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

 

 
$269,000
Swansea, SC private horse farm with 7.5 acres, and 1833 sq ft home!

Swansea, Calhoun County, South Carolina


This 7.5 acre property is conveniently located 6 miles from I-26. a barn with 3 stalls and tack room, a fenced arena, but is large enough for horses to graze.

Sonny Pagán , Coldwell Banker

7.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1833 SQ FT
 
$450,900
Working Horse Farm Near Myrtle Beach, SC

Loris, Horry County, South Carolina


Welcome to a beautiful horse farm that must be seen to be believed. This is what dreams are made of! This 10 +/- acre oasis is tucked away in the country, yet is just a short trot, gallop or canter to the ocean. This property is a short 20+ minute drive to North Myrtle Beach via Highway 9. This is indeed a horse lovers dream. The 8,000 sq. ft. barn houses 21 stalls and currently has 9 horses who are boarded and call it home. There are self-watering troughs in the stalls and the outside paddocks. Other features include a wash stall for the horses with hot and cold water, a grain room, tack room, tool rooms and medicine rooms. Did I mention the dog kennels with heating and air for the fur babies? There is also a bathroom with a shower in the barn after a day of riding. There are also 6 run in sheds and 3 carports for the horses to be able to get out of the sun and a round pen for training. Other features of the property include 3 mobile homes on permanent foundation and owner lives in one and rents the other two. All mobile homes have newer metal roofs, HVAC and the rentals have new laminate flooring throughout, they all have 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. All mobile homes have washer and dryers,refrigerators and stoves furnished. Call agent for current income on the farm, with so much more earning potential. There are 4 septic tanks on the property, underground water to all paddocks from private well (no water bill, but city water is available). Entire property is fenced and driveway and barn have alarms and cameras. The barn has a 16' walkway between stalls. The income potential on this property is immense. Call for your appointment today.

Teresa Poole , Beach & Forest Realty

10.00 ACRES
9 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
1500 SQ FT
 
$1,360,670
Upstate South Carolina Equestrian Estate

Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina


This exquisite property certainly wins BEST IN SHOW! While this breathtaking property is so convenient to I-85, an hour to Tryon NC, and 20 min to Greenville's energetic downtown. The feeling of the serene surroundings lets you feel worlds away. This stately home is perched to enjoy the expansive fenced 66 acre view. With one of the largest privately owned arenas in the area with a multiple stall barn fully equipped with everything you need. The home features 4457 sq. ft. with 4 bedrooms and 4 and a half baths. There is a large kitchen in the heart of the home perfect for entertaining. Call today for a private showing!

Amy Hammond , Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby's Realty

66.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
5000 SQ FT
 
$900,000
Equestrian Estate on 6 Acres in Rose Hill!

Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina


Fabulous estate home! Lots of room to add barns, stables, stalls or paddocks. Also, perfect for the car enthusiast! Located on 6 acres in Rose Hill. Grand architecture and design. Accommodates 10 cars with a 3 car garage and 7 car outbuilding over 2100 sq.ft. Car outbuilding can be converted to a barn. Main home features large rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths plus 3 half baths. Huge first floor master bedroom. Large den/office, dining room, eat-in kitchen, enclosed sun room, and outdoor fireplace. Private setting on Rose Hill's 3rd largest lot. Roof is 4 years old. Newer heating/AC units.

Marvin Hall , Charter One Realty

6.10 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
5486 SQ FT
 
$1,195,000
6,000+ SQ FT ESTATE. 2.4 ACRE PROPERTY, WITH GUEST HOUSE AND POOL HOUSE!

Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina


Casual elegance describes this Estate home with a full sized guest home, and pool house on a gorgeous equestrian approved 2.4 acre site. Main house was renovated in 2019 with 4 BRs, master on first floor, 2 fireplaces, large bonus room & 2 car garage. The guest house is over 2000 sq ft features two large BRs, large kitchen, screened porch and garage. Enjoy the large screened pool, screened lanai with fireplace, full pool house with a beautiful kitchen and fireplace. A large conditioned workshop is on site. Tax records show conditioned sq ft at 6488. Screened area over 3400 sq ft. 3 kitchens! 5 fireplaces! Deep water river access in Rose Hill.

Marvin Hall , Charter One Realty

2.40 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
7 BATHROOMS
6488 SQ FT
 
$455,000
Small Horse Farm just forty five minutes to historic Charleston!

Meggett, Charleston County, South Carolina


Unique horse property in beautiful Meggett, with additional acreage available to create your rural estate just 45 minutes to historic Charleston & 20 minutes to Edisto Beach! The one story ranch home is 2188 sq. ft. on a 6 acre tract of pasture land that is level and easy to maintain. Features include a 20'x23' cabana pond house with water & electricity, a basketball court, and 20' x 40' in-ground swimming pool! This is the perfect place for ''A Stay at Home Vacation'', family gathering, retirement or raising your family retreat. The fenced horse pasture keeps your animals in and others out. The brackish pond is filled with flounder, spot tails, mullet, bream, blue gill, largemouth bass and big blue crabs. It's a fisherman's dream...cast your line and you are guaranteed to catch a fish! Enjoy Mother Nature from your large front porch, with views of the pond & pool from the side deck. Additional features include a long front porch, a spacious open floor plan, replacement windows with a lifetime guarantee, new roof, new bathroom and hardy plank siding. The long large windows in the house allows plenty of natural light as well seeing all of the property & views from the inside. The bedrooms are large, and the master suite has a huge walk-in closet and full bath. The guest bedroom has a sitting-room, full bath, walk in closet, and can be a mother-in-law suite. The sitting room can easily be converted into a 3rd bedroom. The land is ideal for horses, gardens or other animals. Property is eligible for enrollment in Lowcountry Leadership Charter School. 7018 Toogoodoo is also for sale, a vacant pasture with 5.39 acres and septic permit for a 4 bedroom home.

John Settle , Carolina One Real Estate Services

6.26 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1288 SQ FT
 
$975,000
BEAUTIFUL 25 ACRES with 3400 SF CUSTOM HOME + GUEST SUITE in UPSTATE SC

Campobello, Spartanburg County, South Carolina


BEAUTIFUL 25 ACRES with 3400 SF CUSTOM HOME + GUEST SUITE in UPSTATE SC (VIEW YOUTUBE 190 KELSEY'S MILL RD)CONVENIENTLY LOCATED to MAJOR CITIES...at a FABULOUS PRICE for ALL! This beautiful oasis in the highly coveted Enclave @Fairview Farms is only 7 miles from the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center(FENCE), 6 miles from the Equine Hospital, 20 minutes from the Tryon Int'l Equestrian Ctr, and 7 minutes from dining, shopping, & entertainment. This spacious, Cape Cod style home was custom built by its owner & features 3459 sq. ft. of living space w/ 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths in the main house & a detached mother-in-law suite w/ an additional bath located above the garage. The home is set on 24.83 acres of lush pasture & nestled within a secluded nook of a hardwood forest. Enter the private road leading to the property & feel instant tranquility as nature & complete privacy surround you. (The Cherokee Indians called this property, "Land of the Seven Springs."). Every aspect of this home has been kept in pristine condition. The inviting wrap-around porch, large front & back deck provide breathtaking pastoral views, perfect for simply relaxing or entertaining w/ family & friends! The kitchen features custom cabinetry, high-end stainless steel appliances, gorgeous quartz countertops w/ plenty of counter space, & a breakfast nook w/ amazing views. The walk-in laundry room has built-in cabinetry & storage closets, a Maytag Maxima washer & dryer, & also a separate side entrance into the home under the covered breezeway that leads to the garage. The living room has soaring 18' ceilings & an innovative Heat-N-Glow gas fireplace that can heat the entire home if necessary. The great room also has double glass doors that access the screened-in porch. The spacious master bedroom is located on the main level & has a large walk-in closet & a full bathroom w/ his & her sinks, large garden tub, separate shower, & tons of storage. Upstairs, you will find two more large bedrooms w/ his & her closets & separate 13x5 storage closets. Beautiful ceramic tile flooring is throughout most of the living space, w/ carpet in the bedrooms & hardwood on the stairs & banister. The home also offers an array of sustaining properties & upgrades such as the brand new Owens Corning 30 yr. architectural roof w/ transferable warranty, tankless /on-demand gas water heater, separate water heater, & HVAC in the mother-in-law suite, 15KW Kohler gas generator for backup power, 325-gallon gas tank in addition to a 1000 gallon gas tank for emergency use, high production freshwater well(20 GPM), stainless steel hand-operated, deep-well pump that can provide water directly to the home's pressurized system, & an isolated solar generator system capable of powering all of your small appliances & electronic devices. Land features include 8 acres of lush fescue pasture- plenty of room to build your dream barn, 2+ miles of manicured riding trails on varying terrain through the property's woods & along the creek, private picnic area located creekside, near waterfall, w/ custom-built stone fire pit & BBQ, community riding trails in the Enclave that traverse 300+ acres, underground irrigation that provides water to the upper & lower pasture, 1100 feet of new roadside 3 board fencing, new 10x16 barn style storage building w/2 lofts, 25 assorted fruit & nut trees (all plumbed w/ automatic drip irrigation), & ten 4x12 organic-soil raised-beds. This property boasts one of the very best spots in the entire 300+ acre Community! No interstate views or noise, no billboard signs in sight, pure seclusion & tranquility at its finest! SO MUCH PERFECTION, BEAUTY, SERENITY and CONVENIENCE offered at a GREAT PRICE for ALL! (ZILLOW ZESTIMATEREFLECTS AN ESTIMATE OF PRICE FOR HOUSE ONLY. HOWEVER, THE 25 ACRES AND ALL IT HAS TO OFFER IS A BIG PART OFTHE PRICING.)(Improvements listed online.) If SF is important to the buyer, the buyer must verify.

Britt Brandt , Realty One Group Freedom

24.83 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3456 SQ FT
 
$795,000
Beautiful Established Wedding Venue and Equestrian Center

Greer, Greenville County, South Carolina


This Beautiful Established Wedding Venue and Equestrian Center offer's so many possibilities. The High Quality renovations that have been done are Amazing! This income producing venue offer's the perfect location, just 25 miles from Tryon International Equestrian Center, and 19 miles from Greenville. This beautiful property is located in the heart of horse Country! The Equestrian Facility includes 14 spacious stalls, multiple tack rooms, wash stall, storage area, 100 x 200 Covered Riding Arena and 12.3 Acres/about 8 acres of open pasture land. There is a apartment attached to the barn and event center that offer's a 1 bedroom, office, 1 full bathroom, kitchen and living/dining room. There is a private pond behind the Covered Arena. The Event Center offer's a very large open floor plan with high end finishes such as tongue and groove knotty Pine throughout, Gas Fireplace, 1 full bathroom and 4 half bathrooms, and a spacious Bride's suite to top off this Exceptional venue!

TRACEY ROUSE , RE/MAX RESULTS

12.30 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
4388 SQ FT
 
$649,900
Amazing Stonewall Plantation on Approximately 80 Acres!

Clinton, Laurens County, South Carolina


Welcome to the amazing Stonewall Plantation Property. An awesome property to be used as a Horse Farm, General Farming Property, Hunting Lodge and more! Approximately 80 acres of gorgeous property with abundant wildlife such as deer, wild turkey, dove, quail, rabbit and more. This amazing property consists of approximately half wooded and open land which backs up to Long Branch Creek. Step into the Home/Lodge boasting 1742 square feet of amazing living space to enjoy after a successful day of horseback riding, farming, hunting and more. The home has a good size kitchen with all appliances included open to a large dining area. The Great Room is large with a beautiful and highly efficient wood burning fireplace. All three bedrooms each have their own full baths for complete privacy. The home comes completely furnished. All you must do is move in. There are custom wood blinds throughout. The home has 2 water heaters. The outside was completely repainted 2.5 years ago. Various personal items will not remain with the home. There is a massive screened porch, recently completely re-screened, all the way across the entire back of the home with ceiling fans for maximum enjoyment of the outdoors. You won’t believe the huge workshop/detached garage building, or potential barn with power, full bath, air compressor with access points throughout the shop. Many of the tools you would need to maintain machinery etc. will remain with the shop. The shop/garage has 4 large bays and is 2495 square feet. Now get this! On the right side of the shop are awesome individual raised dog kennels complete with a septic tank sanitary system for extremely easy cleaning up after the hunting dogs. Well, now it’s time to come see this amazing property and all the rest of the details yourself.

Bob Schmidt , Coldwell Banker Caine

80.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1742 SQ FT
 
$998,000
Equestrian property in Aiken. Perfect for any equestrian!

Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina


A 3,428 sqft, 5 bedroom, 3 bath barn with an 8 stall barn (with room for more) on 22 acres. It features offices, arena, lounge, tack, grooms room and much more. A great set up for any equestrian.

Miriam Graybeal , Coldwell Banker

22.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3428 SQ FT

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