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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
FENCE Closed for Thanksgiving Nov 23, 2017 - Nov 24, 2017

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Bird Feeding Workshop with Simon Thompson Dec 01, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 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! Dec 01, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 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! Dec 01, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Moonlight Ride on Horse Come and join us for a great night of riding under the moon and stars! A full moon and glow sticks will lite up the pathway on the cross country course. This is an event that will benefit FENCE's therapeutic riding program with scholarships, equipment needed, and much more. See the attached flier for more information. Dec 01, 2017 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM

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Recent News
Hanson attends NC Center for Nonprofit Conference : Tracie Hanson, Executive Director of Foothills Equestrian Nature Center recently attended the North Carolina Center for Nonprofit conference with a theme titled “Embracing Uncertainty” With the constant changes in the nonprofit sector this event addressed these issues head on. Attendees went from session to session, branching out and networking with organizations around North Carolina. Read more…
Can you hear me NOW! : Horse show competitors, venue renters, and event spectators alike will be pleasantly surprised the next time they visit us. A project to enhance sound quality on the equestrian show grounds was recently completed thanks to a monetary donation from Tryon Riding and Hunt Club (TRHC) and Palmetto Sound Works who installed the new PA-Public Address System. Read more…
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