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

 

 
$3,699,999
A State of the Art Equestrian Paradise - Meadow Hill Farm

Wagener, Aiken County, South Carolina


Escape the bitter winter weather and come experience year round equestrian paradise. Located near one of the country's fastest growing and most historically significant equestrian areas this Showcase property of 375 +/- acres is available in any combination of 136+/- acre, 123+/-acre and 123+/-acre parcels or as an entirety. All parcels include at least one residence and a variety of amenities. Parcel pricing begins at $799,999.00 and pricing is significantly below current appraised value.

Barb Uskup , Carolina Real Estate Company

375.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5.5 BATHROOMS
6116 SQ FT
 
$1,400,000
Bespoke 13 Acre Horse Farm in Exclusive Equestrian Neighborhood Near TIEC

Campobello, Spartanburg County, South Carolina


Refined Casual Living: Introducing Hummingbird Hill, a 12.71 acre farm nestled into the picturesque landscape below the Blue Ridge Foothills. Located within Golden Hills of Fairview Farms subdivision, an exclusive equestrian enclave with a private trail system. The 4,727 square feet residence was meticulously remodeled in 2016, including the addition of a master wing and gracious home office/bonus room. Home was re-crafted using the finest materials and keen attention to detail. Upon arrival, you'll notice expansive flower gardens surround the home, which provide cut flowers from spring until late October. From a riotous collection of peonies, to hundreds of iris, along with roses, lilies, robust annuals, and hydrangeas, the warmer months offer a feast for the eye. Once inside, the main living area offer an open dining/kitchen, a rather inviting den with stone fireplace and french doors that open onto a private deck. The kitchen is a masterpiece and was designed with entertaining in mind. Featuring commercial Thermador appliances, custom cabinetry, two sinks, three ovens and a warming drawer. The island is a marvel in itself. Adorned with horse corbels, it was constructed using one of the largest single slabs of labradorite extra blue stone, which creates a dazzling optical phenomenon of a blue green to deep blue sheen that shimmers in the light. Island also offers a farmhouse sink and dual dishwashers. Adjacent butler pantry offers floor to ceiling custom cabinetry. The secondary master suite is on the main level and boasts a luxurious bath with stone floors, all onyx accent tiles and dual onyx sinks, vaulted ceiling with skylights, walk in tile shower, soaking tub and heated floors. Upstairs, you'll find two guest bedrooms with pastoral views and a full bath. The new master wing was designed to be a place for relaxation amongst bespoke + luxurious amenities and appointments. The suite offers a separate laundry room, his and her closets with sliding barn doors, a spa quality bathroom and oversized bedroom with vaulted ceilings, antler chandelier from a Georgia hunting lodge, stone fireplace and stunning views from picture windows. All cabinetry, barn doors and window trim in Master Suite locally crafted custom Alder. Master bath features heated floors, dual sinks with backlit onyx counters, walk in onyx tile shower with rain shower head, vanity area and a water closet with bidet. For the ultimate relaxation, unwind in the oversized soaking tub overlooking gardens and stunning backlit onyx wall. Enjoy morning coffee and take in the views from the private covered deck reserved for the master wing. Above the master suite, there is a spacious office suite or bonus room with bath, vaulted ceiling and storybook views. Enjoy Carolina evenings under the stars with good company on the gracious back brick terrace. A full walk out basement offers abundant space for storage, home gym and could be finished into an in law suite, man cave or rec room. If you are searching for a turn key, bespoke farm set amongst an idyllic setting. Look no further. Welcome to Hummingbird Hill.

Damian Hall , Blackstream | Christie's International Real Estate

12.71 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5.5 BATHROOMS
4727 SQ FT
 
$634,000
Low country living, where horses meet deep water!

Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina


Living here has been the greatest experience ever! The community has everything you can practically imagine within the very secure, gated community. With miles of riding trails, central equestrian center and polo fields, all your equine needs are met. Hay can be delivered, and many farriers and vets are in community daily. All the communal areas are impeccably clean and cared for. Close to all downtown Bluffton stores, restaurants, shopping malls, medical facilities and hospitals are all close by. Bluffton is centrally located to Beaufort, Hilton Head and Savannah and a simple scenic drive to Charleston. Easy drive to airports, and BEACH!!!!! Where else could one find everything you need in one small town, with access to everything the amazing Lowcountry has to offer. This home has everything for the equestrian enthusiast without the labor of a horse farm. The most amazing quality of this community is the neighbors, all pet friendly no matter how large of an animal you have! Our physical neighbors love receiving manure to make compost, and are willing to help out with pets(all sizes if need be) great neighborhood, quiet and kid and pet friendly!!! The barn was added by present owner and can easily be converted to either a guesthouse, shop or pool house. Take a walk or bike ride, cruise in your golf cart, or just sit on the porch or float away on a hammock and enjoy the scenery and quiet in Rose Hill! There are picnic areas with bbq's around the community pools and parks. It is simply amazing!!!

kathleen moezzi

1.55 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3241 SQ FT
 
$775,000
Historic Plantation home site

Charleston, Dorchester County, South Carolina


Living within the manicured grounds of a historic Rice plantation in Charlestons famed Ashley River Plantation District offers a lifestyle the few get to experience. As you turn into the avenue of Oaks that mark the entrance to Middleton Plantation, this is where you leave the ordinary behind. Located within a private enclave of 9 homes, developed adjacent to the plantations award winning equestrian center, 24 Middleton Oaks if perfectly designed to offer an easy lifestyle that blends entertaining with outdoor living, and loads of privacy. This is a classic Craftsman Styled home tucked seamlessly into a wooded 1.68 acre lot with sweeping views of the stables, paddocks and trails of the Middleton Equestrian Center. The Equestrian Center is a full service boarding facility offering dressage, jumping and cross country. The Middleton Hunt operates out of the farm and there are hundreds of miles of trails available to ride or carriage. The historic Rice Paddies are one of the prettiest rides anywhere around Charleston.

Terri Seignious , Akers and Ellis

1.67 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3148 SQ FT
 
$739,000
6BR / 5BA luxury home overlooking 50 - acre Rose Hill Plantation Equestrian Center

Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina


An acre homesite facing southeast, adjacent to a conservation area, overlooks the paddocks of Rose Hill Plantation's 50-acre equestrian center, where you can board your horse and have access to the miles of walking trails through out the community. www.rosehillplantation.net/rose-hill-plantation-equestrian.html

Joe Agee , Seabrook of Hilton Head Inc.

1.06 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4100 SQ FT
 
$1,750,000
Bridlewood Farm

Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina


A Premiere Hunter & Jumper Equine Facility Specializing in Boarding, Training and Showing One of the Premier Equestrian Facilities in North America, located in Aiken, South Carolina. With breathtaking views overlooking hills across the valley of Shaw’s Creek, Bridlewood Farm accommodates its members with a modernized 28-stall barn and 26 double-fenced grass paddocks on the 25-acre property, including a luxury 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment. This first-class facility includes 24-hour video monitoring and fire safety technology to ensure the utmost in care for every horse. The adjacent 37+/- acres of forest with over 3 miles of well-maintained trails is available for $200,000 with the sale of Bridlewood Farm. The trails are carved within beautiful and mature Pine, Oak, Holly, Maple and Dogwood trees. Differentiating and well-designed key features of the facility include drainage systems equal in class to a major city; retention tanks and extensive underground piping appropriate water to designated areas. Bridlewood Farm’s 250 x 80 training ring includes German Geo Textile Footing and its advanced irrigation system to monitor and maintain land moisture, to provide the most advanced footing for sound riding. Among other amenities, there is a 186 +/- linear foot Round Pen and Bridlewood Well that is equipped to pump over 440 gallons per minute (enough to supply a small community.) The ultramodern fire safety system monitors by heat sensitive devices that cover the entire facility, central station monitoring, extinguishers and fire hose systems deployed throughout the facility; plus, 3 city-grade fire hydrants. For fly and mosquito protection, the facility has implemented misting systems with the best natural treatment options. Bridlewood Farm is conveniently located five miles from downtown Aiken and only 15 minutes to Intestate 20. With a rich history in equestrian sports, hunting, racing and shows, the city of Aiken continues its tradition – where horses have right of way – and the love of horseback riding transcends with generations into this modern era.

JP King Auction Company , JP King Auction Compnay

25.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$425,000
Enjoy the private life: Log cabin on 5.9 acres

Moncks Corner, Berkeley County, South Carolina


This custom built log home is located just off Cypress Gardens Rd minutes from Google. Perfect location for country living but close enough to city stores in case you forget the flour for your pie. The owner built this lovely home and has meticulously cared for it. The beautiful yellow pine walls and ceilings add rustic elegance to the log cabin life. The property has 2 barn-like storage units and a greenhouse, which all are completely fenced in. A brand new HVAC unit, all new ductwork, and tankless hot water heater boost energy efficiency. The home is on city water but there is a working well. The owners have had horses on the property, there is an abundance of open spaces for riding.

Barb Burleson , AgentOwned Preferred Group

5.90 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1802 SQ FT
 
$525,000
Greenville, SC (Conestee Area)

Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina


Unique Underground Home with 20.750 Acres! A versatile tract in a great location! The Seller is willing to sell a portion of the acreage separately that would include one private entrance. This home sits on approx. 20.750 Acres with an approx. 800-foot Runway for Small Airplanes or Ultra Light Aircraft & a Approx. 42x31 Hanger at the end of Runway. 3 Bedrooms With 3 1/2 Baths. Half Bath in the approx. 14x12 Panic Room. Exterior Walls Reinforced Steel. Interior Walls Block Filled. Blue Prints are available for viewing. Rock Fireplace in Living Room & Fireplace in Master Bedroom. Slate Floors in Dining Room and Entrance/Foyer area. Close to the Donaldson Center, Lake Conestee Nature Park, Greenville Gun Club and Bonnie Brae Golf Course. Rollback taxes may apply. Buyer's Agent to Verify Square Footage. There are two entrances onto the property. This tract could be utilized as a convenient hunting/recreational tract, farm or to build your new dream home. For a private showing call 864-704-2080 or email skatethroughrealestate@gmail.com

Heather Listar , 4M Property Management

20.75 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
2015 SQ FT
 
$1,100,000
Good Winds Farm — Equestrian Estate in Aiken SC

Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina


One of the most remarkable equestrian properties currently offered in the Aiken area, Good Winds Farm includes 29.54 acres of board fenced fields and woods in a secluded setting just six miles from downtown amenities. The custom built residence encompasses over 5,000 square feet with covered porches front and back and is reminiscent of historic New England farm houses, reflecting the owners’ Connecticut roots. The open interior features reclaimed wood throughout with wide heart pine flooring and recycled Wisconsin barn wood cabinets. The state of the art kitchen, with granite countertops and high end stainless appliances, opens to a spacious great room with stacked stone gas fireplace. A cypress paneled four-season sunroom overlooks a salt water in ground pool and landscaped lawn and pastures beyond. There are four bedrooms, each with bath ensuite, including guest room and large master down. For horses there is a three stall barn with knotty pine tack room, feed room and covered wash rack with hot and cold water. Two of the three board fenced paddocks have run in sheds with cupolas, and there is access to miles of protected riding trails. There is a separate “barn” with full bath and attached workshop that could serve as a studio, office or guest cottage and a 40 X 22 equipment shed.

Courtney Conger , Carolina Real Estate Company

29.54 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
5073 SQ FT
 
$639,000
Luxury equestrian estate with arena, barn and almost 20 acres

Easley, Anderson County, South Carolina


Almost 20 acre horse farm in Wren school district!! 2 story home with approx. 3800 sf. The Master Bedroom is located on main level along with an office that could be made into a sixth bedroom. Oversized and convenient laundry room is just off from the kitchen. Beautiful heart pine floors and beaded oak walls are on the main level. Several upgrades include granite countertops, new appliances, new gutters and brand new roof! 4 bedrooms are located upstairs with a large full bath. There is a huge 1350 sf walk out basement with an adjacent 20x34 work shop! A large back deck overlooks the beautiful backyard. The 40x80 barn has 8 stalls, tac room, feed room, and wash area. The front pasture is completely enclosed with electric fencing and ready for your horses. The riding arena is equipment with power poles and lights! This is a one of kind property located in a great area!

David Carter , Agent Owned Realty

19.20 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3800 SQ FT

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