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North American Equine Services provides the most professional and accurate horse appraisals plus equine litigation consulting for all breeds, disciplines, and related equine activities.

Every client is insured that all cases are handled with the highest level of confidentiality, experience, knowledge and ethics. Discounts available to nationally recognized associations, barns and multiple horses.
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Dear David,
Many thanks for allowing
me to solicit your opinion and advice about starting
an equine mediation practice. I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to give me your perspective. 
Congratulations on your years in business. 
I can tell you have
been very successful.

All the best.
- MS

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Blog - 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. And, I may cover pertinent equine related topics.

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 Blog, please feel free to call or e-mail with any questions or comments. Although I will not be taking comments on this blog, your feedback is welcomed. Archived Blogs available at this link.

NAES BLOG - March 2018...

A polo match was being held at a very prominent club in Florida. At the same time, an antique car show was being held on an adjacent field. The very successful polo club had several regulation fields, and with the size of approximately 200 yards by 160 yards, there was more than enough room to hold both the polo match plus the car show.

Unfortunately, the two activities were dividedby a yellow crime scene tape stretched between several wooden saw horses. The problem of course, was that the two activities were vastly different in that the polo match involved horses going at high speed and the car show was a static display of automobiles.

During the polo match a player’s horse broke loose and crashed into a gentleman looking at the portholes of a classic Buick; he was severely injured.

The case wound up going to trial with the result that the defendants’ expert testified that the crime scene tape was adequate separation between the two activities. Unfortunately, the same expert had testified that in a similar case in Michigan she had testified that it was quite necessary to have a very strong and secure division between such disparate activities. The defense expert was shown to only testify for the obvious benefit of the polo club and therefore lost the case.

The lesson is to always be sure your expert has not testified opposite to your case previously.

Archived Blogs - at this link

Qualified Equine Appraisals
NAES is the leader in multiple breed equine appraisals. We can give you the most accurate and professional qualified appraisal in the industry. more...

NAES' David D. Johnson
David D. Johnson operates North American Equine Services, LLC as its President and CEO. The company, based in Phoenix, Arizona specializes in litigation consulting, related activities and horse appraisals for the legal and insurance communities and has been doing so for the past 30 years throughout North America. more...

Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest Policy
As the premier financial appraisers and evaluators of the equestrian sport in the United States and North America and because we operate in the public spotlight, we are expected to conduct our affairs in a manner consistent with the great trust that has been placed in us. more...

Safety Policies
As a licensed official with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), Mr. Johnson fully supports and promotes the organization’s efforts with the safety and welfare of horses and riders. The USEF has instituted a Safe Sport Policy available at this link.

Questions and answers regarding the USEF Policy are available as FAQ’s at this link. NAES has had similar policies in place since its inception.

NAES clients expect absolute confidentiality in their dealings with our firm. more...
Horse of the month
Horse of the Month
Horse of the Month for
March, 2018

...Brentina a Hanoverian mare, owned by Peggy and Parry Thomas and her rider Debbie McDonald made dressage history, in fact a number of times. more...

Past horses of the month

Tip of the month

March 2018
Obviously we are in TAX season, so it’s always good to see how your horse-related business comports with the IRS’ Section 1.183.

Pay attention to Factor # 2 “The expertise of the taxpayer and his/her advisors.” You have so much to give to your business.

Besides, that’s why you got into the horse business in the first place. Always let the IRS know about all you bring to a very specialized business. In other words – “Toot your own horn!’
Current & Past Tips

Litigation Consulting
NAES, while not giving legal advise of any kind, provides a full range of services to horse owners, and the legal and insurance communities. Check our Legal Services page for more.

- FREE phone discussion for however long it takes to discuss anything horse-related.

- NAES can then guide you in the areas of standards & practices, accident investigation and anything involving horse activities.

- We also provide expert witness testimony for settlement conferences, arbitrations, mediations and at trial.


NAES would like to thank all of the contributing photographers for their generosity in allowing
NAES to post photographs throughout this web site. Photo credits are listed, where appropriate.

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