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Bridget R. Brandon
ASEA Certified Senior Equine Appraiser & Expert
1817 Knight St.
Argyle TX 76226
USA
phone: 817-454-4537
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Bridget BrandonValueMyHorse Bridget Brandon of ValueMyHorse Equine Appraisals specializes in educating attorneys in case specific horse terminology, developing valuation appraisals, testifying in court, finding critical evidence, analyzing crucial facts, and creating relevant witness questions. She provides the legal community with a wide range of analysis, education and support for equine-related proceedings throughout the United States. ValueMyHorse services clients from any locality and any state needing expertise in the area of Sporthorses, Performance Horses, pleasure horses and breeding. Bridget has testimony experience and is qualified as an expert.

USPAP certified, ValueMyHorse understands Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compliance issues. They also know what it takes to comply with the IRS Federal Code of Regulations with respect to being “qualified” appraisers developing a “qualified” appraisal in accordance with AQB (Appraisal Qualifications Board). Whether to support business valuation and profit motive claims for dissolution of marriage, charitable donations of horses, estate valuation, partnership disputes, or IRS related issues, ValueMyHorse is available with regard to IRS Hobby Loss Issues, the Relevant Market, Type of Horse, Horse Show Issues, Breeding Issues, Boarding, Care, Custody and Control, Highest and Best Use, and Fungibility.

Selected Case Examples
  • Appraised investment horse for syndication group law suit (plaintiff)
  • Appraised show jumper in lawsuit concerning misrepresentation of age (plaintiff)
  • Consulted on malpractice law suit concerning value of deceased dressage / breeding stallion - loss of income from stud fees and sale of offspring (defendant)
  • Appraised imported Grand Prix prospect in a trailer accident and eventually euthanized due to injuries (defendant)
  • Appraised dressage horse injured in care of veterinarian (defendant)
  • Appraised jumper injured in a trailer accident (defendant)
  • Appraised a deceased western pleasure show horse who was electrified (defendant)
  • Appraised reining horse for bank regarding defaulted loan (plaintiff)
  • Appraised jumper who died of injuries obtained while in her stall (defendant)
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10/29/2012 · Animals
On May 30, 2011, the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners became one step away from having the authority to regulate non-veterinarian equine dentists.

4/5/2012 · Animals
Because the cost of a lawsuit is so steep, make sure your "horse transaction" is memorialized with a lawyer-prepared, well-written contract. The small contract prep charge will be a fraction of litigation expenses and heartbreak. If you cannot locate an equine attorney, an attorney specializing in contracts will work just fine. It always amazes me that written contracts are not demanded of every horse purchase or sale. Even on "small&qout; transactions…demand them in writing or do not do the "deal&qout;!

12/9/2011 · Animals
There are some very important preliminary questions you should always ask when buying a horse. These screening questions should be asked right up front. If at all possible, you should ask these questions initially on the phone prior to seeing the horse.

9/21/2011 · Animals
You've decided to buy a horse and you have now located the horse of your dreams. There are a lot of emotions involved.

8/3/2011 · Animals
Open-ended horse deals are quickly coming to an end. Florida has a statute (Section 535.16 of the Florida Statutes) and the California Legislature recently amended a similar one that now requires written documentation for horse sales.

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J. Cooke (Formerly Known As: J. McEwan)
Manager
P.O. Box 607
Barrington IL 60011
USA
phone: 847-277-7950
J. Cooke

is a Horse Trainer, an accredited Equine Appraiser, a certified riding instructor, a champion horse show rider since 1960, a winning and licensed thoroughbred race horse trainer and exercise rider, and has earned a graduate degree in paralegal studies. Currently she provides equine-related technical advice, consultation, and expert witness work in legal and non-legal related issues, to include risk assessment, risk management and risk reduction.

See CV at website for additional background information. Call for rates and references.
10/18/2001 · Injury
Equine activity sponsors and professionals are not required to eliminate the risks inherent in horse sports, but they must use due care not to increase the risks to participants over and above those that naturally occur in equine

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Interactive Horsemanship Center
Rod W. Bergen, PE
23939 Ventura Blvd.
Calabasas CA 91302
USA
phone: 818-591-7896
fax: 818-222-6911
Rod Bergen has an extensive education and background in Horse Behavior and Horsemanship. Mr. Bergen is nationally certified as an Advanced (Level III) Horseback Riding Instructor by the American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA) in Dressage, Recreational Riding and Mounted Patrol. He has owned and managed horse training, breeding and boarding facilities for over 30 years. He is a Certified Equine Appraiser and member of the American Association of Equine Appraisers.

Mr. Bergen is qualified to testify as an Equine Forensic Consultant in the California Superior Courts. He has served as a Horse Expert in over 40 legal cases (including 5 deaths) involving horses and horse facilities. Mr. Bergen is listed with the L.A. County Bar Association as an Equine Forensic Consultant / Expert Horse Witness.

Specialties:
  • Personal Injury & Property Damage
  • Equine Accident Reconstruction
  • Horse Facility Evaluations
  • Riding Equipment Suitability
  • Horsemanship Safety Standard of Care
  • Equine Problems & Personal Liability Issues During Competitions
  • Trail Riding
  • Parades
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David D. Johnson
President & CEO
35644 N. 11th Avenue
Phoenix AZ 85086
USA
phone: 800-575-1669
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NAES provides the most professional and accurate certified horse appraisals plus equine litigation consulting for all breeds, disciplines, and related activities. Within the realm of litigation consulting, NAES also serves as an expert witness at trial.

At the Court's direction via a properly served subpoena, NAES is specifically called upon to provide a myriad of legal opinions in order to clarify confusing equine activities. These opinions are necessary in enabling the court in forming the correct decision.

According to Mr. Johnson, “When looking for an "equine expert," either consulting or testifying, it is important to find an individual that has a broad background in the specific areas of your interest, (i.e., training, sales, commissions, breed knowledge, trail rides, horse showing, judging, etc). It’s not necessary that the chosen "expert" have a law background, but rather an extensive horse background. Since courts often look at an expert as a "teacher," the expert should impress you with how well they comprehend the set of circumstances.”

Mr. Johnson has been deposed more than 90 times and in most circumstances cases are settled after the deposition. Mr. Johnson is considered one of the premier providers of expert witness testimony in the United States and Canada.

Selected Case Histories - A list of over 600 recent cases in which Mr. Johnson has been asked to provide expert testimony is available on the NAES website.

Consulting Services Provided:
  • Review of testimony and exhibits from witness depositions
  • Review of cases from retaining counsel
  • Preparation of rebuttal questions
  • Candid explanation to counsel on case merits or lack thereof
  • Case files stored indefinitely in climate controlled conditions
  • Provide either verbal or written expert opinions
  • Farm operations and appraisals
  • Review of opposing valuations and appraisals
  • Certified Equine Appraisals (multi-breed and performance disciplines)
Selected Testimonials: “You come highly recommended from several sources. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.” - R. S. Andrus, Humphrey & Peters

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