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

 

 
$999,500
Incredibly Stunning 23+ Acre Horse Farm

Easley, Pickens County, South Carolina


Incredible and Stunning are the only words to describe this 23+ acre horse farm! As you drive through the gate of this fabulous property, you will feel the love! Beautiful open pasture and rolling hills await you! A three stall barn built from the farm's timber is perfect for your prized horses. The owners have meticulously cared for this custom all-brick home from the beginning of construction. As you enter the two story foyer with arched openings into the formal rooms and family room, you will begin to understand the detail that went into planning this magnificent home. The custom lead glass transom allows an abundance of natural light to filter into the foyer. The gleaming hardwood floors extend throughout the main living area. The spacious family room has built-in cabinetry around the decorative mantle. It has a wall of windows with french doors leading to the covered patio. The large kitchen/breakfast area allows for perfect entertaining. The kitchen with granite counters and fabulous appliances makes preparing meals a joy. The master suite that has been recently painted has a double trey ceiling and huge sitting area with a surrounding bay window. Natural light flows throughout. The master bath features double vanity, whirlpool tub and spacious tile shower. The split bedroom plan is perfect for guests or can serve as a dual master. The jack and jill bath offers large tub and separate shower. The second bedroom has a walk out patio of its own. The upstairs features an additional bedroom and bath. It also boasts a large bonus with an additional workroom/exercise room. The storage in this home is indescribable!! This home is waiting for you. Please call for private showing!!

Jackie Crane , Allen Tate

23.24 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
5100 SQ FT
 
$2,295,000
Luxury Equestrian Estate with Custom Stable

Wagener, Aiken County, South Carolina


Six-year-old custom built 6,100 square foot brick Georgian Colonial designed by the award-winning architectural firm of McIntyre-Capron of Philadelphia, Pa. and built by Kisner Construction of Aiken, SC. Extensive custom millwork and hardwood floors are throughout the house and volume ceilings accentuate the grandeur of this magnificent home. The first floor is well designed for entertaining and family living with an open concept. Elegant entry hall with grand staircase and arched doorways give way to a welcoming family room with fireplace and French doors leading to a large screened porch. An expansive gourmet kitchen is a delight with high-end appliances, extensive granite counter tops and a large eating area surrounded by a circular set of windows. The stately dining room is perfect for gatherings and the large study with built-ins provides a comfortable retreat. Main floor master suite includes sitting and dressing areas; his and hers bathrooms and individual walk-in closets. A second generous sized guest room with full bathroom is also on the first floor. There are two additional private guestrooms on the second floor, each with a full bath, walk-in closet; and a comfortable sitting area. In addition to the house, there is a stunning custom designed stable measuring 60 X 96'. The barn includes inlaid rubber pavers in the center aisle, tongue and groove stained pine walls and ceiling, four 12 X 12' stalls with Nelson automatic waterers as well as two 12 X 12' wash stalls with infrared heaters, a 20 X 20' feed room, a 20 X 20' tack room, a powder room, laundry room and an exquisite 1640 square foot one bedroom apartment with a loft and full bath. Other structures include a screened observation hut adjacent to the irrigated full regulation size riding arena with a mixture of screenings, sand and clay and a 40 X 56' equipment building with built-in workbench, electricity and water. To learn more, visit windsweptfarm-aiken.com

Pat Blewett

23.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
7 BATHROOMS
6100 SQ FT
 
$6,500,000
The Original "Belfair Manor", Waterfront 17+ acre Equestrian Estate near HHI, SC

Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina


Introducing “Belfair”, one of the finest Historic Estates in South Carolina. The grounds, once owned by Sir John Colleton is a 17+ acre private equestrian peninsula, sheltered by dozens of majestic oak trees, and bordered by the original old tabby sea wall. The centerpiece of the estate is the main home, a 14 room Georgian style home displaying a two story verandah sheltered behind solid limestone columns, preserved from the original manor. The soaring onyx-floored circular foyer, wrapped by a hand carved solid walnut grand staircase and a hand painted antique mapped ceiling from local maps of the 1700’s, featuring the original manor.

Thomas Kersey , Coldwell Banker Global Luxury

17.41 ACRES
7 BEDROOMS
13 BATHROOMS
16917 SQ FT
 
$647,900
One of A Kind 20+ Acre Horse Farm in Camden SC

Rembert, Kershaw County, South Carolina


Exquisite country home on 20 Acres with horse facilities, a guest house and inground pool. As you drive down past the gorgeous pastures and 105/250 riding ring you come upon a beautiful white home with outstanding mature landscaping and surrounded by porches with the unique look of a metal roof. This 2900 Sq ft house boasts antique pine floors newly refinished that gleam throughout the first floor. The gourmet eat- in kitchen features commercial gas stove with vent hood and newly renovated cabinets, countertops and walk in pantry. The kitchen flows openly to the formal dining room and separate mudroom with washer dryer and half bath. The cozy living room features a wet bar, wood burning fireplace and built in book shelves.The large master suite has a private bath and walk in closet. Adjacent to the master suite is the oversized sun room with private entry from side porch. The upstairs bedrooms have significant closet and storage space. Bedroom 2 features a sitting area as well. In addition there is an Rinnai gas tankless water heater and fully wrapped crawlspace. Outside in the backyard you will notice the one bed, one bath guest house with full HVAC and gunite pool accented by elegant landscaping. There are 3 Separate fenced pastures, with all pastures tied to the barn with 10 stalls an 2 Paddocks. There is water and power in barn for washing and cleaning. Stunning views and great functionality for the horse enthusiast are the wonders of this property, make your appointment

Rami Tvizer , Century 21 Vanguard

20.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3640 SQ FT
 
$575,000
Equestrian estate on 22 acres with a 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home & 7 stall barn

Gray Court, Laurens County, South Carolina


Watch the turkey and deer on your fenced in 22 acres of land that includes a 30 x 40 shop / horse barn with eight horse stall doors, a pond and South Lake Rabon Creek that runs across the property.

Annette Warrick , BHHS C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS

22.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3399 SQ FT
 
$479,900
Small Horse farm just off I - 85 in Cherokee County, SC

Cowpens, Cherokee County, South Carolina


4.91 Acres of Gorgeous level fenced pasture with a horse barn with 2-3 stalls, water and electricity. Property has no restrictions which is very rare!!! This property has everything for horse lovers or just out door lovers. There are no restrictions on this property and it is just minutes from I-85, and I-26. It is a must see!!

Barbara Daniel Allison , John Wall and Assoicates Realty

7.91 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4266 SQ FT
 
$2,095,000
Equestrian Estate just outside the Big City

Ravenel, Dorchester County, South Carolina


Imagine having your horses at home with you on a manageable 6 acre farm; complete with a custom 5 stall barn and tack room, more than enough storage to house all your equipment, where you could also raise your own organic food (plant & animal). Imagine having miles of breathtaking trail ways (association maintained) with an abundance of natural wildlife and stunning scenery, all for your enjoyment, where you have state of the art amenities to include a deep water dock, resort style pool and a Boathouse for social activities... Imagine having all of this and still be only miles from downtown Charleston; where some of the finest dining and shopping can be found along with world class Medical facilities and the prestigious Medical University of South Carolina. Well that paradise exists here here in this architecturally elegant equestrian estate, custom built with the finest finishes and craftsmanship. Open layout and luxurious appointments offer the ideal environment for comfortable living for both human and equine alike. Warm and inviting living spaces fill this 5000+ square foot residence with ornate elements such as Tiger Wood Inlay Tray Ceiling, custom Two Piece Crown throughout, an Owners Suite with a bath for each, gorgeous imported porcelain tile and special pampering for man's best friends in their own climate controlled pet room. The Pastures at Poplar Grove is a gated community dedicated to the beauty of rural surroundings yet located close to the big city to offer the very best of both worlds to It’s residents.

Mary Gillis , Old South Realty, LLC

6.02 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
6.5 BATHROOMS
5030 SQ FT
 
$679,500
Equine Horse Property on 25.5 acres with 3 stall Carriage Barn.

Pickens, Pickens County, South Carolina


This all brick 3 story home with attached garage, detached garage plus separate Carriage Barn all match the decor with total brick construction and all offer Quoined Corners that accent the quality of this estate. 25.5 acres and very private as it can not be seen from the highway. Once inside the home the main level offers a dining room, a totally remodeled kitchen with granite tops & new cabinets plus stainless appliances. A separate walk in laundry room with plenty of extra storage and from there the entry to the attached garage with a separate room that could be a work shop or pantry. Back inside the home the living room extends the full length of the home with gas log fireplace and plenty of windows to offer natural light. There is a half bath on the main level. Master suite is located on second level with walk in closet plus a bath area that offers a double vanity with tub/shower combination. Two more bedrooms on second level which share a full bath. There is tons of storage in the knee walls on both second and third level. The third level is currently used for office space or could be a 4th bedroom for the grand children. Current owner has the media room on second level plus a music room. So much space is offered in this home that allows you to just use your imagination to make it work many different ways. Owner offering a carpet allowance. This Estate is being used as a Equine property in that it is perfect for your horses who are just needing to be pampered. The Carriage Barn offers 3 stalls, a tack room and full second level for hay or storage of personal things. The floor joist are spaced 12" apart instead of 16" or even 24" centers to add extra strength for heavy items. There is also 200 AMP service in the Carriage Barn. If you like views, then come and check this one out. This property offers plenty of under cover parking for up to 6 cars. This includes the Carriage Barn as it will hold an additional 2 vehicles. There are riding trails throughout the wooded area. The home, detached garage & Carriage barn have new architectural shingles. Driveway was recently paved & Trex decking was added so the outside maintenance is to a minimum. Once seeing all the brick work that was done will give you an idea of the cost to make this home what it is today.

Ken Horbinski , Brand Name Real Estate

25.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2750 SQ FT
 
$850,000
11 Rose Dhu Creek Plantation Drive

Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina


ONE-OF-A-KIND: ONLY RESIDENTIAL BARN FOR SALE IN A SECURE GATED COMMUNITY. Minutes to bustling Old Town Bluffton SC and Hilton Head Island SC. Possibilities are endless: 6400 sq ft under roof, horse stables, car collection, workshop, toys (RV, boat, kayak, motorcycle, jet skis, etc.), option to build luxury 2BR residence on mezzanine level, and/or Main House on front 2 acres. Temporary 2BR/2BA living quarters on ground floor. High quality, commercial-grade steel construction, Sherman Williams Industrial High-Sheen Epoxy floor, metal studs, Hardiplank. 4.4-acres. A great buy! Replacement cost $1.1M. Community amenities: pool, stables, 7-miles riding trails.

Rick Turner , Charter One Realty - Office A

4.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
6400 SQ FT
 
$735,000
Gorgeous Custom Home on Nearly 21 Acres in Aiken County, South Carolina

Wagener, Aiken County, South Carolina


BUYER INCENTIVE for this Spacious, custom-built 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath modern farmhouse boasts high-end finishes & spectacular views across nearly 21 acres of gently rolling pasture, neighboring farms & beyond. You will love quiet evenings or entertaining friends on the expansive back porch or in the home's wonderful open kitchen / great room. The great room features built-in cabinetry & a stacked stone fireplace and lives open to the kitchen, featuring quartz counters, copper farm sink & walk-in pantry, breakfast and keeping rooms. Owners' suite is private & luxurious w/a room-sized closet, spa bath w/his & her vanities, tub & large, walk-in shower. Two guest rooms share a spacious bath & a super-sized bonus room w/ full bath could be 4th bedroom. Property is perimeter-fenced, has a fenced dog yard around home & offers two steel frame outbuildings, including a 3-bay shop & large barn structure w/enclosed area w/additional living quarters in mind. Barn structure can easily accommodate 8-stalls, wash and grooming stalls, tack room & feed room. Seller is offering Buyer incentive of $10,000 credit at closing with an acceptable offer that closes on or before June 28, 2019. Super opportunity to have the best of the best!

Cissie Sullivan & Tracey Turner , Meybohm Real Estate

20.93 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4013 SQ FT

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