FENCE – Therapeutic Riding of Tryon

At the July 18th meeting of the Rotary Club of Tryon, the members were excited to hear a presentation from FENCE Executive Director Tracie Hanson and incoming FENCE President Ruth Gold. The Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE) was created in 1984 with a 112 acre land grant from the family of Rotarian Pete Mahler.

FENCE Executive Director Tracy Hanson, Rotary Club President Stacey Lindsay and incoming FENCE President Ruth Gold

Since 1984, FENCE has grown to its present 384 acres and serves some sixty-five thousand people each year with programs in nature study, outdoor recreation and equestrian competition. During the presentation, Ms. Gold highlighted the work being done in FENCE’S TROT Program. TROT (Therapeutic Riding of Tryon) is a program that provides equine assisted activities to adults and children with physical, developmental and cognitive disabilities in a safe, friendly and supportive environment.

The video of the presentation is included below.

The Rotary Club of Tryon meets Thursday at noon in the Tryon Presbyterian Church. If you are interested in joining the Club, please contact President Stacey Lindsay at: 864-360-6170 or staceylindsay14@gmail.com