North Carolina Horse Farms
In The Greater Asheville Area
Our North Carolina horse farms in the greater Asheville area offer equestrian living at its finest. Across the mountains and foothills of western North Carolina you will discover a land of luxury horse property, equestrian communities, and exceptional estate properties. Contact us to initiate a tailored search for horse farms that meet your requirements.
Featured North Carolina Horse Farms for Sale
Equestrian Estate on 32 Acres | NEW! Enjoy spectacular 360-degree mountain views from this magnificent country estate on 32 acres of pristine rolling meadows. The beautifully appointed Plantation Manor home features an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, maple floors, 8-foot custom doors, 2 dry stack stone fireplaces, gourmet kitchen, main level master and 2,000 square feet of wide covered and screened porches. The property includes two wells and vintage tobacco barn. For equestrians, the estate also offers an 8-stall barn with tack room, full bath and hayloft plus a separate run-in shed and fenced pastures. This enchanting country estate is located only 30 minutes from Asheville. View details of this equestrian estate.
Holly Spring Farm | NEW! Holly Spring Farm offers an equestrian community home in the heart of Carolina horse country. The residence features modern convenience with traditional style. Set in a garden paradise of green pastures and mature forest, this large home has both formal and informal living areas. The land is gently rolling with established pasture, mature hardwoods, a small spring fed pond and a stream. The property has direct access to CETA private equestrian trails and 16 acres with privacy and horse farm potential. View details of this equestrian community property.
Dancing Horse Farm | NEW! Discerning equestrians will appreciate this spectacular private estate on 18.9 acres with its exceptional antique brick Tidewater style home and full equestrian amenities. The main residence boasts wide plank heart pine floors, upscale master suite on the main level and numerous luxury appointments. The guest cottage with separate entrance is located in a secluded woodland setting. Unsurpassed equestrian facilities include a stunning barn; covered arena with prime footing and misting system; several board fenced pastures; and direct access to private trails. View details on this elegant equestrian estate.
Washington Gap | NEW! Discover this unique 72-acre private estate surrounded by Nantahala National Forest. Convenient to Cherokee and Sylva, this high mountain cove is a natural "shelf" valley with newly improved gravel roads and 10 acres of pasture. Enjoy great long distance views to the south to west plus numerous springs. The property features underground utilities and a second gated entrance. Professional land planners have subdivided the acreage into seven 10-acre parcels. With sites for barn and ring already in place, Washington Gap offers grand horse farm potential in a pristine mountain setting. View details of this mountain equestrian estate.
Distinguished Equestrian Estate | Experience the pinnacle of sophisticated design, fine craftsmanship and a gracious 31-acre luxury equestrian estate setting with end-of-road privacy. This world class residence features cherry paneling, Travertine tile, heart pine floors, Timber Frame vaulted ceilings, geothermal heat and gourmet kitchen with granite countertops plus Sub-Zero and Dacor appliances. Enjoy 1-acre pond and 3-bay garage with well-appointed guest quarters above. Outdoor venues include stone fireplace and patio, screened porch, IPE decks, private views. Discerning equestrians will appreciate the 6-stall barn, outdoor ring, board fenced pastures and rare direct access to both CETA and NPA private equestrian trail systems. View details of this incomparable estate.
Horizon View | Escape to end-of-road privacy and immaculate park-like grounds on this 25-acre farm near Hendersonville NC. The spacious home features a gourmet kitchen with Aga stove, granite countertops, decorative tile, stainless center island, designer lighting, Bosch and SubZero appliances. Enjoy stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings, open beams, delightful sun room, master suite with private sun porch. Outdoor venues include in-ground pool, magnificent covered outdoor kitchen with stone oven, waterfall feature and hot tub. Equestrians will appreciate board-fenced pasture, 5-stall center aisle barn and proximity to miles of equestrian trails at DuPont State Forest. Ideal for family compound with second entrance and multiple homesites possible. View more details of this private estate.
161-Acre Asheville Farm | This iconic Asheville farm with stunning long range mountain views offers ideal potential for a private equestrian estate near the Cane Creek Valley. The property features 161 acres on Emmas Grove Road, only 10 minutes from downtown Asheville. The rare large acreage tract includes open pasture land, mature hayfields, a 1930s-era brick farmhouse, rolling terrain with small creek, and large area of wooded forest. Perfect for a country estate, equestrian community or horse farm near the desirable South Asheville area. The property offers three access points including direct access from Emmas Grove Road. Some owner financing possible. View more details of this pristine acreage.
Sapphire Ridge Farm | NEW! Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this lake equestrian property is located in the North Highland Farms section of the Lake Adger development, and is less than half a mile from the Lake Adger marina. The all-brick home sited on wooded and open acreage features streams, riding/hiking trails and year round mountain views. Three stall, cedar sided barn, lake access and a marina slip complete this package. View details of this unique property.
Starview Farm | This cute Rutherford County NC farm is an outstanding value. Starview Farm offers a charming tree-shaded cottage with hardwood and tile floors plus covered front and back porches. The exterior is clad with hemlock siding including two hemlock covered porches. The 5-stall barn with hay storage and tack room or could easily be converted to 8 stalls. Equestrians will appreciate the fenced pasture, level to rolling terrain and a creek bordering the property. This adorable farm is convenient to Tryon, Lake Lure and Rutherfordton NC. Great starter farm. View more details of this farm.
Chalk Creek Farm | Live beside your own private waterfall and 2-acre pond on this 19-acre mountain horse farm. This luxury log home is built half way up Chalk Mountain in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. From the back deck you can see and hear the spring fed 50-foot waterfall that feeds the pond in the lower pasture. The updated home is wonderful for a part time retreat or a year round farm. Enjoy cathedral ceilings, stone fireplace, hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless appliances, master on main. Equestrians will appreciate the large pasture plus custom barn with 5 stalls and tack room. View more details of this beautiful property.
Cane Creek Equestrian Estate | REDUCED! Savor the ultimate luxury appointments of this regal 10.9-acre estate, ideal for equestrians or luxury car enthusiasts. Located just outside Asheville, the custom French Country residence features a pebble dash exterior with fieldstone accents and copper gutters. Enjoy geothermal HVAC; gourmet kitchen with Dacor stove and Mouser cabinetry; granite and marble countertops; surround sound; plus main level master suite with tray ceiling and spa tub. The property boasts 3 gated entrances, stunning pond with waterfall and custom bridge, immaculate landscaping, fenced pastures, Morton barn, 2-bedroom apartment and massive vehicle storage space. View details on this alluring estate.
Dragon Hill Farm | A picture perfect property for horse enthusiasts, this stately Southern residence is located in the Stoneybrook equestrian community. The grand 2002 Tryon NC house is move-in ready. Dragon Hill Farm is poised in the heart of horse country with 5 acres of fenced pasture, dressage ring and three-stall run-in shed. Enjoy breakfast on the patio watching your horses, then saddle up and access private FETA trails right off the property. View more details of this beautiful small horse farm.
Red House Farm | REDUCED! Discover this cute mini-farm in Carolina horse country. The charming vintage red house cradled on 10 acres is surrounded by a shady yard with towering hardwood trees. The residence features three bedrooms, one bath, living room, dining room, separate kitchen and mud room. Green Creek runs along the rear boundary line. With 10 acres, fenced pasture, rolling terrain and two run-in sheds, this cute mini-farm in Tryon is ready for you and your horses. Ideal for a hunt box or year round countryside living. View details on this sweet horse property.
Asheville Equestrian Estate | SHORT SALE! REDUCED FROM $4.2 MILLION TO $1.8 MILLION! This idyllic equestrian estate on 6.7 acres provides the convenience of a North Asheville location with the rare opportunity to keep your horses inside the city limits. The stunning main residence has been completely renovated with luxury amenities. The estate also includes a new architecturally designed carriage house with au pair apartment above the garage; 6-stall barn with tack room and trainer’s apartment; board-fenced pastures; and riding ring. Enjoy a pastoral setting with private views across your bold creek and meadows. View more details about this exceptional luxury estate.
Innisfree Farm | REDUCED! The ideal hunt box, Innisfree Farm is a cute turn-key equestrian property on 9.29 acres featuring a 4-stall barn, handsome apartment above the barn, fenced and cross fenced paddocks, and easy management options. The apartment offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a sunny great room, private balcony and handy kitchen with stainless appliances. Located in the pastoral Green Creek area near Tryon NC, this property offers proximity to the area’s numerous equestrian venues. View details on this nicely priced equestrian property.
World Class Equestrian Center | This picturesque 349-acre equestrian estate in Hendersonville was designed by a renowned international rider as a world class European-style equestrian center. The property includes a stunning 16-stall custom barn with stone and wood beam construction, tack room and living quarters. The center also includes a12,800-square-foot indoor arena with large seating area, an outdoor arena, a covered round pen, pond, fenced pastures, private trails and caretaker’s quarters. Rolling pastureland comprises about half of the acreage. For the professional horseman, there is no other property like this on the market. Located between Hendersonville and Brevard NC, it is ideal for a horse farm, training center, private estate, equestrian camp or retreat center. View details on this unsurpassed equestrian center.
Hawk's Nest Farm | REDUCED TO $275,000! Come home to pure delight and tranquility. Cradled in a quiet hollow, Hawk’s Nest Farm features a vintage one-bedroom cabin, stocked pond, streams and rolling meadows. The cottage includes wood siding, tongue and groove pine walls, wrap around porch, bath and kitchen, gas log stove and wood floors. Enjoy mature shade trees and 20.5 acres of total privacy. A small barn and board-fenced paddocks make this a good starter farm or hunt box for equestrians. Take one look at this sweet farm and it will become one of your “places of the heart.” View details on Hawk’s Nest Farm.
Caroland Farms | Experience huge views and gracious countryside living at this custom equestrian community home designed by Hollis/Crocker architects. With 12+ acres, gated entrance, 5 porches, magnificent salt water pool and outdoor stone fireplace, this upscale home is designed for indoor comfort, outdoor entertaining and total privacy. This fine residence offers the ambiance of a premier equestrian community with the convenience of private equestrian trails and easy access to local shopping and dining. On this 12.5-acre property, there’s plenty of room to build your barn and paddocks. View more details of this idyllic estate home.
Some of Our Sold Horse Farms
Thanksgiving Hill | Legendary site of the Tryon Hounds annual opening hunt, this 38-acre property showcases panoramic mountain views from a pristine hilltop venue. For decades, the historic hunt has gathered at this beloved site every Thanksgiving Day to initiate the hunting season and to celebrate the Blessing of the Hounds. Reminiscent of the English countryside, this remarkable property with gently rolling meadows and mature hardwoods has never before been offered for sale on the open market. Thanksgiving Hill, a distinguished landmark in our region’s equestrian heritage, is a true Carolina legacy property. SOLD
Asheville Equestrian Estate | SOLD! Discover this quintessential private estate set on 25 rolling acres in the pastoral Mills River Valley just outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Carefully constructed in a grove of ancient white oaks, the 2003 home radiates the ambiance of a historic Southern estate. This exquisite property also features a 1-acre stocked lake; a bold stream running along the property line; classic red barn with tack room and adjoining paddock; and acres of open fields with mature grass for your horses. For trail riders, the farm is located within easy driving distance of the public equestrian trails at DuPont State Forest. For show enthusiasts, the estate lies approximately 8 miles from the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center and its year round calendar of horse shows and horsemanship clinics. Experience the pure grace of this idyllic countryside setting located only 10 minutes from both Hendersonville and Asheville. View more details of this gracious equestrian estate.
Buchlehn Farm | SOLD! Buchlehn Farm is one of the Carolina region’s most exceptional equestrian estates. The 5-bedroom contemporary home boasts hardwood floors with walnut pegs; 3 fireplaces; and a gourmet kitchen with brand new maple cabinetry and stainless appliances. Equestrian amenities include an iconic New England style barn; oval riding ring; round pen; and fenced pastures. The estate also features a distinguished gated entrance, swimming pool, 2-bedroom guest house and an idyllic setting on 59 rolling acres. View more details on this classic horse farm.
Plum Lucky Farm | This distinctive luxury equestrian property features an exceptional architect-designed Charleston plantation style home poised on 10.5 acres. The fully remodeled 3-bedroom residence offers a wealth of amenities including a great room with 14-foot tray ceilings, 3 fireplaces, handsome library and master suite with His and Her vanities and relaxing spa tub. The exquisite kitchen boasts Sub-Zero and Kenmore Pro appliances plus granite countertops and custom cabinetry. Enjoy magnificent views to Glassy Mountain and the grand Blue Ridge escarpment. Equestrians will appreciate the custom 3-stall center aisle barn, fenced and cross-fenced pastures plus direct access to the GENTS private equestrian trail system. SOLD
Fox Knoll Farm | SOLD! With magical vistas and 172 acres of gently rolling terrain, Fox Knoll Farm is the largest horse farm currently on the market in our region. Set amid a picture postcard backdrop, the estate features a stately main residence with in-ground pool and tennis court plus a two-bedroom guest house and private pond. Equestrians will appreciate the Morton barns, fenced pastures, run-in sheds, round pen and outdoor ring. A portion of the property is in conservation easement. Enjoy direct access to FETA equestrian trails and a pristine setting in the Tryon Hounds Hunt Country. View details on this spectacular equestrian estate.
Classic Equestrian Setting | SOLD! This captivating 20-acre property features a Monitor barn with classic red metal roof, post and rail fenced pastures with established grass, and quintessential mountain views. The barn includes 4 stalls, tack room, feed room, wash rack, half bath, tractor shed, hot/cold running water and huge loft. With its enchanting drive lined with American elms and ideal homesite cradled among mature shade trees, this farm is ready for your custom home. The property is conveniently located in Columbus, North Carolina only 2 miles to I-26 and close to FENCE and FETA equestrian trails. View more details of this farm.
Brookfield Farm in Hendersonville | SOLD Expansive views, rolling pastures, and woodland trails grace this exceptional 21-acre equestrian estate. The main residence, which offers traditional Southern style architecture, includes both formal rooms and open areas to enjoy the views. The 2-bedroom guest cottage offers a secluded woodland setting. Equestrian facilities include 5-stall main barn, 2-stall guest barn, 5 pastures, lighted outdoor arena and riding trails. Enjoy a superb location in Hendersonville near the Champion Hills Golf Community. This sizzling property is brand new on the market.
Private Equestrian Community | This outstanding 21-acre farm tract in one of North Carolina’s most desirable private equestrian communities is the ideal location for your new horse farm. Enjoy all the amenities of a gated community, including the 33-acre lake, hiking trails and the planned community center. Amenities for horsemen include direct access to miles of private riding trails, equestrian neighbors and proximity to the area’s equestrian centers, Foothills Nature Equestrian Center (FENCE) and the Green Creek Equestrian Park. SOLD
Forest Gate Farm | SOLD Forest Gate Farm is an iconic 47-acre equestrian estate featuring a gated entrance and idyllic lake. The property boasts rolling topography with 4 separate homes for caretakers and trainers, two barns, covered arena, fenced and cross-fenced pastures and large storage buildings for farm vehicles. Located near Hendersonville, North Carolina, this exquisite property provides the ideal setting for a private estate, family compound or professional equestrian operation. View more details of this unrivaled equestrian estate.
Luxury Equestrian Estate | Wind your way your way along a private country lane to Grandview Farms, an exclusive enclave of private estates enjoying the equestrian lifestyle. Located near Asheville, this exceptional property offers a wealth of amenities for the discerning buyer. The masterful Timberpeg residence is situated on 10.45 pastoral acres with incredible, panoramic views. The property includes a four-stall Morton barn and access to community bridle paths and walking trails. SOLD
Mountain Side Farm | An idyllic 47-acre private equestrian estate located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Mountain Side Farm is a turnkey equestrian show facility. The farm features a state-of-the-art show barn, separate Morton barn, outdoor ring, several pastures with 3-board fencing, gated entry and panoramic mountain views. The European-style main residence features a luxurious 3,000-square-foot professionally decorated living area with an open floor plan, fireplace, hardwood flooring and numerous updated amenities. The property includes a gunite pool and charming pool house with a sunken 6-person hot tub. SOLD
Greycliffe Farm | Greycliffe Farm boasts luxurious privacy amid 23 acres of gently rolling acreage. The one-of-a-kind residence masterfully combines the historic with the contemporary. The home features a wealth of amenities: heart pine floors, cathedral ceilings, four fireplaces, spacious master suite, four rocking chair porches, dual zone heating and a sound system throughout. For equestrians, Greycliffe Farm offers well established pastures with three-board fencing, barn and access to a private equestrian trail system. The property also includes established gardens, separate guest quarters, koi pond and a cute potting shed. SOLD
Chestnut Hill Farm | This cute 15-acre hilltop farm offers the perfect countryside setting with creek frontage and rolling pastureland. Featuring two kitchens, the charming residence could provide two separate living quarters. Farm highlights include fenced pasture, run-in shed, garage with workshop and fenced livestock pens plus fruit and nut trees. Ideal for use as a hunt box, Chestnut Hill Farm is located in the Green Creek community with easy proximity to the region’s equestrian amenities. This is a sweet farm offered at a great price. SOLD
Bank Owned Horse Farm | SOLD! This upscale foreclosed horse property features a custom European-style residence on 7.65 acres with mountain views and a pastoral cul-de-sac setting close to Tryon and I-26. Recently foreclosed, the property is being sold as-is. The home features red oak flooring, Jeld-Wen windows, two fireplaces and gourmet kitchen with granite countertops. The masterfully-crafted 4-stall center aisle barn includes wash rack, cupola and tack room. Enjoy a quiet equestrian community and desirable access to the private FETA equestrian trail system. View more details on this rare opportunity.
Foothills Horse Farm | Delight yourself at this picturesque horse property in the Carolina foothills near Landrum, South Carolina. The charming mini-farm boasts 6.6 acres, a 4-stall barn constructed in 2003, exercise ring, workshop and rolling pastures fenced and cross-fenced with post and rail. You’ll be entranced with the classic farmhouse with its original heart pine floors. The property also features an artist’s studio, mature shade trees, idyllic privacy and magnificent year round mountain views. SOLD
Picture Perfect Horse Farm | From the charming Cape Cod home to the 10 acres of white fenced pastures, this property is the picture perfect horse farm. The open floor plan offers main level living with split bedroom plan. Special features include wood burning fireplace, tray ceiling, crown moldings, and covered porches front and rear. The property includes a small pond, riding ring and 4-stall barn with tack/feed rooms and hayloft. This farm is surrounded by equestrian neighbors and located just 10 minutes from FENCE and FETA equestrian trail system. It lies only 15 minutes from the planned Green Creek Equestrian Park, the region’s new national caliber equestrian venue. This is a great price for a charming property. SOLD
Time Out Farm | Time Out Farm, a small horse farm in the foothills, is a country dream come true. Situated on a quiet road in the South Carolina Upstate, the 4.3-acre property is surrounded by serene peach orchards, stunning mountain views and equestrian neighbors. The impeccably maintained home offers an abundance of charm and character with attractive updates and handsome appointments. Equestrian facilities include an updated 3-stall barn with tack room and wash rack plus two fenced pastures and neighborhood trails. Enjoy proximity to FENCE as well as the Gowensville and FETA trail systems. Additional acreage is available. SOLD
100-Acre Horse Farm | At 100 acres, Mollywood is the largest horse farm currently available in our region. A quintessential countryside equestrian estate, Mollywood features a ranch-style main residence; a charming guest house; and an idyllic setting with mountain views, rolling meadows, sparkling stream and rich woodlands. The estate also boasts a spacious barn, pastures with 3-board fencing and a prime location on the CETA equestrian trail system. Enjoy close proximity to dining and shopping in Tryon, Columbus and Tryon plus easy access to I-26. SOLD
Country Estate | Discover this enchanting country estate with spectacular 360 degree multi-range mountain views. The beautifully appointed Plantation Manor home is perched on 32 acres of pristine rolling pastures. Amenities include an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, maple floors, 8-foot custom doors, stack stone fireplaces, gourmet kitchen and main level master suite. For horsemen, the estate also offers an 8-stall barn with tack room, full bath and hayloft. There’s a separate loafing shed and round pen with bluestone footing plus fenced and cross-fenced pastures. This enchanting equestrian property is located only 30 minutes from Asheville. View more details on this magnificent country estate. SOLD
Fox Crossing Farm | Poised on 45 acres in the Carolina foothills, Fox Crossing Farm is one of the area’s notable equestrian training facilities. The striking main residence was cleverly assembled from two historic homes, the historic Campbell House built circa 1832 and the original Moon House built circa 1854. The property features 45.9 acres with in-ground pool, 3-bedroom guest house, 2 center aisle barns, covered arena, outdoor ring and board-fenced pastures. Enjoy access to the GENTS equestrian trail system. SOLD
Our North Carolina Horse Farms Services
As equestrians and experienced horse farm real estate agents, we help both horse industry veterans and weekend riders find their ideal equestrian property in western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina.
We have first-hand experience with our region's horse farms and the local equestrian community. Our brokers understand differing property requirements for dressage farms, reining and cutting horse operations, lay-up facilities, and hunter/jumper training centers. We are pleased to showcase fine equestrian estates ranging from mini-farms to properties with state-of-the-art equestrian training facilities.
Because of our strong background in business and commercial real estate, we also bring vital insight to those seeking 1031 exchange real estate and the use of horse farms as agricultural businesses. Also, talk with us about land conservancy and the use of conservation easements for tax credits.
Finding North Carolina Horse Farms For Sale
A number of western North Carolina horse farms for sale can be found in the Tryon MLS or the Farms and Land section of the Asheville MLS. Ask us for more information on specific listings that interest you.
Some of our horse farms are not listed in any public MLS. Through our established network, we keep our finger on the pulse of equestrian properties in more than a dozen counties around the Asheville, Hendersonville, Brevard and Tryon, North Carolina area as well as the horse farm country of upstate South Carolina. Contact us to discuss equestrian estates currently on the market.
Our Horse Farms
Our western North Carolina horse farms are home to sport horses, classical dressage horses, hunters, reining horses, and back-yard pets. Sheelah Clarkson Asheville Real Estate Agency has assisted horse enthusiasts, breeders, and equestrians from around the nation. Our buyers have been delighted to find charming and fully appointed horse farms in this spectacular mountain region that offers cool summers, mild winters, and breathtaking vistas.
Many of our horse farms include Morton barns, covered and indoor arenas, dressage rings, paddocks and turn-outs, three-board fencing, and premier training facilities. Some horse farms are located on well-established trail systems available only to members. Some are situated within a short distance of public equestrian trails that wind through the cool mountains of western North Carolina's state and national forests. A number of equestrian properties boast luxury homes and guest cottages. Others feature acres of pristine land where you can build your own equestrian center in heart of North Carolina horse country. Our private equestrian communities are popular with those desiring equestrian homes or mini-farms in private developments.
An Equestrian Tradition
In our highlands near Asheville and Hendersonville, you will discover a full range of equestrian activities from world-class dressage and Pony Club events to riding clinics and quarter horse exhibitions. The Biltmore Estate in Asheville hosts nationally-recognized equestrian events including AERC-sanctioned endurance rides. Nearby, the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center offers indoor show facilities and a year-round schedule of horse shows and horsemanship clinics. For trail riders, miles of public equestrian trail systems wind through thousands of acres in Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Forest.
Along the foothills near Tryon and Landrum lies some of the finest fox hunting land in the nation. Here, the Blockhouse Steeplechase has run every year since 1947. The Tryon Equine Hospital is a state of the art practice offering superb equine veterinary care and complete surgical facilities comparable to state university equine veterinary hospitals. Two hunt clubs, a carriage club, dressage, eventing, and an active horse show circuit contribute to the equestrian legacy that has thrived in this pastoral area since the 1920s.
Contact us to discover the location that best suits your equestrian lifestyle. We'll discuss your property needs and send you a tailored set of listings featuring horse farms and equestrian estates currently on the market.