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

 

 
$2,295,000
Windswept Farm - Luxury Equestrian Estate with Custom Stable For Sale

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.

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
 
$819,000
123 Acre Farm in Upstate SC

Westminster, Oconee County, South Carolina


This 123 acre~ farm is fenced and ready for your horses or livestock. The spacious, updated brick ranch is situated on a knoll with long range views overlooking the rolling pasture. Inside the home has recently undergone a renovation that features new flooring and a beautiful master bath. The backyard features a huge patio and an infinity pool with views. The property borders Little Choestoea Creek and has road frontage on Patterson and Little Choestoea Rd. The outbuildings include two large storage barns and a separate garage/workshop by the pool. There is also a doublwide home included on the property that is currently leased. The acreage could possibly be subdivided into smaller parcels. If you are looking for a farm with plenty of land this could be the place for you.

Darrell Kanagy , clardyrealestate.com

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,990,000
Luxury Estate in Aiken's Horse District

Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina


When you dream of equestrian properties in Aiken’s Horse District, this is the one! Privately situated on the historic clay roads with easy access to Hitchcock Woods, Fox Hall was organically operated for 18 years. The fabulous estate boasts a two-story 6,836 sq. ft. brick manor house, 4-stall barn, 5 paddocks, & run-in sheds on 3.95 acres of fabulous pasture and landscaping. The home features refinished hardwood & marble floors, 2 master suites, formal living & dining rooms, a commercial kitchen,paneled library, a newly-renovated upstairs master bath, a 900-square-foot hardiplank art studio,climate controlled attic storage & a two-car garage with space above that could be used as an apartment. A stunning 4-stall custom brick barn features cupolas, wash stall, climate-controlled tack room, feed room, hayloft, pave safe aisles, and beautiful custom ironwork. One of a kind. Additional acreage & guest house available.

Suzy Haslup , Meybohm Real Estate

3.95 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
6836 SQ FT
 
$1,750,000
Bridlewood Farm Hunter Jumper Facility in Aiken SC

Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina


Premier turnkey Hunter/Jumper boarding & training facility situated on a gently sloping parcel of land with breathtaking views of the hills across the valley of Shaw’s Creek featuring 25 expansive irrigated acres, 26 double-fenced grass paddocks, a 28-stall modern barn with 24 hr video monitoring & fire safety technology. A luxury 2 BR/2BA apartment and grooms apartment. 250’ x 160’ arena with GGT footing. Also available (price upon request): 37 contiguous acres, with wooded trails, an established business already in place and all necessary equipment. There are over 64 ultra-high resolution cameras that are active 24×7, ensuring safety. Each stall has it’s own camera that functions day and night using safe infrared technology at night. There are also cameras that monitor the rest of the barn and the paddocks. These cameras can be accessed remotely from computers, smart phones & tablets. A 250 x 180 training ring complete with GGT footing provides the most advanced footing for sound riding and jumping. German Geo Textile footing contains added fibers & textiles in the footing, providing a perfectly balanced surface where horses perform best.

Suzy Haslup , Meybohm Real Estate

25.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2292 SQ FT
 
$2,750,000
"The Balcony" - Aiken's Most Prestigious Estate

Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina


The Balcony is a timeless historic seven bedroom six bath renovated equestrian estate. Fully walled and beautifully landscaped with two gated entrances. Large rooms, 10ft ceilings, amazing fluted woodwork, dental molding. French doors lead to several balconies and terraces. Large modern kitchen with a fully appointed butler's pantry. Separate family dining quarters, beautiful formal dining room. Plenty of rooms for offices, a play room, or a home gym. The guest house has three bedrooms and one and half baths. Eighteen stall barn features a groom's quarters with kitchenette and full bath, three tack rooms, hay loft, feed room & 6-door barn garage. Gunite swimming pool with fountains are features within the 5.82 acres. School assignments and house/room sizes are approximate; Buyer should verify for themselves.

David Stinson , Keller Williams Realty Aiken Partners

5.82 ACRES
7 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
10000 SQ FT
 
$320,000
80+ beautiful acres

McCormick, McCormick County, South Carolina


80+ beautiful acres just past the quaint town of Troy, SC. Located in McCormick County, SC and just minutes from the Greenwood County line. If you are seeking peace and quiet and lots of room to roam, this just might be the place for you. Family and friends have had many fantastic hunting seasons on this land, which boasts mostly woods and an abundance of wildlife. Included on the property is a 2400+ sq ft, 3 bedroom/2 bath home, and though it needs some updating the home has good bones, lots of space and a great layout for a hunting lodge or multi-generational living. Home offers two large, unique multi-purpose rooms off of the kitchen that could be used for a media room/bonus, homeschool space or bunk rooms. Or all of the above, they are that big! There is also a single-wide mobile home and the "original homeplace" still on the property. An over-sized 3-bay carport provides shelter for your car, 4-wheeler, farm equipment, or boat. Oh yeah, you're gonna need a boat because when you want to get away from the farm, the 71,000 acre Clarks Hill Lake (aka Lake Thurmond) is just minutes away. If the fish aren't biting or that's not really your thing, Clarks Hill is a huge recreational lake popular with water sports enthusiasts and offers numerous public access points and marinas. Come on down and feel all this has to offer; you won't want to leave!

Renee Simchon , Greenwood Realty, Inc

80.70 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2400 SQ FT
 
$695,000
Magnificent private residence - Perfectly situated on 9+ private acres

Honea Path, Anderson County, South Carolina


When “Only the Best Will Do, ” First Time Available, talented custom builders magnificent private residence. Perfectly situated on 9+ private acres this 7,000sqft masterpiece features hand crafted woodwork throughout, beautifully painted murals, wood burning fireplace with antique mantel in Oak great room, walnut study, theatre room, sunroom overlooking beautiful gardens and fountain area. Work Shops and Animal Sanctuary line the garden perimeter. This beautifully crafted private estate is a rare find and priced to MOVE. You cannot build this home for the asking price! Call Today to schedule your private tour catered to your schedule…$695,000

Renee Simchon , Greenwood Realty, Inc

9.02 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$598,000
Country Estate

Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina


This 30+ acre property is all ready for your animals. This open floor plan house was completely updated inside and out in 2017, all new windows, siding, gutters, composite decking, two new HVACs, lighting, flooring, appliances, the list goes on and on (complete list with agent). No expense was spared with granite counter tops in kitchen and bathrooms, hardwood floors, crown molding and 9-foot ceilings as well as solar power for the house and wired for a whole house generator with in-ground propane tank. Beautiful setting, mature landscaping, and only 5 minutes from town. There are TWO masters with en suite baths, one on main floor and one on second floor (with huge walk in closet) two other large guest rooms are on the second floor. Wood burning fireplaces in upstairs master and main floor living room with thermostat-controlled inserts. Basement has beautiful soapstone wood burning stove. Walkout basement is completely finished, has private entrance, full kitchen with new appliances and a full bath. Basement could be a one-bedroom (over 1540 sq. ft) in-law suite, media area, or huge play area for kids. Finished bonus room over garage with private stairs could be another bedroom, man cave or office, take your pick. TONS of storage on every floor throughout the entire house. Beautiful views from the back deck with direct access to the brand-new hot tub and new decking. Relax on the deck under the pergola which overlooks the 1-acre pond with private dock, fully stocked with bass and brim. For your animals the largest barn is completely rewired, new lights, and updated with new stall and hay storage (24 round bale capability), tack and grain room and barn is still large enough for RV, horse trail-ers, and farm equipment. If that isn’t enough there is a second brand new 4 stall barn with tack room. All new horse safe fencing for both barn pastures. All barns have power and water including a third barn/workshop. This property is a must see to truly appreciate luxurious country living.

Renee Simchon , Greenwood Realty, Inc

30.18 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
4250 SQ FT
 
$510,000
In Town Equestrian Home with 7 acres in great school district

Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina


Close to everything! This 4 bed 4 bath is close to everything you need and sill has just under 7 acres, 4 stall barn, well water, and in the best school district in Spartanburg. Tradition Ranch has been well kept and is only missing your touch. A guest suite is upstairs or the perfect teen room! Two and a half baths downstairs and another full upstairs in the guest suite. The sunroom brings in the sunshine and keeps you close to your horses. Walk out to the large brick porch off the sunroom or out of the master Bedroom to take in the view. Have coffee on the back brick porch with your horses only feet away or just enjoy your privacy. Nowhere else will you find such an interactive equestrian lifestyle so close to all you need. Shopping, grocery stores, Spartanburg Day School, all district 7 schools and Spartanburg's lively downtown are only minutes away. The street where this lovely home is located is very private with one way in and out.

Ashley Brazzel , Coldwell Banker Caine

6.98 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
2800 SQ FT

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