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Expert Witness Testimony, Litigation Consulting and Testifying
Available Nationally and Internationally on behalf of Defense or Plaintiff

Services available:

  • Review of opposing valuations and appraisals
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Equine expert consulting
  • Equine rebuttal witness
  • Preparation of rebuttal questions
  • Testifying at depositions and trial
  • Review of cases from retaining counsel
  • Provide either verbal or written expert opinions
  • Review of testimony and exhibits from witness depositions
  • Explanation to counsel on case merits or lack thereof
  • Pre-trial investigation
  • Evidence research
  • Accident reconstruction

Daventry Equine Appraisal Services is a division of Daventry Agricultural & Livestock Appraisal Services. We have traveled all over the United States and Canada doing equine appraisals, and have also appraised some of the top jumper and dressage horses in Europe. We have been hired as an appraiser and consultant on many court cases, qualified as an "Equine Expert" in Court proceedings, worked closely with several of the major insurance companies in both the U.S. and Canada on death-claim reimbursements, completed appraisals for multi-million dollar estate and insurance settlements, tax audits, and have even done a large appraisal involving over 100 horses for a non-profit organization in the United States. Daventry Equine appraisals are known for their thoroughness and attention to detail. We have over 3,800 hours of equine appraisal experience, and to date, have helped our clients win over $1.8 million dollars in dispute cases and settlements. Combined with our background and credentials in the horse industry, Daventry Equine appraisals and expertise provides a valuable asset in the courtroom!


Daventry Equine Appraisal Services provides expert equine advice and consultation for use by insurance agencies, attorneys, judges and juries during legal procedures - from discovery through settlement or trial. Expert knowledge of standards of the industry includes, but is not limited to;

  • Horse behavior
  • Safety procedures
  • Industry rules and regulation
  • Stable management for show, rental, lesson, and boarding stables
  • Accident analysis and reconstruction
  • Degrees of negligence and its prevention
  • Appropriateness of specific horses and equipment
  • All levels of riding, training and instruction
  • Buying and selling standards
  • Accident prevention
  • Breeding management
  • Horse show safety and procedures


Read more about Tracy's equine experience with various breeds HERE.


Sample Litigation Experience:

  • Johnson & Specht v. Longman Miniatures / Iowa
  • Foley v. Geisbrecht / Alberta
  • Ellis v. Hydro One Networks, Inc. / Ontario
  • Green v. Bjugan / Oregon
  • Kultgen v. Bartlett / Texas
  • Scheele v. Fair / Wyoming
  • Shaw v. Goring / Alberta
  • Armstrong v. Armstrong / Superior Court of Justice Trial Testimony / Ontario
  • Rennie v. Whaling / Alberta
  • Zions First National Bank v. Wood Expressions, et. al. / Arizona
  • Driesenga v. The Friesian Connection / Michigan
  • Kordecki v. Nolan / Wisconsin
  • Halbren v. Kendall / California
  • Cooper v. Aransevia / Alberta
  • Collum v. Collum / Argued during Dispute Resolution / British Columbia
  • Zukiwski v. Hanson / Alberta


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