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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
CATCH Workshop NC EE Criteria I workshop with NC Wildlife Resources Commission Educator Tanya Poole. Call or email to register. Jul 24, 2018 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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High Flyer Dog Agility Jul 28, 2018 - Jul 29, 2018

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Summer Bird Hike with Aaron Steed Aug 09, 2018 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Summer Bird Hike with Aaron Steed International bird guide, Aaron Steed, will lead a Summer Bird walk on the FENCE property. This guided walk is appropriate for birders of all skill levels. Please remember to bring along comfortable walking shoes, a water bottle, and binoculars if you have them. Aug 09, 2018 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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High Flyer Dog Agility Aug 11, 2018 - Aug 12, 2018

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Recent News
FENCE wraps up it's 2nd Annual Round Up Rodeo : We hosted our Second Annual Round-Up Rodeo on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30. The weather was perfect and plenty of fun was had by all! As part of the International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA), the rodeo featured bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, cowgirls break away roping, team roping, cowgirls barrel racing, and tie down roping. Read more…
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…
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