Certified Equine Appraisals from NAES
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Certified Equine Appraisals from NAES

North American Equine Services (NAES) is the leader in multiple breed equine appraisals. We provide professional and accurate horse appraisals compliant with IRS and USPAP guidelines.

When appraising horses, the acquisition of comparative sale prices can be difficult and clients are assured that the appraisal services offered by NAES are delivered by a highly experienced firm with significant background in the horse business. At NAES we take great pride in providing a totally unbiased evaluation of client horse(s).

NAES’s knowledge and experience is derived from the ongoing involvement in the multi-faceted horse world i.e., showing, judging, show management, auctioneering, sales, etc. Participation in national associations has also broadened the perspective necessary to offer an accurate portrayal of a horse’s worth.

Discounts are available to Associations, Barns and Multiple Horses. Call for a free quote:

In addition to appraisals, NAES’ President, David D. Johnson serves as an Expert Witness at trial and offers litigation consulting services. More information is available on our Litigation Consulting page.

The Truth About Certified Equine Appraisals

Although the term "Certified" is used frequently by many individuals who advertise horse appraisal services, certification needs to apply to the individual themselves, not just the fact that they "passed" a course examination. When any other horse appraiser states they are "Certified," it only means they have taken the courses in the field of study.

Only one school in the entire United States is recognized for its certification courses in equine appraising - the American Society of Equine Appraisers (ASEA). Through the ASEA, NAES’ President, David D. Johnson was Life Member awarded in 1991, #1050 and Senior Equine Appraiser - Status 8/16/2001; (The first Senior Equine Appraiser in North America). He has taken both the beginning and advanced courses offered, and is one of the few Senior Equine Appraisal Specialists in North America. Mr. Johnson is no longer involved with the ASEA in any way.

In reality, the ASEA encourages its accredited members to market themselves as “qualified” equine appraisers, as opposed to “certified” equine appraisers.

NAES - USPAP Compliance

The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), is the set of generally accepted standards for professional appraisal practice in North America. USPAP contains standards for all types of appraisal services, including: real estate, personal property, business and mass appraisal. As such, USPAP does not recognize certification unless an appraisal is performed on real property. Appraisal “certification” is reserved for those appraising real property.

The Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 recognizes USPAP as the generally accepted appraisal standards and requires USPAP compliance for appraisers in federal-related transactions.

As there is no national license for personal property appraisers, USPAP compliancy is an important credential, and one that the IRS uses to measure appraisals as acceptable for tax purposes. The IRS is much less likely to question appraisals completed by USPAP compliant appraisers.

An equine appraisal prepared and stamped with the NAES seal insures that the document meets all USPAP ethical and performance obligations.

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

Certified Equine Appraisals from NAES

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:


American Hackney Horse

American Paint Horses

American Quarter Horses

American Saddlebred show horses

American Standardbred Race Horses




Argentine Thoroughbred


Belgian Cleveland Bay

British Riding Pony


Connemara Ponies

Draft Horses

Dutch Warmbloods


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

German Riding Ponies

Gypsy Vanner

Half Arabians




Miniature Horses

Missouri Foxtrotters




National Show Horses


Paso Fino


Peruvian Paso



Tennessee Walking Horse

Thoroughbred Paint Horses

Thoroughbred race horses

Thoroughbred/Warmblood crosses


Welsh ponies


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