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

 

 
$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.

Pat Blewett

23.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
7 BATHROOMS
6100 SQ FT
 
$648,000
New Horse Farm on Hitchcock Woods

Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina


Adjacent to Hitchcock Woods, this spectacular new residence is ready for its new owner. Ride on 70 miles of groomed trails out your back gate. The single story home features a bright & open floor plan, tall ceilings, with pine & tile floors. There are 3 individual bedroom suites with large closets & private baths, a chef's kitchen with granite countertops, large living room, 2 decks, covered front porch, & landscaped yard with irrigation. The 3.5-acre property has a newly fenced paddock with irrigation & 3 stall barn with tack room, feed room, & wash stall. More land available. If you've always wanted to own a farm with easy access to Hitchcock Woods, now is your chance! This is a stunning property with 2300 acres of trails at your doorstep and no HOA fees.

Suzy Haslup , Meybohm Real Estate

3.51 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
2072 SQ FT
 
$750,000
Historic Plantation home site

Charleston, Dorchester County, South Carolina


Living within the manicured grounds of a historic Rice plantation in Charlestons famed Ashley River Plantation District offers a lifestyle the few get to experience. As you turn into the avenue of Oaks that mark the entrance to Middleton Plantation, this is where you leave the ordinary behind. Located within a private enclave of 9 homes, developed adjacent to the plantations award winning equestrian center, 24 Middleton Oaks if perfectly designed to offer an easy lifestyle that blends entertaining with outdoor living, and loads of privacy. This is a classic Craftsman Styled home tucked seamlessly into a wooded 1.68 acre lot with sweeping views of the stables, paddocks and trails of the Middleton Equestrian Center. The Equestrian Center is a full service boarding facility offering dressage, jumping and cross country. The Middleton Hunt operates out of the farm and there are hundreds of miles of trails available to ride or carriage. The historic Rice Paddies are one of the prettiest rides anywhere around Charleston.

Terri Seignious , Akers and Ellis

1.67 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3148 SQ FT
 
$464,900
Secluded acreage, a perfect rural homesite within minutes of a quaint downtown

Hartsville, Darlington County, South Carolina


Peaceful, Secluded 11.38 acres located in a rural setting but close to the conveniences of a quaint downtown. Winding driveway, walking/riding trails on the property and wood fencing front entrance. Brick home with 4339 heated square feet, 22.6x24 screened porch, 30x64 detached building with 2 carport bays and 2 bays w/garage doors and additional shop space. This is a dream for any man, full power (50amp) and separate breaker box. Detached building could easily be converted to a horse barn with 4 stalls, hay storage, tack and feed space. With only a 30 minute drive to Camden makes this perfect for the equestrian or someone wanting to have a mini farm.

Luan Post , Brown & Coker Real Estate

11.38 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
4339 SQ FT
 
AUCTION
Equestrian Estate Lot in Gated Community

Johns Island, Charleston County, South Carolina


ON-LINE ONLY Timed Auction: Beautiful Estate-sized Homesite in Gated River Run Equestrian Subdivision on Johns Island SC. I-526 IS coming, so buy NOW on Johns Island! Lot 12 (located on Stable Trot Circle) (Tax Listing shows Thorn Chase Dr.) Johns Island, SC 29455 This property WILL SELL to the highest bidder at or above a minimum bid of $99,000! Country Living at its best in this private but laid back mini-ranch neighborhood across from Gift Plantation on Johns Island. Near Main Road, so access to Charleston and all it has to offer is a breeze. Traffic improvements to the Highway 17/Main Road Intersection and the eventual I-526 completion will make the value of this property sky-rocket. Just a short hop to Kiawah/Seabrook/Bohicket Sea Islands, right next to the Stono River, and over 5 acres to boot. Gated access ensures privacy and security. Horses are allowed (and encouraged) and barn/outbuilding along with a 2800 sf (minimum) home allows for flexibility of style and design. Call it HOME. Public Water is available at the site as well as high-speed DSL Internet service. Plenty of high-ground on this lot for septic permitting. Reasonable Restrictions (see download) and low HOA fees ($625 yr) complete the package that is hard to replicate in the Charleston market. Time: Bidding opens Thursday April 11 and closes at 2:00 PM on Wednesday April 17, 2019 Preview Dates: March 27 and April 9 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. Contact Mike Harper (843-729-4996) in advance for appointment so we can enter the gate together as a group.

michael Harper , Harper Auction and Realty

5.02 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$350,000
Beautiful 25 acre farm; a large Georgian Colonial two story home, and pond!!+

Gaffney, Cherokee County, South Carolina


Partially fenced, open pastures, pond in front, wooded on back with creek. Gently rolling terrain, shared driveway entrance bordered with cedar trees. Home is situated almost 1,000 feet from Corinth Road, private setting, beautifully landscaped and maintained.

J. Reginald Wylie , Reg Wylie Realty, Inc.

25.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3238 SQ FT
 
$359,000
"Southern Charm Horse Farm "

Mullins, Marion County, South Carolina


"Southern Charm Horse Farm " Just 45 minutes from Myrtle Beach this 13.5 acre Horse Farm & Country House built in the early 1900's creates its own private retreat , with original oak and pine floors every step through this 2200+ square foot home will delight you with Crown molding and plantation shutters throughout, huge master suite, with 2 large walk-in closets and a fully stocked galley kitchen leads to a laundry/utility room with a wall of cabinets and room for other appliances. The Master bath has tiled shower & guest bath has tub /shower combo for modern comfort . Just steps from a traditional front porch you enter low country formal living room with dining room and den fulfills all of the Southern Charm this home offers. All window treatments convey. The outside boast large deck leading to 2 car garage with 2 car attached carport which leads to studio apartment. There is a additional tractor barn/workshop leading out to your (approx 5 acres )Fenced ,Lighted Riding Arena with 3 stall horse barn, tack room and wash stall ! Gardening , atv riding , archery are all fun activities that can be enjoyed on this pristine property! Included in the sale is a detached guest house 2 bed/ 1 bath with carport perfect for caretakers, guest, or extra income! Don't miss this opportunity to own a piece of Southern Paradise just a short drive to Atlantic Ocean

Brandon Brookshire , Carolina StrandRealty

13.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3000 SQ FT
 
$995
10 stable barn on 28 acres South of Charlotte, NC for lease.

Rock Hill, York County, South Carolina


10 stable barn on 28 acres 2 miles off I 77 S in Rock Hill SC just 15 miles from Charlotte NC with short or long term lease.

Dean Faulkenberry

28.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$399,000
Near Tryon International Equestrian*6400+ Sq Ft*8 Bed 6 Bath Home*6+ Acres

Woodruff, Spartanburg County, South Carolina


This is the peaceful equestrian friendly home that your family has always wanted! Come see this 8-bedroom 6-bath home on approximately 6.5+ acres with over 6,400+ sq. ft. of generous space to move about. Spend your summer mornings on one of the spacious decks overlooking the hardwood forest with a fresh cup of coffee and your winter evenings snuggled up by the wood-stove with a good book.

Jonathan Rackley , Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg

7.00 ACRES
8 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
6472 SQ FT
 
$439,000
BEAUTIFUL FARMHOUSE ON AN EQUESTRIAN FARM 8.7 Acres

Loris, Horry County, South Carolina


Beautiful Farmhouse on an Equestrian farm located in Horry County SC.on 8.7 acres of ground. The inviting tree lined driveway will take your breath away every time.

Connie Arturet , RE/MAX Above The Beach

8.70 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3100 SQ FT

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