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
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, additional 4 stall barn, 7 separate turnouts one with approx 3 acres of pasture and 12x48 run in w all season automatic waterer. All buildings have water hydrants and electricity. Nice open floor plan 4 bedroom/3 bath home with 2452 sq. ft. finished living space. Nice sized kitchen with island open to the dining area and family room. 2 bedrooms upstairs with 1/2 bath and laundry and full bath by master. Downstairs has 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. Mostly 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.

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
Black Hills Horse Bed & Breakfast or Home

Custer, Custer County, South Dakota

Located in a heavy tourist area in the beautiful Black Hills, this spectacular log home Bed and Breakfast features two private guest rooms with private baths and a large cozy gas stove fireplace in the common area. There is also a 512 sq ft cabin that sleeps 4 on the property for rent. It has a kitchenette, cute front porch, fire pit, swing and private parking for the guests. The cabin comes fully outfitted and much of the Bed and Breakfast is turnkey as well. Owners area is upstairs and private. In the back of the shop is the opportunity to finish a bunk house or apartment for additional income. A favorite of horse lovers as there is a 4 stall horse hotel/barn with paddocks, pastures and individual gates. There is room for future cabins on the 10 acres. Custer County has no ordinances/zoning for Bed and Breakfasts and no covenants on the land. Property has 2 wells and plenty of other outbuildings. Everything shows pride of ownership to the max! The owners maintain a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor due to great reviews by their guests. Just outside the city limits of Custer, Dakota Dream B&B is located within a short drive of many Black Hills attractions: Custer City - 5 minutes, Mickelson Trail - 5 minutes, Custer State Park - 10 minutes, Rapid Center - 45 minutes.

Andrea Ronning, ABR , Lampert Properties

10.00 ACRES
2989 SQ FT
Towering Mature Trees & Across the Road from a Public Lake

Colton, Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Surrounded by towering mature trees & across the road from a public lake on nearly 150 acres of walk-in land is the peace & serenity you are seeking! Sprawling ranch home with over 1800 sq ft of main floor living space has seen a lot of remodeling! It begins with a big mud room/drop zone area with a large closet. One of the THREE main floor bedrooms is just off of this area and around the corner is the main floor half bath. Bright kitchen offers painted white cabinets, pantry closet, newer counters, tile back splash, along with a newer refrigerator for a nice modern feel. It is open to a huge L-Shaped space w/laminate floors encompassing an expansive dining space along with a large living area. Master bedroom adjoins a sun room & includes a separate dressing area & pass through door to a REMODELED bath boasting a tile walk-in shower. Lower level rec room has a wood burning fireplace to heat the entire home. Bonus guest room has an adjoining 3/4 bath. Several usable outbuildings too!

Kory Davis , The Experience Real Estate

15.00 ACRES
2600 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
Amazing Horse Property for sale with 143.47 acres, arena and beautiful home!

Volin, Clay County, South Dakota

RARE OPPORTUNITY! This horse lover’s dream acreage, located within 15 minutes of Vermillion, is truly amazing! Comprised of 143.47 acres w/ 70+ tillable & 70+ scenic pasture land w/ 2 creeks. Property boasts a 200x155 show arena built in 2009, complete with 12 pens, heated crows nest, VIP seating & multiple entry points. A 73x95 heated horse barn w/round exercise pen & (10) 12x12 stalls, tack room, ½ bath & a 20x200 lean-to are annexed to the arena. In addition, there are 2 well-lit outdoor arenas (90x150 sand pen & 150x250). The beautiful ranch walk-out home built in 2010 boasts over 4,000 sq. ft. & features an open floor plan, amazing kitchen w/island, spacious living rm w/ floor to ceiling fireplace, built-ins & generously sized dining area w/ sliders to the wrap around composite covered porch. 4 large bedrooms, 3 baths, including a master suite w/ 2 walk-in closets, full bath w/heated floor, lower level family room & game room. Lower level plumbed for in-floor heating. Triple insulated garage! Geothermal hvac system.

Shelley Glaser , Hegg Realtors

143.47 ACRES
4028 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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