About South Dakota


One of the most notable things about South Dakota is that its landscapes are both incredibly diverse and beautiful. You’ll see everything from rolling prairies to glittering lakes to snow covered mountaintops. The Western region of South Dakota (the Black Hills, Badlands, and Lakes Region) showcases pine covered peaks, majestic granite spires, and unique rock outcropping. The Black Hills (which translates to ‘Paha Sapa’ – a name given to the area by the Native Americans) are full of scenery and have a rich history.

South Dakota is also home to one of the most famous monuments in the country and all over the world – Mount Rushmore. This monument depicts the likeness of four of the most important former presidents of the United States – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. These presidents’ portraits are carved into the granite walls of the Black Hills and have stood there for about 90 years.

While being one of the least populated states in the country, South Dakota is still home to a bevy of famous and notable people from the past and present. Just a short list of these well-known South Dakotans includes Sitting Bull, Wild Bill Hickock, George McGovern, and Tom Brokaw. Not a bad list for a state that’s 46th in the country in terms of population!

If you’d like to learn about our horse farms or horse property for sale in South Dakota, please feel free to contact us or get in touch with one of our real estate agents. We can’t wait to hear from you!

  South Dakota in Numbers:
img Horse Population : Approximately 75,000
img Total Economic Impact: over $ -- billion
img Population : 775,933
img Land area : 75,885 sq. miles
img Capital : Pierre
img Counties: 66
img Highest Point : Harney Peak:  7,242 feet
img Lowest Point : Big Stone Lake: 962 feet
img 10 largest Cities :
  • Sioux Falls: 139,517
  • Rapid City: 62,167
  • Aberdeen: 24,098
  • Watertown: 20,265
  • Brookings: 18,715
  • Mitchell: 14,696
  • Pierre: 14,052
  • Yankton: 13,716
  • Huron: 11,086
  • Vermillion: 9,964
Meticulously maintained equestrian estate with indoor riding arena

Viborg, Turner County, South Dakota

Fabulous price on this beautiful, custom built, brick and mortar, one owner home! It has been meticulously maintained with the highest quality construction, landscaping and amenities. Interior features include: hardwood flooring, granite countertops in the kitchen, heated basement floors, heated bathroom floors on the main, vaulted ceiling in the dining and kitchen with walk out to a covered deck, Bali electric shades. Once outside, you will appreciate the professionally landscaped yard which includes two paver bridges. A serene pond connects a large paver patio and walk out basement. South of the home is a steel 5 bar white fence enclosing roughly 6+ acres sectioned into 3 pastures including two shelter sheds AND an indoor/heated riding arena with treated magnesium chloride sand. Connected to the arena is a heated 5 stall stable with heated tac room and wash room. Seller will consider selling an additional lot that includes a 54x74 insulated, finished and heated Morton building.

Sharese Ihnen , Hegg, REALTORS

6.50 ACRES
3364 SQ FT
Extensive Horse Farm & Log Sided Home With Optional Tillable and Pasture Ground

Springfield, Bon Homme County, South Dakota

What’s your passion? Quarter Horses, Arabians, Warmbloods? Is it training, breeding, cutting, rodeoing, jackpotting, eventing, or showing? Maybe you’re a registered cattle breeder, looking for a showplace to entertain buyers and get bulls and heifers ready for videotaping, shows, and sales. Whatever your passion is, this is a great place to make your dreams come true. A log home nestled in the rolling hills amongst grass and trees with a 150 x 240 indoor riding arena complete with attached show and sale barns for your events and sales await your appraisal. The property boasts several shelterbelts, with a variety of pine, deciduous trees, and bushes. They provide protection from the winter winds, beauty in the fall, and homes for South Dakota abundant game birds, deer, and other wildlife. Established roads and driveways mean you will not be walking or driving in mud to get from one location to another. No matter what your passion is or what your dreams are, you can make them come true here. The property is shown by appointment only. Call Jim Shaeffer today at 605-553-3755 to set up a time to come see this incredible property. The purchaser of the +/-37 acres that contains the items listed above (Parcel A) will also have the option of purchasing +/-44 acres of tillable ground north of the east/west trees that are on the north side of Parcel A. This is very good tillable soil with over 97% Class II soils consisting of Homme-Onita silty clay loams and Homme-Onita Tetonka complex. Overall average soil Productivity Index for this parcel is 83.6. The price for optional Parcel B is $198,000. The purchaser of the +/-37 acres that contains the items listed above (Parcel A) will also have the option of purchasing +/-38 acres of tillable ground located east of Parcel A, west of the Northeast portion of Parcel D and north of middle portion of Parcel D. Included are the north/south trees separating Parcel A from Parcel C. This parcel also contains high-quality tillable soils with over 93% being Class II Homme-Onita silty clay loams. The average soil Productivity Index for Parcel C is 82.6. The price for optional Parcel C is $171,000. The purchaser of the +/-37 acres that contains the items listed above (Parcel A) will also have the option of purchasing +/-84 acres of beautiful rolling hills of grass. The pasture has a rural water hydrant, a stock dam, and an east/west shelter belt located on the north side of the parcel. The price for optional Parcel D is $210,000.

Jim Shaeffer , Midwest Land Group

37.00 ACRES
4544 SQ FT
Historic Horse Ranchette just outside of Rapid City

Black Hawk, Meade County, South Dakota

If you're looking for a bit of country just outside the city, take a look at this historic ranchette! This 3 bedroom/1 bath home includes a barn, room for 2 horses, hay area & tack room, portable paddock fencing with two walk-through gates, a 3-vehicle parking carport and 3-car garage. This home is the original ranch home before the subdivision's inception! And you'll be pleased with the 1000 sq. foot addition (2005) providing an upstairs den & bedroom. Other pride of ownership improvements include a Bridger steel heavy-gauge metal roof & siding, installing ceramic shield insulation, adding an attic blanket to ensure year round heating/cooling control and insulating interior walls. No drafty old house here! A wood stove in the living room provides ambiance and heat which can keep utility costs to a minimum.This home is efficient and modern yet still having that farmhouse chic charm--especially with the front sunroom with dutch doors! Animal lovers will be delighted with the perimeter fencing with woven steel horse wire, animal-friendly and 5 rail steel interior fence in 20' sections which can be configured to suit your horses needs. All in all, you won't find a small acreage with so much to offer so close to Rapid city. And, as if that wasn't enough, there is easy access to Forest Service for hiking, four wheeling or bird watching just seconds away. So come take a look at this delightful property that will be a breath of fresh air to come home to night after night.

Andrea Ronning, ABR , Lampert Properties

3.20 ACRES
3044 SQ FT
Horse Owners Dream Indoor & Outdoor Arenas, NIce Home, Stall barns w turnouts

Garretson, Minnehaha County, South Dakota

HORSE LOVERS or TRAINERS DREAM just on the Out skirts of SIOUX FALLS with 60x100 Indoor Arena, 150x150 Outdoor Arena, 15 stall Barn with Spacious Tack area, Wash Rack with hot water, 36x99 Open span storage/multipurpose building, plus an additional 4 stall barn, 7 separate turnouts one with approx 3 acres of pasture and a 12x48 run in w all season automatic waterer. All buildings have water hydrants and electricity. The home has a nice open floor plan with 4 bedrooms (including 2 nonconforming downstairs) & 3 bath home with 2452 sq. ft. finished living space. Upstairs is a Nice sized kitchen with island open to the dining area and family room along with 2 bedrooms with full bath by master and a 1/2 bath and laundry/mud room close to entry door. Downstairs has a large family room and 2 bedrooms w 3/4 bathroom along with a second washer/dryer/utility room, plenty of closet space, and a craft or storage room. There is an insulated and finished attached 2 car garage that can be used as a garage, or office, or bonus room. Nearly All fenced and flat usable land. If you do not need all of the stalls and turnouts yourself you could board horses for additional income or combine for bigger lots etc. Several of the buildings could be used for storage or many other purposes if not all needed for horses. Very versatile setup and well cared for property. Roof on Hip roof stall barn was just replaced in July 2019 (older picture in listing not reflecting new roof.)

Darrel & Amanda Hersom

7.23 ACRES
2452 SQ FT
Well Maintained Horse Acreage and Hobby Farm

Parker, Turner County, South Dakota

As soon as you turn in, you are filled with peace and tranquility. Surrounded by mature trees on all sides, you are really protected from the sights and sounds of distraction. Featured prominently is a huge tillable garden to start your own Farmer's Market; plenty of room for sweet corn, pumpkins, melons, watermelons, potatoes, tomatoes, and really anything else your heart desires. A smattering of fruit trees to help your personal bee colony, they complete the range and variety of your mature trees throughout the property. WIth a fantastic home, numerous outbuildings, and of course a fantastic horse pasture, this may be the one waiting for you!

Craig Bertrand , Keller Williams Realty Sioux Falls

7.09 ACRES
1680 SQ FT
Custom Log Home on Horse acreage!

Custer, Custer County, South Dakota

Ten acres with National Forest for riding boarding the east. View of Black Elk Peak and the Needles from two covered decks. Perimeter fenced and cross fenced with 90% smooth wire and electric. Horse proof home yard. RV hookups for visiting friends and family. Only a quarter mile of graveled driveway from paved Sidney Park.

Ramona Flaig , Custer Real Estate, LLC

10.00 ACRES
3072 SQ FT
Surrounded by National Forest.

Custer, Custer County, South Dakota

First time offering to the public, this 24.20 acres with National Forest on all sides, recorded USFS easement for access and at the end of the road privacy. View of Castle Rock and forests all around. Perimeter fenced, cross fenced, seasonal stream, pond and springs. 2 wells, hydrants north and south, one shop 40x31 with concrete floor and electric, another shop 512 sq with lean to, 2 sheds and 36x21 barn with hay storage loft. Riding arena 50x112 with welded steel panels, loafing shed with 2 stalls and tack room. Year round pastures. Hydrants north and south.

Ramona Flaig , Custer Real Estate, LLC

24.20 ACRES
1242 SQ FT

Watertown, Codington County, South Dakota


Sue Mattingly , Roby, Realtors

21.00 ACRES
3216 SQ FT
24 Acre Wild West Hacienda!

Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota

Slip away from the world to this 24 acre Wild West Hacienda! An Amazing Black Hills Get Away from the World property! BRING YOUR HORSES, TOO! Custom designed & built Lock-n-Logs log home sitting on the edge of the world with great views. Wonderful outdoor living spaces to enjoy. Barn set up for horses w/4 stalls and hay storage. Summer pasture & winter pasture areas fenced off – round pen, too. The beautiful 2 or 3 bedroom/2 bath log home has vaulted ceilings, open living area, covered and open porches/decks, and a sunroom where you feel like you are part of the outdoors. Plus there is a cute BUNK HOUSE guest quarters in the detached garage complete with its own bath for company to have their own space. Every detail - from the windows in vaulted ceiling living room wall in line with matching open window spaces in master bedroom, to quartz countertops & clear hickory cupboards, to tiled walk in showers– is well thought out and planned for the utmost in enjoyment and relaxation. This land is bordered by the Nature Conservancy for unlimited hiking (riding by permission only). Also adjoins Cascade Springs for great spring water & wonderful history. Tucked back just off a black top road only minutes from Angostura Reservoir for all your water sports pleasure, near a free horse riding park, and only 8 miles from the Southern Hills Golf Course, Fall River Hospital, and the historic town of Hot Springs. Sunrises and sunsets here are amazing! As is storm watching and star gazing! perfect package for you and your horses! Owner is part owner/dealer for Lock-n-Logs homes and there is extra info on the amazing log home system from New York in associated docs. He is also trained and skilled in Radon mitigation so crawl space is property mitigated. Home is extremely energy efficient with great roof system and 2x6 construction after 8’. Bunk house is log siding inside and out with studded walls insulated between. There are two sets of bunkbeds, a refrigerator, and air conditioner in there, too. The garage is 2 stall with extra storage/tack room to the rear. There is a standby generator in garage. There is a storage shed, too. The beautiful sun room has its own air conditioner and access to the great deck areas. There is one bedroom on the main level to allow for one level living. Upstairs is the master bedroom suite and an extra loft area that is currently used as an office/work out room. This could be the third bedroom either open as it is with closet in the open hallway or with wall(s) put in place. This home was replaced in 2008 after the fire and that is the reason for the nice gravel around all the buildings to make it more firesafe. Plus there is a fire station nearby. The nice tall crawl space has the Rinnai on demand hot water heater, furnace, water softener and RO system. There is a nice well here ( approx 200 ft and 7-8 gall/ minute) – so no hauling water. Water is set up to be available at fenced garden and at barn during the summer. The 1870 cistern for the old City of “Cascade” is on this property and there are even tee pee rings still here. Some other miscellaneous features are the pellet stove, hardwood floors, lots of closet spaces, under stairs pantry, Cabana on deck stays, outdoor speakers, hail resistant roof, hot tub negotiable, trex decking, and the list goes on…..

Faith Lewis , Keller Williams Black Hills/Lewis Realty

24.00 ACRES
2094 SQ FT
80 acres and two homes in the heart of horse country - for sale by owner!

Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota

This property has amazing views from the Badlands to the Black Hills while only 15 minutes from Rapid City on a paved road. Ride all year long in the indoor arena! The main house has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with a beautiful open concept living/kitchen/dining/family room area that includes a 7 foot island. A detached 3 car garage provides plenty of parking, storage and shop space. This property includes a second home with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. In addition to the indoor arena there is an attached stall barn, separate stall barn, equipment/hay barn, sheds, corrals, pens, pastures and 2 wells. The property currently receives rental income from the arena barn and second home, making this an excellent investment. The two homes are far enough apart for privacy and the sunsets from the deck are fantastic! This small ranch will work for anyone, from horse professionals to weekend riders who just like to have their horses at home. We have loved our time here and made many improvements. We are selling to retire to a smaller acreage. This property has enormous potential for additional income. Call us to make an appointment for viewing,

Tom and Jan Buck

80.00 ACRES
1680 SQ FT

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