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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
Bearwise presentation Want to learn more about bears in WNC and how to live responsibly with bears. Join us for this great presentation. Presented by Tanya Poole with NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Sep 29, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Free yoga FENCE is offering free yoga on Fridays at 10:15am in the great room. The yoga classes are taught by local instructor Rhonda Giles. This yoga class is designed for all levels, first time yoga students welcome! Attendees should plan to bring a water bottle, comfortable, flexible clothing, and a yoga mat. Extra yoga mats are available to borrow at FENCE. These classes are made possible by the free community event grant at Polk County Community Foundation. Sep 30, 2022 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

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Celebrate Nature at FENCE Join FENCE in celebrating Nature & Fall! FENCE will host their annual Celebrate Nature at FENCE festival with fun for the whole family. Featuring live musical performances, kids activities, food, animal encounters, art demonstrations, and much more. This event is free to the community! Thank you to the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation for making this event possible. Oct 02, 2022 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

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Wine and Paint Space is limited, please register in advance. $45 per person includes all supplies. Call Fence at 828-859-9021 or email info@fence.org to register. Oct 06, 2022 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM

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Free yoga FENCE is offering free yoga on Fridays at 10:15am in the great room. The yoga classes are taught by local instructor Rhonda Giles. This yoga class is designed for all levels, first time yoga students welcome! Attendees should plan to bring a water bottle, comfortable, flexible clothing, and a yoga mat. Extra yoga mats are available to borrow at FENCE. These classes are made possible by the free community event grant at Polk County Community Foundation. Oct 07, 2022 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

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TROT Instructor needed! : Therapeutic Riding of Tryon at FENCE (TROT) is seeking a part-time. TROT is a premier accredited center. This position will have estimated hours of 15-20 hours per week during session. Responsible for direct instruction and completing appropriate documentation of instruction. Assisting the Program Director with set up and break down of lesson equipment, student and horse evaluations and various projects. Experience with providing equine instruction and knowledge in equine behavior a must. Please send letter of interest, resume, and references to Tracie Hanson, admin@fence.org Read more…
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