FENCE Hosting Charity Open Horse Show
Saturday April 27, Events start at 9:00 a.m.
TRYON—On Saturday April 27, FENCE will be hosting an open horse show featuring a variety of classes and events for competitors and spectators alike.
FENCE Equestrian Center held its first event in the late 1980’s and has gained a respectable reputation as one the finest facilities of its kind in the Southeastern United States.
FENCE has permanent stabling for over 300 horses in eleven barns along with all weather footing in three lighted show rings (including a covered arena), on-site parking and spectator seating. FENCE hosts a variety of event year round in all disciples of Equestrian sport.
That stabling will be in full use this weekend as FENCE hosts the Open Horse Show. Tracie Henson, a representative of FENCE said that there have already been about 200 class entries that have preregistered for event. Registration will be open on the morning of.
The event is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m., gates open at 7:00 a.m., the Open Show is scheduled to conclude at 5:00 p.m. but the competition will be tentative. Henson also said that one of the covered arenas would be used this weekend to accommodate the number of events and competitors and help keep the event on schedule.
FENCE will hold two Charity Open Shows in 2019, the first one is this weekend on April 27 and the other will be on September 28. 2019 Marks the eighth year that FENCE has held these fundraising events. At the 2018 Fall show there were more than 500 total entries. FENCE strives to make the event open to the public and at an affordable price ($10 per entry) to give everyone in the community an opportunity to participate.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Foothill Equestrian and Nature Center known as FENCE, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and community asset.
—By Samuel Robinson