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


Great Location, Easy Highway Access, 18 plus Acres fenced with Brick ranch home

Pelzer, Anderson County, South Carolina

3 bedroom and 2 bath brick ranch home located on 18+ acres on hwy 8. 525 feet of road frontage. Easily accessible, only one mile to hwy 29 and 3 miles to I85. Conveniently located to Greenville, Anderson, Powdersville, and Simpsonville. Property boasts fencing around perimeter, fenced back yard, creek, pasture, and woods. Home is sold as is. Owner is a licensed real estate agent.

Shannon Mcgee, Providence Realty & Marketing LLC

18.00 ACRES
1900 SQ FT
Luxury Georgian Equestrian Estate for sale with gorgeous views

Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina

This beautiful Georgian Equestrian Estate rests on a hilltop overlooking the Green Valley golf course. Experience countryside resort living at its best with lavish amenities designed with your needs in mind. Green Valley features unique comforts rarely found in traditional country clubs. This estate provides modern comforts and expansive green spaces to enjoy during all 4 seasons! Enjoy a resort style sparkling gunite heated swimming pool with cabana and gazebo. Pool features lush gardens, outdoor bathrooms and showers, 4000 sqft of expansive brick terraces, attached and detached garage spaces to fit up to 10 vehicles, and a large greenroom perfect for gardening year round. Upon crossing a classic wooden bridge stream, your eyes are mesmerized by the handsome two story Georgian structure reminiscent of Tidewater Virginia. This exquisite equestrian estate features 23 acres of fenced pastures, a lovely view of Paris Mountain and a luxurious horse stable with 6 stalls, office, and rest room.

Shannon Donahoo, Blackstream Christie's International

23.00 ACRES
Serene country setting in "Historic" Abbeville, SC

Abbeville, Greenwood County, South Carolina

33.8 acres with 13 acres of fenced pasture, as well as woods and creek on the property, barn and pen. Irrigation around home.

Niki Hutto, ERA Wilder Realty

33.80 ACRES
2275 SQ FT
Horses Welcome! Farm on 30 acres with 2 - story brick home

Hodges, Greenwood County, South Carolina

Beautiful brick plantation style home on 30 acres with pasture for horses or a small herd of cattle. Back deck overlooks beautiful stocked pond. Large barn with several stalls, holding pens, large corral and loading chute all ready for livestock. The property consists of three tracts, totaling approximately 30 acres with about 20 acres being fenced. The back 7 acres is primarily mixed pine and hardwood timber, perfect for hunting and recreation.Lots of foresight went into the planning of this home. Over 3,600 sq ft, 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. The main level has a grand entrance with formal living and dining room. The kitchen has plenty of cabinets with wall oven and microwave, a huge family room and family dining area with beautiful exposed wood beams and wood paneling on the walls and ceiling and large brick fireplace for warmth and coziness. Off the kitchen and family room is a newer mud room which opens to the deck. Also on the main level is another long hallway with lots of storage closets, a full bath, huge bedroom and wood paneled office. The upstairs has three bedrooms and a full bath. The master bedroom has their own private dressing room and entrance to the main bath. All the bedrooms are very large with plenty of closet space. The basement is not finished but is currently used for an exercise room and holds the two gas furnaces and water heater for the home. It also has two central air conditioners to keep the house the perfect temperature. The outside of the home is stately with its majestic columns. Plenty of lawn for all ages to enjoy. And property across the road is part of this parcel, so no one will be able to obstruct your view! This is a home you won't want to miss!

Stephanie & Larry Walters, Emerald Real Estate LLC

30.00 ACRES
3621 SQ FT
Hard to Find Equestrian Property Close to Town

Anderson, Anderson County, South Carolina

Who is looking for that hard to find wonderful ranch style home with a basement that you could live in with its own small kitchen area sitting on a little over 5 acres of land with a barn that your horses would love to live in as well as a wonderful two story detached garage with pole barn beside it? Did I also mention this house is just minutes to shops, restaurants, TL Hanna High School, doctor offices, Anderson Area YMCA, movie theaters, and I-85? Yes this home is country living at it's best just minutes from Anderson SC and with the land and barn it is absolutely perfect for those of you with horses. After spending a day working outside you can start up your grill on the back porch area and enjoy a nice evening meal outside. On the weekends you can enjoy the detached garage and work on all the projects you want. This is a must see unique home with all this land, approximately 5.87 acres, in this part of Anderson. Set up your showings today.

Roger Nix, Keller Williams Western Upstate

5.87 ACRES
3276 SQ FT
Rosemary Creek Plantation - 310 Acres - Thoroughbred Country

Williston, Barnwell County, South Carolina

Meticulous maintained custom built home, view of stocked pond and stable. Property is former tree farm, now dedicated to hunting & fishing and horses. Present use is 2nd. home/rereat for owner. Six (6) miles of groomed sand riding trails, all above grade for excellent drainage, can support logging trucks, ATV's, carriages, etc. Owner is avid hunter and has planted several "feed" lots to attract abundant wildlife. Equipment bld. could be converted to additional stalls. RV pad has hook-ups for guests with motor homes. Easily expandable to accommodate any equestrian endeavor. Located just 30 minutes outside Aiken, South Carolina, one the most unique horse communities in the country, provides access to year round events, equine veterinary services offers an exceptional quality of life no found anywhere else. OWNER FINANCING.

Tom Mcdonnell, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Beazley Realtors

0.00 ACRES
2400 SQ FT
MISTLETOE FARM, operating as a Horse Bed and Breakfast

Varnville, Hampton County, South Carolina

Mistletoe Farm on 16 acres, operating as a Horse Bed and Breakfast. Mistletoe Farm is the only horse overnight stable in South Carolina that provides rooms right on the property . Guest have included Olympic and world equestrian champions, television personalities and famous race horses . Showcased during annual Hampton County tour of Historic homes. Main house 3600 sq ft, new 4 yr old architectural roof, 2 yr old hvac system with electric purification system and diverter . Kitchen includes built in Boos butcher block, refrigerator with custom cabinets and under counter washer/dryer, dish washer, mini fridge and freezer. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, library with wood burning fireplace. Dining room, and large entertainment room for guest. In ground salt water pool, 6 person Hot tub, Outside Kitchen, Gas fireplace. 1000 sq ft Carriage house ,with 1 bdrm, 2 baths, living room. 2 story barn, 8 stalls, storage room/ 2 car garage and a guest room. Large 2 acre spring fed pond stocked with bass ,carp, brim and catfish, with a Fishing Cabin with bunk beds and dock. Gazebo over looking the duck pond. Home of the Hampton County Watermelon Festival. They are completely booked during the weeklong event in June. 7 miles from Lake Warren state park. Sportmans paradise home to world class deer, turkey, boar, coon, and dove hunting. Great trail riding areas . Easy to manage for 2 people with little expenses. 1 hour to Charleston, Hilton Head, Savannah, 30 minutes to Beaufort. This is living in Paradise in the Low Country. Bring your buyers to see this beautifully maintained Horse Bed/Breakfast.

Mary Cain, Carolina Realty of the Low County

16.00 ACRES
3600 SQ FT
Equestrian Property Near Tryon, NC

Campobello, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

Former Tree Farm with elevated build site. Property is gentle terrain. Elevated site for your home with view of the Mountains! Barn/Shed, outbuildings. Pond on property is spring fed. Irrigation on part of land. 66.53 acres, close to Historic Landrum, FENCE, and the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Conveniently located near Scenic Highway 11. This prime property is just waiting for you and your horses! Call Wanda today! (864-270-4078)

Wanda Reed, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - C Dan Joyner, Inc.

66.53 ACRES
Amazing Craftsman Style Home with 25 Acres!

Anderson, Anderson County, South Carolina

This amazing ranch/craftsman-style home with a bonus features 4 BR, 4 BA, 3 half baths and was built in 2015. Step into a vision of casual elegance with 11’ coffered ceilings, exquisite moldings, and gleaming hardwoods. The large open floor plan - spacious dining room, living room, and gourmet kitchen with breakfast room -all open to each other which makes this home perfect for entertaining. Living area offers custom bookcases and large fireplace with gas logs. The kitchen features beautiful granite throughout including on top of large island that accommodates bar stools. Kitchen has custom-built cabinets and walk-in pantry large enough for second refrigerator. The master suite on main has trey ceilings, lots of sunlight with over-sized windows, and adjoining bath features ceramic tile/granite, 2 sinks, plus jetted tub and separate glass walk-in shower. The master suite also features a dressing room and walk-in closet. Throughout this lovely home, you will find large, beautiful custom plantation shutters and ceiling fans. Also on the first floor are 3 additional bedrooms each with its own full bath. Other features include a spacious office with French doors, large recreational/media room (could be 5th BR), screened porch, walk-in laundry room, and closet space with hook-ups for second washer/dryer. Just off the screened porch is a beautiful fenced garden area with gazebo perfect for entertaining. Each room is beautifully decorated and many of the items may be offered for sale if buyers are interested. The bonus room also features a room that could be an indoor pet house, additional office space, craft room, etc. Disability features include wide hallways, wide doors, and shower seats. Just 30 minutes from Downtown Greenville and 15 minutes to Downtown Anderson! Please Note: *The property address with the county is 2937 Lebanon Rd., Pendleton, SC 29670. However, Google Maps has placed this address in an intersection. We are working to resolve this issue. When trying to locate the home please use the neighbors address of 2933 Harris Bridge Rd., Anderson, SC. The property for sale is to the right of the neighbors driveway.

Anne Marchant, The Marchant Company

25.21 ACRES
5800 SQ FT
Gentleman's Farm 15 Minutes to Greenville

Piedmont, Greenville County, South Carolina

Gentleman’s Country Estate less than 15 minutes to downtown Greenville, Haywood Mall and Whole Foods! This Grand Colonial home on 27 acres is situated in the center of the property, enhanced by a scenic paved drive highlighting a muscadine vineyard to your left and a circular drive before you, complete with working fountain as you near the home. The farm is offered in two parcels and includes approximately 22 acres in grass, 5 acres in trees and 2 creeks. Farm includes a working 9 stall center aisle barn with shavings storage and tack room, 12x12 stalls with windows and huge floored loft above. A secondary barn has four 12x12 stalls, a deep overhang on one side for shelter and one on the other side for equipment and storage. The property has been a private family estate with horses in the past, but the kids are grown, horses are gone and the seller is currently raising organic cows. It is fenced and cross fenced and has 2 wells. It could easily be private horse farm again or be maintained as it is now for sustainable farming. This offering is a great family home with 4 large bedrooms, 3.5 baths and another spacious room suitable for home office or nursery. A rare find so close to Greenville! Motivated seller; bring offer.

Karen Donaldson, Agent Owned Realty

27.00 ACRES
3549 SQ FT

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