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

 

 
$999,500
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
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
5100 SQ FT
 
$1,125,000
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
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3456 SQ FT
 
$2,295,000
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
4 BEDROOMS
7 BATHROOMS
6100 SQ FT
 
$750,000
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
 
$735,000
Gorgeous Custom Home on Nearly 21 Acres in Aiken County, South Carolina

Wagener, Aiken County, South Carolina


Spacious, custom-built 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath modern farmhouse boasts high-end finishes & spectacular views across nearly 21 acres of gently rolling pasture, neighboring farms & beyond. You will love quiet evenings or entertaining friends on the expansive back porch or in the home's wonderful open kitchen / great room. The great room features built-in cabinetry & a stacked stone fireplace and lives open to the kitchen, featuring quartz counters, copper farm sink & walk-in pantry, breakfast and keeping rooms. Owners' suite is private & luxurious w/a room-sized closet, spa bath w/his & her vanities, tub & large, walk-in shower. Two guest rooms share a spacious bath & a super-sized bonus room w/ full bath could be 4th bedroom. Property is perimeter-fenced, has a fenced dog yard around home & offers two steel frame outbuildings, including a 3-bay shop & large barn structure w/enclosed area w/additional living quarters in mind. Barn structure can easily accommodate 8-stalls, wash and grooming stalls, tack room & feed room. Seller is offering Buyer incentive of $10,000 credit at closing with an acceptable offer that closes on or before June 28, 2019. Super opportunity to have the best of the best!

Cissie Sullivan & Tracey Turner , Meybohm Real Estate

20.93 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4013 SQ FT
 
$1,035,000
44 ACRE FENCED GATED ESTATE

Ridgeway, Fairfield County, South Carolina


From the moment you arrive at the wrought iron electric gate, you will be awed by this exquisite property. With a beautiful 5,333 sq. ft. all brick home, this totally fenced 44 acre estate will impress you. The home has 6 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bath. The completely finished walk-out basement, with its own private entrance, has a full kitchen, bedroom, bath, and family room with wood burning fireplace, making it an ideal in-law suite. A single car heated and cooled garage, suitable for housing a classic car, is also on the lower level. The huge master bedroom is on the main level with a luxurious en-suite which includes a separate 5 head shower, handicap accessibility and even a towel warmer. A two car garage is on the main level. Four bedrooms with 3 full baths are located on the second level. Attention to detail is found throughout this custom-built home. The outside has extensive patios, paved walkways, fireplace, green house and barn with a shop. This magnificent home and surrounding areas are perfect for entertaining large or small groups. If you're looking for a peaceful setting providing a secure, serene, private lifestyle, this is it!

Lamar Storey , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

44.00 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
5.1 BATHROOMS
5333 SQ FT
 
$317,000
Brick Ranch on 8.82 Acres with Mountain Views!

Westminster, Oconee County, South Carolina


This brick ranch provides mountain views and 8.82 acres of land excellent for gardening or utilizing the fields for pasturage. The interior of this country home has three bedrooms and two baths on the main level, plus one bedroom and a full bath in the basement. This spacious home provides a recently updated kitchen with over-the-counter lighting, a breakfast area, a formal living and dining room, and also a cozy den with a gas log fireplace.

Shane Clardy , Clardy Real Estate, Seneca SC

8.82 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2556 SQ FT
 
$548,500
Professionally Designed Equestrian Facility And Private Estate

Rembert, Kershaw County, South Carolina


Camden, South Carolina. An established professionally designed equestrian facility of 113 acres provides an idyllic environment to train, show and breed horses of any discipline. The sprawling development with a gently rolling landscape is located in the historic Boykin community, set among other operating farms in a prime section of Camden’s horse country and ideal proximity to many area sporting and cultural events. The farm improvements include: two dwellings, a 24-stall Kentucky style main barn with center breezeway and perimeter aisles, (3) out barns of 10, 6 and 4 stalls with individual paddocks, (10) 2-stall enclosed run-in sheds with individual paddocks, (10) large turnout paddocks, 4-bay equipment barn with garage doors, large hay barn with outdoor bays for drive-in trailer storage, detached equipment building located next to main barn and two race tracks; a 5/8 mile dirt track and a 1/2 mile grass track. The Stables have been home to some of the nation’s leading race and show horses, including ‘Temperence Hill’, winner of the Belmont, The Travers, the first Super Derby in Louisiana and voted 1980 Champion Three Year Old. ‘Burst Of Light’, owned and trained at the farm, carried Patrick Valenzuela to his 4,000 th career victory. With vision and some improvements from the new owner, everything is in place for a private equestrian estate for any discipline or personal retreat to call home.

Larry Hudson , Property Trust

113.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
750 SQ FT
 
$395,000
Camden, SC Equestrian Estate on 5 acres

Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina


Custom Built in Desirable Area South of Camden - One of a kind home on 5.12 acres on quiet cul-de-sac in equestrian community. This all wood, farm-style home features heart pine floor, large kitchen w/bar & granite-topped island, stainless appliances. Spacious master suite with fireplace, his and hers walk in closets, shower/whirlpool tub in master bathroom. Great room with exposed cedar beams, wainscoting & stone fireplace. 351 sq ft heated sunroom opens onto large deck/pergola. This unique home is highly energy efficient thanks to spray foam insulation in the walls and attic and a nearly new (2018) 5 ton gas package on main floor and electric heat pump upstairs, and insulated glass windows. Outside there is a large front covered porch for relaxing on cool evenings. Detached 2 car garage with huge workshop for plenty of extra storage or work area.

Colette Durity , Keller Williams Columbia

5.12 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3000 SQ FT
 
$850,000
Fantastic Horse Farm with Great Barn, Riding Ring and Beautiful Home

Campobello, Spartanburg County, South Carolina


Welcome home to Emerald Isle Farms! Located in a great equestrian location in the heart of horse country-just minutes to Tryon International Equestrian Center. Community features trail system and close proximity to FETA trails. Well maintained farm has everything needed for a turn-key equestrian property.Spacious custom built home offers ground level master suite, large kitchen, vaulted ceilings, a stacked rock double fireplace and covered, wrap-around front and screened rear porches. Custom 36’x72’ Insulated Morton Barn with 6 individual 12’x12’ matted stalls, spacious 1 BR/1BA apartment with separate heating and a/c system and washer/dryer. Barn also features an indoor wash area w/ hot & cold water, overhead fly system, overhead fans and individual stall fans, tack room, office and storage. 75’ x 100’ riding arena with river sand footing.12’x72’ double run-in shed. All pastures have board fencing and cross fencing with water spigots in each paddock. Ready for you and your horses.

Jamie Oxley , RE/MAX Journey

16.79 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3121 SQ FT

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