About South Dakota


One of the most notable things about South Dakota is that its landscapes are both incredibly diverse and beautiful. You’ll see everything from rolling prairies to glittering lakes to snow covered mountaintops. The Western region of South Dakota (the Black Hills, Badlands, and Lakes Region) showcases pine covered peaks, majestic granite spires, and unique rock outcropping. The Black Hills (which translates to ‘Paha Sapa’ – a name given to the area by the Native Americans) are full of scenery and have a rich history.

South Dakota is also home to one of the most famous monuments in the country and all over the world – Mount Rushmore. This monument depicts the likeness of four of the most important former presidents of the United States – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. These presidents’ portraits are carved into the granite walls of the Black Hills and have stood there for about 90 years.

While being one of the least populated states in the country, South Dakota is still home to a bevy of famous and notable people from the past and present. Just a short list of these well-known South Dakotans includes Sitting Bull, Wild Bill Hickock, George McGovern, and Tom Brokaw. Not a bad list for a state that’s 46th in the country in terms of population!

If you’d like to learn about our horse farms or horse property for sale in South Dakota, please feel free to contact us or get in touch with one of our real estate agents. We can’t wait to hear from you!

  South Dakota in Numbers:
img Horse Population : Approximately 75,000
img Total Economic Impact: over $ -- billion
img Population : 775,933
img Land area : 75,885 sq. miles
img Capital : Pierre
img Counties: 66
img Highest Point : Harney Peak:  7,242 feet
img Lowest Point : Big Stone Lake: 962 feet
img 10 largest Cities :
  • Sioux Falls: 139,517
  • Rapid City: 62,167
  • Aberdeen: 24,098
  • Watertown: 20,265
  • Brookings: 18,715
  • Mitchell: 14,696
  • Pierre: 14,052
  • Yankton: 13,716
  • Huron: 11,086
  • Vermillion: 9,964
Beautiful Black Hills Equestrian Dream Property!

Hill City, Pennington County, South Dakota

Equestrian Dream Property! Start with a top of the line 72x60 building with lovely efficient living quarters and “Bunkhouse” guest/caretakers apartment above. Add 6 - 12X12 horse stalls with ground master flooring, Nelson heated waterers, swing out feeders, individual outside horse runs, 12x12 wash stall hot and cold, tack room, an extra ¾ bath with utility sink, a heated shop, and plenty of room left for all your toys/equipment. Plus a 72X120 indoor riding arena with 16 foot sidewalls, wood up 5 feet on walls, side light panels, commercial lighting, two cupulas with fans, and surround sound! Then put all this on 163 beautiful acres with gorgeous views completely surrounded by Black Hills National Forest. Add Nichols Creek running through and located just over one mile from Deerfield lake, plus adjacent to snowmobile trail #9 (350+ miles), and you have a package beyond compare! This special property is also rich in history with current owners purchasing it directly from the family line that homesteaded it. A truly special place to hang your heart! Some of the extras at this special place are a Vacanza freestanding Hot Tub, an automatic 20KW Eaton back up generator, a security system, extra electric subpanel, oversized septic, power run up to one meadow, and a spring in another meadow. There are 4 pasture areas and all of them have Nichols Creek on them, plus two of them have a Bohlmann divided stock water between that services 75 animals. The horse pastures have high tinsel smooth wire fence with electric. The perimeter is fenced with barbed wire, but where the horse pastures are there are extensions and high tinsel electric to keep them away from the barbed wire. Owners purchased the witches lane from the USFS so now no one can come across the property. They have worked hard to keep up with bug trees, making it very beautiful. There is a nice mix of spruce, pine and aspen and varied topography of meadows and hills. Security system in place so please set an appointment to see. Listing agent to be present at all showings. Qualified buyers only, please. Owners were originally going to build a separate home and have electricity ready for that. Just recently, they were going to add a huge addition to the living quarters and the plans for that are available for a purchaser to see if they are interested.

Faith Lewis, Real Estate Center Custer

163.00 ACRES
1385 SQ FT

Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota

Exquisite Timberline 12 inch Lodge-pole Pine log home on 70 beautiful acres in the desirable Pine Grove area. Masterfully built with fine attention to every little detail – Swedish Cope style log construction for extra energy efficiency and ease of maintenance, hickory floors inlaid with walnut, copper sinks, vaulted ceiling with log accents in open main living area, Grand stacked rock fireplace, built in display areas throughout, stamped cement patio, composite deck, paved drive, and the list goes on… Well thought out spacious and gracious living all on one level. Generous sized 3 stall heated attached garage with attic storage above. Top of the line outbuildings with horse stalls inside and outside under roof, loafing shed, corrals. Ready for your horses to move right in! The land is a nice mix of open grassland and pine trees. Extra 152.4 acres available. Lovely views and peaceful country living just minutes from Rapid City! The property is fenced with separate pastures with water available in each. Roughly ¼ of this homes electricity use is generate by their own solar power (5KW) and their own wind turbin (1.7kw). The home has a 20kw propane fully automatic back up generator also. Very near the Coyote Flats Fire Department. The additional 152.4 acres that are available may be purchased on a contract for deed. It is very rare to find this much land this close to Rapid City – especially with the varying topography of high grasslands w/ long range views and ravines with trees, rock walls, and water shed stock ponds. Rapid City is experiencing great growth and has just about anything anyone would want in a City – great shopping, civic center, fine arts, super dining. It is the doorway to the Black Hills with all their beauty, National and State Parks, Black Hills National Forest Lands, and other attractions. Call Faith Lewis (605-863-0725) for more information and to schedule your own private tour!

Faith Lewis, Real Estate Center Custer

19.60 ACRES
4380 SQ FT
Luxury Equestrian Estate with large indoor and outdoor arenas and luxury home.

Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota

Executive Equestrian Property with custom Bensonwood timber frame home located on a majestic 10.02 acre lot only 20-25 minutes from Rapid City. This property was set up and built with every detail taken into close consideration. You enter through a custom built stone and timber coded access gate on an entirely paved road to horse arena, shop and home. The Timber Frame Home by Bensonwood is situated in the trees atop the lot to fully take in the Hills feel while enjoying the view. There is a secondary fence and gate around the home to keep the deer away from the beautiful landscape. James Hardy Siding with reclaimed snow face accent walls, Black Hills stone veneer, Bridger Steel Corton accent roof areas make this inviting finish fully blend into the natural setting. Inside, the timer beam construction gives you a perfect blend of a cabin in the woods feel and the complementing modern finishes you expect of a home with this class. Quality wood work throughout the inside featuring custom fabricated doors and trim by Bensonwood millwork, Riss Associates Cabinetry, and salvaged pine and fir flooring, stairs and railings. The master suite boasts a walk-in closet well laid out with custom organizational system, amazing tile work throughout the bathroom with a steam shower and double vanities and a walk-out onto sitting deck. Large dining room off kitchen includes wine storage, beverage fridge, and a hutch/linen storage. Outside you will enjoy over 1,500 sq. ft. of porch area with porcelain stone tile and powder coated steel railings featuring an outdoor fire pit, fire place and beautiful landscape with pond-less waterfall. No corners were cut when designing and building the barn/shop that feature 3 stall horse barn with tip out feeders, auto waterer’s, rubber floor mats, outside turn-out-pens, in floor heat, horse wash stall, inside riding arena with lights suitable for automobile and toy storage with ventilation and fans, veterinarian bathroom with washer and dryer for blankets, and a 1080 SF 1 bedroom, 1 bath caretakers apartment above stall barn. The apartment features one bedroom with large walk-in closet, custom kitchen with granite counter tops, living room and exterior deck. The 1,800 sq ft shop facility has two 12’x12’ overhead doors, in floor heat, built in cabinetry for tool storage, motorcycle gear, etc., chain hoist and full height curtain to contain woodworking equipment. There is an outdoor equipment shed matching the barn building, a loafing shed for 2 horse pastures and three divided pastures complete this property! Total of 4 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths. Call for a full detail list!

Michael Alley, EXIT Realty The Benchmark Company

10.00 ACRES
4556 SQ FT

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