appraisers have a time consuming, detail-oriented responsibility.
However, that is their job not yours. For you the task is
fairly simple and uncomplicated. While the information below
is not comprehensive it should be enough information to help you
understand the process and make an informed decision to obtain the
service that meets your requirements.
Each appraisal is unique to the
All appraisals are confidential.
Before the Appraisal - Initial Discussion
The appraiser needs to know how
you plan to use the appraisal.
Location of horse.
Accessibility of all documents pertaining to the horse.
i.e. registration, breeding, health records, show records etc
information for veterinarian, trainer, previous owners (where
necessary - determined by use of appraisal.
Set a date for an “onsite” visit.
A deposit may be required to
confirm the appointment.
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On Site Visit
The on site visit requires
considerable time for the examination and taking photos.
Pertinent documentation should be
made available prior to or at this time.
Time should be
allowed for questions and further
After the Visit
The appraiser conducts the
research and verification stages of the appraisal, analyses all
the data and then prepares the formal appraisal report.
communication may be necessary to clarify information.
The appraisal is delivered.
This could take a further 2-3 weeks.
If you require further information we
would be happy to discuss the appraisal process in more depth.
If this is a mortality situation
it is possible to use such things as photographs, video,
trainer/expert statements, or veterinary records providing the items
supplied can be guaranteed as authentic.
The Formal Report
and information contained in the report is determined by the
intended use of the appraisal. For example, the organization
or content required for presentation to the courts would be
different than that needed for insurance purposes or for an
investment prospectus, or to support a sale.
A report includes a full description of the equine, photographs,
an analysis of conformation and gait, documentation as to
registration, bloodline, performance records (where applicable)
and any additional data that supports the conclusions and valuation.
Factors that Affect Value
Protect Your Financial Investment
Why an Appraisal
Makes Good Horse Sense