About South Carolina



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 :
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


Equestrian Property with Big Lake Views!

York, York County, South Carolina

Bring your Horses AND your Boat! Rare find on Lake Caldwell is this Beautiful Gated, Waterfront (w/Dock), Equestrian Property. Enjoy Private Paradise & Fish, Swim, Boat, Ride, or Work in the Shop. In these Rolling Hills, w/3 Fenced Pastures, is a Log Cabin for a 2nd Res., & Huge Stalls in 2 Lg. Barns for those 4 legged friends. RV Storage is on-site too. The Azteca Style Ranch Home, w/Spacious Patio, is updated w/High-End choices. NO REST. OR HOA. Come Enjoy Beautiful Sunsets & Big Lake Views.

Kim Bigach , Keller Williams

12.47 ACRES
2109 SQ FT
Champion Equestrian's Paradise

Easley, Anderson County, South Carolina

Equestrian Lifestyle:Envision living in this 5000+ square foot 5 bedroom,4.5 bath luxury home sitting on 7 1/2 acres.This home is owned and loved by a local artist who has certainly made this home a masterpiece.Champion equestrian's paradise as this property is located a mere 1 hr and 15 min from the new Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) that features a 3*cross country track designed by Capt. Mark Phillips with plans to develop a 4*track which would be one of only 2 in the US. This stunning property features a fenced and lighted professionally installed 40 meter dressage arena which is large enough to accommodate jumping.Arena has cooper river sand that is specially mixed for ideal footing and optimizing performance and provides excellent drainage.Horse stables with paved isle and (3 ) 12 x 12 Stalls,Tack Room,Hot Water Wash Rack (Which can be converted to a forth stall if needed),Tractor Garage,Hay Room and a Half Bathroom.There is also a caretakers one bedroom apartment over the stables that features a kitchenette and full bath.Also a site with 30 amp service,septic,water and electric for horse trailers with living quarters or a RV.Now let us tell you about the custom built home with hardiboard lap siding and stacked stone exterior.Custom wall finishes throughout the home.Luxurious living room has a custom built fireplace,detailed cove ceiling with back lighting,granite wet bar and wine fridge.Sunroom has heated ceramic tile for those chilly nights and energy efficient solar blinds.Custom eat in kitchen with integrated appliances, granite countertops,dumbwaiter in hallway which moves between garage and first floor to make carrying groceries upstairs a breeze.Formal dining room perfect for entertaining guests.Den features built in bookshelves and double treyed backlit ceiling.Large master suite with fireplace,two walk in closets,One large walk in closet with washer/dryer /iron center and clothes cabinets.Master bath features a jacuzzi tub,multi jet shower and a custom painted double sink vanity.The first guest room has a large bay window with plantation shutters and a large walk in closet.The second guest room has custom built in wall cabinets and plantations shutters.Guest hall bath features a slipper claw-foot tub perfect for soaking.Accessed through a circular stairway on the third floor of the home is a guest suite with full bath and large windows that overlook the property.On the lower level of the home is an office or mother in law suite or media room.The possibilities are endless.Features a full wall of custom cabinets and full bath.Private exit through bedroom/living area and access to the garage.Large back custom Trex deck has tempered glass slats for full view of the 20x40 gunite salt water pool and riding arena.Outdoor kitchen with natural stone counter,bar area,huge grill and under counter fridge.Lower level has built in hot tub for 8 with a tempered glass wall to take full advantage of the view.Large parking area with lighted basketball court,entire home security and intercom system.This home has too many custom features to possibly list them all.Make your appointment today to view this magnificent home.

The Hurley Team , Lake Homes Realty

7.50 ACRES
5065 SQ FT
Risen Star Farm Aiken, SC

Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina

Working horse farm perfect for the eventer, foxhunter or any professional. Lovely 2057 sq. ft, 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on over 30 acres. The kitchen & bathrooms have all wood cabinets & Corian counters. Extra mobile home for help. Property features 1/2 mile sand training track, 4 stall barn, wash rack with hot water, 4 wells, 3 run-ins, 11 pastures & 1 round pen. Mostly cleared w/ good pasture & fencing. Trails in wooded portion. Great location: 15 minutes to 302 Equestrian Corridor, 10 minutes from New Bridge Polo Club, 16 miles to Hitchcock Woods and 7 miles to I-20.

Suzy Haslup , Meybohm Realtors

30.06 ACRES
2057 SQ FT
Horse Farm Living Southern Style! 5000+ sqft on 10+ Acres 4 Bay Barn

Ridgeville, Dorchester County, South Carolina

Nestled on over 10 acres of land located near historic Charleston, South Carolina. Country living within 20 minutes of shopping, dining, schools, and interstate hwy.

Wanda Shepherd , Carolina One Real Estate Services

10.00 ACRES
5500 SQ FT
One of the Most Beautiful Spots around, 24 Acres near Downtown Charlotte, NC

Catawba, York County, South Carolina

One of the most beautiful spots around on OVER 24 acres and only 35 minutes from Downtown Charlotte! This equestrian estate was built to the highest standards and has been meticulously maintained and cared for. Find your own piece of paradise away from the hustle and bustle and yet still be close to everything. Only 35 minutes from Downtown Charlotte and less then 10 minutes from shopping, Restaurants, and Grocery Stores. This home can be used for Horses, Alpaca, Lamas, cattle, or anything your heart could desire. The restrictions or only within your imagination.

Brian McGowan , Keller Williams Realty, Fort Mill

24.25 ACRES
4803 SQ FT
European Luxury Estate - 29 Acres / Minutes from Tryon International Equestrian

Inman, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

European style 29 acres gated luxury estate designed to accommodate an entrepreneur's family. Located minutes away from I-85 & I-26, this 7000 SF new construction made from high quality materials features 2 four-car garages (8 total car spaces). You will enter the property through a gated entrance (with intercom & code system) which takes you along a winding driveway to the main entrance of the home where a water fountain welcomes you and your guests. Upon entering the the main level, you will be impressed with the high quality hardwood floors, exposed high beam ceilings and multiple fireplaces, capturing a comfortable entertaining setting adjacent to a gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry and high-end appliances. The owner's suite features a fireplace and a luxurious spa-like bath with heated floors, whirlpool tub, and a multi-head walk-in shower. All three of the upper level bedrooms contain their own in-suite baths. Exercise room also contains a private bath. The lower level features an extra large home theater with projection and screen, a private wine cellar, and a walk-in safe. Other features include an intercom system, alarm system, surveillance cameras and equipment. Three large heated outbuildings offer several on-site business or horse farm options.

John "Clark" Kent , IvesterJacksonBlackstream | CHRISTIE'S International Real Estate

29.00 ACRES
7000 SQ FT
180 Sargent Drive

Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina

Amazing Country Estate! Complete with horse stables and separate apartment. Picturesque views from every window in the home. Starting on the main level innkeepers bedroom complete with walk -in closet and full bath(can be shut off for privacy). Gourmet kitchen-Viking 6 burner cook top, Kitchen aid Microwave, Wall Oven and Refrigerator, Granite counter tops. Open dinning/living area with stone fireplace. Sun/Day room overlooks rolling pastures. Large sunroom opens to in-ground swimming pool . Music room, Laundry room and office complete main level. Upstairs Master Bedroom has walk-in closet ,master bath complete with it's own laundry room. Enamel soaking tub and separate shower with multiple shower heads. Also on this level is jack and jill bedrooms and bath,Farm view room and ladies chat room. The bottom level consists on full kitchen 2 bedrooms,Master and Laundry area.

Frank Julian , Wilson-Julian Group Keller Williams Clemson

6.00 ACRES
5500 SQ FT
Small affordable Horse Farm with new Barn,10 Acres and Beautiful home.

Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina

Beautiful, affordable small horse farm in the quaint town of Abbeville, SC. Ranch home with 3/4 bedrooms, kitchen, livingroom, 2 baths with a beautiful rock fireplace. Above ground pool, with attached deck. Brand new horse barn with 5 stalls and a tack storage area. Metal RV cover currently used as hay storage. 3 braid fencing with 5 pastures. Trails right off the property or trailer to one of the many national parks! Fenced in back yard for dogs. Close to shopping, downtown Abbeville with it's cobblestones and Opera house will take you back in time. Don't miss out!

robin breeden

10.00 ACRES
1700 SQ FT
Prime location in the heart of the Upstate - 8 acres just minutes from I85.

Westminster, Oconee County, South Carolina

This 8 acre farm is charming, immaculate and unique! You will not find many properties in Oconee County like this one. The house was built in 2005 and offers all the modern conveniences with that old fashion farmhouse style. The large kitchen with solid, tall hickory cabinets was designed for cooking and entertaining. The main floor has an open floor concept with the dining area between the kitchen and the living room. The first floor master bedroom is bright and cheerful with a tiled master bath with a separate shower, jetted bath tub, double sink vanity and large walk-in closet. French doors lead out to the back porch overlooking the back pasture. There is durable and beautiful vinyl plank flooring throughout first floor. The second floor can be accessed from inside stairs or from a separate outside entrance. The second floor has it's own separate living quarters. The kitchen has a full size refrigerator, dishwasher and oven/range. There are two good sized bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. A stack-able washer and dryer are located in the main bathroom. The property features a beautiful older barn with 3 horse stalls, tack room and hay storage along with a paddock area. Great potential for boarding horses. There are so many outstanding features on this property. View www.OconeeFarm.com for more information.

Steve Saunders , eXp Realty LLC

8.00 ACRES
2628 SQ FT
Huckleberry Farms

Hodges, Greenwood County, South Carolina

Your Own Sanctuary If you’ve ever dreamed of country life, you won’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime property! Nestled in the heart of 107 beautiful acres complete with rolling hills and panoramic views, this farm is only minutes to downtown and Lake Greenwood but feels a world away. The 3,500 square foot house was built with meticulous attention to detail and designed for entertaining. With big open rooms full of windows overlooking the large pond and pastures, gorgeous reclaimed wide-plank wood floors, four fireplaces, gourmet chef’s kitchen, 10’ wrap around front porch, and a beautiful main floor master retreat, this home won’t disappoint. Take a stroll from the main house, past the fenced garden complete with fruit trees, grapes, berries, raised beds and garden shed, and head over to the charming guesthouse overlooking another stocked pond. With 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, media room, and plenty of space for a pool table and ping pong table, you’ll have the perfect spot for entertaining large gatherings or host a few friends to watch college football. And if you are in the mood for a pig picking, there’s an in ground barbeque pit. The property is fully fenced and crossed fenced, with 10 acres of stocked ponds, two wells, pastures designed for rotational grazing with individual watering stations, breathtaking views in every direction, a greenhouse, and a variety of other outbuildings. With its beautiful charm, unspoiled land, modern conveniences, and easy access, this property represents one of the last great opportunities to own a piece of paradise not easily duplicated. All you need to do is bring a toothbrush, grab a rocking chair on the front porch and start living the dream. Priced to Sell at $995,000

Renee Simchon , Greenwood Realty, Inc

107.44 ACRES
4500 SQ FT

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