It’s almost Derby Day! This weekend marks the running of the 143rd Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs will be teeming with spectators ready to enjoy the first leg of the Triple Crown. While the lucky ones may be headed to the race course, those of us remaining here in the Lowcountry just have a great reason to pour ourselves a strong mint julep cheer on Lookin at Lee for that first place finish! While we’re in the spirit of all things equine, take a look at this curated list of homes perfect for the horse enthusiast here in Charleston and surrounding areas.
Holly Hill Equestrian Center | Holly Hill, SC
This world-class thoroughbred training and layup facility affords a purchaser the opportunity not only to own a piece of American Thoroughbred racing legend but also to own one of the most successful training facilities for young horses in the country. 113 equine graduates of Holly Hill have found sporting glory in graded stakes, stakes and allowance races on American tracks and have won three Eclipse Awards. This beautiful 153.8 acre farm consists of riders housing, managers housing, an office building, a USDA approved quarantine horse facility, 102 stables, along with Bermuda hay fields, 4.3 miles of four board fencing, 24 paddocks, 6 horse covered automatic walker.
The Plantation at Stono Ferry | Hollywood, SC
This development features equestrian facilities and a polo field and racetrack and is known for its annual Steeplechase that draws crowds from all over the area. Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty proudly represents two homes for sale in Stono Ferry. Both properties enjoy the amenities including tennis courts, pool, pavilion and one of the finest golf courses in the Lowcountry.
5031 Old York Course
4915 Pointe Pleasant Lane
1650 Appaloosa Drive | Sumter, SC
Ten minutes from downtown historic Sumter, in the heart of South Carolina, there is a rare estate fit for a family who has a deep passion for horses and an appreciation for the peacefulness afforded by country living. Find rest and respite as you enter this 48 acre estate through the wrought-iron gates and meander along the Oak tree-lined drive to this gracious and inviting, plantation-style residence. The equestrian focused cities of Camden and Aiken are 45 minutes drive and an hour and fifteen minutes drive respectively.
1650 Appaloosa Drive
Author:Daniel Ravenel Phone: 843-534-6942 Dated: June 7th 2017 Views: 227 About Daniel: Daniel Ravenel Jr. is the son of founder and Broker-in-Charge, Dan Ravenel. Daniel was born and rai...
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About Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
For more than 30 years, Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty has been marketing, representing, and selling luxury homes in Charleston, South Carolina and the surrounding areas. We specialize in luxury homes both on and off the downtown peninsula. From historic pre-Revolutionary mansions, to well located urban pied-a-terres, to stunning beachfront retreats, we specialize in finding the lifestyle that is right for every client. Since 1983, we have been able to oversee nearly one billion dollars in real estate transactions, all without litigation. Additionally, because we are a locally owned company, all of our agents are either native to Charleston or a well-established resident of the Charleston area—and it is for this reason that we are completely in tune with every subtle aspect of the South Carolina Lowcountry.
It’s almost Derby Day! This weekend marks the running of the 143rd K
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