About Missouri



Missouri is known as the "Show Me State"--meaning one should back up talk with proof. The slogan is not an official one, but it does appear on the license plates. It is an endearing statement that people from Missouri say, "I'm from Missouri, you have to Show Me!"

Missouri typically is categorized as both a midwestern and a southern state. The region was split on Union and Confederate issues during the Civil War. A small region of the state is called Little Dixie for the influx of southerners that settled there. Famed explorers Lewis and Clark mounted an expedition that led them to discover a large part of the Midwest and upper Western states. Their home base was Missouri. The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is one of the tallest historic sites in the United States and thousands of tourists flock to snap photos of this, “Gateway to the West," every year. Visitors can also ride to the top of the Arch for a more expansive view. One of the state's geographic features is where the famed Mississippi River meets the Missouri River. The state is also the only one of two in the nation that actually touches the borders of eight other states. Tennessee is the other.

The Missouri horse industry produces goods and services valued at $718 million. The national industry has a $1.3 billion impact on the Missouri economy when the multiplier effect of spending by industry suppliers and employees is taken into account. 125,100 Missourians are involved in the industry as horse owners, service providers, employees, and volunteers. Even more participate as spectators. The Missouri horse industry directly provides 42,200 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs. Spending by suppliers and employees (in Missouri and other states) generates additional jobs in Missouri for a total employment impact of 56,000. There are 281,000 horses in Missouri, over 70 percent of which are involved in showing and recreation.

  Missouri in Numbers:
img Horse Population : Approximately 140,000
img Total Economic Impact: $ -- billion
img Capital : Jefferson City
img Population : 5,800,310
img Land area : 68,886 sq. miles
img Counties:  114
img Highest Point : Taum Sauk Mountain 1,772 feet
img Lowest Point : Saint Francis river: 230 feet
img 10 largest Cities:
  • Kansas City: 444,965
  • St. Louis: 344,362
  • Springfield: 150,298
  • Independence: 110,208
  • Columbia: 91,814
  • Lee\'s Summit: 80,338
  • St. Joseph: 72,661
  • O\'Fallon: 69,694
  • St. Charles: 62,304
  • St. Peter\'s: 54,209
Hobby farm on 10 acres with great horse set - up

Columbia, Boone County, Missouri

Hard to find hobby farm with great horse set-up on just under 10A on blacktop in SE Columbia. Just minutes from downtown, MU, hospitals, etc. Darling 3BR 3.5BA ranch home (4th n/c bedroom in basement). Home is also handicapped-accessible. Beautiful hardwood floor on main; open concept LR/DR/KIT with vaulted ceiling; peninsula bar and island with electric cooktop. Main floor laundry, master has own bathroom. Fresh paint throughout! Lots of unfinished storage. Those with a green thumb will appreciate the glassed-in back porch and concrete patio. Large flower garden. 72x42 outbuilding with partial concrete floor will fir multiple stalls, equipment storage, and a full winter's worth of hay. 16x10 loafing shed, cross-fenced with electric wire and gated. Wood shed.

Betsy Woodruff , House of Brokers Realty, Inc. - WOODRUFF GROUP

9.79 ACRES
2400 SQ FT
Equine Facility with + / - 29,000 sq. ft. indoor Arena

Villa Ridge, Franklin County, Missouri

Own your piece of Equine Americana. This equestrian facility was built by Fennel Brown of Brown Quarries. Fennel was the owner of Gallant Jet, Champion Race Horse, and most notably, Impressive, World Champion Halter Horse. Super location, great facility and ready to be income producing. Minutes from Interstate 44, this is one of the finest equine facilities and best indoor arenas in the area. The arena is approximately 29,000 square feet, is heated, and has viewing area. The barn has 20+ over-sized stalls with room for more, three tack rooms, bathroom, two wash racks with hot and cold water, and solar assisted power. Machine shed is approximately 6600 sq. ft. and currently houses a tack shop, studio apartment, and boarder cafe area. There are boarders that would like to stay.

Brenda Eckelkamp , RE/MAX Today

16.23 ACRES
12 Acres in the Heart of horse country!

Niangua, Webster County, Missouri

This is one of a kind property in the heart of horse country. Quality all brick home with 3 car attached garage and 3 car det. garage. Large kitchen with plenty of cabinets. Granite counter tops, butcher block island, large formal dining, laundry and utility room, lots of storage. Large pantry that is also built as a storm shelter. Land is mostly open with nice pond that hasn't ran dry and stocked with fish.

Judy Gault , C R Realty, Inc.

12.00 ACRES
3083 SQ FT
50 Acre Farm, minutes off of I - 44

Conway, Dallas County, Missouri

50 Acre farm just minutes off I-44 and is ready for your livestock! Mostly open with cross fencing set up for rotational grazing with water to each. Several large stocked ponds and one includes a dock to fish. Outbuildings include, milk barn, hay barn, pole barn and 4 bay shop/garage. Home offers approx. 2,370 sq. ft. with large family room and lots of windows to view the property. 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, formal living room, formal dining, office and sunroom off master. This home also has geo thermal heat/air for efficient utility bills. You'll enjoy the wrap around deck with beautiful landscaping and waterfall. If you love to garden you'll love the blackberries, strawberries, grapes and several raised beds. Mobile home on property rents for $300/mo.This is a place you will love to call home. This property is also the perfect place for aquaculture with custom built pond for raising shrimp or any fish. Pond has a drain in the bottom to facilitate harvesting. Pond is 1/4 acre and 3-7 feet deep.

Judy Gault , C R Realty, Inc.

50.00 ACRES
2370 SQ FT

Ozark, Christian County, Missouri

This is COUNTRY living at it's finest and only minutes from CITY amenities. The home and land will not disappoint with it's incredible space. Perfect for your family and horses. The property has a small orchard with various fruit trees, berry bushes and an established garden area.

Sheila Auzat , Murney Associates, Realtors

12.17 ACRES
5572 SQ FT

Fordland, Webster County, Missouri

Exceptional Quality & Attention to Detail awaits you in this impressive custom built, one owner, Inspired Frank Lloyd Wright Design Home, nestled on a private 167 Acre Estate with their Purebred Irish Dexter Cattle . The Estate is perimeter fenced, cross fenced for intensive grazing with high tensile electric fencing, 3 springs, 4 ponds, wet weather creek, 3 wells, 4 automatic frost free waters. The 4900+ Sq.Ft. cedar, veneer stone, metal roof, 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA home boasts a Kalwall Skylight enhancing the bamboo flooring throughout the formal dining area, great room with fireplace(wood/gas) and a kitchen to die for! Solid cherry cabinets, built-in double oven, microwave, gas stove & warming station. The master bedroom opens out into a screened porch over looking your stocked spring-fed pond. 2 large bedrooms and a full bath are in the basement, with a family room with fireplace(wood/gas), wet bar & john deer room. The basement floor has zoned radiant heat, there are two separate heating systems, and the home has a backup propane generator. Nothing was spared when this Estate Home was built. The 167 acres is an easy commute to Springfield and is known as THE PETT FARM!

Paul McGilliard , Murney Associates - Primrose

167.00 ACRES
5000 SQ FT
77 Acre Horse / Cattle Ranch - Custom Horse Barn - Air strip - Beautiful Views

Gainesville, Ozark County, Missouri

We have just drastically reduced the price on this Beautiful Ranch for quick sale! Gainesville is a very clean, friendly town in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. It is the County Seat and has everything you need, including a very active Saddle Club! The ranch is 30 miles from West Plains, MO, 20 miles from Mountain Home, AR and a little over an hour to Branson and Springfiled MO. The schools are excellent and active in many National organizations. A great place to live. We are only selling the ranch because we are retiring and downsizing. We custom built our horse barn to include everything you can think of. Wish we could take it with us! . Bryant River is one mile down the road! Great fishing, canoeing, etc.

Jan Pearson

77.00 ACRES
1100 SQ FT
42 Acres with Beautiful Home, Outbuilding and 8 Horse Stalls

Peculiar, Cass County, Missouri

42 acres with a home, out building 2 ponds and stalls for 8 horses. The out building is 108 'x 18' with a 36' x 50' insulated heated shop, 16' x 24' office with bathroom and an office or apartment above plus 8 horse stalls.

Mary Fay , Reece Nichols

42.00 ACRES
Country Estate and Equestrian Ranch

Rogersville, Greene County, Missouri

Custom built Home with 11 Acres fenced yard with horse stalls..Just out side of city of Springfield just off Hwy 60 in Rogersville, MO One owner custom built home 7,417 sq. ft. designed with energy efficiency comfort and to entertain family and friends. Flowing arches, transom windows and large windows throughout the entire home. all brick and rock with screened in porch and covered front and back large patios and a deck. Avg. electric bill per month for entire 2016 was $189.25. 36 X 75 Metal barn which was used for breeding and housing 16 horses at one time. 11 Acres manicured and all vinyl fenced.

Teresa Hall , Century 21 Integrity Group

11.00 ACRES
7417 SQ FT
25.86 Acre Horse Farm Pacific MO

Pacific, Franklin County, Missouri

25.86 acre Horse Farm located minutes from Hwy 44. Detached 4 car garage with apartment upstairs. Huge Barn 3,410 sq ft with 9 stalls, large bay for parking equipment, spacious tack room, huge hay loft, office/kitchette, 3/4bath, hand scraped wood flooring, observation deck, huge riding arena. Rustic log fencing, electric fencing, multiple fenced paddocks & round pen. 200 sq ft playhouse w/loft. Home is constructed with Hardy Board Siding as well as the Garage & playhouse. This property is for the serious equestrian with huge level fields, incredible house & barn with a beautiful lake!

Diane Upchurch, ABR, CRS, GRI , Barry Upchurch Realty

25.86 ACRES
2388 SQ FT

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