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


Hopeland Farms in Aiken

Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina

Custom hardiplank open floor plan home on 5.3 A in Hopeland Farms. 3BR/3BA on main level with large bonus room. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, granite counters, all appliances and screened porch leading to entertaining decks with stone fireplace, saltwater infinity pool and waterfall. Newly fenced and dog-proof 3 board w/wire paddocks with run-ins, 2 stall barn w/feed and tack room & smaller 2 stall barn. Extensive trail system and short trailer ride to Hitchcock Woods.

Suzy Haslup , Meybohm Real Estate

5.30 ACRES
3005 SQ FT
Katydid Farm in Aiken SC 112 acre farm and International Competition Venue

Windsor, Aiken County, South Carolina

Katydid Farm, home to one of the few international driving competitions in North America now offered for sale. Suitable for any equestrian operation, the farm consists of over 112 acres with hay fields, multiple established pastures, two center aisle barns totaling 18 stalls, 5 run-in sheds, equipment shed, hay barn & shavings storage. Split bedroom stick built home with 3 bedrooms/2 baths, hardwood floors, all appliances fireplace and TREX deck with awning. Additional mobile home for the help and tack room with kitchenette, laundry and full bath could easily be apartment.This property is meticulously cared for and has been gently used over the years. Coastal hay field produces an average of 1000 square bales every season. Extensive trail system for conditioning would be ideal for eventer, carriage driver or polo professional. Additional contiguous 105 Acres with trails is available to add. Easy drive to downtown Aiken and all eventing and polo venues.

Suzy Haslup , Meybohm Real Estate

112.00 ACRES
2165 SQ FT


PRICED TO SELL !!!!! 122 acre with an Brand New Estate Home in Fairfax SC

Fairfax, Allendale County, South Carolina

Welcome to SOW'S EAR!! Priced to sale!!!!!! 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
3185 SQ FT
66 - Acre Lake / Deepwater Tidal Creek Estate on Johns Island

Johns Island, Charleston County, South Carolina

Very private John's Island estate with over 1,000 feet of westerly frontage on Church Creek. The property includes a 13-acre private lake, three acres of fenced horse pasture, a four-stall barn, large equipment shed, and more. The main house features antique hardwood flooring, a studio apartment above the 3- car garage and a spacious sunroom and deck overlooking the water. A private causeway leads out to the deepwater dock, featuring a covered pier head, built-in seating, a 7500-pound boat lift and a 40' floater. This property also has a boat landing, allowing access at mid-to-high tides. Great location for a recreational estate or family compound only 15 miles from Charleston.

Charles Lane , Holcombe, Fair & Lane

66.00 ACRES
5700 SQ FT
Saddle Creek Farm Indoor Horse Arena, 20 Barn Stalls

York, York County, South Carolina

Welcome to Saddle Creek Farm. Serenity awaits you at this secluded location, tucked away from the road. Upon entering the gated entrance, you’ll come to a fully stocked fishing pond which also provides a serene view from the back patio. The greenhouse is located next to the pond and is any gardeners dream! The main house has exotic hardwood floors, huge gourmet kitchen with granite counters perfect for entertaining. Two laundry rooms on each floor. Master on the main floor with his and her closets. Upstairs has 5 bedrooms, huge laundry room, Jack & Jill bath and another full bath in the hall. Huge 3 car carport with a workshop. In-ground pool with a covered patio and a room ready and plumed for a bathroom. Several pastures with lean-tos, indoor horse arena, 20 barn stalls, tack room, wash rack with hot water, Lounge area with an office, kitchen, and bathroom, outdoor arena, bull pin, huge garage with a 1 bedroom apartment.

Kim Alter , Keller Williams Fort Mill

30.00 ACRES
3748 SQ FT
Charming home with beautiful views

Westminster, Oconee County, South Carolina

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES await with this perfect combination of acreage and privacy. Travel into your gated driveway to arrive at a beautiful farm home perched atop 10 acres which offers a cozy living area with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths close to Clayton, GA or Westminster, SC. If you are looking for an updated home that still has the "old" charm, take a look at this gem! Plenty of fruit trees (peach, apple and figs) and a natural spring at the back of the property. New roof, well pump and HVAC in 2018. Property is completely fenced and cross fenced with pasture and plenty of room for horses (or any livestock). The large barn has a lean-to with plenty of room to make your own and the chicken coop is ready for your girls. Move-in ready for you and your horses! Once you visit, you may never want to leave…

Laura Kennemore , ERA Kennedy Group Realtors

10.00 ACRES
Horse farm with remodeled home

Westminster, Oconee County, South Carolina

STAKE YOUR CLAIM! Travel down a beautiful entrance to a CHARMING brick home nestled on 30ac of pasture & picturesque views. Recently updated, this home inspires ENTERTAINING & offers a SPACIOUS plan with room to grow. Custom details & touches throughout from the GLOWING new floors to the INVITING fireplace with formal dining & large laundry room. Storage building, & additional Equipment/Hay Shed (shed does need a new roof). Horses/livestock will enjoy rolling cross-fenced pastures, with a 2nd gated entrance for trucks/trailers leading to your 140 x 240 graded riding area that includes 18 loads of sand & a stocked pond on property. Bring the horses or cows...truly a "MUST SEE" with ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES only 25 minutes from Clemson SC or less than an hour from Greenville SC.

Laura Kennemore , ERA Kennedy Group Realtors

30.00 ACRES
2283 SQ FT
Meet your personal sanctuary just 12 miles from Aiken, SC

Ridge Spring, Aiken County, South Carolina

An oasis just 4 miles from I-20!

Rebecca Gutierrez , Keller Williams Realty Aiken Partners

58.72 ACRES
2428 SQ FT
Suburban Retreat - Many Possibilities

Honea Path, Abbeville County, South Carolina

This property is a grand, pastorally sited 651 acres of active farm and hunting preserve. The property has over 2.5 miles of road frontage, 1.3 miles of creek frontage, and two ponds, totaling more than 650 acres. This property consists of over 200 acres of fenced pasture, 150 acres of mature pines, and 14 acres of lawns and gardens, with the remainder of the acreage in woodland, which provides an excellent environment for hunting, hiking, trail riding or simply enjoying the natural peace and beauty of the outdoors. This is a wonderful opportunity for a family, a hunting lodge, bed and breakfast - so many possibilities are there.

Amy Chapman , Anderson Area Properties

651.00 ACRES
6000 SQ FT
Home and 16 acre horse property

Easley, Pickens County, South Carolina

16.17 acre parcel located in the suburban Vinland Farms subdivision in northern Pickens County SC. Features a beautiful 3100 sq. ft. home with a large 2 story outbuilding which could be used as a Garage for tractors/farm equipment, vehicles or could be converted to a barn. Paved driveway off of cul-de-sac. Property offers large areas that could be used for Barns , stables, and fenced riding areas. Subdivision HOA allows horses and many other animals.

Charles Schirtz , The Partners Real Estate Group

16.17 ACRES
3100 SQ FT

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