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


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
5100 SQ FT
Cape Cod Style Home on rolling pastures - close to Tryon Int'l Equestrian Center

Campobello, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

The Property is located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains where dreams of fine equestrian living come true. Only 20 minutes from the Tryon International Equestrian Center. This is considered one of the most prominent equestrian areas in the Southeastern United States. A 2% Commission will be offered to the Realty that brings a qualified buyer. This Cape Cod Style home is set on 24+ acres surrounded by lush, rolling pasture and nestled within a secluded nook of a hardwood tree forest. Throughout the property you will feel surrounded by the peace and tranquility of nature. On this property you can exercise you Horse on 2 miles of Trails on varying terrain through the Woods and along the Creek. Stop and rest at the Picnic area and sit and listen to the Waterfall. The grounds include: - A two + mile network of manicured riding trails that traverse a variety of terrain. - A creek that runs through the property year-round with wooden bridge crossings in four locations. - Private picnic area located creek-side, near waterfall, with a custom built stone fire pit and BBQ. - New 10x16 ft. barn style storage building with two lofts, storage closets, chest of draws, custom shelving and outside sink. - 25 assorted fruit and nut trees, along with a variety of berry bushes, all plumbed with automatic drip irrigation. - 10 - 4X12 ft. raised-bed garden boxes that have been cultivated with an organic soil mixture that is guaranteed to produce the most healthy, tasty, and abundant vegetable crop for your family’s enjoyment. - 1100 ft. of new three-board perimeter fencing along the frontage of the upper pasture.

Della DeSantis

24.00 ACRES
3456 SQ FT
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
6100 SQ FT
Incredible opportunity to own a truly authentic Southern Plantation

Barnwell, Allendale County, South Carolina

Incredible opportunity to own a truly authentic Southern Plantation. When Sherman's army marched through the south, they fortunately spare this historic plantation home as it was selected as Shermans personal residence during his stay in Allendale County. This magnificent Greek Revival home dates to 1832 and offers 4 BR and 3 BA, with historic mantels and moldings intact. A charming avenue lined with Cedar Trees draped in Spanish moss complements the main house's imposing porch and colonnade. Once inside original details and the striking bead board ceilings will delight any visitor. This home has a unique feature in the ground floor living level is original to the home and offers a central hall kitchen, formal dining room, and a cozy den/lounge. The modern kitchen opens out onto an incredible set of gardens around the main house. The acreage which accompanies this property has been meticulously cared for for many years, and provides approximately 177 acres which includes 107 acres of prime timber land. Live the true southern ideal at Cedar Hall Plantation, located just 2 hours from Charleston and Savannah.

Ruthie Ravenel , Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty

177.00 ACRES
4200 SQ FT
Peaceful Farm at 1060 Curb Chain Lane in Windsor Trace Equestrian Community

Windsor, Aiken County, South Carolina

Just a 15 minute drive from Aiken, Courage to Lead Farm is at the heart of the Windsor Trace equestrian and carriage driving community. This custom home built by Mitch Johnson offers 3 bedrooms (with the master on the first floor) & 2.5 baths. The airy floor plan lends itself to entertaining yet also has a cozy feel thanks to the gas fireplace and real wood floors. The kitchen island is the gathering place in this cook's dream kitchen featuring a gas cooktop, stainless appliances and lots of solid surface countertops for prep and serving. The 14 acres includes 4 pastures with run-in sheds, a hay storage area, feed/tack building, wash stall & carriage shelter. A focal point is the 40x100m grass arena with a sprinkler system serviced by its own well. The entire property is enclosed with top rail no-climb fencing and has been freshly painted. There are miles of wide trails through the equestrian easements and neighboring pine forests. Katydid Farm & CDE are less than ½ mile away while the Windsor Trace CDE is literally right outside your door. Other equestrian venues such as The Vista, Highfields, Sporting Days, Whitney Field, Stableview Farm and more are all within a 15-30 minute drive.

Rebecca Gutierrez , Keller Williams Realty Aiken Partners

14.03 ACRES
2458 SQ FT
Great location near Greenville SC on this 4 acre equestrian ranch with pool!

Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina

3 br. 2 ba. brick ranch home approx. 2200 SF on 4 acres with new liner recently installed in the in ground pool. Conveniently located 12 minutes to downtown Greenville, near Donaldson technology / aircraft center, Reedy River, Lake Conestee Falls Park and Swamp Rabbit Trail. Property is fenced in 3 sections with pasture in the front, pool and back yard separated by fence and barn in the woods located on back of the property near creek. Greenville recently named one of top ten places to live in the country for affordability, quality of life and growth. This property just over the line to qualify for 100% rural housing financing so better hurry!

Doug Sprayberry , Key Real Estate LLC

4.00 ACRES
2200 SQ FT
Cottage with 6 (+ - ) acres with pond

Wallace, Marlboro County, South Carolina

6 (+-) acres, pond some wooded area

Myrteen Lee , Lee Real Estate, Inc.

0.00 ACRES
Waterfront Plantation - Inspired 5 - Acre Estate on the Intracoastal Waterway

Pawleys Island, Georgetown County, South Carolina

Every so often art is created with brick and mortar 4 Lower Waverly is inspired by an 1841 Natchez, Mississippi plantation and that inspiration echoes throughout the entire property. This classic southern estate rests on 5+ acres atop a high bluff overlooking a mile of the Waccamaw River. Timeless appeal greets you upon entering the private property as you admire its 300 year old live oak trees, colorful azaleas, and beautiful camellias lining the drive, carport, home and separate garage. The garage has three bays and a 2 bedroom guest house above. The custom wood work and attention to detail make this home a living masterpiece. A walnut library, large master with great views, home theater, billiard room, gourmet kitchen, harmonious porches, dock off of the river and more inspires a life of exceptional living. Plans for an architecturally designed swimming pool and terrace are available and furnishings are negotiable.

Perry Peace , Peace Sotheby's International Realty

5.40 ACRES
8601 SQ FT
Quiet and Timeless Lowcountry 59 - Acre Estate with Pastures on Waccamaw River

Pawleys Island, Georgetown County, South Carolina

Rarely does the opportunity occur for one to acquire such a remarkably unique, South Carolina Lowcountry estate. A place where the convergence of natural setting, tasteful architecture and quality of construction combine to both stir the senses and soothe the soul. Thoughtfully situated among the centuries-old Spanish moss draped live oaks on a high bluff overlooking the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the historic ricefields of the Waccamaw River, elegantly stands a timeless structure more reminiscent of an English/Dutch Manor house than a southern plantation home. The size of the approximately 59-acre estate, bordered by pasture lands on one side and the broad river on the other, ensures tranquility and privacy yet doesnt require a full-time staff to upkeep and maintain. Virtually every room and most certainly the expansive, but comfortable rear porch, offer magnificent views of the peaceful waterway. Designed by noted South Carolina architect Mark Maresca and constructed by the highly regarded local BEC Construction firm, the home is the distinguishable product of the coming together of discerning owners and a great design and construction team. The subtle design touches were exquisitely executed during construction. Quality of living captivates you upon entering the broad foyer and looking through the home down to the river. The right wing offers a private sitting area prior to entering the master suite with its generous closet and elegant bath. The central parlor is stately yet harmonious with the Lowcountry environment. Attention to detail is noted throughout. Enjoy the grand fireplace, as you admire the vast windows and natural light. The kitchen offers all the amenities a chef may need and opens up to its own gathering area and fireplace, a perfect common place for friends and family. The second floor has two lovely bedrooms each with a private bath. You will find a cozy balcony providing more views of the rice fields and Waccamaw River. The garage is attached to the main house. Above it is a spacious guest cottage with a full bath. Additional features include a private office, large utility room, the perfect space for a wine cellar, artist studio (or small guest cottage), pastures, and a barn. This rural plantation feel is in the heart of Pawleys Island and just a few short minutes drive to the beach.

Perry Peace , Peace Sotheby's International Realty

58.95 ACRES
5900 SQ FT
Ridge Runner Farm

Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina

Equine elegance! Exceptional property nestled perfectly on 18 +/- acres. The ranch house has been transformed by a tasteful 2019 remodel. The home features Calcutta Quartz counter tops in the kitchen with Bianco Marble backsplash. The oversized island is accented with custom pendants and solid wood refinished and painted cabinets with brass hardware. Bright and airy bathroom with a new custom wall mounted sink and vanity. Both oversized bedrooms feature well appointed closets and designer lighting. The family room and dining area have had a complete transformation that includes a floor to ceiling accent shiplap wall with electric fireplace. It’s a must see! Barn space features stalls, 2 expansive tack rooms, owner’s lounge/office or bedroom/bath for help, 6 dedicated paddocks along with 6 sizable corals, laundry room, and feed/storage room. Property has been meticulously maintained.

Willie Hartnett , Meybohm Real Estate

18.00 ACRES
1500 SQ FT

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