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


72 Acre South Carolina Luxury Horse Barn / House, With State Of The Art Features!

Seneca, Oconee County, South Carolina

Come see this gorgeous, private 72 acre luxury estate w/ serenity and convenience around every turn. Finished in 2017 and less than 15 minutes to Lake Keowee, Clemson, Seneca, and I-85, this property is centrally located, allowing you to be in Greenville in under 1 hour and Atlanta in under 2 hours. Lake Hartwell beaches and access ramps also a 5-minute drive from the property. The property boasts a sprawling custom barn with luxurious living quarters above as well as a separate 40’x60’ pole barn for all of your farm, boat, and RV storage needs. With 2,450 square feet of heated space, the home features amazing custom finishes throughout beginning with a 2-story foyer leading up to an open concept floor plan, stunning cathedral ceilings with a cedar cupola and windows all around the home with 360-degree views allowing an abundance of natural light into the residence. With hardwood floors throughout the open living space, you will find a chef’s kitchen with top grade finishes as well as a large walk-in pantry. The spacious dining and living areas are perfect for entertaining large groups of friends or small family gatherings. The double-sided, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplaces provide warmth and a beautiful focal point for the living area and just outside of that for the covered porch, completed with a stunning natural stone floor that spans an entire 60 feet of the residence. This is where you will experience year-round sunsets over the South Carolina sky with ceiling fans to keep you comfortably enjoying the serenity no matter the weather. The master suite includes a custom maple walk-in closet and 8’ sliding glass door access to the magnificent covered porch. You will then enjoy the grand master bath, complete with a large walk-in shower, jetted bubble tub, custom cabinets for maximum storage and lovely granite and tile finishes. There are two additional bedrooms, a full laundry with custom cabinetry plus a sink, and a second full bath featuring a large claw foot tub with stunning fixtures paired with marble floors and countertops. Downstairs, the barn was carefully designed with quality and convenience in mind. Features include six 12’x12’ stalls complete with top of the line stall packages including rubber stall mats, custom powder coated galvanized steel stall doors with self-cleaning tracks, metal chew protection for corners and edges, removable stall dividers and metal retainer channels, handcrafted Dutch door turnouts, hot and cold water in the wash rack, fully insulated and heated tack room with laundry, and a large half bath. Around the exterior of the barn, you can utilize the additional dry space provided by large shed roofs, extending the useable space for horse runs, storage, and activities such as grooming, bathing, and more. Steps away from the barn, you access the 60’ round pen, featuring 7’ tall galvanized steel panels with a ride-through gate situated under Chestnut trees that provide shade from the sun while exercising horses. A large patio awaits another few steps from the residence to host bonfires in the large flagstone fire pit while still situated to view those lovely sunsets over the South Carolina woods. The property must be seen to be believed! With 72 acres of land to explore, you will encounter an abundance of wildlife along the many shaded trails that are great for walking, horseback riding or ATV access, a 2 acre stocked pond, multiple creeks and springs that run inside the property with full access, making this an outdoor lover’s paradise. Horse pastures are safety fenced with water and electric available as well as a track system for the highest standard in natural horse keeping known as a “paddock paradise.” Whether you like to hunt, fish, horseback ride, bike, or ATV or enjoy nature’s beauty, this property truly has it all. Contact the listing agent or check the attachments for a full list of the features. Don’t miss this property!

Johnathan Lower , Berkshire Hathaway Home Services C Dan Joyner Realtors

71.72 ACRES
2450 SQ FT
PRICED TO SELL !!!!! 122 acre with an Brand New Estate Home in Fairfax SC

Fairfax, Allendale County, South Carolina

Welcome to SOW'S EAR!! Priced to sale!!!!!! A spectacular South Carolina property worth your time to view. This is a Brand new home on 121.45 acres with a Guest lodge that sleeps 10 plus and 3 full bathrooms. In addition, ther are Two large farm sheds and oneenclose metal building with a full kitchen, Bathroom and walk in cooler. This farm is Ideal for Hunting, Fishing, Farming and raising Horses and enjoy those family gatherings on three fresh water ponds. The main house was just recently completed with hard wood floors and hard surface counter tops through out. Downstairs includes a large pantry and large laundry room for families needing extra space. The Porches are my my favorite place to relax and enjoy the out doors that comes with a handicap assisted lift. Three bedrooms , three bathrooms and two half bath plus the billiards room with a magnificent view from every window. The property has a complete irrigation system and deep well for maintaining the landscaping. One last thing the cook shed out back has a complete kitchen / bathroom with air condition for those that enjoy grilling, just as an extra bonus.

Rick Reeves , Carolina One Real Estate

121.45 ACRES
3185 SQ FT
Cape Cod Style Home on 24+Acres with pasture, trails, creek

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-beds 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
5 acre Mini Farm near Myrtle Beach, SC. Home, barn, shed, run - in & Pond

Conway, Horry County, South Carolina

Clear pasture 3 acres fenced with electric wire and divided into four sections. Home high on 1 acre and stocked pond in back on 1 acre. Size of each estimated. Neighborhood is quiet and sparsely populated. Horseback riding along paved road to wide dirt road nearby.

Billie Conklin

5.00 ACRES
1660 SQ FT
Horse property for sale with second living quarters

Pelzer, Greenville County, South Carolina

Beautiful farm style home with a in-law apartment build right with a separate kitchen and everything within minutes of Simpsonville and an express trip to downtown Greenville on 185 or 385 you will be able to enjoy this custom build Dominick Windsor, captivating 5 bedroom 3.5 bath home that sits on almost 3 acres of usable land. The property includes a fenced pasture and a 26' by 50' 2-stall horse barn, AND two horses too! How much more turnkey can you get? After taking a ride/hike on the 400 acres of trails ,the creek or fishing pond that residents have access to, you can relax on the back flagstone patio under the pergola that overlooks the pasture and stables. Entering the home, you are greeted by an appealing 2-story foyer with a formal dining room on the left. On the right is a study/office, complete with built-in bookcase, cabinets, and computer station. You will find ample work space to store all your supplies in the well laid out Sewing/Craft Room. The main level is an open floor plan that also includes the master suite with a jetted garden tub, separate shower, double sinks,and a large walk-in closet. The home features hardwood flooring on the main level, a large laundry/mud room with stainless steel sink,9-foot ceilings with crown molding throughout, and a central vac system.The kitchen boasts custom cabinets with roll-out shelves in lower cabinets. A brand new gas range, a brand new dishwasher, beautiful Silestone counter tops and large island provide generous space for any large meal preparation. Strategically placed laundry room on the main level between the in law suite and main areas of the home the large laundry room/mud room with stainless steel sink has lots of cabinets for storage as well as two closets. Also on the main level is a very attractive in-law suite that includes a living room, bathroom, full kitchen, and breakfast area. Trey ceilings in the study, dining room, and breakfast area add to the home's appeal. The second level includes three bedrooms, a full bath with double sinks, and a recreation/all-purpose room measuring 15' by 36'. The second level also includes two walk-in attic storage areas. Other features include a 2 1/2 car garage.

Wendy Turner , Turneround Homes of Keller Williams Drive

2.64 ACRES
4125 SQ FT
LOOK! Equestrian DREAM! 117 Acres, Stalls, Housing, Near I - 95, Airports & MORE!

Holly Hill, Orangeburg County, South Carolina

Historic Holly Hill Training Center, Holly Hill, SC is located one hour from Charleston and Columbia and 20 miles from Volvo's new manufacturing facility in Ridgeville, SC. Winners trained here! Unlike other equestrian facilities, Holly Hill Training Center offers the unparalleled advantage of privacy coupled with a desirable and convenient location for owners and their horses, just minutes from 1-26 and 1-95 corridors. This beautiful 117 acre farm consists of four barns, 102 stalls, riders housing, managers housing, an office building, a quarantine horse facility, along with 68 acres of Bermuda hay fields, 4.3 miles of four board fencing, 24 grass paddocks, 5 wells, and a 3/4 mile historic Joseph King designed training track. There is extensive irrigation and drainage system. Whether your goal is to own and operate a world-class thoroughbred training and layup facility, or to have a multi-use equestrian facility that will accommodate the training and care of horses in any discipline, Holly Hill Training Center can enable either goal. In the past twenty years the farm has produced 113 equine graduates that have found sporting glory in graded stakes, stakes and allowance races on American tracks and have won three Eclipse Awards. Now the intangible mix that is the source of Holly Hill's legendary accomplishments can be yours to fulfill the dream of your own equine success with racing, sport, and show or pleasure horses. A once in a generation chance to own a legendary piece of equestrian history. **OWNER FINANCING Available for qualified buyer!**

Becky Armstrong , Carolina Properties at Lake Marion

117.80 ACRES
An elegant blend of Architecture, History, and Gardens in an equine estate

Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina

An elegant trifecta of Architecture, History and Gardens in a private pastoral setting on Greenwood’s finest estate home and grounds! Built by a Charleston family in Anderson, S.C. in 1859 It features distinctive architecture referred to as “Chinese Chippendale”. The house has been identified as one of only five remaining houses of this style in SC and the birthplace of a SC Governor. It was sold to a Greenwood couple who then moved the home from Anderson to Greenwood where they lovingly and painstakingly refurbished and renovated it over several years. Inspired by the 1735 Georgetown County plantation Friendfield they developed a small, large lot neighborhood with a European influenced entry feature in which to site their new home. Upon entering the Friendfield gate, drive through a Sycamore allee bounded on each side by horse pasture that totals 15.45 acres. This acreage also conveys and is covered by a conservation easement. The entrance lane then becomes a country lane and brings you to the left side porte-cochere of the home. There are gardens of several varieties with structures to complement them including water features. There are formal beds, shade gardens, a cutting garden, rose garden and a raised vegetable garden with a potting shed to match the house architecture. A work shop with a front porch and loft storage sits near the water’s edge. There is a working greenhouse on the grounds cleverly placed but not concealed. There is a Koi pond and gazebo, pergola with double facing porch swings and a cherry tree allee accented by a fountain on one end.

Robert Haynie , Palmetto Development Services of Greenwood LLC

21.81 ACRES
5500 SQ FT
13 Acre Brick Estate located in Walhalla SC

Walhalla, Oconee County, South Carolina

Placed on 13 Acres with large flowing river on property plus a small creek that runs through it. This home features a 22' foyer/keeping area, and a grand staircase, formal dining room, an ideal study/office space, a half bath, and the master suite located on the main floor. The master bedroom highlights natural lighting, sliding doors to access the back deck, and also a master bathroom. The grand master suite bathroom features a jetted tub, a walk-in shower, two separate vanities, two walk-in closets, and even heated tile flooring. Still, on the main floor, the open living and kitchen area is lit with natural light gleaming within the great windows. The living room features approximately 26' raised ceilings, a fireplace, hardwood floors that spread throughout the home, and sliding doors to the back deck. Furthermore, the kitchen includes a breakfast area, granite countertops, a large bar, maple cabinets with under the cabinet lighting, and two pantries. Lastly, on the main floor, the laundry room features tile flooring, cabinets for extra storage, and a sink. Walking up the grand staircase while overlooking the living room, the first bedroom on the right features carpeted flooring, a walk-in closet, and a full bathroom with tile flooring. This bedroom also features access to the bonus room with hardwood flooring, which is great for added storage, a playroom, or media room! From the bonus room, there is a guest bathroom with tiled flooring that connects the bonus room to the guest bedroom. The guest bedroom is a fabulous size and features hardwood flooring. On the way to the last bedroom, there are two french balcony doors on the right of the hall that leads out onto a balcony located above the front door. Into the bedroom, this generously sized bedroom features carpeted flooring, excellent windows, a full bathroom with tile flooring, and a walk-in closet. This beautiful home has many great qualities, including a three-car garage, much acreage, a back deck with a staircase to backyard.

Shane Clardy , Clardy Real Estate, Seneca SC

13.00 ACRES
3750 SQ FT

Lake City, Florence County, South Carolina

Horse farm

Connie Arturet , RE/MAX Above The Beach

14.92 ACRES
2400 SQ FT
Private Luxury Estate - 71 acres Clover, SC

Clover, York County, South Carolina

This prime piece of real estate includes 71 acres of pristine land, with a beautiful & well maintained brick home of 4393 sq ft. Located in Clover SC, it is a perfect property for horses, w/easy access to I85 & just 45 minutes from downtown Charlotte, shops, theaters & dining are less than 20 minutes away. As you enter this country living style home, you'll see that every detail was taken into consideration, including hardwood floors, 10 ft ceilings, sweeping staircase, large laundry room, 3 car garage, garden tub, walk in closets, 4 bedrooms, 2 master suites (1 down and 1 up), 3-1/2 baths, full basement, sunroom, screened porch, fireplace, and bonus room! This unique estate borders Kings Mountain State Park, affording a future of privacy, breathtaking views of the mountains, and making it the perfect location for an equestrian estate. This property has potential to be subdivided, allowing for you to sell some of the land, or perhaps build another home on the property for family. This home and property is a MUST SEE!

DIANE McCleery Grever , Carolinas Cornerstone Real Estate

71.00 ACRES
4393 SQ FT

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