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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 Horse Camp Jun 18, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018

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Pony Club Camp Jun 23, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018

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Wine and Paint with Joan MacIntyre Wine and Paint Class featuring local artist, Joan MacIntyre. Known most commonly for her artwork of horses, Joan will be painting a portrait of the Famous Man o’ War. Joan will have one painting completed for the attendees to view but will also paint along with the class as she describes techniques and gives tips to complete their own painting. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as individuals who have more experience with painting. The class will use acrylic paint. All supplies are included in the $35 fee for the class. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Jun 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Tina and Her Pony- Free Family Concert Tina and Her Pony, local Indie Appalachian Folk Duo, will perform in the great room at FENCE for a Free, family concert. Refreshment will be served following the performance. This event is made possible by the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation. Jun 24, 2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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Tina and Her Pony- Free Family Concert Tina and Her Pony, local Indie Appalachian Folk Duo, will perform in the great room at FENCE for a Free, family concert. Refreshment will be served following the performance. This event is made possible by the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation. Jun 24, 2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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Recent News
TROT will hold first Veteran's Family Fun Day : Foothills Equestrian Nature Center have announced that TROT will hold its first Vererans’ Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 12 at the covered arena at FENCE. There will be two sessions of this program which introduces veterans and their families to the value of the horse/human connection and to basic horsemanship. The morning session will begin at 9:30 and the afternoon session will begin at 1:15. A picnic-style lunch will be served at noon between the sessions. Registrants and volunteers from both sessions are invited to the picnic! Read more…
FENCE participate in Super Saturday : Signs of spring are evident everywhere you look this time of year. With the emergence of new flowers, leaves, even new animals, it is hard not to become infected with a sense of appreciation for the life around you. Yet in Tryon, there is another sign of spring—Super Saturday. This event, held in annually in Tryon, is a celebration of the arts geared towards kids. There are theatre performances and special demonstrations every hour, but between shows attendees are browsing different vendors along the street. This is where FENCE comes in. Read more…
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