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


602 Grassy Pond Rd 153 Acres

Gaffney, Cherokee County, South Carolina

Custom built 4 bedroom brick home situated on 153 prime acres. Acreage is pastureed and wooded with trails and creek running throughout. 30 X 40 (5) stall barn; 35 X 40 heated & cooled workshop with full bath; 62 X 70 steel framed building. Inground pool, beautifully landscaped, patio and screened porch.

John Wall , John Wall & Associates Realty

153.00 ACRES
4232 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
Abbeville, SC 36 acres of beautiful property suitable for horses

Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina

This is a beautiful property with 35 acres of fenced agricultural land plus 1.2 acres with the house that has no fence. The agricultural land is mostly pasture that would work well for horses along with some woods. This acreage has a 36x28 barn that is totally open. Stalls could be formulated where wanted. The agricultural acreage has some border on Little River.

Jane Krueger , Century 21 Blackwell & Co.

36.20 ACRES
1700 SQ FT
70 Acres more or less mostly pasture 12 to 15 acres wooded

Cross Hill, Laurens County, South Carolina

70 acres more or less beautiful pastures there is about 12 to 15 acres of hard woods and pines with access to Lake Greenwood. Buy this beautiful property and turn it into a beautiful horse farm. Road frontage on Watts Bridge Rd and on Lakeview Farm Rd. There are no houses or barns on this property. There are 2 wet weather ponds. Public water is available to tap onto.

Cheryl Dobbins , Premier Properties Real Estate

70.00 ACRES
Stunning Equestrian Farm with 21.32 Acres in the Upstate, SC

Walhalla, Oconee County, South Carolina

Stunning Equestrian Farm with 21.32 acres of Bliss! The mature woods that surround the home create a private, yet not secluded retreat. Rocking Chair Front Porch welcomes you to this beautiful 5+ Bedroom, 4 bath estate home with oversized rooms. Open Family room with Stone fireplace adjoins your Kitchen with pantry and breakfast space, graced with granite countertops, great prep space and a desk area. A Formal Dining room welcomes you and your guests or you may prefer to step out back to entertain on the covered craftsman porch, overlooking your in-ground salt water pool with an extended deep end and an automatic pool sweep included. All ceilings are 9' except some in the basement area. Split main floor houses the Master suite on one side of the home including a large master bath with double sinks, separate shower and jetted tub and a second bedroom/bath and office on the other. Upstairs has 2 large bedrooms with baths, one on each end of the 33x31 space that can be a Media or Recreation room. Downstairs the basement includes a finished area that could be used as a 5th bedroom or workout area. There is also a large 31x18 workshop or storage area. Below the covered porch and arbor is a finished patio with a stone walkout leading you to the large stone fire pit and salt water pool. The view out back with the rolling pastures has to be experienced to truly appreciate. The pastures have Ramm Flex Fencing for maximum safety for the horses. There is a custom built 5 stall horse barn with tack room, wash area, and covered tractor storage. It includes a 9' no slip rubber aisle, and rubber matted stalls. 1 stall can be converted into a foaling stall. Also included is a dry lot with covered stall. There are multiple trails around the property. The pastures have run in sheds with hay racks and each pasture has running water with anti-freeze valves. The property includes a Pond with fish and a deep well with excellent quality water. A possible income for Equestrian boarding, Please note there is the potential to purchase additional acreage up to 43 acres.

Regina Bolt , Clardy Real Estate

21.32 ACRES
4500 SQ FT
22.79 acre Equestrian Property with a beautiful Farm Farm house.

Greer, Greenville County, South Carolina

Stunning horse farm (equestrian facility) on 22.79 acres . Plenty of shade trees and views. Several barns on the property along with a covered carport area that accommodates 2 cars. Larger barn has tack room,4 stalls, hay stall, wash area, industrial fan and extra lighting.

Will Smith , Charlie O. Wolfe, Inc

22.79 ACRES
1900 SQ FT
69 Acres of Paradise and Unique Live - In Barn

Sharon, York County, South Carolina

3091 Old Meeting House Rd Sharon, SC 29742. Welcome to Equestrian Haven offering 69 Ac. of Paradise & Unique Live-In Barn. One of A Kind Property combined of 6 Parcels w/tons of Rd Frontage & County Side Rd making subdividing poss. Luscious HWs, 25 Ac. of Pasture w/White Board Fencing, Round Pen, Lighted Sand Arena, & 100x200 Riding Arena. Main Barn has 6 12x12 Oak Stalls, Foaling Stall, Tack Rm, Wash Stall w/Hot H2o, Loft, & HUGE Shed/Lean to. Fine Living w/Open Floor Plan. See Virtual Tours. Perfect for Outdoor Enthusiasts, Hunters, and Farmers!

Kim Bigach , Keller Williams

69.00 ACRES
2160 SQ FT
Horse property with privacy

Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

Privacy, seclusion, a little corner of Paradise in Upstate South Carolina, approx. 27 miles from the famous Tryon International Equestrian Center, This property offers 14 Acres, including 9 in pasture, fencing, 3 streams and a 4 stall barn, stalls are 12x12. power and water at barn Custom brick home with 4 bedrooms 3 baths. 2 car attached garage. Detached 2000 sq ft garage with a 400 sq ft apartment above. In ground swimming pool and fenced yard.

Wanda Durham , Town & Country Realtors

14.00 ACRES
3698 SQ FT
20 Acre Horse Farm in Marion, South Carolina

Marion, Marion County, South Carolina

Horse Lovers potential paradise and/or Bed and Breakfast in Marion County on 20 acres. Colonial 3 story home sitting on 5 acres and a 15 acre tract that has a horse barn with metal roof, eight 30x30 Double Stalls, a 30x30 Tack Room, a 30x30 Hay Storage Area downstairs and a 240x30 Hay storage on 2nd floor. Exterior of barn needs some TLC. There are 4 exterior stud stalls and 2 exterior 4 stall run-ins. The main home also needs some TLC but this property has the potential to be a horse lover's paradise or a bed and breakfast.

Cheryl Woodward , Full Potential Real Estate, LLC

20.00 ACRES
4200 SQ FT
Sandhills Acreage in Camden Horse Country

Cassatt, Kershaw County, South Carolina

Amazing potential Equestrian Property close to Camden SC Hunt Country. Borders timberland w/ miles of views. LongLeaf Pines throughout. Wooded acreage sparse enough to traverse on foot. Vehicle trail from road through parcel to the rear. V. horse-friendly community offers privacy&natural beauty. Level lot ideal for home site, barn, pasture and privacy. Area known for large timber forests-open timberland borders parcel but not part. Mulky Ln - public back road. Mobile was on property at one time but has been removed-little evidence.

Cindy Castano Swannack , Ivester Jackson Distinctive Properties

22.48 ACRES

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