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Certified Equine Appraisals from NAES

North American Equine Services is the leader in multiple breed equine appraisals.
We can give you the most accurate and professional certified appraisal in the industry.
Our discounts apply to Associations, Barns and Multiple Horses.
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Featured Case of the Month

Proving again that the truth is stranger than fiction...
I’ll be picking out a specific case out of the hundreds I’ve worked on in the past years and give you a brief rendition of the facts and outcome.

Taking advantage of situations that have occurred to others may lead you to say things to yourself like, “Boy I’m glad that didn’t happen to me!” Anyway, for sheer entertainment value, you’ll like them.

After reading the Case of the Month, please feel free to call or e-mail with any questions or comments.


The Case of the Month for June 2016...


In the course of my business of evaluating horses and horse activities, my focus is always on the amateur rider and the activities they pursue.

I often hear stories following very sad situations caused by poorly trained wranglers or stable owners. This story, from North Carolina, has to be one of the saddest, especially since it occurred just last year, (2015), and could have been won with proper plaintiff’s trial work.

Anyway, the tale of woe happened last March of 2015 and involved a supposed “Beginner walking trail ride” with the father and his two daughters, aged 13 and 15 years of age. The ride had gone just 30 minutes or so when, because of a very uneven trail, the father’s horse slipped causing the dad’s hard fall onto his back; fortunately he did not break any bones. The father remounted and though he felt severe pain in his lower back, was unwisely talked into continuing the ride by the wrangler.

As the ride went on, the father’s back area was in severe pain but even the wrangler’s boss encouraged the group to go on; after the second hour into the ride, the father slumped in his saddle, falling to the ground dead. His spleen had ruptured causing him to bleed to death internally.

At trial, the wrangler testified his boss, on the cell phone, actually said to the wrangler that the ride must go on since the stable needed the money.

To shorten the story, the stable actually won the case on their motion for summary judgement since no witnesses came forward to show how stupid the stable was in encouraging the continuing of the ride. The lessons are obvious. Listen to your body and brain.



David D. Johnson – Senior Equine Appraiser
(Designation from the American Society of Equine Appraisers, number 1050)

Certified Equine Appraisals from NAES

What is a "Certified Appraisal?", or CMEA, (Certified Master Equine Appraiser)

As a potential purchaser of horse appraisal services, it’s important that you have a clear idea as to items that go into making an appraisal "CMEA" designated by NAES.

1). The potential appraiser should be able to show that he or she has gone out of the way to learn and use common standard appraisal practices. Even though the term "Certified" is used frequently it needs to apply to the individual themselves, not just the fact that they "passed" a course examination. Since the acquisition of comparative sale prices is so difficult, the client must make sure that the appraiser has a more than significant background in the horse business; (IE, it’s not enough to have merely owned and loved horses).

When any other horse appraiser states they are "Certified," it only means they have taken the courses offered by an institution. The level of requirements which apply to our appraisers is significantly above anyone else’s, and only after rigorous testing will appraisers be able to use the term "Certified Master Equine Appraiser."

The primary goal of the appraiser at the outset is to convince the client that he or she really knows the specific business.
The potential client must feel that the appraiser can realistically provide a totally unbiased evaluation of their animal.

2). Taking the Preliminary and Advanced appraisal courses offered by the ASEA from Twin Falls, ID often gives the appraiser a systematic method in the actual appraisal preparation, which is good; (The ASEA "Certifies" that the individual has taken the courses. See paragraph 2 above in section 1). Please note that David D. Johnson has taken both the beginning and advanced schools offered by the ASEA and is one of the very few Senior Equine Appraisal Specialists in North America.

3). In addition, the good appraiser should have been active in many facets of the horse world; IE, showing, judging, show management, auctioneering, sales, etc. Participation in national associations can also give the "Current" appraiser the broad perspective necessary to give an accurate portrayal of a horse’s worth.

A client must feel that the appraiser can professionally withstand the vigorous questioning of an opposing attorney since all documents are open to hard-nosed legal review.

At NAES we take great pride in awarding the CMEA designation, stamping and thus guaranteeing the accuracy of the dollar amount placed on your horse.

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If you or your farm belongs to any of the following associations, call us and see if you can qualify for a substantial discount on your next horse appraisal.

Some of many associations that are included are:

AHA – (Arabian Horse Association)

American Connemara Pony Society

American Hanoverian Society

American Saddlebred Horse Association

American Trakehner Association

American Warmblood Association

APHA – (American Paint Horse Association)

ApHC – (Appaloosa Horse Club)

AQHA – (American Quarter Horse Association)

Equestrian Programs Operated Under NCAA Collegiate Rules

IHSA – (Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association)

International Andalusian/Lusitano Horse Association

NRHA – (National Reining Horse Association)

Paso Fino Horse Association

PCHA – (Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association)

PHA – (Professional Horsemen’s Association)

The English Warmblood Association

The Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society

US Eventing Association

USDF – (United States Dressage Federation)

USEF – United States Equestrian Federation (formerly the AHSA)

USET – (United States Equestrian Team)

USTA – The United States Trotting Association

Welsh Pony/Cob Association



Please call us and see if your association qualifies.

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The Following is a Recent List of Breeds Appraised:

Akal-teke

American Hackney Horse

American Paint Horses

American Quarter Horses

American Saddlebred show horses

American Standardbred Race Horses

Andalusians

Appaloosas

Arabians

Argentine Thoroughbred

Azteca

Belgian Cleveland Bay

British Riding Pony

Clydesdale

Connemara Ponies

Draft Horses

Dutch Warmbloods

Friesians

Frozen Semen Straws used in AI, (artificial insemination for breeding process)

German Riding Ponies

Gypsy Vanner

Half Arabians

Holsteiners

Lusitano

Mecklenburg

Miniature Horses

Missouri Foxtrotters

Morab

Morgans

Mules

National Show Horses

Oldenbergs

Paso Fino

Pentabian

Peruvian Paso

Pintabian

Pinto

Tennessee Walking Horse

Thoroughbred Paint Horses

Thoroughbred race horses

Thoroughbred/Warmblood crosses

Trekehners

Welsh ponies

Westphalians



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