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

 

 
$1,400,000
Bespoke 13 Acre Horse Farm in Exclusive Equestrian Neighborhood Near TIEC

Campobello, Spartanburg County, South Carolina


Refined Casual Living: Introducing Hummingbird Hill, a 12.71 acre farm nestled into the picturesque landscape below the Blue Ridge Foothills. Located within Golden Hills of Fairview Farms subdivision, an exclusive equestrian enclave with a private trail system. The 4,727 square feet residence was meticulously remodeled in 2016, including the addition of a master wing and gracious home office/bonus room. Home was re-crafted using the finest materials and keen attention to detail. Upon arrival, you'll notice expansive flower gardens surround the home, which provide cut flowers from spring until late October. From a riotous collection of peonies, to hundreds of iris, along with roses, lilies, robust annuals, and hydrangeas, the warmer months offer a feast for the eye. Once inside, the main living area offer an open dining/kitchen, a rather inviting den with stone fireplace and french doors that open onto a private deck. The kitchen is a masterpiece and was designed with entertaining in mind. Featuring commercial Thermador appliances, custom cabinetry, two sinks, three ovens and a warming drawer. The island is a marvel in itself. Adorned with horse corbels, it was constructed using one of the largest single slabs of labradorite extra blue stone, which creates a dazzling optical phenomenon of a blue green to deep blue sheen that shimmers in the light. Island also offers a farmhouse sink and dual dishwashers. Adjacent butler pantry offers floor to ceiling custom cabinetry. The secondary master suite is on the main level and boasts a luxurious bath with stone floors, all onyx accent tiles and dual onyx sinks, vaulted ceiling with skylights, walk in tile shower, soaking tub and heated floors. Upstairs, you'll find two guest bedrooms with pastoral views and a full bath. The new master wing was designed to be a place for relaxation amongst bespoke + luxurious amenities and appointments. The suite offers a separate laundry room, his and her closets with sliding barn doors, a spa quality bathroom and oversized bedroom with vaulted ceilings, antler chandelier from a Georgia hunting lodge, stone fireplace and stunning views from picture windows. All cabinetry, barn doors and window trim in Master Suite locally crafted custom Alder. Master bath features heated floors, dual sinks with backlit onyx counters, walk in onyx tile shower with rain shower head, vanity area and a water closet with bidet. For the ultimate relaxation, unwind in the oversized soaking tub overlooking gardens and stunning backlit onyx wall. Enjoy morning coffee and take in the views from the private covered deck reserved for the master wing. Above the master suite, there is a spacious office suite or bonus room with bath, vaulted ceiling and storybook views. Enjoy Carolina evenings under the stars with good company on the gracious back brick terrace. A full walk out basement offers abundant space for storage, home gym and could be finished into an in law suite, man cave or rec room. If you are searching for a turn key, bespoke farm set amongst an idyllic setting. Look no further. Welcome to Hummingbird Hill.

Damian Hall , Blackstream | Christie's International Real Estate

12.71 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5.5 BATHROOMS
4727 SQ FT
 
$634,000
Low country living, where horses meet deep water!

Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina


Living here has been the greatest experience ever! The community has everything you can practically imagine within the very secure, gated community. With miles of riding trails, central equestrian center and polo fields, all your equine needs are met. Hay can be delivered, and many farriers and vets are in community daily. All the communal areas are impeccably clean and cared for. Close to all downtown Bluffton stores, restaurants, shopping malls, medical facilities and hospitals are all close by. Bluffton is centrally located to Beaufort, Hilton Head and Savannah and a simple scenic drive to Charleston. Easy drive to airports, and BEACH!!!!! Where else could one find everything you need in one small town, with access to everything the amazing Lowcountry has to offer. This home has everything for the equestrian enthusiast without the labor of a horse farm. The most amazing quality of this community is the neighbors, all pet friendly no matter how large of an animal you have! Our physical neighbors love receiving manure to make compost, and are willing to help out with pets(all sizes if need be) great neighborhood, quiet and kid and pet friendly!!! The barn was added by present owner and can easily be converted to either a guesthouse, shop or pool house. Take a walk or bike ride, cruise in your golf cart, or just sit on the porch or float away on a hammock and enjoy the scenery and quiet in Rose Hill! There are picnic areas with bbq's around the community pools and parks. It is simply amazing!!!

kathleen moezzi

1.55 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3241 SQ FT
 
$775,000
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
 
$1,649,000
Equestrian Facility w All the Upgrades. 25 Mins to TIEC. House & 1 BR Apartment

Landrum, Greenville County, South Carolina


Clear View Farm is a 20+ acre professionally managed equestrian center located 25 minutes from Tryon International Equestrian Center and just 30 minutes from the major cities of Greenville and Spartanburg, SC. If you're not looking for a fixer upper or a project farm, this is the one for you. Bring your horses, unload and enjoy the fact that everything is already in place. This farm was designed to make the work associated with every daily activity flow smoothly. Currently operating as a profitable training, lesson and boarding business. Call Agent for details on business operations. Property would also make a lovely private farm. • 25 Minutes to TIEC • 3 Bedroom House plus a second gorgeous 1 BR/1 BA apartment above the barn • 2 Barns, 18 12x12 Stalls w/ Rubber Mats and Fans • Tack Room, Feed Room, Bedding/Hay Storage in Each Barn • 4 Indoor Hot & Cold Water Wash Racks w/ Rubber Mats • 12 Private Paddocks w/ Waterers • Large 5 Acre+ Shaded Turnout Field • 2 Irrigated Arenas w/ Fabulous Footing • 90” Round Pen & Grass Jumping Field • Driveway Accommodates Tractor Trailer access to both barns

Chuck Stark , Charleston Southern Realty, LLC

21.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,495,000
BELLE TERRE Estate

Rock Hill, York County, South Carolina


$1,495,000 – $1,835,000 (28.70 – 56.96 acres) BELLE TERRE Estate. One requires a romance language such as French to properly describe this “Beautiful Land” located at 2547 McConnells highway in Rock Hill, SC. Situated in the Catawba River valley in piedmont South Carolina, this estate could just as easily be found in the Loire Valley. The instant you pass through the gated entrance there is an “Old World Estate” feeling; mature, pristine landscaping including walls, terraces, private pond, fountains, circular drive and an auto court greet visitors with a European flair. That feeling is not dissuaded approaching the double mahogany front doors through the column-lined portico. Upon entering the foyer your senses are assaulted with elegance, grace, and quality. From this entrance, the sightline transports you through the foyer to the Great Room and beyond to the patio and pool. A quick scan of your initial surroundings confirms the first impression of this home; multiple fireplaces, vaulted ceiling with gracious chandeliers, extensive crown molding, wainscoting, ceiling fans, columns, arched entrances; it was truly designed, built and maintained with care and concern. The foyer is flanked by the office and formal living room, both with fireplaces; double glass arched doors mark the office entrance. The opposing living room is just one of the places in this home to escape with your thoughts or a book. Included in the office is a hidden room for files and valuables; one more unique touch in this special home. Ahead, the Great Room offers a fireplace bordered with large built-in cherry cabinets and bookcases. The “wall of windows” and French door takes you to the large patio/pool and gracious indoor-outdoor living, including a pergola over a section of the patio and a covered porch. From the Great Room one can also access the kitchen and accompanying keeping room. Equipped with Viking appliances, the gourmet kitchen can accommodate a large gathering or a peaceful breakfast at the breakfast bar, followed by coffee and paper in front of the keeping room fireplace. Hardwood floors, maple cabinets, granite countertops, wine rack, stainless appliances, double oven, gas cook top, classic carved exhaust hood, pot filler, cooler drawers and walk-in pantry again speak to the quality and efficiency of this room and this home. A split floor plan provides added privacy for the Master Suite, which includes a large bedroom with fireplace, exercise room, attached sun room overlooking the pond and gardens; bathroom featuring spacious shower, Jacuzzi tub, stained glass bay windows, private water closet, two vanity sinks and makeup vanity; two separate closets each with built-in cabinets and shelving, and wet bar. A formal dining room, a jumbo laundry room and guest rooms with individual bathrooms, complete the main house. A finished, sunny breezeway; a perfect place for your plants, transports you to the oversized 3-car garage, with a closet, garden room and tool storage room. A stairway from the garage takes you to the bonus room or apartment with kitchen space, full bath and balcony overlooking the pool/patio area. The grounds and outbuildings on this estate are just as impressive as the main house. From the main house, travel on an access road through a hardwood canopy to a large equipment shed; used to park vehicles and store excess materials. The shed has electricity and has an off-road diesel fuel tank. Past the storage shed, and facing one of the large, lush fields is the barn/workshop. A multi-purpose building with two lower level rooms and upstairs loft, concrete floor, full bath, separate HCAC system, workbench and a 2000 lb. electric ceiling hoist on a sliding rail; this building could serve countless uses. A lifetime of experience, intricate planning, attention to detail, and unwavering superior property stewardship clearly sets this estate apart. BELLE TERRE; it is a beautiful land and lest one becomes absorbed with the home and buildings, a walk around the pond and across the rolling fields framed by wood lines and streams will surely reinforce the natural beauty and man’s complement to that. Come see the Beautiful Land; come experience BELLE TERRE.

Julie Breedlove , Breedlove Farms Estates and Land with eXp Realty

28.74 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
5931 SQ FT
 
$1,500,000
Farm on the Edisto

Round O, Colleton County, South Carolina


This 29.9 ac Farm has all the features any horse owner would love to have. 2 barns, pastures, natural pond, Edisto River and room to grow. This Main house features a Master Bedroom on main level with kitchen, laundry and living area on the main level. 2 bedrooms up stairs with a full bath and mother in law suite down stairs with a full kitchen and separate entry. The Guest house has 4 bedrooms and full kitchen and 1400 sqft of dry storage. This property sits just outside of Summerville / Charleston area with easy access to I95 and to Summerville for shopping.

Kristie Anderson , Lake Homes Realty

29.90 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
5500 SQ FT
 
$799,999
Meadow Hill Parcel C

Wagener, Aiken County, South Carolina


This 123+/- acre property offers a private custom Designer Builders residential cottage w/ 3BR/2.5BA, overlooking a large leveled riding area. Home features custom detail including front & back porches, hw floors, high ceilings, stone accent fireplace, open floor plan, granite countertops, & laundry rm. Private master suite on first floor w/ walk-in closet. Trails & grassed meadows make this an ideal setting for casual pleasure riders or serious equestrians. Large pond on the back potion gives you the ideal mix of flat & gently rolling terrain to trail ride or train your horses. An ideal spot for the outdoorsman or hunter. This tract offers excellent fertile footing with some of the best natural drainage in Aiken County. Large grove of pecan trees line the nearly 3,000ft of picturesque frontage on 302 -- convenient to all eventing & schooling equestrian facilities and Columbia, SC. 4 possible barn sites already have existing pads, just awaiting construction. Seller is licensed agent.

Willie Hartnett , Meybohm Real Estate

123.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1754 SQ FT
 
$3,699,999
Equestrian Paradise

Wagener, Aiken County, South Carolina


Meadow Hill Farm is a state of the art turn key equestrian paradise. The entirety of over 375 acres. Can also be divided in any combination of 136+/- acre, 123+/-acre, and 115+/- acre parcels. The main residence is a breathtaking 6116+/- sqft custom 5 BR 5.5 BA masterpiece. Exquisite finishes include, Hitchcock ceilings, wide plank wood floors, Tennessee River Rock stone chimney, & gourmet kitchen. Entire property offers multiple generators and generator hook ups, fiber optic T1 wiring, and multiple wells. Over 50 acres of level grass and sand exercise space (35 acres irrigated) as well as round pen make it the perfect place to breed and train equestrian athletes. The main center aisle 32 stall barn offers every comfort needed for horse or rider, including large owners lounge with kitchen & full bath. Additional well appointed 12 stall barn. 10 large pastures w/ run in sheds as well as 15 lush paddocks perfect for individual or small group turnout. Seller is licensed agent.

Willie Hartnett , Meybohm Real Estate

375.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5.5 BATHROOMS
6116 SQ FT
 
$745,000
Northern Greenville County!!! 7+acres 7000+ Sq,Ft.

Landrum, Greenville County, South Carolina


You will fall in love with this equestrian property located on 7.3 peaceful acres in Greenville County north of Greer (south of Hwy 414 & Hwy 11). There are 4 pastures, 2 feeding paddocks, 2 run-in shelters, out-building/shed with 2 garage doors- washer/dryer hookup- full bathroom for outdoor cleanup. With over 7000 square feet, this estate will fit most any need and any lifestyle. Main floor is an open, split concept with 4 bedrooms, laundry, a formal dining room and great room with hardwood floors, gas fireplace and large windows/doors overlooking the back patio and yard. The cook of the family will be comfortable in the kitchen with plenty of prep space including an island, double oven, gas stove and generously sized walk-in pantry. The bright master bedroom is located on the main floor and boasts tray ceilings, bay windows and a French door to the patio. Bathroom has dual sinks, jetted tub, separate shower, private water closet and 2 huge walk-in closets. Laundry room has two sets of washer/dryer hook ups and a utility sink. House is wired for surround sound (equipment conveys), has an alarm monitoring system and 2 tankless water heaters so everyone gets a hot shower. Upstairs you’ll find 3 more bedrooms, a storage room, full bath and loft area suitable for a den, crafting space or home office. Walkout basement is the icing on the cake and will surprise you with a tremendous space set up as a home theatre/family fun getaway perfect for entertaining a crowd. Also, in the basement you’ll discover a full bath, another washer/dryer hook up, safe room/dry food storage area constructed with 3 block walls and additional room with a closet (no window) that could easily be setup as an 8th bedroom. Words cannot do this home justice or explain the enormous amount of space to store your treasures, large and small… come see for yourself!

Mandy Chapman-Crain , Carolina Moon Realty LLC

7.30 ACRES
7 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
7249 SQ FT
 
$3,699,999
A State of the Art Equestrian Paradise - Meadow Hill Farm

Wagener, Aiken County, South Carolina


Escape the bitter winter weather and come experience year round equestrian paradise. Located near one of the country's fastest growing and most historically significant equestrian areas this Showcase property of 375 +/- acres is available in any combination of 136+/- acre, 123+/-acre and 123+/-acre parcels or as an entirety. All parcels include at least one residence and a variety of amenities. Parcel pricing begins at $799,999.00

Barb Uskup , Carolina Real Estate Company

375.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5.5 BATHROOMS
6116 SQ FT

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