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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.

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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 - August 2019

As many of you are aware, I’ve been involved in the myriad of horse cases where one of the parties to the case either misunderstood one or more of the factors concerning the case, or simply had lied.

Now I can assure you that hundreds of thousands of horse transactions get settled correctly for the agreed upon amount, and no cheating was involved whatsoever.

However, if the horse sale gets messed up, youcan be assured that the basic problem is that somewhere along the line, communications got confused, or one of the parties was pulling a fast one, IE, the wrong amounts of dollars were written, or the listing of proper documents weren’t put down, etc.

That’s why paying for a neutral third party to draw up the contracts is so important; this person most often is an attorney.

Anyway, this is why either one or both of the parties must insist on a purchase contract to be completed by a licensed attorney in your state. Having another wise pair of eyes reviewing the sales agreement is the very best way of making sure that at least the appropriate state laws are considered.

What this all amounts to is you must protect not only your family but the horses you own and all other horses you may currently own or anticipate owning. Unfortunately the number of unethical horse transactions or outright fraudulent sales has always been a problem in the horse community.

One important factor has come up and is that of making you’re your hunter or jumper horse has had a mico-chip put underneath your horse’s skin. It has been a very important factor in ownership of your show horse in these two jumping divisions.

About one year ago, the United States Equestrian Association and the United States Hunter Jumper Association began implementation of a new policy of requiring the subcutaneous installation of a transponder for each hunter/jumper horse participating in a recognized USHJA/USEF horse show.

The benefits of microchipping have been utilized in dog ownership for years and should be an obvious benefit in establishing ownership of your show horse as well. Because the USEF is the national governing body of equestrian sports, the movement to include other disciplines in the microchipping plans are being considered, but as for now, the hunters and jumpers are the only disciplines with the chip requirements now. The specific rule requirements are shown under Rule HU 104.

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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 August 2019
Horse of the Month for
August, 2019 the German bred Black Forest Horse of southern Germany. more...

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August 2019

Even with application of a transponder under the horse’s skin, it would seem that your horse’s ownership can be validated.

Even in these modern times, the establishment of true ownership is still very important.

Under the rule HU 104 for the USHJA it’s a requirement for any horses entering a hunter or jumper class at a USHJA/USEF show to have the chip applied to your horse.
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- 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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