Equestrian Estates Near Charleston, SC

horse property for sale in charleston sc

Equestrian properties in Charleston, SC can be very difficult to find. As one of the largest cities in South Carolina, Charleston is known more for its urban shopping areas and beach condos than its rural estates. However, if you have 6 months or so to keep an eye on the market and are willing to pay a fair price for the acreage, you can certainly find that perfect equestrian estate in Charleston.

If you’re looking to buy a horse farm, the best areas to consider will be Johns Island, Rural West Ashley, and Wadmalaw. You might find an occasional property in rural Summerville or Goose Creek, but these are generally few and far between. If you want to live as close to Charleston as possible, then Johns Island is certainly your best bet. Although it’s only 10 to 20 minutes from Downtown Charleston, this very large island is known for its horse pastures and agricultural farms in addition to the neighborhoods sprinkled throughout.

Charleston Communities with Equestrian Amenities

equestrian real estate in charleston

Buyers looking for more affordable options with less upkeep often choose to live in one of Charleston’s three neighborhoods with equestrian amenities. For example, in the town of Hollywood (part of Rural West Ashley), the communities Stono Ferry and Poplar Grove feature equestrian facilities.

Poplar Grove’s facilities are some of the nicest you’ll find in the Low Country, and they offer over 50 miles of trails; a 300 by 400 foot arena; 8 paddocks; large pastures; 22 stalls for boarding horses; a stable with restrooms, showers, and dressing rooms for owners; and a washing station and laundry room for your horse. (You’ll see the Poplar Grove stable pictured to the left and above.)

The Stono Ferry equestrian center offers 22 stables in addition to instruction courses and summer camps. It also hosts competitions such as the Charleston Cup steeplechase race.

riding horses on seabrook

Seabrook Island also offers an equestrian center for residents and non-residents to enjoy. You’ll find 42 stalls, well maintained pastures, and 3 miles of trails. In fact, this is one of only a few beaches on the East Coast that allows horses on its beachfront (pictured), creating a very unique riding experience. Seabrook also offers riding lessons and guided trail rides.

Of the Charleston equestrian communities, Seabrook is the largest. This barrier island offers a resort style beach setting with full amenities including two championship golf courses, professional tennis facilities, a full service marina with shops and a restaurant, regular summer camps for the kids, nature tours, and inshore and offshore fishing.

Mullet Hall Equestrian Center

equestrian center on johns island sc

Because full equestrian estates and communities tend to be expensive, it’s important to consider other (more affordable) options as well if you don’t find what you’re looking for. For example, you can buy a nice home in a Johns Island neighborhood in the $180K plus range and board your horse at a nearby stable. Johns Island is also home to the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, which is a great public facility owned by the Charleston County Park system and offers trail riding, horse shows, and competitions (no boarding, but a really fantastic equine center to live near).

Ready to consider your options? Whether you’re looking for a quaint horse farm, a full equestrian estate, or a home within a horse-friendly community, we’re happy to send you the options currently available on the Charleston MLS and work with you to find that perfect property! Contact us to get started!

Charleston Homes for Sale with Equestrian Access

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118 Properties Found.
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2216 Rolling Dune Road

$2,999,000
MLS® #17003820

None
Seabrook Island, SC
3 BR, 3 BA, 4373 SQ FT, 0.7 ACRES
Built in 2001
House

Wonderful family beach house with 180-degree oceanfront views. Located on private, gated Seabrook Island betwee…

3035 Marsh Haven

$2,900,000
MLS® #17028852

Seabrook Island
Seabrook Island, SC
4 BR, 5 BA, 4424 SQ FT, 0.41 ACRES
Built in 2005
House

Truly one of the finest homes on the island, this luxurious home is custom designed to capture breathtaking mars…

1405 Nancy Island Drive

$2,795,000
MLS® #17003562

Jenkins Point Plantation
Seabrook Island, SC
4 BR, 5 BA, 4526 SQ FT, 0.62 ACRES
Built in 2003
House

Panoramic water views and the most stylish of custom built homes await you at 1405 Nancy Island Drive.With 210 f…

3655 Cobia Court

$2,475,000
MLS® #17010069

Seabrook Island
Seabrook Island, SC
4 BR, 5 BA, 4078 SQ FT, 0.56 ACRES
Built in 2012
House

Enjoy beautiful ocean views and easy beach access from this luxurious custom home! Designed by Christopher Rose…

2402 High Hammock Road

$2,300,000
MLS® #16016898

Seabrook Island
Seabrook Island, SC
4 BR, 5 BA, 3876 SQ FT, 0.5 ACRES
Built in 2013
House

Spectacular, magnificent, superior workmanship- a few of the words that you will say to describe this home. Chri…

Photo of Listing #17013821

2633 Jenkins Point Road

$2,295,000
MLS® #17013821

Seabrook Island
Seabrook Island, SC
3 BR, 4 BA, 4591 SQ FT, 0.83 ACRES
Built in 2008
House

You won't find better quality on Seabrook Island. This spectacular home was built by the reputable Surfside Cons…

3713 Bonita Court

$1,999,000
MLS® #17010201

Seabrook Island
Seabrook Island, SC
5 BR, 5 BA, 5742 SQ FT, 0.32 ACRES
Built in 1982
House

What an excellent, well built beachside home with great ocean views. Boasting almost 6000 Sq. Ft., 5 bedrooms an…

4709 River Road

$1,895,000
MLS® #17028569

None
Johns Island, SC
5 BR, 5 BA, 4546 SQ FT, 57.98 ACRES
Built in 1981
House

Discover this unique 57.98 acre horse farm with 5 bedroom home on picturesque Johns Island. An equestrian's para…

3609 Beachcomber Run

$1,759,000
MLS® #17019908

Seabrook Island
Seabrook Island, SC
4 BR, 6 BA, 4128 SQ FT, 0.36 ACRES
Built in 1980
House

Amazing ocean views are just one of the many highlights afforded by this distinctive four bedroom, three and one…

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