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


Equestrian Friendly Property on Private Lake

Simpsonville, Greenville County, South Carolina

ONE OF A KIND! Offered is this spectacular 6BR estate home in an idyllic setting on 4 acres... peaceful and private, yet convenient to Simpsonville. This home has beautiful architecture situated atop a hill looking over a calming spring-fed lake. The spacious, open interior features a hardwood formal dining room with trey ceiling, large living room with wood burning FP, solid counters, stainless appliances with eat-in bar, and a bright breakfast area and sun room. The luxurious master suite has tray ceiling, a jetted garden tub, and his & hers vanities. A private 1500sf guest or mother-in-law suite w/kitchen is in a separate but attached portion of the 1st floor. YOUR OUTDOOR OASIS centers around an in-ground salt water pool with upgraded patio. A wooden deck overlooks the pool and a surrounding tree buffer provides natural privacy. The 1000+sf outbuilding can be your workshop, horse barn, or extra garage. Too many other features and rooms to list here! You must see this unique hidden gem!

Bob Massing, Keller Williams Greenville Central

3.96 ACRES
5022 SQ FT
A Blank Canvas - Value Priced!

Saint Matthews, Calhoun County, South Carolina

Offering a total of 8 acres - 5 acres feature a pasture wrapped in attractive white wood fencing. Two bedroom apartment upstairs features an open living space; kitchen; full bathroom and central heat & air. The downstairs is converted into additional living space including a nice master bedroom w/en-suite offering a full Jacuzzi style tub. Two functional stables remain; feed and tack room. Covered area attached to the home offers easy access and convenience. A blank canvas to create the lifestyle you desire at an affordable price!

Tina Goddard, Century 21 The Moore Group

8.00 ACRES
2031 SQ FT
Blue Skies

Ridge Spring, Aiken County, South Carolina

This stunning new mid-century modern home designed by Nancy Mann and built by Mitch Johnson is situated on 31 plus acres near Ridge Spring. As seen in the Spring 2016 Aiken Homes and Lifestyles magazine, this home is 2 BR/2BA and has a saltwater pool, run in shed with a fenced 5 acre paddock in good grass, and an additional 8 acres fenced for your dogs or use as extra turnout. The Cypress sided home features 9" reclaimed oak floors, hand hewn antique oak beams, flush mount appliances, travertine fireplace surround and graduated 14' to 12' ceilings. Stunning views and sunsets with natural water on the property. Easy drive to downtown Aiken and close to Ridge Spring shops and restaurants.

Suzy Haslup, Meybohm Realtors

31.00 ACRES
1908 SQ FT
Magnificent mountain vistas with a one - of - a - kind southern style farm house.

Seneca, Oconee County, South Carolina

Situated on 45+acres comprised of rolling pasture and wooded sections, this property boarders 1500+ feet of Cane Creek and also offers a 2000 sq.ft. 4 stall barn with power and water, a large 6 acre fishing pond, round pen, quaint camping shed and even a gun range. A gated entry leads down a private drive passing picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains backdrop in the distance. The front yard is adorned with a covered fire pit and gazebo. The front foyer leads to the interior that has all of the contentment of home. Very comfortably appointed from the heart-pine floors to the multiple fireplaces. The entertaining space offers an open kitchen with a huge eating area that will accommodate any sized family. The over sized rec room is surrounded by double french doors and flooded with natural light. There is also a chef's kitchen with large island seating and prep area, an abundance of cabinets and a spacious pantry.

Melanie Fink

45.50 ACRES
5400 SQ FT
Beautiful Custom Home in Historic Middleton Plantation Charleston SC

Charleston, Dorchester County, South Carolina

If you are looking for total privacy away from the hustle and bustle, then this is the perfect home for you. Located in Middleton Place through the avenue of Majestic Oaks is an enclave of only 14 residential homes that are tucked away in the woods. This immaculate John Dumas designed home built by Greg Roumillat is a classic Craftsman style home on a wooded 1.7 acre lot with expansive views of the horse pastures, stables, and trails. No detail of this 4500 sq. ft. home was left unattended. As you enter the foyer, you will notice the gleaming Brazilian Cherry floors, rich wood moldings and the expansive 2-story great room with built in bookshelves and gas stone fireplace. In the custom chef's kitchen, you will find GE Monogram stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, subway tile backsplash, double ovens, a center island and a large walk-in pantry. Off of the kitchen is a nice size sunroom that overlooks the horse pasture – great spot to enjoy your morning coffee. On the first floor there is an office that could be used as a 5th bedroom with a private 1/2 bath and shared shower with the adjacent Master Bath. The master bedroom is located downstairs and has double French doors that lead to a brick-paved rear patio. Upstairs you will find 3 additional bedrooms, one that includes a private full-bath, and a small sewing/craft room. Each of the bedrooms have huge walk in closets. Outside is a covered walkway leading to the oversized 3-car garage. There is a full bathroom and additional 900 sq. ft. finished bonus room above that is heated and cooled which is included in the total square footage. Property owners have access to all the amenities of Middleton Place which include breathtaking gardens, miles of walking trails, a kayaking ramp on the Ashley River and a 5-star restaurant located at the Inn at Middleton Place. If you enjoy horseback riding there is an award-winning equestrian center on the property that boards horses. Come live where others vacation!

Pam Bass, Coldwell Banker

1.74 ACRES
4541 SQ FT
Custom Built, Luxury Equestrian Estate w/ 3 Residences, 10 Stalls, 47+ acres

Wagener, Aiken County, South Carolina

This stunning equestrian estate was professionally designed and custom built in 2012. The 3,000 square foot timber-frame home merges modern and rustic – from warm wood and stone accents to sleek Sub-Zero and Viking appliances, and bespoke Tech Lighting throughout. Natural light fills the 3-bedroom, 2-bath house from sunrise to sunset. The home also features an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area; pantry; laundry; custom stone fireplace; loft and detached garage. Professionally landscaped and irrigated, this private wooded haven is completely fenced. Kick back on the large wraparound deck to admire all the estate has to offer – a courtyard style barn with 10 stalls, tack and grain rooms, and a studio apartment with a kitchen and full bath; a 1000 square foot 2-bed, 1-bath guest cottage; 8 paddocks covering 15 acres; a 4-acre riding field; and a 1.3 mile gallop track. This unique, custom home will soon be featured in The Cottage Journal.

Sharer Dale, RE/MAX Tattersall Group

47.00 ACRES
3000 SQ FT
Butterfield Plantation - Outdoorsmans Paradise on 1680 acres

Allendale, Allendale County, South Carolina

Visit www.butterfieldplantation.com for more photos and property details. Butterfield Plantation – a Blend of preserved history and quality hunting and recreational amenities at its best, with good ol’ Southern Hospitality and Old World Charm. The Plantation has many features to make it the perfect fit for the Sporting Enthusiast or Conservationist looking to purchase their legacy property. Boasting 1,680+/- acres, the Plantation combines nature with its mature hardwood bottoms and upland pine timber that provides excellent areas for Quail Hunting, Wild Turkey and Deer. The property also has superb duck hunting in the upper ponds and osprey ponds on the Savannah River, which the Plantation has over a mile of frontage with areas of High Bluffs and unsurpassed views. History: The 5,200 sq ft Plantation home built in 1929 by The Campbell’s (he was a stock Broker), was masterfully built and the architecture is to be appreciated. The name Butterfield comes from the maiden name of Mrs. Campbell, whose family owned the famed Butterfield Overland Stage Company (service St Louis – San Francisco). The front lights on the porch are from one of the stagecoaches. The general floor plan of the house closely follows the layout of the “Roselawn, “ one of only three large plantation homes not destroyed by General Sherman in his “March to the Sea”. Many of the sills and joists in the house were hand hewn from trees on this tract, with much of the work accomplished on this site. Some of the present area residents are direct descendants of the original landowners and slaves in the county. Eli Whitney was said to have placed the first cotton gin constructed in SC on this tract. Numerous Indian tribes inhabited the general area for thousands of years, and artifacts can still be found on the property today. Location: The Plantation is located in Allendale, SC, on the northwest bank of the Savannah River, on us HWY 301. It is next to the 13,000-acre Millberry Plantation, Willingham Plantation as well as 17,000-acre Wade Plantation across the river, and in proximity to Groton, Erwington Creek and Milhaven Plantation. Butterfields location, within the center of this unique ecosystem, enhances the overall value of the property. There is no conservation easement on the Plantation, creating the potential for substantial tax credits for the future investor. The Plantation House: Old World Charm, approximately 5,200 of heated square feet, consisting of 3 levels, 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, sleeping accommodations for 20+. Features – formal dining room, 8 fireplaces, beamed Hitchcock ceiling, wrap-around porch, chef’s kitchen. Bedrooms names: The Executive, The Governor, The General, The Campbell, The President. Ground Floor: Front and rear entry, maids room with bathroom, game room with bathroom, fireplace and built-in gun cabinet, meat processing room with a 16 cu ft, storage room & furnace room which supplied steam heat in the winter – now converted to heat pump/forced air heat. Second Floor: Two entrances onto the 700 square foot “rocking chair” front porch. Chefs kitchen, pantry, breakfast room, formal dining room with fireplace, living room with fireplace and built-in bookcases. 2 bedrooms with fireplaces and 1.5 bathrooms. Third Floor: 3 bedrooms with fireplaces, 2 bathrooms Managers House: a..k.a “Huntmaster’s Cottage” – constructed and painted to blend with the main house & outbuildings. Offering 1,800s.f., 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room, office & kitchen. Birdhouse/Bunkhouse: Open concept bunkhouse w/ bathroom and screened porch River Cabin: Over 1+miles of Savannah River Frontage, cabin/bunk house w/ wrap around porch views of the river, picnic area, outdoor shower Stables: 6 stalls, tack room, feed room, pastures Outbuildings/Storage: 6 bay equipment shed/pole barn with 3 offices and bathroom, 4 additional outbuildings for storage/equipment Trail Network: Access to all portions of the tract is excellent with 15 mile network of roads designed to facilitate ease of hunting and riding the trails Dog Kennel: Bird Dogs, 6 dog run kennels, and storage Lake/Ponds: A beautiful 6-acre spring fed pond is located just below the skeet range. This pond was drained and restocked years ago with bass, brim and “Georgia Giants”, a hybrid brim famous for its size and fighting ability. Additional 12-acre duck pond that attracts Wood Ducks and Mallards, plus other wildlife. There are also several Cyprus and wet weather ponds on the property near the Savannah River that also provide excellent duck hunting. Hunting: Located in the heart of some of the best hunting territory in the entire south, Butterfield exemplifies the type and quality hunting, while the plantation abounds in game species common to the area. Wild turkeys range from the river swamp up through the cultivated area, and the deer hunting has been said to be fantastic, as well as great quail and duck hunting. The hunting season for deer in South Carolina is one of the longest in the United States, running from August 15 – January 1, with liberal bag limit. Butterfield is located on the Savannah River flyway, making for an excellent location for jump shooting ducks in the beaver ponds and river swamp, as well as a 12-acre duck pond is available for the less active hunter. Regulation Skeet Course: Located 200 yards from the Plantation House – a regulation skeet range with concrete walkways, high and low towers, and self-loading, electrically operated throwers. Timber: Longleaf & Loblolly Pines, mixed hardwood / pine and Bottom Land Hardwoods. Substantial timber value with several hundred acres of over stocked pine that can be thinned to create additional quail habitat, and will also provide income to the purchaser. Estimated timber value over $1.5m. Other trees on property: Palmetto Palm, Sweetgum, Magnolia, Dogwood, Redbud, Pear & Holly. Landscaping: Flowering Shrubs are scattered in abundance around the house and grounds including: Wild Azalea, Camellia, Gardenia, Wisteria, Holly Hedge & Redtip Hedge. Location: Distance from Augusta GA. – 1 hr (home of the Masters, Augusta National) Savannah & Hilton Head – 1.5 hr Columbia SC – 1.5 hr Airports servicing Plantation: Allendale – 10 miles from Butterfield – twin prop planes, small jets Barnwell – 20 miles from Butterfield – twin prop planes, small jets Augusta – 45 miles from Butterfield – large aircraft, jets.

Sharer Dale, RE/MAX Tattersall Group

1,680.00 ACRES
5200 SQ FT
Gorgeous Vineyard & Horse Pastures WIth Trails in the Blue Ridge Foothills

Walhalla, Oconee County, South Carolina

AMAZING & BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED FARM with producing VINEYARD, pastures for HORSES, CREEK and FOREST on 31.62acres. REDUCED PRICE enhances this opportunity to own a gem. This property is conveniently located only 10 minutes from downtown Walhalla. Beautiful hilltop homesites with mountain views for building your dream home and/or cabins. Picturesque and move-in ready 1940 farmhouse could be rented for extra income or enjoy it as your own residence. House renovated and updated in 2016. New HVAC heat pump 2009. New roof in 2010. New interior kitchen, paint, carpets, etc in 2016. 30' x 40' metal utility workshop/barn constructed in 2002 with concrete floor and 220 electrical service. 20' x 12' walk-in storage cooler with freezer. 12' x 20' legacy horse stable barn renovated recently with new metal roof in 2010. Barn with stalls features an extended roof area which provides ample weather protection for implements, tractor, boat & other equipment storage. House and all outbuildings to be sold AS IS WHERE IS. Approximately 5 acres of this gently rolling property is developed and under cultivation as an active and productive Vineyard with over 700 abundantly fruitful vines of delicious red, bronze and black grape varieties. Another 4 acres of cleared pasture land is ready for horses or other livestock. Balance of acreage is mixed pine and hardwood forest. Clear more pastureland and sell the timber. Forest has walking & riding trails and utility roads giving ready access to creek front and entire property. 700' creek frontage on White Fork Creek is western boundary of property. Active flowing natural spring could be dammed to create a pond. Call Broker Vince Alig to see this property 864-873-7163 Email: vsalig@gmail.com

Vincent Alig, Powell Real Estate

31.62 ACRES
992 SQ FT
It`s all about the barn

Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

This property is 14 miles from the new TIEC, largest in the US., so Ive been told. Horses from all over the world are flown in to compete. Thru the metal gate, across a small stream, this property opens up into a private and secluded horse lovers dream. metal barn 150x36 , room for 12 stalls, it has a bath, washer and dryer hookup, hot water heater, and septic. it needs fencing. This property was set up for a horse grooming business!

Wanda Durham, Town & Country Realtors

10.68 ACRES
1296 SQ FT
Immaculate 24+ acre Horse Farm / Equestrian Property

Landrum, Greenville County, South Carolina

Immaculate 24+ acre equestrian property nestled in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns. Approximately 1 mile from Lake Lanier. Located just 15 miles from the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Meticulously cared for and maintained grounds, including house, barn, and professional landscaping. Riding trails extend through the acreage. The three-stall barn has automatic waterers and an apartment with a kitchen, laundry, den and full bath. The detached garage currently houses dog kennels and farm equipment. The three fenced pastures are complete with automatic watering systems and riding ring .

Abbey Turner, Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc.

24.80 ACRES
4400 SQ FT

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