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

Volin, Clay County, South Dakota

A horse lovers dream! This is a working horse ranch plus a one of a kind indoor show arena, located on over 145 acres of land! 74+ acres of tillable land and 71 acres of pasture land. A newly built home over 4200 finished square feet. The home has two finished levels with an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, floor to ceiling fireplace, large master bedroom with amenities. Lower level features a large family room, a rec room and 2 bedrooms. Great horse barn, show arena, and lean-to all attached. The horse barn is 73x95. It is heated with an exercise carousel (round pen) and has 10 stalls that are 12x12. The spacious well lit show arena is 200x155, it features roping chute & boxes, and return alley. It has 12 pens, with a heated crows nest, and VIP seating for events. The Arena has multiple garage entry points. A perfect place to host any rodeo event or any type of stock show. The lean-to is 20x200 attached right outside the arena. The property also has two outside arenas. The first arena is 90 x 150 sand pen arena makes a wonderful practice arena. The second outdoor arena is 150x250, which is a perfect area for horses or any type of livestock! Both are well lite. The property is located on scenic rolling hills approximately 4 miles north of Meckling. This is a prime riding acreage.

Parker Erickson , Dakota Realty

143.00 ACRES
4228 SQ FT
Exquisit Horse Property backed by Forest Service

Custer, Custer County, South Dakota

One of the most exceptional homes to hit the market. You will be amazed at the Custom Quality Craftsmanship to detail throughout the home. Floor to Ceiling windows in the living room with a cozy gas fireplace. Large timber beams accentuate the aesthetic appeal. You have a Million Dollar view of the lush timbered mountains to the north and are completely backed in total privacy to the east and south with Forest Service.

Christine Muse , Western Skies Real Estate

10.01 ACRES
2304 SQ FT
Horse property with Log Home in the Southern Black Hills of South Dakota

Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota

Easy access off well maintained black top road and only 6 miles approx from Angostura State Park - fishing, boating, horse trails, camping, hunting,water ski and miles of of sandy beaches. Minutes to National Forest for Hunting, Hiking, Horseback riding. Also Wind Cave Nat. Pk and thousands of acres of Custer St. Pk for Hunting, Horseback riding, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, lakes and restaurants. Our neighbor to the west is The Nature Conservancy, thousands of forever green acres. Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary. Additional 20 acres available for additional price. Selling separately. Inquire about price if interested.

Charleton Reynar

24.00 ACRES
2000 SQ FT
Forty Acres and NO Covenants!

Spearfish, Lawrence County, South Dakota

Mostly flat grassland. Total perimeter is fenced and 6 cross fenced areas. This property has no covenants allowing other types of animals including cows, lamas, pigs, chickens, etc. Not commercial entities like a feedlot or trail rides, however. Beautiful views of the hills surrounding the Spearfish area.

Debbie Siemonsma , CENTURY 21 Spearfish Realty

40.00 ACRES
2880 SQ FT
Horse property with a large outdoor arena

Spearfish, Lawrence County, South Dakota

Spearfish Country home & 23 acres! Comes with arena, shop, corrals, RV storage, and barn. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. Horses, animals, no covenants. Great accessibility to Spearfish and surrounding cities. This is a rare find with interstate access, bring animals and business to this beautiful property!

Renee Bisgaard , Black Hills Team

23.76 ACRES
2130 SQ FT



Custer, Custer County, South Dakota

This property has the most incredible views; views to the SW so you can watch a storm rolling in and views to the north with the beautiful green meadows. Look to the east and your white fenced pastures, the horses and the sunrise – absolutely mesmerizing. Barns and outbuildings for the horses, chickens, sheep and the truck. There is a large Greenhouse, Chicken Hilton, studio, and water and electric to the outbuildings. Perimeter fenced and cross fencing gives you several options and State Forestry Ag status keeps the taxes very low. Horseback riders – ride your horse about 1/3 mile into the US Forest Service. Ride to Pringle and lunch at the Hitchrail Bar/Restaurant. The home has 4 bedrooms and 3-1/2 bathrooms, formal dining room, Living and TV rooms with 5” oak flooring and views from every window. The kitchen has been completely remodeled with cherry cupboards with under counter lighting and granite countertops. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.

Patti Hauschildt , Western Skies Real Estate

50.00 ACRES
2484 SQ FT

Custer, Custer County, South Dakota

Horse Property in the Heart of the Black Hills. Large Log Home on 5 acres, fenced for horses and NEW 36X36 barn with 8'-deep overhang. Wonderful views of the Hills from the large covered deck. Endless possibilities with 2 complete yet separate living quarters - one up one down - each with 2 Bedrooms, full bath, laundry and hall linen closets, kitchens and living rooms. Main level has an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings and views from every window. Enjoy the Hills or watch the horses. Only a couple miles south of Custer on a paved road and just minutes from US Forest Service for your riding (horse or ATV) pleasure. This home as many special features and a great deal of storage. Covered deck is also setup and wired for a hot tub.

Patti Hauschildt , Western Skies Real Estate

5.00 ACRES
3240 SQ FT
Bliss Ranch

Hettinger, Perkins County, South Dakota

1964+- contiguous deeded acres in Perkins County, SD just south of the ND line. Nice mix of hay and pasture/grazing lands. Several good dams – one spring fed. Rural water. Well water piped to all pastures. They are part of a grazing permit 3A 12,000 acres - 68 allotment. Nice home place with custom built 6 bedroom/ 2.5 bath home with full basement, some unfinished spaces and LOTS of storage. Solid outbuildings including a 30X100 Quonset - wood constructed, part concrete floor, and part gravel. Barn and lean to with part insulated. There are wood/pipe corrals around barn and semi trailer loading shoot & a loading dock. Another metal building. Two wells - one deep – one not sure. Home is currently connected to rural water, but could be switched back to the well easily.

Faith Lewis , Keller Williams Black Hills/Lewis Realty

1,964.00 ACRES
Perfect Hobby Ranch!

Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota

LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT HOBBY RANCH NEAR RAPID CITY? Perfectly laid out for horses or cattle. High quality low maintenance one level home, plenty of outbuildings, functional corrals, six pasture areas all with water access, super private setting, and 1500 ft well for plenty of water! Relax on the wrap around covered porch and enjoy the serenity & beautiful mixture of trees/mature bushes – cottonwood, apple , lilac, chokecherry, maple, ash, & more. Meticulously maintained Morton Building home with ultra insulation & high end finishes in and out – four color design with decorative rock & copper colored roof. Inside has 3 bedroom/2.5 bath 12 ft side walls with vaulted ceilings, in floor heat, oak doors and trim throughout, hickory staggered cupboards, granite countertops, huge walk in pantry, Vermont Castings stove in sitting area, wonderful large master bedroom suite, mudroom/laundry room between living area and attached garage. Garage completely insulated & in floor heat & drain.

Faith Lewis , Keller Williams Black Hills/Lewis Realty

106.00 ACRES
2160 SQ FT
Circle K Horse Camp

Custer, Custer County, South Dakota

CIRCLE K HORSE CAMP! Horse Hotel, small RV Park, two homes, and more! 9.99 acres bordering USFS with great exposure on Highway 16 just 7 miles west of Custer. Nice rustic Jorgenson Log Cabin with beautiful fireplace and a bedroom and bath on each level (3/3). Owner currently rents this long term 9 months and vacation home rental it 3 months. Bunkhouse/home has 6 bd/2 bath that current owner lives in and is still a work in progress. There is a heated dog kennel and exam room with double sink in basement & basement walks out to large tuck under garage. The horse facilities include 23 pens/stalls to board horses – 11 under cover and 12 not covered. Small indoor riding arena, and several outside arena areas. Tack/Feed Store has shower/bathroom facilities and laundry. There are 6 RV sites. There is a nice unfinished wrangle apartment in one of the barns. Ride straight on to the surrounding USFS land for miles and miles of riding fun. Lots of potential! Lots of repeat business! This property is being offered three ways. This way as 9.99 acres with horse facilities, buildings, log home and bunkhouse/home. Also, as just the rental cabins on the adjoining 4.75 acres. And, as the whole 14.75 acres with all buildings and rentals. See associated documents for maps and county info on dimensions of buildings as well as a property data sheet that gives specific info on each building. Most furnishings in the log home stay with property. One well and one large septic for the horse area homes, buildings, and RV park. These owners have done lots of updating and improvements (over $250,000 in materials and labor) since they bought it, including LOTS of new electric, plumbing, fencing, landscape/gravel, the finishing of all the cabins, furniture, and finishing off and remodeling the bunkhouse (still in progress). The wrangler apartment is unfinished still. Potential room for growth through more RV sites or camping cabins possibly. Or maybe ATV rentals as North Pole road just next door is the doorway to miles and miles of USFS roads leading all the way to Deerfield lake and beyond or all the way to Wyoming. Circle K Horse Camp is located just 7 miles West of the neat town of Custer, with its great dining, gift shops, brand new hospital, county courthouse, amazing k-12 school, and active arts counsel for fun events! Custer is also close to Crazy Horse Monument, Custer State Park, Wind Cave Natl Park, and Jewel Cave Natl Park. Bring your fresh ideas and energy and enjoy living every day here in the Beautiful Black Hills!

Faith Lewis , Keller Williams Black Hills/Lewis Realty

14.74 ACRES
2074 SQ FT

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