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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

 

 
$975,000
Horse Property for sale.
LOOK! Equestrian DREAM! 117 Acres, Stalls, Housing, Near I - 95, Airports & MORE!

Holly Hill, Orangeburg County, South Carolina


Historic Holly Hill Training Center, Holly Hill, SC is located one hour from Charleston and Columbia and 20 miles from Volvo's new manufacturing facility in Ridgeville, SC. Winners trained here! Unlike other equestrian facilities, Holly Hill Training Center offers the unparalleled advantage of privacy coupled with a desirable and convenient location for owners and their horses, just minutes from 1-26 and 1-95 corridors. This beautiful 117 acre farm consists of four barns, 102 stalls, riders housing, managers housing, an office building, a quarantine horse facility, along with 68 acres of Bermuda hay fields, 4.3 miles of four board fencing, 24 grass paddocks, 5 wells, and a 3/4 mile historic Joseph King designed training track. There is extensive irrigation and drainage system. Whether your goal is to own and operate a world-class thoroughbred training and layup facility, or to have a multi-use equestrian facility that will accommodate the training and care of horses in any discipline, Holly Hill Training Center can enable either goal. In the past twenty years the farm has produced 113 equine graduates that have found sporting glory in graded stakes, stakes and allowance races on American tracks and have won three Eclipse Awards. Now the intangible mix that is the source of Holly Hill's legendary accomplishments can be yours to fulfill the dream of your own equine success with racing, sport, and show or pleasure horses. A once in a generation chance to own a legendary piece of equestrian history. **OWNER FINANCING Available for qualified buyer!**

Becky Armstrong , Carolina Properties at Lake Marion

117.80 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$815,000
Horse Property for sale.
North Equestrian Estate and Home with River Frontage

North, Orangeburg County, South Carolina


This magnificent equestrian estate features a spectacular, redone 4486+/- sqft home on a sprawling 113 acres on the Edisto River with 3 barns, caretakers cottage, fenced pastures with rounded corners for no cornering by your dominant horses, well lit riding ring, tack room and shavings shed. Next to the home, you can find a heated/cooled building with dog run for your pets and storage. 1000ft of Frontage on the Edisto River is accessed by the miles of riding and ATV trails throughout the wooded acreage and pastures. The home overlooks the stocked pond and has been meticulously redone and maintained throughout the owners tenure. The master suite is on the main level with a huge walk-in closet and gorgeous master bath. The eat in kitchen has tile floors and looks out to the fully stocked pond. The other 3 bedrooms are upstairs with a media room on the third floor. Property also features several majestic live oaks and a pecan tree. Call the listing agent today to schedule your private tour of this magnificent estate!

Nicholas Ardis , National Land Realty

113.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4486 SQ FT
 
$949,900
Horse Property for sale.
Luxury Estate with 10 Acres. Ideal for horses.

Fountain Inn, Greenville County, South Carolina


Home is situated on 10 beautiful aceres.The home also offers a 60x40 STORAGE BUILDING with 3 bays. The middle bay offers more height to be used for extra large boats or RV storage. There is also a Lean-To on the entire back of building for additional covered storage. Do not miss this opportunity to see this rare find.

Lisa Griffith , LIsa Griffith Real Estate Advisors

10.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
5500 SQ FT
 
$790,000
Horse Property for sale.
Manageable opportunity with community trails

Campobello, Spartanburg County, South Carolina


In the Enclave at Fairview Farms, Starcross Farm offers a manageable turn-key opportunity for the equestrian enthusiast. A custom 3BR/2.5BA home is well-sited at the back of the property for a peaceful, private setting. Interior highlights include an open kitchen and 2-sided stone fireplace. On the exterior, a large deck on the backside of the home provides for relaxing, dinning and entertaining, and is accessible from several interior rooms, including the master suite. A repurposed garage serves as an artist studio but could easily be returned to original form. Equestrian amenities include a 4-stall center aisle barn, with tack room, wash stall and large workshop area that could be converted to living space, 3 paddocks, 4 fenced pasture areas, riding arena and community riding trails. There is also a separate storage building with a cozy sleeping room. Starcross farm is conveniently located near town amenities. An additional 17 acres of pasture is also available for purchase.

Karl Small , RE/MAX Advantage Realty

24.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3266 SQ FT
 
$299,000
Horse Property for sale.
11.2 Acres in Three Runs Plantation

Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina


One of the few double lots left in Three Runs Plantation! Beautiful gently sloping lot surrounded by custom homes.

Tom Murray , Tom Murray, Carolina Real Estate Company

11.20 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,400,000
Horse Property for sale.
Horse Property For Sale with pastures, pond, Southland Log Home and Mtn. View

Travelers Rest, Greenville County, South Carolina


Horse Farm with approximately 45 +/- Acres of beautiful land adjoining the main house. Approx 1.5 Ac. pond, 3 Fenced pastures, 2 paddocks, public water, natural gas, well water used for irrigation in the front of main of the Southland Log house with huge rocking chair front porch and back deck, water feature. The daylight basement has Living area for an in-law suite with Kitchen & full Bath. Two other homes are on the property as well as stables, Garage and out buildings. Mountain views from the property and convenient to Travelers Rest. A unique opportunity to purchase open land with good energy efficient homes. Call for a brochure: (864)232-7792 or email gberry@Assist2sell.com Southland Log Home with 3 Bedrooms and 3.5 Baths, a loft overlooking the Great room plus a daylight basement with an In-law Suite with parking, Circular Drive, Country Front Porch and full length Deck on the back with covered Patio below.

Caryn Berry , A-2-S/Buyers & Sellers Realty Inc.

45.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
3100 SQ FT
 
$399,000
Horse Property for sale.
Newly created horse farm in desirable Windsor Trace equestrian community

Windsor, Aiken County, South Carolina


Enjoy sunset views from this 2 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home w/split bdrm plan designed for relaxed indoor/outdoor living. For horse lovers there is an approx 2 acre pasture fenced with no-climb wire with access to a 2-stall shedrow barn. There's also a run-in shed with stalls. There's still more level land that can be fenced in for pasture or an arena. Best of all is access to miles of trails for riding and carriage driving right out the back door.

Rebecca Gutierrez , Keller Williams Realty Aiken Partners

7.97 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1700 SQ FT
 
$349,000
Horse Property for sale.
Horse property that is not too big, not too small!

Windsor, Aiken County, South Carolina


This efficiently designed horse property on 8.4 acres has a 2010 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, 4-stall center-aisle barn, hay shed, equipment building, 1 stallion paddock and 2 large pastures. Horses and other livestock are allowed and there are no covenants or HOA, just county regulations for RUD zoning.

Rebecca Gutierrez , Keller Williams Realty Aiken Partners

8.41 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1888 SQ FT
 
$695,000
Horse Property for sale.
Country Farm with 120+ acres

Round O, Colleton County, South Carolina


Country Living at its best! Quiet Lowcountry life nestled between the blueberries and the pines...ready to enjoy over 120.5 acres with wide open pastures and wooded trails?

Terri Tomedolskey , Lowcountry Choice Properties

120.50 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1237 SQ FT
 
$435,000
Horse Property for sale.
Horse Ready on 70 Miles of Trails in Hitchcock Woods - Aiken, South Carolina

Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina


Want to live within walking distance or a short hack on your horse to 70 miles of trails?..... And have established paddocks for your horses or ponies…. With an adorable & efficient two stall barn with tack room & storage stall/3rd stall…… Welcome home to 12 Cozier Ct in Foxchase on the Hitchcock Woods…. Charming 4 BR, 3.5 bath home & horse-ready property on the trail to Hitchcock Woods in desirable Foxchase! On almost 2 acres, this inviting home has a classic yet flexible floor plan, wonderful for guests, entertaining and everyday living. With a newer 3-stall barn with tack room; paddocks, run-in-shed & direct access to trails, both horse & rider will be delighted. The main floor features living and dining rooms, separate den w/fireplace, a spacious kitchen with breakfast room & an expansive downstairs guest / in-law suite. The upstairs includes the lovely owners' suite with updated bath and room-sized closet. Two guest bedrooms share a full bath. You'll love the large deck, fenced yard and the convenient location to shopping, schools & more. Foxchase, one of Aiken's original equestrian communities, boasts lovely homes, a community pool/clubhouse, riding arena & riding easements to access the Woods' trails perfect for a casual ride, cross country training and fox-hunting. Tally ho!

Cissie Sullivan & Tracey Turner , Meybohm Real Estate

1.75 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
2922 SQ FT

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