The Perfect Partnership — Horses and Aiken, SC
Aiken is known as a very horse friendly town…and for good reason. Since its early days as a Winter Colony retreat for wealthy Northerners, horses have played a big role in Aiken’s history and continue to be just as important today. The footing is perfect, the climate ideal, the opportunities to participate as a competitor or spectator endless. Horses and horse sports are simply part of the very fabric of Aiken.
The age-old tradition of foxhunting lives on in Aiken. From opening meet in November through March, opportunities for foxhunting in and around Aiken are plentiful. For a complete calendar, contact information and the rest of the scoop, click here.
Consider this gorgeous huntbox sitting on 19 acres, with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 5 stall barn for $399,000.
Seller represented by Tracey Turner and Meybohm Realtors
Polo has been played in Aiken since 1882, just 6 years after the sport was introduced to the United States. Practice fields, 10 goal players, clubs, Sunday games, tailgating, youth programs…Aiken has it all. In spring, polo is played in Aiken from April to mid June and the fall season is from September to mid November. Click here to see the schedule for Spring 2017 at the Aiken Polo Club.
Consider this incredible 375 acre estate with three polo fields, a 6000 sf home, two guest cottages and stables for horses for $5,424,000.
Seller represented by Keith Lucas and King and Society Real Estate
⇒ Three Day Eventing
Aiken is home to many world class three day event riders both seasonally and full time. It is also a mecca for horse trials and schooling opportunities at every level. Stay on top of the action this season by checking out The Aiken Horse’s Eventing Preview and if that’s not enough, read up on Aiken on Eventing Nation. Remember…red on right, white on left, insanity in the middle!
Consider this beautiful 40+ acre facility with owner’s apartment, groom’s quarters, 20 stall barn, dressage or jump field, nine paddocks and hayfield in Aiken’s horse country for $1,500,000.
Seller represented by Betsy Lamb and Aiken Town and Country Realty
⇒Hunters and Jumpers
It’s an exciting time in Aiken for hunter and jumper riders. Horse show facilities are enlarging and improving, more top quality trainers are coming to town to teach clinics, as well as longer term training as they make Aiken their full time home. Take a look at the calendar on The Aiken Horse for more information on upcoming shows and clinics.
Consider the potential of this 20 stall stable with lounge, 8 paddocks and sand arena adjacent to 61 acres of conservation land for $399,000.
Seller represented by Randy Wolcott of Carolina Real Estate Company
⇒Riding for Pleasure
If riding competitively isn’t for you, Aiken still has many outstanding options. The Hitchcock Woods is the most incredible 2100 acre preserved urban forest with over 65 miles of sandy trails, jumps and flora and fauna galore. And it’s right in the heart of Aiken’s downtown! Open to all for walking, riding and carriage driving, the Hitchcock Woods is one of the most unique features of Aiken.
Are you a pleasure rider looking for horse property in Aiken?
Consider this super cool mid-century modern home on 31+ acres with saltwater pool and horse facilities in Ridge Spring, SC for $499,000.
Seller represented by Suzanne K. Haslup and Meybohm Realtors
We can help you find the perfect horse property in Aiken
Large or small farm – $200,000 or $1,000,000 – The Best Life Team is here to help. Search our site for equestrian properties or contact us today. We’d love to find your perfect horse property in Aiken!