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

 

 
$580,000
Luxury equestrian estate in Landrum, South Carolina

Landrum, Spartanburg County, South Carolina


Location, location, location. Fully Equipped Horse Farm with huge jumping arena located 5 minutes from I-26, 15 minutes from the world renown Tryon Equestrian Center, 5 minutes from the restaurants, specialty shops, and points of interest in Landrum, a historic mountain town that attracts visitors from far and wide. This is the site of a 7.61 farm that has absolutely every amenity that one would expect in a superbly planned and laid out equestrian facility. From every room in the 2900 superbly crafted and updated cedar sided farm house through large casement windows one can see mature hardwoods, abundant wildlife and expansive pastures. The equestrian facilities are numerous: (1) a 4 stall barn including a birthing stall, feed room, hay storage area, concrete floor, stall mats, heated Nelson waterers, and a 12x24 implement shed; (2) a huge 200' x 112' fenced riding arena with sand base; (3) 2 spacious luxuriant pastures with dedicated watering well plus a shaded dry lot; (4) large fenced dog lot with 3 expertly crafted dog houses; (5) fenced area for equipment and material storage; (6) all fencing with woven wire; (7) Wrought iron security gate at farm entry with remote opener. The finely crafted house best characterized by the term rustic elegance has 5 bedrooms and 3 baths, 900' wrap around deck for entertaining, spacious screen porch, separate heat pumps for upstairs and downstairs, city water for house (and barn), modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, wine refrigerator, granite counters, tile backsplash, 4 can built in recycler in island and abundant storage, mudroom with closets, drawers, and attached bath, two walk-in closets in master suite, large formal dining room, large great room for entertaining, and an additional spacious den (both with wood burning fire places), 3 full baths, 2 baths with double sinks, large whirlpool tub and walk in showers. This is an incredible property offered for an unbelievable price.

Wayne Plylar , PIMA LLC

7.61 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2900 SQ FT
 
$387,000
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
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2057 SQ FT
 
$489,000
2075 Mount Lebanon Road

Greer, Spartanburg County, South Carolina


Perfectly situated historic home on 8.21 gorgeous acres convenient to Tryon International Equestrian Center. Lush pasture views surround this 1920's craftsman home from every view. The property offers peace and serenity whether you are inside the home or outside enjoying the porches, gardens, meticulously maintained barn and large fenced spaces for horses. Outbuildings include a 100 yr old plus corn crib, bath house (now a potting shed) and pump house. A wash station with hitching post featuring hot/cold water is conveniently located. The 60x70 barn features a multi- car/tractor garage, 2 horse stalls, office/feed room, tack room, half bath and cross tie areas. The barn has its own septic tank and could be made into a guest house or used for commercial purposes. Superbly designed and immaculately maintained, this property is a must see for the equestrian enthusiasts.

Shaun Phillips , Shaun & Shari Realty

8.21 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
2600 SQ FT
 
$700,000
Well appointed custom built home on 19.32 acres within minutes of Clemson Univ.

Central, Pickens County, South Carolina


This well-appointed 4750+/- square foot custom built home is situated among 19.32 wooded acres with fencing for livestock and an antiquated hay barn for shelter and feed. Featuring 5 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms, this pristinely-maintained home is built with hardi-board and offers plenty of room to grow. Warmly welcomed by expansive front porches and a circular drive this home offers luxury and comfort while remaining conveniently located just minutes from downtown Clemson. Upon entering the double doors, you are greeted by a grande staircase, Brazilian Cherry floors, 9-foot ceilings, and multiple gas fireplaces. The heart of the home can be found in the family room with built-in bookshelves and an adjoining kitchen with oak cabinets, a granite center island, and a breakfast area with views of a gorgeous natural setting. Breathtaking scenery can also be experienced from a screened porch overlooking the back patio. The main floor master suite features cherry floors, bay window, full bath with walk-in shower, double vanities, and large closet to fill. Four additional bedrooms can be found upstairs along with four full bathrooms including a second master suite and large bonus room to enjoy.

Wilson-Julian Group , Wilson-Julian Group Keller Williams Clemson

19.32 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4783 SQ FT
 
$2,345,000
Nearly 12 acre picturesque waterfront horse farm estate on Wadamalaw Island

Wadmalaw Island, Charleston County, South Carolina


Picturesque waterfront horse farm estate on nearly 12 acres in Wadamalaw. Marshhound Farm is located just thirty minutes outside of Charleston.

Kalyn Smythe , William Means Real Estate

6.10 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4850 SQ FT
 
$990,500
UNIQUE OFFERING OF 260 PRIME FARM AND HUNTING ACRES

Mountville, Laurens County, South Carolina


Unique Offering of 260 prime farm & hunting acres already planted for turkey, deer & doves. Fully fenced with 2 large ponds, 50 X 110 Barn on concrete slab with 4 stalls, electrical and bath. 2400sqft Hunting Lodge in excellent condition with 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace & more. 125 acres open, 135 wooded. Easy access to I-26. Gated Entry. Beautiful Land, could qualify for Organic Farming. Call for your private tour today! Owner Financing Options Available...$990,500

Renee Simchon , Greenwood Realty, Inc

260.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2400 SQ FT
 
$1,895,000
57.98 acre horse farm with five bedroom home on picturesque Johns Island, SC

Johns Island, Charleston County, South Carolina


Discover this unique 57.98 acre horse farm with 5 bedroom home on picturesque Johns Island. An equestrian's paradise, Sultan's Run Equine is the only private horse farm with access to the Charleston Country Parks Trail System and Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, boasting two custom built, 5 stall barns with tack rooms, and water, electricity and fans in each stall. Further equestrian amenities include fenced paddocks and fields at approximately 1100 ft. by 1200 ft., and a riding ring of 220 ft. by 120 ft. The property includes a tennis court, gardening shed, and three wells. Turning off River Road, the half mile drive onto the property winds through the wetland marshes of the Abbapoola Creek basin prior to revealing panoramic views of Sultans Run Equine. Owned and developed by an equestrian specialist trained at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY, no expense has been spared in building custom barns and a first rate equine environment. Each barn has its own well and each of their five stalls have a fan, hardy treated lumber including 4"x6" posts to 2"x6"x8" paddock boards and metal roofs on the barns. No other horse farm on Johns Island has direct access to onto Mullet Hall Equestrian and the miles of surrounding trails part of the Charleston County Parks System (map attached in documents). The 4,546 sq. ft. home is comprised of an updated four bedroom main house and a spacious one bedroom carriage house with kitchenette for overnight guests. The Georgian-style brick house features antique heart pine floors, detailed crown molding, a gourmet chef's eat-in kitchen equipped with Viking appliances, adjacent dining room, and a cozy, wood-paneled den with fireplace. A study or bedroom with floor to ceiling windows and a full bath round out the first floor, while the upstairs master suite features a large dressing room and a glorious bathroom with walk-in shower, claw foot tub, and granite vanities. Two additional bedrooms, one with its own sitting room and back staircase to the laundry and mud room, complete the second story. A spacious 2.5 car garage sits next to the home, along with a brick garden shed and full size tennis court. Come discover this one of a kind Lowcountry wonder, a must-see for any equestrian enthusiast or horse owner.

Kalyn Smythe , William Means Real Estate

57.98 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4546 SQ FT
 
$2,500
10 stable barn on 28 acres South of Charlotte, NC for lease.

Rock Hill, York County, South Carolina


10 stable barn on 28 acres with a three bedroom one bath mobile home 2 miles off I 77 S in Rock Hill SC just 15 miles from Charlotte NC with short or long term lease.

Dean Faulkenberry

28.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
800 SQ FT
 
$3,000,000
Majestic Southern Plantation with Acreage!

Pacolet, Cherokee County, South Carolina


"Breath Taking" Southern Plantation that is rich in history. It is just like stepping back in time with all the modern day conveniences that this era has to offer. 4 Large bedrooms and 3 and a half baths. 8 original fireplaces accompany this 3 story historical estate with almost 600 rolling acres. There are three stocked ponds, fenced pasture land, a large colonial home named "Wagstop Plantation". The home is on the National Historical register. There are several barns, updated kitchen, original hardwood floors, spiral stair case and this lovely home comes completely furnished. This is the perfect place for a Wedding Venue or a Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Sherri Shook , Re/max 1st Source Realty

598.44 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
6000 SQ FT
 
$625,000
Summerday Farm

Ridge Spring, Aiken County, South Carolina


Wonderfully maintained 53 acre horse farm with 3 bedroom/2 bath split bedroom home, wood floors, built ins, screened porch, deck and dock leading to a four acre spring fed pond. Fabulous pasture for the horses, 3 stall airy barn, equipment storage and miles of beautiful trails wide enough for carriages. Private setting yet only15 minutes to downtown Aiken.

Suzy Haslup , Meybohm Realtors

53.53 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2428 SQ FT

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