2015 - Jul 17, 2015
- FRC Dressage for FENCE Benefit Jul 18, 2015 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
- Environmental Camp AGES (5-12) $150.00 SESSION 8A.M. – 5P.M. THIS IS A GREAT ALL DAY CAMP WITH A MIXTURE OF DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS INCLUDING, EXPLORING NATURE, PLANTS, ANIMALS,LEARNING ABOUT THE EARTH & ASTRONOMY, AND SURVIVAL SKILLS. THIS WEEK WILL BE A VERY EXCITING WEEK FULL OF LOTS OF GREAT THINGS TO LEARN INCLUDES MORNING & AFTERNOON SNACK, BRING BAG LUNCH Jul 20, 2015 - Jul 24, 2015
- TR&HC Annual Schooling Horse Trials The TR&HC annual Schooling Horse Trials are a great opportunity to practice for the TR&HC Horse Trials, held in September, without the pressure of points or standings Aug 15, 2015 12:00 AM
- Recent News
- Forrest Comes to Visit : Forrest, a four legged friend comes to visit FENCE for a little "getting acquainted" session. Pam Stone writes in detail on how Forrest's went from having anxiety to calm. We are looking forward to his next visit and hope to see him in the ring soon! Read more…
- Spring is in the air at FENCE! : After a long cold winter, spring has finally arrived. Wildflowers are beginning to blossom, trees are starting to bud, and birds are filling our bird feeders. It is an all around beautiful time to come out and enjoy nature. Spring at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center also means that it is field trip season. Read more…
- Up, Up, Up and Away! : Here at the FENCE we always cross our fingers for good weather when Go Fly a Kite Day rolls around each year. This year we got just what we had hoped for with beautiful sunny, breezy, and 60 degree weather! On March 7th FENCE was the place to be if you were looking for a fun family oriented way to spend time outdoors. Our event was a great success with about 300 community members coming out to enjoy the weather and kite flying. Read more…