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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 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.

Recent News
Special thanks to our Horse Trials Sponsors : As we approach a great weekend of Horse Trials, we want to thank our sponsors that have made it possible for us. Read more…
FENCE welcomes new TROT Director : TROT, Therapeutic Riding of Tryon at FENCE, has some exciting changes to announce! For the past 3 years, Allison Rhyne has been the beloved director for TROT. This past January, Allison took the leap into retirement. FENCE wishes to thank Allison for her years of dedication and devotion to FENCE and the TROT program. Allison was a bright light at the organization and will surely be missed! FENCE staff, board, and volunteers wish Allison the best in her retirement! Though Allison will no longer be acting TROT director she will continue her work with TROT on the volunteer level. Read more…
Great work! : Recently seven dedicated volunteer naturalists braved a chilly morning to transplant 200 improved Loblolly pine seedlings at FENCE. Under the direction of volunteer Chuck Hearson and Polk County Forest Ranger Ryan Searcy, the volunteers helped reforest a half acre of barren land that was the site of a storm blowdown where a Virginia pine stand was twisted and knocked to the ground. Read more…
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