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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 - February 2020

The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, one of the city of Scottsdale’s biggest events, is in its 65th year. Show activities begin February 13th and go through February 23rd, 2020.

The focal point of the show highlights the myriad of abilities the Arabian horse can do. From the elegance of dressage, where the horse performs “High School” maneuvers, to open jumping, working Hunters over fences, which shows the Arabian horse smoothly negotiating jumps over a specified course, the Arabian horse seemingly can “do it all.”

One of the crowed favorite classes is the “Freestyle Liberty” class where each entry is turned loose into the show ring for two minutes. The focus of the class is for each entry to perform at the open trot and canter, hopefully showing off their fantastic movement. At the end of the two minutes, the handlers come into the ring and have an additional two minutes to retrieve the horse.

Each horse is scored on 5 separate items: 1. Arabian Type, 2. Animation & Charisma, 3. Movement, 4. Use of the Arena, 5. Crowd Participation. The judges score each of the 5 categories 1 to 10 points each, for a possible total of 50 points.

The Arabian Freestyle Liberty Class is not usually seen at the smaller Arabian shows, but especially when the evening crowds get into the events, these classes are quite exciting.

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 for December 2019
Horse of the Month for February, 2020:
Jagger, a 14 year old registered Paint more...

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Tip of the month

February 2020
Your show horse no longer competitive? You may want to consider an equine donation.

Schools and facilities use retired show horses as therapeutic riding schools, colleges, university equine programs, and veterinarian schools.

You will always want to check out the facility that you are considering, insuring that the care for horses, their surroundings and the management skills at the facility meet your standards of care.

A tax write-off will require a proper valuation above $5,000.00 and compliant with IRS and USPAP Guidelines.
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.


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