Horse Communities

Aiken, SC is a city that boasts a prestigious legacy of horse culture – remnants of its rich equestrian history intertwined with its thriving equestrian economy are evident everywhere you look. Since its early days as a winter retreat for affluent northerners, horses have played a significant role in the city’s history, and have remained just as important even today.

Aiken has an identity as a horse-friendly community for very good reason – the climate is superb, footing is excellent, and there are near-endless opportunities to participate in spectacular equestrian events whether as a competitor or spectator.

Equestrian culture is, without a doubt, woven into the very fabric of Aiken’s culture, which is why the city is home to a diverse selection of farms, stables, and equestrian subdivisions guaranteed to provide an unparalleled equine lifestyle. 


aiken south carolina horse communities

Equestrian Communities

Horses woven into the culture of Aiken.

Farms for Sale in South Carolina

Those looking forward to fulfilling their dream of living in a scenic equestrian community will be able to discover a wealth of superb options, including small horse farms, private equestrian communities, professional training facilities, and luxury equestrian estates. Most of the farm land for sale in SCcomes with high quality features and amenities, such as:

  • Gated entrances

  • Board-fenced pastures and gentle terrain

  • Courtyard barns with multiple stalls, tack rooms, feed rooms, and wash stalls

  • Spacious paddocks

  • Large lighted flat grass riding arenas

  • Easy access to picturesque riding trails, community arenas, and equestrian facilities

  • No-climb fencing

  • Fenced jump fields with top-notch sand and grass footing

  • Outbuildings for use as storage, workshops, or livestock

3 Runs Plantation

Three Runs Plantation is a luxurious equestrian residential community located in the heart of Aiken, SC. The scenic 2,400-acre master planned community boasts a selection of elegant custom-built homes and barns with access to outstanding equestrian and lifestyle amenities, all within a lush, picture-perfect setting.

The amenities within 3 Runs Plantation are some of the finest in the area. Residents of the community get convenient access to:

  • A 30-mile network of groomed and marked trails

  • Expansive clubhouse complex equipped with competition-level jump arena, mirrored dressage arena, and an adjacent grassed area used for schooling

  • Complex with x-country schooling course

  • Large clubhouse with covered outdoor pavilion area

  • Resort-style pool with cabana

State-of-the-art activity center with top quality fitness facility and space for community and private events

Three Runs Plantation’s trail system, in particular, is one of the best in the region. The 30-mile network of well-maintained trails traverses through a 2,400-acre landscape featuring wooded areas, savannahs, gently sloping hills, protected wetlands, and the serene flowing waters of Three Runs Creek and Cedar Creek.

The trail system is expertly marked and mapped, allowing for easy navigation, and can be enjoyed on foot or on horseback. Several covered picnic areas located along creekside trails serve as a perfect resting area, so hikers or riders can enjoy a relaxing break while surrounded by breathtaking scenery.