About South Carolina

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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 :
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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

 

 
$999,500
Incredibly Stunning 23+ Acre Horse Farm

Easley, Pickens County, South Carolina


Incredible and Stunning are the only words to describe this 23+ acre horse farm! As you drive through the gate of this fabulous property, you will feel the love! Beautiful open pasture and rolling hills await you! A three stall barn built from the farm's timber is perfect for your prized horses. The owners have meticulously cared for this custom all-brick home from the beginning of construction. As you enter the two story foyer with arched openings into the formal rooms and family room, you will begin to understand the detail that went into planning this magnificent home. The custom lead glass transom allows an abundance of natural light to filter into the foyer. The gleaming hardwood floors extend throughout the main living area. The spacious family room has built-in cabinetry around the decorative mantle. It has a wall of windows with french doors leading to the covered patio. The large kitchen/breakfast area allows for perfect entertaining. The kitchen with granite counters and fabulous appliances makes preparing meals a joy. The master suite that has been recently painted has a double trey ceiling and huge sitting area with a surrounding bay window. Natural light flows throughout. The master bath features double vanity, whirlpool tub and spacious tile shower. The split bedroom plan is perfect for guests or can serve as a dual master. The jack and jill bath offers large tub and separate shower. The second bedroom has a walk out patio of its own. The upstairs features an additional bedroom and bath. It also boasts a large bonus with an additional workroom/exercise room. The storage in this home is indescribable!! This home is waiting for you. Please call for private showing!!

Jackie Crane , Allen Tate

23.24 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
5100 SQ FT
 
$2,295,000
Luxury Equestrian Estate with Custom Stable

Wagener, Aiken County, South Carolina


Six-year-old custom built 6,100 square foot brick Georgian Colonial designed by the award-winning architectural firm of McIntyre-Capron of Philadelphia, Pa. and built by Kisner Construction of Aiken, SC. Extensive custom millwork and hardwood floors are throughout the house and volume ceilings accentuate the grandeur of this magnificent home. The first floor is well designed for entertaining and family living with an open concept. Elegant entry hall with grand staircase and arched doorways give way to a welcoming family room with fireplace and French doors leading to a large screened porch. An expansive gourmet kitchen is a delight with high-end appliances, extensive granite counter tops and a large eating area surrounded by a circular set of windows. The stately dining room is perfect for gatherings and the large study with built-ins provides a comfortable retreat. Main floor master suite includes sitting and dressing areas; his and hers bathrooms and individual walk-in closets. A second generous sized guest room with full bathroom is also on the first floor. There are two additional private guestrooms on the second floor, each with a full bath, walk-in closet; and a comfortable sitting area. In addition to the house, there is a stunning custom designed stable measuring 60 X 96'. The barn includes inlaid rubber pavers in the center aisle, tongue and groove stained pine walls and ceiling, four 12 X 12' stalls with Nelson automatic waterers as well as two 12 X 12' wash stalls with infrared heaters, a 20 X 20' feed room, a 20 X 20' tack room, a powder room, laundry room and an exquisite 1640 square foot one bedroom apartment with a loft and full bath. Other structures include a screened observation hut adjacent to the irrigated full regulation size riding arena with a mixture of screenings, sand and clay and a 40 X 56' equipment building with built-in workbench, electricity and water. To learn more, visit windsweptfarm-aiken.com

Pat Blewett

23.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
7 BATHROOMS
6100 SQ FT
 
$395,000
All Brick home on 6.12 acres, zone equine

Loris, Horry County, South Carolina


BRAND NEW roof on both the home and on the detached garage as of July 2019! Beautiful Brick 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath home situated on 6.12 acres of land, remodeling and upgrades done thru out the home. Circle driveway winds around the back of the home and under a carport. Large front porch welcomes you into a grand foyer which opens up to a Living room with tall ceilings, gorgeous fireplace with floating mantel, doors on each side lead you out to a back porch, carport, a huge back yard and bumped up against the wooded area of your land for privacy. Next to the living room is a bright sunny Carolina room or you could make it your office/den/library. Large master bedroom is located on the first floor which also features a lovely master bath with a walk-in closet, whirlpool tub and separate shower. A second bedroom is located on first floor with 2 other bedrooms with a connecting Jack & Jill bathroom are upstairs, both bedrooms have large walk in closets and one of the bedrooms upstairs has a sitting area. Stairs, kitchen and other rooms are equipped with farm door style child or pet gates. The kitchen is just as gorgeous as the rest of the home, featuring a large walk in pantry with glass pantry door, floating shelves, tile back splash, dining area, extra closet space and the kitchen island is a large slab of Walnut – just beautiful. Extra floored storage in attic. No HOA’s!! Also, there is a pasture and zoned for Equine with a 16 x 12 barn and a 10 x 33 lean- to behind the garage that is ready to become 3 stalls. Detached 4 car garage has an attached efficiency mother-in-law suite or apartment with full bath.

sonya copeland , Beach & Forest Realty

6.12 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,250,000
Rare opportunity on 122 acre with an Brand New Estate Home in Fairfax SC

Fairfax, Allendale County, South Carolina


Welcome to SOW'S EAR!! A spectacular South Carolina property worth your time to view. This is a Brand new home on 121.45 acres with a Guest lodge that sleeps 10 plus and 3 full bathrooms. In addition, ther are Two large farm sheds and oneenclose metal building with a full kitchen, Bathroom and walk in cooler. This farm is Ideal for Hunting, Fishing, Farming and raising Horses and enjoy those family gatherings on three fresh water ponds. The main house was just recently completed with hard wood floors and hard surface counter tops through out. Downstairs includes a large pantry and large laundry room for families needing extra space. The Porches are my my favorite place to relax and enjoy the out doors that comes with a handicap assisted lift. Three bedrooms , three bathrooms and two half bath plus the billiards room with a magnificent view from every window. The property has a complete irrigation system and deep well for maintaining the landscaping. One last thing the cook shed out back has a complete kitchen / bathroom with air condition for those that enjoy grilling, just as an extra bonus.

Rick Reeves , Carolina One Real Estate

121.45 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3185 SQ FT
 
$369,900
Equestrian Estate with 40 x 80 Barn

Seneca, Oconee County, South Carolina


Welcome home to your lovely estate situated on 9 +/- acres with a 40x80 equestrian barn. As you first step into your new home, the open living room pleasantly greets you, drawing you toward your newly renovated kitchen. The engaging kitchen highlights a vaulted ceiling and impressive Kraftmaid cabinetry surrounded by Silestone countertops. The laundry room, providing a laundry sink, is located off of the kitchen. Passing the hall bath with a tub/shower combination, are two 12x12 guest bedrooms that come with ample closet space. In the 15x17 master suite, it emphasizes a beautiful vaulted ceiling, a 9x10 walk-in closet, and a walk-in tiled shower. This equestrian ranch home also comes with hardwood floors spread throughout the main areas of this home as in the living room, hallway, and kitchen. Back into the kitchen, there is a french door that leads you out to your covered and private screened-in porch, which also leads you out onto your inviting back deck and a fenced in backyard. In the back of this home, a small gardening shelter provides useful storage and has an overhang for additional storage. As you walk from the yard to the barn, there is high tensile electric wire horse fencing around the entire perimeter of the pastures. As you walk into the significant barn, you will notice its features of eight 12x12 stalls and one 12x18 stall - where each has swinging doors, windows, fans, and electric outlets for heated buckets. Additionally, there is a 12x12 wash rack with hot and cold water, including a utility tub, also, a kitchen, a bath, and laundry area with a washer, dryer, sink, toilet, refrigerator, and cabinetry. There is also a feed room, a 12x12 Tack Room, six saddle racks with a workbench, a front porch swing, a 24' overhang for trailers and hay storage, and three hydrants. There is also a 24' shed off of the back, a 24' extension off one end, and a 12' extension off of another end. Also: Gates divide/connect four pasture areas - Power controls in the tack room.

Shane Clardy , Clardy Real Estate, Seneca SC

9.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1750 SQ FT
 
$499,500
Professionally Designed Equestrian Facility And Private Estate

Rembert, Kershaw County, South Carolina


Camden, South Carolina. An established professionally designed equestrian facility of 113 acres provides an idyllic environment to train, show and breed horses of any discipline. The sprawling development with a gently rolling landscape is located in the historic Boykin community, set among other operating farms in a prime section of Camden’s horse country and ideal proximity to many area sporting and cultural events. The farm improvements include: a 24-stall Kentucky style main barn with center breezeway and perimeter aisles, (3) out barns of 10, 6 and 4 stalls with individual paddocks, (10) 2-stall enclosed run-in sheds with individual paddocks, (10) large turnout paddocks, 4-bay equipment barn with garage doors, large hay barn with outdoor bays for drive-in trailer storage, detached equipment building located next to main barn, caretaker cottage and two race tracks; a 5/8 mile dirt track and a 1/2 mile grass track. The Stables have been home to some of the nation’s leading race and show horses, including ‘Temperence Hill’, winner of the Belmont, The Travers, the first Super Derby in Louisiana and voted 1980 Champion Three Year Old. ‘Burst Of Light’, owned and trained at the farm, carried Patrick Valenzuela to his 4,000 th career victory. This established facility appreciated a previous sale of $1,125,000 and has an Assessor’s Market Value of $900,800. With vision and some improvements from the new owner, everything is in place for a private equestrian estate for any discipline or personal retreat to call home.

Larry Hudson , Property Trust

113.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
750 SQ FT
 
$289,000
The Perfect Equestrian Land in Campobello, SC. Near Tryon NC. Gated Community.

Campobello, Spartanburg County, South Carolina


One-of-a-Kind, Beautiful Established Horse Property Exclusive gated community of Motlow Creek Equestrian Farms. Horse friendly neighbors and the lifestyle you've always dreamed of. 5 acres of prime horse pasture, with three board fencing, man gates and horse gates and non-freeze water spigots already installed. The property has underground power, public water and year-round mountain views. Trail ride your horses directly from this property onto the neighborhood's own established trail system and enjoy the beautiful scenery and amenities which include a covered bridge and creek. Property owners also enjoy full and free access to the equestrian center in the neighborhood which includes a covered arena and jumping arena. Enjoy the most gorgeous sunsets and view of the of the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains from this property. A perfect setting to build your custom dream home. You'll right in the middle of everything with easy access to Asheville, Landrum, Campobello, Spartanburg and Greenville. As a property owner at Motlow Creek Equestrian Farms you gain usage of the Motlow Creek Equestrian Center arenas as part of your exclusive amenities in this equestrian community! More Info Here: https://idtv.com/297 (cut and past this link into your browser) 5% Buyer Agent Fee Available For REALTORS

Brian Hetzman

5.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,450,000
Hickory Bluff Plantation

Round O, Colleton County, South Carolina


Hickory Bluff Plantation on the beautiful Edisto River. This stunning Lowcountry property offers a Main home with a pool overlooking the river and surrounded by pecan, pear, plum, and peach trees. Roaming this beautiful property you will see horse barn, tractor shed, 3 ponds, flower shed, dock, & RV hook-up for guests and more. Main house includes a MIL suite on first floor with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, laundry, & kitchen. 2nd & 3rd floors has 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, outdoor kitchen, water treatment and filtration system. Guest house - 1,440 sq ft - completed 2017 with 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms on 2nd floor. 1st floor unfinished. The property includes 4 septic tanks and 2 wells. The RV hook-up includes electricity, water, & septic. Lowcountry Conservation easement

Heath Jones , RE/MAX All Country

28.90 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
47600 SQ FT
 
$774,900
HORSE LOVERS LOG CABIN RETREAT

Edgefield, Edgefield County, South Carolina


A nature lover's paradise! This 6500 sq ft custom log home situated beautifully on 29+ acres. The land is partially wooded, partially pastured, and partially domesticated. There's a fully stocked 0.25 acre fishing pond within eye-sight of the wrap around porch. This breathtaking property is just 5 minutes from historic downtown Edgefield, and still less than 30 minutes from downtown Augusta. The 14 foot ceilings make the rooms feel even larger than they are, and the great windows make the surrounding nature feel as if its part of the interior! The kitchen features luxury appliances and the unique granite countertops! There's a mudroom and separate laundry room. The owner's suite is on the main floor, with a master bathroom that dreams are made of - walk in shower, garden tub, and a huge walk-in closet. The owner's suite is also complete with its own exit onto the veranda with a screened-in portion. The remaining 4 bedrooms, great room, and 2 bathrooms are in walk-out basement.

Rachel Furtick , Meybohm North Augusta

29.90 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
6000 SQ FT
 
$299,900
Brick Ranch on 5.82 Acres

Conway, Horry County, South Carolina


If you are looking for a beautiful home sitting on a nice, private lot, then you have found it!!! This home was completely renovated in 2018. Tile and hardwood throughout the home -no carpet. This home boasts a large living room with a beautiful fireplace. The kitchen has granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances including the refrigerator! Master suite is gorgeous and has two must-see walk-in closets with custom shelving. The master bath has a beautiful tile shower and double sinks. No HOA and no restrictions!! Need to park your RV and your boat? Want to ride your ATV's? No problem!! There is plenty of space on this beautiful piece of property. You can have the privacy you desire, but still be close to all that Conway and Myrtle Beach have to offer.

Katina Todd , Keller Williams Myrtle Beach

5.82 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT

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