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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

 

 
$1,800,000
Horse Property for sale.
Equestrian Estate in the LowCountry

Ridgeland, Jasper County, South Carolina


Rarely does an opportunity present itself to acquire the most enviable and exclusive property. Dreaming of a ranch with a gorgeous custom home in the lowcountry? You will be delighted with the gourmet kitchen, the stunning wood burning fireplace and the soaring cathedrale ceilings in the living room. Horses will enjoy the new barn and graze on about 3.5 acres fenced pasture. The carriage house includes a fully appointed one bedroom appartment, four car garage, a shop equipped with brand new cabinets. Nature lovers will appreciate the space and privacy. The three bedroom house is equipt with a generator, central vacuum, and three car garage.

Virginie Blackwell , Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty

80.88 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
4150 SQ FT
 
$949,900
Horse Property for sale.
Beautiful homestead with gorgeous home, pastures, pond and stables

Williamston, Anderson County, South Carolina


If you've dreamed of owning a pristine farm, now is your chance! Schedule your tour today, because these pictures just can't capture its beauty and charm. Absolutely stunning homestead in Williamston, conveniently located between Greenville and Anderson.  This gorgeous home boasts over 3200 heated square feet and approximately 4400 square feet of space under a roof! There are 3 bedrooms and 4 full baths with an optional 4th bedroom in the loft! Owner's suite, living space, laundry, screened porch and deck on the main floor!  Downstairs, you'll find 2 more bedrooms, full bath, living room, wet bar, garage, workshop and wine cellar!  The owner's suite offers a separate office area, 2 walk in closets, dual vanities and make up vanity, walk in shower and jetted garden tub.  There are beautiful views from virtually every area inside this home.  Outside, the grounds are well maintained and ready for you to step right in.  In addition to the horse pastures, there is a 3 acre stocked pond.  The barn includes a chicken coop and outdoor entertainment area with a bar and firepit.  Much of the wood for the outdoor buildings is taken right off the property and there is more to work with.  The barn has water and electricity and there is camper parking with 220 electricity. Also, an additional storage shed for your equipment and a brand new training circle for the horses.  There is a sprinkler system in place for the lawn and a 300 gallon propane tank for the gas logs.  Fridge, washer/dryer and hot tub convey! Schedule your showing today and immerse yourself in all the peaceful beauty this home has to offer!  If square footage is important, please have buyer measure. All information is deemed reliable.

Candace Rose , Palmetto Park Realty

16.64 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3257 SQ FT
 
$750,000
Horse Property for sale.
Story Book Farm 35 minutes south of Tryon International Equestrian Center

Pauline, Spartanburg County, South Carolina


Beautiful resort like horse farm fenced and cross fenced, water to all paddocks and pastures, 7 acres of woods, 10 mules to Croft State Park, longest maintained horse trails in SC. Home remodeled with many custom and upgraded features. Finished basement allows for a flex space and utility side holds all that holiday decor. Master suite is a must see with dressing room, w/d, built ins, custom marble shower, free standing tub and marble vanity. Secondary bedrooms with walk in closets share a remodeled jack and Jill bath with custom vanity, cast iron tub, subway tile. The home has all new upgraded commercial vinyl plank flooring, new paint, new appliances including Italian dual fuel range, fisher paykel dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator and hot water heater also new. Nothing to do here but move in and start loving the resort life

Donna Monagle

20.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2044 SQ FT
 
$995,000
Horse Property for sale.
Pristine Country Estate

Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina


Whether you're growing your family or growing your hobbies in retirement, this home is a perfect fit. This custom built 6,000 square foot home is nestled on 37 acres of sprawling green grass, mature trees, a variety of wildlife, and comes with all the large equipment you could think of needed to maintain it! While the land alone is breathtaking you won't find anything on the market comparable to the pristine home that sits at the center of it all. Hidden handicap accessibility to second floor with elevator, that holds 4 bedrooms, another living room and bonus/media room all on the second floor. Come step foot into your very own Southern Living feature. There's a barn on the property that can be converted to a horse barn. Plenty of outdoor space for horses!

Candice Carraway , Bowen & Associates Realty

37.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
5955 SQ FT
 
$310,000
Horse Property for sale.
Southern Comfort - Best Farm Value in the Aiken Area!

North Augusta, Edgefield County, South Carolina


This adorable farmette is located in Shaw Estates of Mount Vintage Plantation with easy access to North Augusta, Aiken or Augusta for shopping, dining and entertainment. An easy commute to all of Aiken and many of Georgia's competition venues for several disciplines as well as several foxhunting fixtures in both Aiken and Georgia. Efficiently designed center aisle barn with charming apartment above sits on 7.88 mostly level, partially wooded acres of peace and privacy bordered by a stream at the rear of the property. The 5 stall barn features 4 matted stalls, 1 additional stall, feed storage, H & C wash rack and a tack room, with lush grass pasture dotted with old growth trees and surrounded by board black fencing, suits for many disciplines. The charming 1bed, 1bath apartment above originally designed for weekend use can be expanded and is perfectly suited to tranquil living in harmony with your pups and ponies. HOA fee includes many Mt. Vintage Plantation amenities.

Barb Gould Uskup , Carolina Real Estate Company

7.88 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
576 SQ FT
 
$47,900
Horse Property for sale.
5.19 Acres Vacant Land at Steeplechase An Equestrian Community

Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina


Welcome to Steeplechase, an established deed-restricted equestrian neighborhood. This private lot is at the top of a small hill with a mixture of mature hardwoods where birds are singing. Picturesque setting where you may ride or hike the community trails. This little bit of heaven is the perfect place to enjoy a country setting while being close to Aiken or commuter range to Augusta and Savannah River Site. Nearby equestrian venues including Hitchcock Woods and State Parks seem limitless to enjoy the outdoors. Get started on those building plans and make your dreams come true at Steeplechase!

Rebecca Gutierrez , Keller Williams Realty Aiken Partners

5.19 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,350,000
Horse Property for sale.
Spectacular 133 Acre Horse Farm with Gorgeous Views and 35 Stalls!

Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina


Spectacular 133 acres with gorgeous live oaks surrounded by meadows & paddocks with gorgeous views everywhere! Awesome grass that if you have horses can feed off of several months out of the year! Property surrounded by creeks makes this exclusive property a must see! This fabulous land is great for horse farm or possible to subdivide for perhaps 5 or 15 acre plats for an amazing subdivision! Home does have a 3 bedroom 3.5 bath home, 2 mobile homes perfect for workers if keep as a farm! Come enjoy the peace and quiet! Plus the wildlife! Stables, sheds, pens, fencing, wells & more! Also available - much additional equipment and material for farm operation and equestrian training (tractors, mowers, implements, panels, stalls). Great location with easy access to downtown Aiken, Augusta & more!

Shannon Rollings , Shannon Rollings Real Estate

133.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2131 SQ FT
 
$48,900
Horse Property for sale.
11 Acres Vacant Land in Horse Country

Windsor, Aiken County, South Carolina


Create your country homestead or horse farm in the growing Windsor community. Level lot with beautiful pine forest and approximately 1.8 acres cleared that could be a great location for a home, barn or shop. Enjoy sandy roads for riding or driving horses. Many equestrian activities and competitions are just minutes away. 5 miles to Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve or 18 miles to the famous 2,100 acre Hitchcock Woods with hiking and horse trails. This corner lot has current driveway on N Windsor. On Pearl Ln side, it is only 1/4 mile to paved road. Qualifies for reduced agricultural property tax rate. Restrictions do not allow mobile homes. Seller may consider short-term owner financing. It is time to make your move!

Rebecca Gutierrez , Keller Williams Realty Aiken Partners

11.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$325,000
Horse Property for sale.
42 Acre Horse Property for Sale with Mature Pastures, Trails and Gorgeous Views

Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina


Build your dream home on this private 42+ acre gorgeous farm already set up for a homesight with power, well and septic in place. Rural feel but only 10 minutes to downtown Newberry and Lynch's Woods for riding. You can work your horses in the 50’ round pen and then turn them out to graze in one of 6 pastures that are separated with redbrand no-climb horse fencing and electric hot wire and also feature large trees for natural shade. There is roughly 21 acres of established pasture. Each pasture has stalls and or run-ins for cover for your horses or other livestock. Water system installed in 5 of the 6 pastures. There is a hay barn with wood flooring that holds up to 200 squares and a covered feeding area for 3 horses with separate grooming area with electricity. In addition there is a feed room with washer dryer and a tack room with large storage area. Besides the pastures there is close to 14 acres of woods with hardwood and pines that will be ready to be thinned in 2 years and another 7 acres with horse trails. Natural gas is available and fiber optic internet is already on the property. Septic permit is for 3 bed 2 bath home.

Mike Steed , Century 21 Vanguard

42.70 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$2,250,000
Horse Property for sale.
Mountain View Meadow Equestrian Ranch - Upstate South Carolina

Walhalla, Oconee County, South Carolina


Welcome to Mountain View Meadow Equestrian Ranch. This custom-built rustic craftsman style home sits on approximately 68 acres and hosts stunning pasture and mountain views. There is a gated entrance to the property and a long tree-lined driveway up to the home. As you enter the home, you will notice the reclaimed mill wood floors throughout the main living area. This is one of the most spectacular features of the home. You will also see the large three season porch complete with stone gas log fireplace, and natural tree bark on the walls. If you look directly up, you will see the custom real natural-shed deer antler chandelier. To the left of the foyer, you will enter the great room, dining and kitchen area with ample woodwork for your eyes to enjoy. The mountain and pasture views from the great room are vast. Step out onto the second porch with remote-controlled Phantom screens to enjoy them even more! The kitchen features KitchenAid appliances with gas range, custom knotty Alder wood cabinets, granite countertops, and a slate tile backsplash. The walk-in pantry is certain to impress! The laundry room is located off the kitchen and it leads to the breezeway to the oversized garage. There is plenty of cabinetry and countertop space as well as a sink and red brick floors. The master suite features two walk-in closets, built-in bookshelves and heated tiled floors in the gorgeous bathroom. Rounding out the first floor is a guest room, a beautiful office, half bathroom and elevator. The lower level contains a rec space that is being used as a movie theater room, a kitchenette, a half bathroom, and a guest en-suite. There are three huge storage rooms as well that can be used for various things such as a workout room. This magnificent property features a 5,184 square foot Morton-built multipurpose metal building comprised of a six-stall horse barn with wash stall and tack/feed room, a nearly 2,000 sq foot equipment and storage facility that includes a full bathroom and laundry. This connects to over a 1,000 square foot insulated workshop with HVAC and multiple 110/220V outlets. There is also another 2,500 sq foot equipment/storage shed with six bays open on two sides. All outbuildings are fully wired and plumbed with concrete floors and aprons, metal roofs and gutters with underground plumbed downspouts. There is a beautiful creek outlining the property on the right side leading towards the back of the property. A perfect place for a picnic under the trees. Make sure to watch the drone video to take in all the glory this property has to offer. This home is located close to town but you would never know it due to it's seclusion and privacy. Could this beauty be your future dream property?

Gary & Patti Cason , Keller Williams Seneca SC

68.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
6444 SQ FT

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