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


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
5100 SQ FT
Cape Cod Style Home on rolling pastures - close to Tryon Int'l Equestrian Center

Campobello, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

The Property is located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains where dreams of fine equestrian living come true. Only 20 minutes from the Tryon International Equestrian Center. This is considered one of the most prominent equestrian areas in the Southeastern United States. This Cape Cod Style home is set on 24+ acres surrounded by lush, rolling pasture and nestled within a secluded nook of a hardwood tree forest. Throughout the property you will feel surrounded by the peace and tranquility of nature. On this property you can exercise your Horse on 2 miles of Trails on varying terrain through the Woods and along the Creek. Stop and rest at the Picnic area and sit and listen to the Waterfall. The grounds include: - A two + mile network of manicured riding trails that traverse a variety of terrain. - A creek that runs through the property year-round with wooden bridge crossings in four locations. - Private picnic area located creek-side, near waterfall, with a custom built stone fire pit and BBQ. - New 10x16 ft. barn style storage building with two lofts, storage closets, chest of draws, custom shelving and outside sink. - 25 assorted fruit and nut trees, along with a variety of berry bushes, all plumbed with automatic drip irrigation. - 10 - 4X12 ft. raised-bed garden boxes that have been cultivated with an organic soil mixture that is guaranteed to produce the most healthy, tasty, and abundant vegetable crop for your family’s enjoyment. - 1100 ft. of new three-board perimeter fencing along the frontage of the upper pasture.

Della DeSantis

24.00 ACRES
3456 SQ FT
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
6100 SQ FT
40 Acre Farm in Cute College Town!

Clinton, Laurens County, South Carolina

On this beautiful spread of 40 rolling acres sits three structures: a spacious 6 bedroom 6.5 bath home, a one bedroom detached cottage, and a 30x60 barn with a dedicated well adjacent to 6 fenced acres. The kitchen in the main home, designed by a chef, has all you need or desire. You will find stainless appliances, large granite island, gas ovens and a beautiful open breakfast room. Off the kitchen you will find a 22 foot dining room with a gas fireplace. The home has 4 comfortable living spaces: a living room with a wood burning fireplace, a library with a gas fireplace, parlor, billiard room with a bar. Each of the 6 bedrooms has a beautiful attached bathroom. The master suite features views of the farm from all windows. The gravel drive is lined with Chinese Pistache trees that glow with hues of orange, red, and yellow in the fall. The house was custom built with a great attention to detail. Local artisans added expertise to the custom made entry doors, superb cabinetry, the beautiful iron work, the magnificent hand picked Brazilian walnut flooring, tile and stonework. A unique and beautiful custom made iron chandelier was designed and crafted for this breakfast room.The outside of the home includes rock pathways, a large rock patio with water feature with a footbridge. Beautiful trees and plantings create a serene mountain ambiance. Wildlife is in abundance. The property includes a 10 stall barn with loft, fenced pastures, and a well. The farm has been used for cattle grazing, a working alpaca farm including 40 alpaca, sheep, and goats. The property is currently home to a 6.5 acre fenced Certified Organic vegetable farm. A small cottage with kitchen, bath, living room and bedroom sits on the property. It is open with large windows, all appliances and a beautiful tiny-house vibe. It has been used as a rental property for pharmacy students attending Presbyterian College 3 miles away, but would make a great pool house for a future pool. Just a 3 minute drive into Clinton, 45 minute drive to Greenville, 55 minute drive to Columbia, 3 hour drive to Atlanta, 2 hour drive to Charlotte, 3 hour drives to Charleston, 3.5 hour drive to Myrtle Beach…day trips to all. The property is currently home to a bed & breakfast but could be transformed into an equestrian property, winery or a hobby farm of your liking. If you are looking for a place to unplug and get back to the beauty of nature, please take the opportunity to walk the property and hear the silence...it is awesome!

Susan Tallman , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C.Dan Joyner

40.00 ACRES
5200 SQ FT
Amazing 7 acre horse farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Landrum, Greenville County, South Carolina

EXCEPTIONAL EQUESTRIAN property in every way! Located in the Blue Ridge foothills, just 15 minutes north of Wade Hampton Boulevard and 17 minutes to downtown Greer you will find this incredible property located on 7.3 beautiful acres and just 8 miles to downtown Landrum and 1-26. Location affords easy access to tack shops, Tryon International Equestrian Center and fabulous hiking in nearby National Parks and the Blue Ridge Escarpment.

Karen Mascaro , Coldwell Banker Caine Real Estate

7.00 ACRES
7000 SQ FT
16 Acre Waterfront Charleston Estate w/ Private Dock and Equestrian Facilities

Hollywood, Charleston County, South Carolina

** 13.29 ACRE PRIVATE WATERFRONT ESTATE W/ DOCK & EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES ** ADJACENT BUILDABLE 2.26 ACRE WATERFRONT LOT W/ SEPARATE DRIVEWAY INCLUDED ** PRICE REDUCED AND MOTIVATED SELLER ** This private waterfront and equestrian estate truly represents the best of low country living. Located on McLeod Creek, this home offers unimpeded access to the Intracoastal Waterway and a short ride to the ocean through Seabrook and Edisto Island. A short dock leads directly to a covered pierhead and down to a 25’ floater with an additional jet dock perfect for quick and easy access to incredible fishing, boating and views galore. A barn with 3 horse stalls leads out to a warm-up ring, pasture land, 2 horse training areas, and connects to numerous private wooded trails for riding.

Brian Beatty , The Brian Beatty Team (KW)

16.00 ACRES
2500 SQ FT
Amazingly priced 54 acres with scenic pond and an exquisite log cabin.

Salley, Aiken County, South Carolina

Very private area with room to grow. Loads of potential for an agricultural business or home owner wanting to grow more of his/her own food. Great for a horse farm as well with fenced off areas for livestock. and pets. Lots of area to establish riding rings, barrel set ups...this much land will get you motivated. Warm climate allows for "almost" year round riding. Pond on property allows for another favorite past time. Beautiful pond and forest. Lovely wild life. Includes turkey, fox, deer.

Dianne Sessions , ERA SUnrise Realty

54.00 ACRES
2112 SQ FT
Spectacular 62 acre, waterfront property on Wadmalaw Island.

Wadmalaw Island, Charleston County, South Carolina

Spectacular waterfront property located on Leadenwah Creek. This fine property is in Selkirk Plantation on Wadmalaw Island and is two separate lots (#11and 12). The main house with attached guest suite is located on Lot 11 that contains 21 acres of high land plus 29 acres of tidal marsh for a total of 50 acres. Included in the 21 acres is a 15 acre island where main house and dock are located which is accessed by a private bridge. The party barn is on the remaining 6 acres which is on the left before you cross the bridge. Lot 12(12 acres) is located to the right of the private road as you drive in. A truly beautiful, quality, custom home with spacious rooms. The party barn is the perfect spot for entertaining whether oyster roasts or a deb party. This is a very special property!

Judy Tarleton , Carriage Properties LLC

62.00 ACRES
4500 SQ FT
32+ acres, 18 stalls, mature pasture, 3 rings and 2300sqft home

Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina

"Peaceful" and "serene" - two words the owners of this 32.52 +/- acre turnkey horse farm would use to describe the property. Now available in beautiful Abbeville, SC, 138 Durham Rd features rolling hills, mature pasture, woods and a bold creek along the back of the property. If you've dreamed of the perfect spot for a retreat center, equine related business, organic farm, art studio, family compound or just a private getaway, this is perfect for horse lovers and nature enthusiasts of all kinds. The 3 bed, 3 full bath home has a great airy layout boasting hardwood floors, many rooms feature new paint, updated master bathroom, generously sized bedrooms, lots of windows and direct access to the first of two barns on the property. This barn feature 6 stalls, tack room, wash rack and half bath. The second barn hosts an additional 12 stalls (2 of which are set up as a large foaling stall but can easily be converted back), a second wash rack, and a 12x30 office with room for an additional bath. The property also features two arenas and a round pen - a 120x210 jumping arena and a 66x132 dressage arena, both having sand base footings. Viewing/judges boxes are also in place. There is an additional hay shed/tractor shed near the main house.The owners have gone to great lengths establishing Bermuda, clover and other grasses for their equine friends. Most of the property is fenced and ready for your boarding/training/riding lessons, equine therapy business or whatever else you can dream up! Lake Greenwood, shopping and restaurants are just minutes away and you're within a few hours of Aiken, Tryon, Camden, Clemson, Greenville, Asheville, and Atlanta. Make your appointment to view today!

Holly Douglas , Clardy Real Estate, Inc

32.52 ACRES
2300 SQ FT
Sportsmen's Paradise | Barleauplantation.com

Moncks Corner, Berkeley County, South Carolina

78+- Acres of potential, Barleau Plantation is an outdoorsman's paradise. Whether you plan to ride horses, harvest crop, duck/deer/turkey- hunt, fish, swim or relax; this private estate will keep you more than happy. Barleau is 38 miles north from downtown Charleston. An easy drive right through the gorgeous Francis Marion National Forest. Favorites of the estate features include a 10 +/-acre Spring Fed pond, that is about 30 feet deep and full of bass and brim. And a 10+/- acre field with impoundment systems in place. 4-stall horse barn complete with wash rack, tack room, and full bath, 2 10' sheds with separate well, fenced in pasture, and 680 sq ft covered area on both sides of barn. The 3,552 sq ft house has a wrap around porch, high ceilings, and wall-to-wall antique heart pine and cypress flooring. This 3BR/2.5BA has a first floor master, with walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom and wood burning fireplace. Exposed beams in the main living area emphasize the 9ft ceiling and the english brick gas log fireplace that anchor the main living room and formal dining area. Antique cherry cabinets, granite countertops, and cozy breakfast/ eating area with fireplace. The second story has two large bedrooms with a balcony overlooking the main living area. Just behind the house is a 36' by 18' gunite in-ground pool with fence, a separate pool house with an additional full kitchen and bath attached to the 2-car garage.

Rebecca Linenger , The Boulevard Company

78.00 ACRES
3552 SQ FT

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