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

 

 
$349,900
Fox Den Farm

Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina


A wonderful opportunity to own your piece of paradise in desirable Hopeland Farms, located within two miles of historic Aiken's charming downtown and Southside shopping and dining as well, this darling huntbox offers the best of all worlds. Featuring a solidly built structure comprised of a one bedroom one bath apartment set above an enormous climate controlled storage space, a 4-6 stall barn includes a climate controlled tackroom with a commode, sink and laundry hook up and sleeping loft above, an ample feed/storage room, additional storage throughout, and a climate controlled art studio. Fully perimeter fenced with six paddocks/pastures with hydrants to each, three pastures with shelters and some partially wooded, one pasture suitable for construction of an arena and adjacent to a community trail system. Great proximity to hunt fixtures, event venues, multiple polo pitches, Bruce's Field, Highfields and other show venues as well as Aiken's pride and joy-The Hitchcock Woods!

Barb Gould Uskup , Carolina Real Estate Company

5.51 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1344 SQ FT
 
$775,000
Acreage on the Water & Horses Welcome, Custom Built with Guest House

Hollywood, Charleston County, South Carolina


People love to call Meggett home: where charm, character & heritage are matched by a strong sense of community and reverence for the Lowcountry landscape & pristine natural habitats - Just (30) minutes from Downtown Charleston, (20) to I-526, a few miles from the Toogoodoo Boat Landing (Public), or a quick ride to the beauty of Edisto's beach - 6827 Ethel Post Office Road in Blue Heron Estates provides all of the space and creature comforts of a custom-built (4)+ Bedrooms & (4) Full Bathrooms in the main house – PLUS, a true Mother-in-Law, (1) Bed/(1) Bath GUEST HOUSE – all on nearly (8) private acres with: salt-water swimming pool, fully stocked pond in the front yard (Includes KOI) and larger pond in the back, countless deer & migratory birds (Sanctuary), riding horses and so much more. The Main house is approx. 3,286 Sqft and the Guest house is around 1,135 Sqft.

Troy Watson, BIC , Ashley Cooper Real Estate, LLC

7.80 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4421 SQ FT
 
$2,500,000
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. Horse farm for sale in Charleston, SC!!

Ed Hunnicutt , Carolina One Real Estate

18.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4484 SQ FT
 
$269,000
Swansea, SC private horse farm with 7.5 acres, and 1833 sq ft home!

Swansea, Calhoun County, South Carolina


This 7.5 acre property is conveniently located 6 miles from I-26. a barn with 3 stalls and tack room, a fenced arena, but is large enough for horses to graze.

Sonny Pagán , Coldwell Banker

7.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1833 SQ FT
 
$1,360,670
Upstate South Carolina Equestrian Estate

Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina


This exquisite property certainly wins BEST IN SHOW! While this breathtaking property is so convenient to I-85, an hour to Tryon NC, and 20 min to Greenville's energetic downtown. The feeling of the serene surroundings lets you feel worlds away. This stately home is perched to enjoy the expansive fenced 66 acre view. With one of the largest privately owned arenas in the area with a multiple stall barn fully equipped with everything you need. The home features 4457 sq. ft. with 4 bedrooms and 4 and a half baths. There is a large kitchen in the heart of the home perfect for entertaining. Call today for a private showing!

Amy Hammond , Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby's Realty

66.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
5000 SQ FT
 
$900,000
Equestrian Estate on 6 Acres in Rose Hill!

Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina


Fabulous estate home! Lots of room to add barns, stables, stalls or paddocks. Also, perfect for the car enthusiast! Located on 6 acres in Rose Hill. Grand architecture and design. Accommodates 10 cars with a 3 car garage and 7 car outbuilding over 2100 sq.ft. Car outbuilding can be converted to a barn. Main home features large rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths plus 3 half baths. Huge first floor master bedroom. Large den/office, dining room, eat-in kitchen, enclosed sun room, and outdoor fireplace. Private setting on Rose Hill's 3rd largest lot. Roof is 4 years old. Newer heating/AC units.

Marvin Hall , Charter One Realty

6.10 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
5486 SQ FT
 
$1,195,000
6,000+ SQ FT ESTATE. 2.4 ACRE PROPERTY, WITH GUEST HOUSE AND POOL HOUSE!

Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina


Casual elegance describes this Estate home with a full sized guest home, and pool house on a gorgeous equestrian approved 2.4 acre site. Main house was renovated in 2019 with 4 BRs, master on first floor, 2 fireplaces, large bonus room & 2 car garage. The guest house is over 2000 sq ft features two large BRs, large kitchen, screened porch and garage. Enjoy the large screened pool, screened lanai with fireplace, full pool house with a beautiful kitchen and fireplace. A large conditioned workshop is on site. Tax records show conditioned sq ft at 6488. Screened area over 3400 sq ft. 3 kitchens! 5 fireplaces! Deep water river access in Rose Hill.

Marvin Hall , Charter One Realty

2.40 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
7 BATHROOMS
6488 SQ FT
 
$455,000
Small Horse Farm just forty five minutes to historic Charleston!

Meggett, Charleston County, South Carolina


Unique horse property in beautiful Meggett, with additional acreage available to create your rural estate just 45 minutes to historic Charleston & 20 minutes to Edisto Beach! The one story ranch home is 2188 sq. ft. on a 6 acre tract of pasture land that is level and easy to maintain. Features include a 20'x23' cabana pond house with water & electricity, a basketball court, and 20' x 40' in-ground swimming pool! This is the perfect place for ''A Stay at Home Vacation'', family gathering, retirement or raising your family retreat. The fenced horse pasture keeps your animals in and others out. The brackish pond is filled with flounder, spot tails, mullet, bream, blue gill, largemouth bass and big blue crabs. It's a fisherman's dream...cast your line and you are guaranteed to catch a fish! Enjoy Mother Nature from your large front porch, with views of the pond & pool from the side deck. Additional features include a long front porch, a spacious open floor plan, replacement windows with a lifetime guarantee, new roof, new bathroom and hardy plank siding. The long large windows in the house allows plenty of natural light as well seeing all of the property & views from the inside. The bedrooms are large, and the master suite has a huge walk-in closet and full bath. The guest bedroom has a sitting-room, full bath, walk in closet, and can be a mother-in-law suite. The sitting room can easily be converted into a 3rd bedroom. The land is ideal for horses, gardens or other animals. Property is eligible for enrollment in Lowcountry Leadership Charter School. 7018 Toogoodoo is also for sale, a vacant pasture with 5.39 acres and septic permit for a 4 bedroom home.

John Settle , Carolina One Real Estate Services

6.26 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1288 SQ FT
 
$975,000
BEAUTIFUL 25 ACRES with 3400 SF CUSTOM HOME + GUEST SUITE in UPSTATE SC

Campobello, Spartanburg County, South Carolina


BEAUTIFUL 25 ACRES with 3400 SF CUSTOM HOME + GUEST SUITE in UPSTATE SC (VIEW YOUTUBE 190 KELSEY'S MILL RD)CONVENIENTLY LOCATED to MAJOR CITIES...at a FABULOUS PRICE for ALL! This beautiful oasis in the highly coveted Enclave @Fairview Farms is only 7 miles from the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center(FENCE), 6 miles from the Equine Hospital, 20 minutes from the Tryon Int'l Equestrian Ctr, and 7 minutes from dining, shopping, & entertainment. This spacious, Cape Cod style home was custom built by its owner & features 3459 sq. ft. of living space w/ 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths in the main house & a detached mother-in-law suite w/ an additional bath located above the garage. The home is set on 24.83 acres of lush pasture & nestled within a secluded nook of a hardwood forest. Enter the private road leading to the property & feel instant tranquility as nature & complete privacy surround you. (The Cherokee Indians called this property, "Land of the Seven Springs."). Every aspect of this home has been kept in pristine condition. The inviting wrap-around porch, large front & back deck provide breathtaking pastoral views, perfect for simply relaxing or entertaining w/ family & friends! The kitchen features custom cabinetry, high-end stainless steel appliances, gorgeous quartz countertops w/ plenty of counter space, & a breakfast nook w/ amazing views. The walk-in laundry room has built-in cabinetry & storage closets, a Maytag Maxima washer & dryer, & also a separate side entrance into the home under the covered breezeway that leads to the garage. The living room has soaring 18' ceilings & an innovative Heat-N-Glow gas fireplace that can heat the entire home if necessary. The great room also has double glass doors that access the screened-in porch. The spacious master bedroom is located on the main level & has a large walk-in closet & a full bathroom w/ his & her sinks, large garden tub, separate shower, & tons of storage. Upstairs, you will find two more large bedrooms w/ his & her closets & separate 13x5 storage closets. Beautiful ceramic tile flooring is throughout most of the living space, w/ carpet in the bedrooms & hardwood on the stairs & banister. The home also offers an array of sustaining properties & upgrades such as the brand new Owens Corning 30 yr. architectural roof w/ transferable warranty, tankless /on-demand gas water heater, separate water heater, & HVAC in the mother-in-law suite, 15KW Kohler gas generator for backup power, 325-gallon gas tank in addition to a 1000 gallon gas tank for emergency use, high production freshwater well(20 GPM), stainless steel hand-operated, deep-well pump that can provide water directly to the home's pressurized system, & an isolated solar generator system capable of powering all of your small appliances & electronic devices. Land features include 8 acres of lush fescue pasture- plenty of room to build your dream barn, 2+ miles of manicured riding trails on varying terrain through the property's woods & along the creek, private picnic area located creekside, near waterfall, w/ custom-built stone fire pit & BBQ, community riding trails in the Enclave that traverse 300+ acres, underground irrigation that provides water to the upper & lower pasture, 1100 feet of new roadside 3 board fencing, new 10x16 barn style storage building w/2 lofts, 25 assorted fruit & nut trees (all plumbed w/ automatic drip irrigation), & ten 4x12 organic-soil raised-beds. This property boasts one of the very best spots in the entire 300+ acre Community! No interstate views or noise, no billboard signs in sight, pure seclusion & tranquility at its finest! SO MUCH PERFECTION, BEAUTY, SERENITY and CONVENIENCE offered at a GREAT PRICE for ALL! (ZILLOW ZESTIMATEREFLECTS AN ESTIMATE OF PRICE FOR HOUSE ONLY. HOWEVER, THE 25 ACRES AND ALL IT HAS TO OFFER IS A BIG PART OFTHE PRICING.)(Improvements listed online.) If SF is important to the buyer, the buyer must verify.

Britt Brandt , Realty One Group Freedom

24.83 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3456 SQ FT
 
$795,000
Beautiful Established Wedding Venue and Equestrian Center

Greer, Greenville County, South Carolina


This Beautiful Established Wedding Venue and Equestrian Center offer's so many possibilities. The High Quality renovations that have been done are Amazing! This income producing venue offer's the perfect location, just 25 miles from Tryon International Equestrian Center, and 19 miles from Greenville. This beautiful property is located in the heart of horse Country! The Equestrian Facility includes 14 spacious stalls, multiple tack rooms, wash stall, storage area, 100 x 200 Covered Riding Arena and 12.3 Acres/about 8 acres of open pasture land. There is a apartment attached to the barn and event center that offer's a 1 bedroom, office, 1 full bathroom, kitchen and living/dining room. There is a private pond behind the Covered Arena. The Event Center offer's a very large open floor plan with high end finishes such as tongue and groove knotty Pine throughout, Gas Fireplace, 1 full bathroom and 4 half bathrooms, and a spacious Bride's suite to top off this Exceptional venue!

TRACEY ROUSE , RE/MAX RESULTS

12.30 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
4388 SQ FT

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