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

 

 
$2,700,000
Upstate South Carolina Horse Farm with Majestic Mountain Views

Campobello, Spartanburg County, South Carolina


Located in beautiful Campobello, South Carolina just 30 minutes from T.I.E.C., this impressive equestrian estate welcomes you through its own private security gate down a long, brick paved driveway bordered by trees and lush green pastures. To the right of the circular drive is a gorgeous 5 bed room, 4.5 bath Blue Ridge log cabin with dramatic wrap around porches that display stunning, majestic views. Ranch 357, proudly displayed on 31 acres of which 30 are fenced, also includes 25 acres of pastures, a 12 stall Morton barn with large parking pad, 9 paddocks, a 250 x 120 ft. arena with 6” of river sand, and a hay/equipment barn. An abundance of impressive home details augment the stunning mountain views and rolling pastures. The main living area, with its towering, vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows, boasts a 2 story, stacked stone fireplace, exquisite chandeliers, open floor plan with gleaming pine floors and walls. The custom kitchen includes an island bar, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, double ovens, walk-in pantry, and a unique black stone farmhouse sink! The master suite, with its own vaulted ceilings and elegant chandelier, is bright with windows and French doors that open to a covered porch. Perfect for enjoying the breathtaking mountain views with morning coffee!! The ensuite bath is complete with granite topped, double sink vanities along with a make-up vanity, jetted tub, walk in shower and expansive walk-in closet. On the main floor, you will also find a powder room and a lovely guest bedroom suite. Up the beautifully carved staircase, you’ll discover 2 more bedrooms, a full bath, and a loft area which showcases, again, the beautiful great room and gorgeous mountain views! The daylight, walk-out finished basement could be a perfect in-law suite including living area with French doors opening to a private patio, a large bedroom tucked behind a sliding barn door, attached full bath, laundry room, sink and refrigerator. The equestrian facilities are second to none in the area and were custom designed by Morton Barns for boarding, training, and selling horses. A separate, private, automatic gate from the main road brings you to an extra -large, gravel parking area along with an additional, brick paved parking pad directly in front of the tastefully landscaped, irrigated grounds surrounding the front of the barn. The covered entrance takes you right into the heated/cooled office space/cantina complete with Italian tile floor, built-in cabinets, conference table, sink, refrigerator, and 2 half baths. The impressive barn is a 108 x 36 ft. Morton building with upgraded rubber paver hallway, upgraded sliding barn doors with windows, 12 upgraded stalls complete with sliding doors, fully insulated and hidden water supply, rubber matting with French drains, individually controlled fans, swivel feeders with a grain trough and a hay bin. The stalls could easily be converted into large foaling or stallion stalls. Six stalls have their own turnout paddocks. The barn is also equipped with a tack room, feed and utility room, wash bay with hot and cold water, 3 central adjustable fans, lights set on timers, and an automatic fly spray control system. The backside of the barn opens to the riding arena fully equipped with 6 inches of river sand, an auto shoot and several catch and release pens. The 42 x 56 ft. hay barn is large enough to not only house hay but farm equipment as well. Attached to the hay barn are 3 additional horse turnouts and a covered area to park a horse trailer or RV. Whether you are a lover of horses, trainer, entrepreneur, equine vet, or sanctuary seeker, this remarkable home with its breathtaking mountain views and impressive facilities are a must see!!

John Fravel , Century 21 Blackwell & Co

31.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
3114 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. Imagine riding twelve months a year with no need for an indoor arena!! 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 and pricing is significantly below current appraised value. This magnificent property offers multiple residences highlighted by a stunning custom built stone main residence with exquisite finishes. The 32 stall main barn includes a large heated tack room, a laundry, multiple feed and storage rooms and areas, a half bath, a large heated club room w/full bath, kitchen, deck and outdoor grilling pit. Additional buildings offer ample storage for large loads of hay, feed and a plethora of equipment. Two three bedroom 2.5 bath cottages and 3 mobile homes for staff or guests. A superior infrastructure includes multiple back up power sources and multiple linked wells to ensure a continuous power and water supply in the event of a power loss or single well failure. And, for interested parties, the maintenance staff have all expressed a strong desire to continue in their positions making for a seamless transition to ownership!!

Barb Uskup , Carolina Real Estate Company

375.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5.5 BATHROOMS
6116 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
 
$695,000
Fabulous 34 acre home, barn, pasture, farm, pool, creek and pond site

Seneca, Oconee County, South Carolina


This is a beautiful setting close to town surrounded by other large farm property and homes with acreage. It sets back off the road a distance and is very private. The house is a custom built brick cape cod with hardwood floors though out the main level and carpet in the upstairs bedrooms. The kitchen has an eat in breakfast area and there is a formal dinning room and living room or office. There is a bedroom/office private room off the main foyer for guest or a parent. It has its own bathroom and closet. The winding staircase takes you up to two massive bedrooms and a large bonus room that could also be a bedroom. There is one very large bathroom with two separate vanities with a door dividing them. The laundry room is large and there is a mud room and half bath coming in from the garage The pool sits behind the house just beyond the peaceful covered back porch There is also a wonderful covered front porch and both have beautiful views. The pastures had angus cows on them for several years but have not had livestock in over 10 years. The barn has 2+ stalls and room for two more. One is the size of a birthing stall. There is a shoot for cattle and round pen and a lot of extra panels for use. There are two overhangs for tractor storage or extra stalls. The pasture are divided up and all have water from a well that produced plenty of water. There is a beautiful creek that runs in the wooded area of the property and could be damned up for a creek, or there is a lovely spot in the pastures for a pond and the well and natural spring could help keep that filled. The pool is currently chlorine but could easily be converted to salt water. It has a deep end and diving board. The small screened in pool house is being re-done, with new shake roof and new screening. The land has ample turkey and deer to enjoy daily

Amy Gantt , Allen Tate Realty Cane Creek, Seneca SC

34.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3400 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
 
$388,000
Dream Barn on this 10 Acre Equestrian Estate

Seneca, Oconee County, South Carolina


Welcome home to this lovely, well cared for country living home on 10.34 +/- Acres. The great room is open to the kitchen and provides great space and flow for entertaining. Hardwood floors run throughout the main areas of this home. The outstanding kitchen offers a vaulted ceiling, Kraftmaid cabinetry surrounded by silestone countertops. The laundry room is located just off of the kitchen and provides a laundry sink. the two guest bedrooms that are 12x12 each and both have roomy closet space. The guest bath has a tub shower combo. The 15x17 master suite includes a walk in tile shower, a 9x10 walk in closet, and a vaulted ceiling. From the french door in the kitchen is the covered private screened in porch- This leads out onto the back deck and yard. In the back of this home a small gardening shed provides good storage and has an overhang for extra storage. The 40 x 80 barn was built by J Davis Construction. This includes a 24' shed off the back, 24' extension off one end, and a 12' extension off one end. This barn features: (8) 12x12 stalls, (1) 12x18 stall- all with swing doors & windows, fans, electric outlets in each stall for heated buckets. 12x12 wash rack with hot/cold water, utility tub. This barn also includes a Kitchen/bath/ laundry area with washer, dryer, sink, toilet, refrigerator, and cabinetry, a Feed Room, 12x12 Tack Room, 6 saddle racks w/ work bench, Front porch swing, 24' overhang for trailers & hay storage, 3 water hydrants. Fencing: High tensel electric wire, horse fence around complete perimeter of pastures. Gates divide /connect four pasture areas- Power controls in the tack room.

Shane Clardy , Clardy Real Estate, Seneca SC

10.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1750 SQ FT
 
$2,950,000
Ultra - Private 18 - acre Charleston Equestrian Estate

Charleston, Berkeley County, South Carolina


Brick Church Farm is an ultra-private 18-acre equestrian estate nestled within the Francis Marion National Forest just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. Named after a nearby 17th century parish church, the property is surrounded on all sides by protected woodlands and abundant wildlife. This horse farm offers unmatched privacy, protection from future development, close proximity to Charleston, Mt. Pleasant and the beaches, and is a turnkey opportunity for it’s future owner.The two main horse barns collectively offer 24 12ft x 12ft stalls with tack rooms, wash stall, and two additional 24ft x 20ft oversize stalls. Above the secondary barn is a two-bedroom, two bathroom apartment. The farm’s main house is set privately away from the barns, situated under a beautiful oak canopy. A country-style 120ft wrap around screen porch offers beautiful views of the barns, pastures, and ponds (which are stocked with bass, bluegill, and shellcrackers). The home itself features vaulted timber frame cathedral ceilings accentuated by 5" red oak plank floors and custom cedar cabinetry. Featuring 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, and over 3,500 square feet of space, this one-of-a-kind residence is ready to make memories that will last a lifetime. Fields and pastures are separated by traditional black Kentucky style 3-plank oak fencing that creates easy and safe access to the multiple pastures and paddocks. The farm has multiple riding areas including a traditional turf riding area, hedge ring with multiple jumps and features, surrounded by the lake. It enjoys direct access to the public trails and roads of the national forest for a relaxed hack. Stalls are equipped with rubber mats, an automated watering system, timer-controlled fly spray system, and overhead breezeway for easy feeding. Construction and location were carefully considered in regard to ventilation and airflow, in order to stabilize barn temperature and maximize the afternoon sea breeze. A third barn with two additional 12x12 stalls sits adjacent to fenced pasture for an easy run-in. With close proximity to historic downtown Charleston, high caliber school systems, and beautiful beaches, the farm is extremely private, but also convenient to America's favorite city. The equestrian competition centers of Aiken, Camden, Tryon, Ocala, and Landrum are also just a short drive away, making this a central location for the modern horseman.

Ed Hunnicutt , Carolina One Real Estate

18.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4484 SQ FT
 
$1,600,000
Excellent opportunity for investors...Aprox. 175 acres in SC Opportunity Zone

Holly Hill, Orangeburg County, South Carolina


Aprox. 174.81 acres available in SC Opportunity Zone. Great Opportunity for Investors and/or Developers. Easy commute to new Volvo Plant and less than 10 minutes from I26 & I95. Property has Frontage on Target Rd, Bunch Ford Rd., and US 176. Harvestable Timber on much of the acreage. Owner will sell All or Part.

Linda Fischer , ERA Wilder Realty

0.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$265,000
Family Farm / pastures / pond

Wallace, Marlboro County, South Carolina


Country estate with 67.90 acres more or less, 2 acre pond, approximately 44 acres wooded.

Myrteen Lee , Lee Real Estate, Inc.

67.90 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2800 SQ FT
 
$1,295
10 stable barn on 28 acres South of Charlotte, NC for lease.

Rock Hill, York County, South Carolina


10 stable barn on 28 acres 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
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT

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