Absolutely top-notch professional service. Submitting photos and videos online was very simple and the appraisal was thorough. Highly recommend! Thank you!
Excellent and timely service.
The appraisal was well organized and very well detailed.
I highly recommend Daventry for any large and complex agricultural inventory of semen and embryos.
As a lawyer practicing primarily personal injury litigation, we rely on expert reports to make the best possible case for our clients. In niche situations where accidents involve horses, having a strong expert report can make a night and day difference in how a case could proceed. I was impressed by the depth and breadth of Tracy's knowledge, and her expertise proved invaluable. I cannot recommend her enough.
Karamveer Lalh, Lawyer
James H. Brown & Associates, Alberta
Tracy was great to work with! I had a complicated request for her: my mare had been bred - by someone else - without my knowledge or consent. The courts needed to know how much money I had lost by not being able to breed her myself that year. Therefore, I needed an appraisal on a hypothetical foal - a horse that did not actually exist, but who should have, had I been able to breed her as I had planned. Tracy not only researched my mare's bloodlines and inspection scores of her previous foals, she also researched multiple stallions that I had been considering breeding her to, and the value of their offspring. She went above and beyond to make sure that I had all the information I needed in a professional, thorough report.
Dr. Sera Moran, DVM
Tracy is a very professional appraiser able to compile a thorough and methodical report. Very useful to instruct the value of a horse you may be looking to purchase or for insurers looking for professional valuations. Her rates are reasonable, and proved accurate when it was time to pay the invoice. Most importantly, she has exceptional acumen with all matters equine. Would highly recommend.
Stephen Shaw, Senior Adjuster
Northbridge Financial Corporation, Alberta
Tracy was excellent! Really knowledgeable and professional. The reports she produced were extremely comprehensive and genuinely couldn't have been better. I have already recommended her to a friend also going through a legal battle! Thank you Tracy.
As a lawyer specialising in equestrian litigation, I am only too aware that it is imperative in this niche field to have the world's leading experts on your team. Tracy has an unparalleled, encyclopedic knowledge of the competition horse market globally. Her expertise is invaluable and her opinion is supported by the most thorough analysis. Her exceptional attention to detail means that her reports command authority. She is the go to expert for any equestrian valuation issue.
Hannah Bradley, Solicitor
The Equine Law Firm, United Kingdom
Tracy was great to work with. Professional, timely and a great communicator. The appraisal was delivered on time, was very fair, and Tracy made the process super easy. I'm very thankful that I hired her for the appraisal needed on my horse!
I highly recommend Tracy. She was very fair in our equine appraisals. I appreciated her knowledge of the breed show awards and my horses potential based on their training and abilities. Thank you for all your assistance throughout our years of litigation.
Tracy provided an incredibly thorough appraisal for a mare that I was transitioning from a personal show horse to a broodmare owned by my farm LLC. She was quick, professional, and the appraisal cost roughly 1/3 of what I have paid in the past. Tracy is a rarity in that she understands both show horses and breeding. I can't recommend her services highly enough.
Trinity Farm LLC, Michigan
My stallion was killed by a distracted driver. Tracy was compassionate, professional and exceptionally helpful. We sued and when the opposing attorney read her appraisal he settled in less than 15 minutes for the full amount. I don't think you could find a better appraiser. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how exceptional I think she is.
If you are shopping for equine appraisers then stop shopping. Daventry Equine Appraisal Services is the best choice. In my search for an appraiser, I had no information or experience about appraisers. Tracy responded promptly with answers to all of my questions. Tracy is wonderful to work with. She is attentive, knowledgeable, and she is always reachable. I would use Daventry Equine Appraisal Services again and highly recommend them to anyone looking for an equine appraiser. You can put your trust in Daventry Equine Appraisal Service.
Tracy is extremely professional, knowledgeable, prompt, and overall great to work with. I needed an appraisal on my horse for estate purposes and she did a wonderful job, not to mention she’s reasonably priced. I highly recommend her services for anyone needing an appraisal for any reason!
Tracy from Daventry Equine Appraisal was fantastic to work with. She was patient as we got all of our information together and she found some great information in her research that we didn't have! She was extremely thorough and put together a great appraisal package for us in a very proficient and timely manner.
Tracy is thorough, knowledgeable and fair. I highly recommend her appraisal service.
Alisa Shackelford, Owner/Trainer
Hidden Hill Farm, North Carolina
Tracy was amazing. I had a rare breed stallion that I wanted insured properly and she not only knew the breed but had worked with his sire's owner in the past. She came down to the stable on a very busy day and was very professional, helpful and very pleasant. She prepped me beforehand with what she would need and I got the appraisal back in less than a week. Not only would I recommend Daventry, I will be coming back in the future.
Tracy has always been amazing to work with. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional, courteous and prompt. I've used her a few times for insurance claims involving horses. Since I have no equine background, she is always willing to take extra time to explain details that I am unfamiliar with. I highly recommend her services!
Shanna Brost, Claims Specialist
Country Financial Insurance, Oregon
Tracy served as a testifying expert where she opined on the value of a horse in litigation pending in Circuit Court of Fairfax County Virginia. Tracy's opinions were supported by a thoughtful and well-reasoned expert report and the judge accepted Tracy's testimony as reasonable and credible.
I was impressed with Tracy's ability to articulate her opinions in a manner that was well reasoned, clear and understandable to a lay person. I was also impressed with Tracy's willingness to travel to and testify on relatively short notice. I am quite pleased with her services and would highly recommend them to those in need of a horse valuation expert who can likewise serve as a testifying expert in a court of law in the United States.
Chris Campbell, Lawyer
Ms. Dopko has provided expert records for me and my firm on several equestrian cases, with excellent results. I know almost nothing about horses, and both her reports and general advice have been critical in helping me navigate the area. Thanks for everything!
Andrew Canniff, Lawyer
James H. Brown & Associates, Alberta
Following my marriage breakdown, the subsequent litigation battle included a fight regarding the value of approximately two dozen horses. These horses included breeding stallions, broodmares, competition horses, and youngstock. The horses, worth potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars, were being claimed to be worth only meat value by my ex-wife. As a result, although located in southern Ontario, I hired Tracy Dopko to appraise the horses. She flew to Ontario from Alberta, in the winter, and under challenging conditions (both weather and acceptance by my ex-wife), carried out a complete evaluation of all horses. In addition, she researched bloodlines, competition results, etc. in order to comprehensively determine realistic values. Tracy then wrote an extremely detailed and professional appraisal report, including pictures and references, justifying exactly how she determined each horse appraisal value. Her report was a significant part of my legal documents.
Unfortunately, my divorce battle required a 13 day trial, and I needed expert testimony to substantiate my position regarding the horse values. Therefore, Tracy once again flew to Ontario to attend trial and testify as an expert witness on my behalf. With Tracy's qualifications and experience, the trial judge immediately accepted her as an expert witness, which is critical in the legal process. When on the stand, Tracy provided composed and professional testimony when questioned by my lawyer, and easily held up under the pressure of being questioned by the opposing lawyer. As a result, when the judge completed her written judgment, Tracy's appraisal values were largely used, resulting in a huge win for me at trial. In addition, Tracy's appraisal values also withstood an appeal by my ex-wife against the trial judgment.
Without a doubt, the best decision I made in my legal battle was to hire Tracy Dopko. Her assistance and ability to obtain realistic appraisal values for the horses was a significant reason for my success at trial. I highly recommend Tracy Dopko. She was competent, professional, experienced, and very importantly, accepted as an expert witness at trial ... that equaled success.
Tracy was an excellent communicator. She helped me through the process and delivered a product that was exactly what I needed. I would most certainly use Daventry for any future equine appraisals.
Tracy's appraisal of my mare was excellent! At the time, I had no idea how much work it was. Her research was extensive and brought forward more than I knew or expected. She definitely provided the most professional report, which in the end, supported my lawsuit as well. I would not bother with other appraisers. Once call/email to Daventry and you will have the best in Canada and the U.S. Thank you Tracy!
Tracy was a joy to work with from start to finish. I needed two horses appraised for donation to an IHSA and an IEA team. She responded promptly to my inquiry, gave me clear instructions about the process, and used every bit of information I gave her to come up with thorough, accurate appraisals of each horse. I will absolutely use Tracy again in the future if I need another horse appraised.
We were involved in a highway accident that resulted in the loss of two of our purebred Welsh Ponies. In order to receive financial compensation for these losses, we required proof of value. We were fortunate that Tracy Dopko had assessed both ponies for us shortly before the accident, and was able to provide written documentation as to the current market value for both ponies. Without this documentation, we would not have been able to prove the true value of these ponies. With Tracy's credentials and experience, the appraisals were accepted at face value and we received the stated financial compensation for both ponies. Tracy was efficient, professional, and very accurate in her appraisals, as well as sensitive to our situation. I would highly recommend her as an appraiser to anyone needing to prove the value of their horse(s).
Tracy was knowledgeable, flexible, and understanding when I needed to have my young stallion appraised. She looked at all available information, and there was a lot, as well as taking time to research his bloodlines. She was easy to work with, and most importantly, knew what she was doing! I would gladly work with her again.