About South Carolina



Admittedly, the Palmetto state’s “street cred” in the equestrian community seems underwhelming on the surface: The state ranks a modest No. 37 nationwide in number of horses with 94,773.

Yet just like a brushing a stallion brings out a beautiful shine, a closer inspection of the Palmetto state’s “horse power” shows it’s got a rather significant pedigree. Top jockeys, trainers and owners have originated from here. The Aiken area is known for its thoroughbred pastures. And South Carolina is one 10 states with an official horse, the Carolina Marsh Tacky.

The Lowcountry, too, has a long history with riding, breeding and racing. And while hardly center ring today, it remains on the periphery of the horse world.

South Carolina equestrian properties are regaining interest after being affected by the housing downturn in the past few years. Deals are available. 

In many cases, the horse farms aren’t that far from cities and suburbs.

South Carolina is located in southeast United States. Three geographic regions cover the state. The Atlantic Coastal Plain (or the South Carolina Low Country) extends west from the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic Coastal Plains are swampy, flat and marked by rivers near the coast. The Coastal Plains are forested and lined with sandy hills as you move inland. The higher elevations and rolling hills of the Piedmont are located northwest of the Atlantic Coastal Plain. The more low lying Blue Ridge Mountains cross northwest South Carolina with elevations reaching 3,000 ft.


South Carolina's economy is historically based on agriculture. Tobacco, poultry, cattle, dairy, soybeans and hogs are important agricultural products. Growth of the textile industry met an ill fate in the 1920s with the appearance of the boll weevil--sending many African Americans north in search of work. Textile and clothing industries are based in Piedmont and continue to be an important industry to the state, along with chemical products, paper products, machinery and tourism.


  South Carolina in Numbers :
img Horse Population : Approximately 94,773
img Total Economic Impact: over $ -- billion
img Population : 4,255,083
img Land area : 30,109 sq. miles
img Capital : Columbia
img Counties : 46
img Highest Point : Sassafras Mountain:  3,560 feet
img Lowest Point : Atlantic Coast – sea level
img 10 largest Cities :
  • Columbia: 117,088
  • Charleston: 106,712
  • North Charleston: 86,313
  • Rock Hill: 59,554
  • Mount Pleasant: 57,932
  • Greenville: 56,676
  • Sumter: 39,679
  • Spartanburg: 38,379
  • Summerville: 37,714
  • Hilton Head Island: 34,497


Historic Plantation home site

Charleston, Dorchester County, South Carolina

Living within the manicured grounds of a historic Rice plantation in Charlestons famed Ashley River Plantation District offers a lifestyle the few get to experience. As you turn into the avenue of Oaks that mark the entrance to Middleton Plantation, this is where you leave the ordinary behind. Located within a private enclave of 9 homes, developed adjacent to the plantations award winning equestrian center, 24 Middleton Oaks if perfectly designed to offer an easy lifestyle that blends entertaining with outdoor living, and loads of privacy. This is a classic Craftsman Styled home tucked seamlessly into a wooded 1.68 acre lot with sweeping views of the stables, paddocks and trails of the Middleton Equestrian Center. The Equestrian Center is a full service boarding facility offering dressage, jumping and cross country. The Middleton Hunt operates out of the farm and there are hundreds of miles of trails available to ride or carriage. The historic Rice Paddies are one of the prettiest rides anywhere around Charleston.

Terri Seignious , Akers and Ellis

1.67 ACRES
3148 SQ FT
Luxury equestrian estate situated on 12 manicured acres with custom home

Georgetown, Georgetown County, South Carolina

This equestrian property features over 12 acres of manicured acres with fenced pastures, a riding ring, state-of-the-art horse barn, and stately 4 bedroom 3.5 bath custom built home. The home is filled with custom details including chestnut flooring, deep crown moldings, arched pine ceilings, cathedral ceilings, and deep tray ceilings with recessed lighting to make an interesting variety of textures throughout. Floor to ceiling windows in the main living areas bring the outside in and offers an abundance of natural light. The living room with its custom built in entertainment center, a granite double sided raised hearth fireplace nestles between a built in gun cabinet and entertainment center. The library with a wall of beautiful bookshelves overlooks the front lawn and pastures .The kitchen features a 5 burner Thermador gas range, custom cabinetry, GE Profile stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and custom accent wood moldings. The kitchen is open to the family room with yet another fireplace and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the grounds.The master bedroom is complete with a sitting area, luxurious bath and custom walk in closet. The three car garage opens to a mud room large enough to keep everything tidy! The laundry room is spacious with built in cabinetry and ironing board. Horse lovers will just love the four stall horse barn with air conditioned tack room, half bath, storage space, workshop and automatic water troughs. A room above the barn could be made into additional living space. There is spare land on the property to build additional horse facilities if desired. Don't miss this opportunity to own a piece of tranquil paradise!

Carol Jayroe , Reside Realty, LLC

12.00 ACRES
3800 SQ FT
Historic Fort Motte SC- Foxhill Farm

Fort Motte, Calhoun County, South Carolina

Foxhill Farm- 18 Acres located in Historic Fort Motte- Fort Motte (Fort Motte Station) was built as Mt. Joseph Plantation; it was commandeered by the British and fortified as a temporary military outpost in what is now South Carolina during the American Revolutionary War. It was significant for its military use as a depot for their convoys between Camden and Charleston, which they occupied. It is roughly 90–95 miles from Charleston by 21st-century roadways. During the Patriot Siege of Fort Motte, the plantation mansion was set on fire. The British surrendered at this site. After the war, this site was considered for the capital for the newly formed state of South Carolina, before Columbia was chosen. Today Fort Motte is the name of an unincorporated village at the nearby crossroads of SH 419 and State Road S-9-13.

Morris Lyles, CRS , ERA Wilder Realty Inc.

18.00 ACRES
4644 SQ FT
Working Farm with 26 Plus Acres

Pickens, Pickens County, South Carolina

This is a custom reputable Custom Home & Builders personal home located in a park like setting on a rolling 26 plus acres with fenced in pastures, 2 ponds, creeks & trails. Split BR plan on main level with 3BR's & 2.5 BA's. Large LR with hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings & real stone wood burning fireplace. A walkout lower level with 2 additional BR's & full BA. One of the BR's is currently being used as office as it has built in book cases. A gas log FP to offer more ambiance. A covered ft porch. A deck & at back of home a screened in porch. A 2 car attached gar plus a 2 car over sized detached gar and workshop. The home is connected to city water but you have the option to switch a valve & be on your own personal well. The well is currently used for all outside irrigation with automatic sprinklers. Two hot water heaters are spaced to offer minimum wait time for hot water. Cabinets & vanities are all custom built & high quality. Roof was replaced in 2017 with 30 yr architectural shingles. The cedar siding was just re stained in 2017 & it shows perfect. All the fencing for pastures was just replaced with woven wire professionally done, (cost was $10,000). An additionally 2.29 acres can be added to this estate. This home shows perfect and just driving by you will see the loving care of the property. Owner is currently running cows on it but horses will work quite well. The ponds & creek offer plenty of water for the livestock. HVAC was replaced in 2013. This home is move in condition.Three tax map numbers- 4161-00-45-4605, 4161-00-36-8344, 4161-00-35-8992

Ken Horbinski , Brand Name Real Estate

26.00 ACRES
2500 SQ FT
2,000 sqft farm house on 10.83 acres. Marsh views and 2 islands

Saint Helena Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina

2,000 sqft farm house on 10.83 acres. This rare property offers a sense of seclusion and privacy with its personal islands,private gated drive, grand marsh & pond views, mature live oaks and palmetto trees. All this and only 7 miles from Historic Downtown Beaufort. This 4 bedroom 2 bath home has been completely remodeled less than 6 months ago and features a freshly painted interior, bonus room, a large picture window over looking the marsh, wood burning fire place with a custom driftwood mantel, hardwood floors throughout the living areas, brand new carpet in all the bedrooms, a new kitchen with butcher block counter tops,stainless steel appliances and farm sink. A 12x36 deck is being added to the back of the home. Purchase includes R300 016 000 0466 0000 & R300 016 000 0467 00

Derek Gartlan , Coastal Real Estate Solutions

10.83 ACRES
2000 SQ FT
Are you looking for your own equestrian farm or tranquil paradise?

Johns Island, Charleston County, South Carolina

Johns Island Beauty! This Luxurious property offers several immaculate acres that boast serenity with private pool, ponds and nature! Are you looking for your own equestrian farm or tranquil paradise secluded by beautiful trees and yet close to dining and shopping? Get ready to be wowed once you enter the NEWLY RENOVATED CUSTOM BUILT HOME that has mostly glass on back of home with stunning views! Tranquil outdoor living space is always available. You will especially enjoy relaxing while floating in your sparkling pool that overlooks the pond and lush landscaping. New Roof! New flooring throughout home including both Master Suites on main and upstairs levels. New renovated kitchen with cutting edge design and high-end granite counter tops, white cabinets with easy close drawers, refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, sink and faucet. Screen porch is only a few steps away that brings additional value to home which allows more of the outdoor living space and majestic views. Main level Master Suite is more like a private retreat offering brand New Renovated Bathroom with granite counter tops, white cabinets with easy close drawers, two sinks with new faucets, mirrors, light fixtures and new flooring. Huge walk in tile shower, his and her walk in closets with plenty of storage space. The second floor Master Suite has new flooring, massive walk through closet that leads into another room perfect for your office, sitting room or work out area. The second floor Master Bathroom has new flooring and nice size tub/shower combo. All new light fixtures and ceiling fans throughout home. Pool deck and front porch steps newly painted. New Smoke Detectors and Electrical Outlets with covers. All new door locks on every door. 5 Ton Compact HVAC System was installed in 2013 and warranty is transferable to buyers per homeowners. Additional approximate 1,100 sq.ft. is available underneath the home for parking your boat, golf cart or favorite vehicles. This spectacular home has been freshly painted with the magnificent color of Light French Gray. Too many upgrades to list them all. This Executive home is a hidden GEM on Johns Island that has everything you are looking for and won't last long. Very "UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY" to own 5 acres with a private setting, two ponds and a pool on Johns Island with nature that surrounds you. This home is truly a must see to appreciate -schedule to see this one today!

Gina Brammer , AgentOwned Realty Co.-Premiere Group

5.00 ACRES
2369 SQ FT
Low country living, where horses meet deep water!

Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina

Living here has been the greatest experience ever! The community has everything you can practically imagine within the very secure, gated community. With miles of riding trails, central equestrian center and polo fields, all your equine needs are met. Hay can be delivered, and many farriers and vets are in community daily. All the communal areas are impeccably clean and cared for. Close to all downtown Bluffton stores, restaurants, shopping malls, medical facilities and hospitals are all close by. Bluffton is centrally located to Beaufort, Hilton Head and Savannah and a simple scenic drive to Charleston. Easy drive to airports, and BEACH!!!!! Where else could one find everything you need in one small town, with access to everything the amazing Lowcountry has to offer. This home has everything for the equestrian enthusiast without the labor of a horse farm. The most amazing quality of this community is the neighbors, all pet friendly no matter how large of an animal you have! Our physical neighbors love receiving manure to make compost, and are willing to help out with pets(all sizes if need be) great neighborhood, quiet and kid and pet friendly!!! The barn was added by present owner and can easily be converted to either a guesthouse, shop or pool house. Take a walk or bike ride, cruise in your golf cart, or just sit on the porch or float away on a hammock and enjoy the scenery and quiet in Rose Hill! There are picnic areas with bbq's around the community pools and parks. It is simply amazing!!!

kathleen moezzi

1.55 ACRES
3241 SQ FT
Working horse farm w/ updated brick home on 35 acres.

Donalds, Abbeville County, South Carolina

Home is surrounded by 35 acres of fenced/crossed fence pastures. Covered riding arena that's 100'X60' with a 100'X24' lean to. It is lighted & has sprinkler system. Open arena that's 150'X100' and is also lighted. Round pen that's 50'. Barn is 40'X50' that has 5 stalls that are 10X12. A 10'X12' feed room, & 40'X12' tack room w/ half bath. Farm has been successful in providing a much needed service of boarding horses for our area. Schools are coveted Cherokee Trails Elementary, Dixie Middle & Dixie Hi School. 23 miles to Greenwood, 46 miles to Greenville, 25 miles to Anderson, 3 miles to Due West.

Terry Campbell , Campbell Real Estate Inc

35.00 ACRES
1727 SQ FT
41+ Acre Ready - to - Go Farm in Aiken County Horse Country

Springfield, Aiken County, South Carolina

1220 Surrey Race Road offers an exquisite & private farm on 41+ acres. The property is gated & perimeter-with extensive board fenced paddocks. The property offers exceptional quality throughout including a distinctively Southern brick residence, guest cottage, 4-stall stable with a spacious & handsome tack room w/half bath, laundry room, workshop & wash stall. A separate 24' x 36' hay/equipment barn; round pen; arena; 5 paddocks, 2 w/run-in sheds (24X10); x-country jumps & a perimeter riding trail. Residence features chef's kitchen, hardwood floors, beautiful master suite, basement for storage & attached 2-car garage. Outdoor spaces include terrace w/water feature & views to the picturesque riding arena and beautiful forest beyond. 1 or 2 BR guest cottage w/ full bath & kitchen is perfect for a trainer, caretaker/longer-term guests. Beautifully landscaped & features a lovely koi pond w/waterfall & separate swimming pond. Nuts & bolts include geo-thermal HVAC; 2 wells; paved driveway to house & barn. Easy access to foxhunting, eventing & other equestrian venues. Superb opportunity, thoughtfully designed.

Cissie Sullivan & Tracey Turner , Meybohm Real Estate

41.06 ACRES
2681 SQ FT


Updates That Equal Opportunity- REDUCED!

Saint Matthews, Calhoun County, South Carolina

Resting on almost 8 acres - 5 acres feature a pasture wrapped in attractive white wood fencing. Two bedroom apartment upstairs features an open living space; kitchen; full bathroom and central heat & air. The downstairs is converted into additional living space including a nice master bedroom w/en-suite offering a full Jacuzzi style tub. Two functional stables remain; feed and tack room. Covered area attached to the home offers easy access and convenience. Quiet rural neighborhood for a comfortable lifestyle. A blank canvas to create the lifestyle you desire at an affordable price!

Tina Goddard , Century 21 The Moore Group

8.00 ACRES
2031 SQ FT

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