At some point in your life, situations may occur that are unforeseen and require you to prove the value of your agricultural equipment or livestock. This is when you need a professional agricultural appraiser who is knowledgeable and can advise you of the proper process and procedures.
Did you know that the IRS and Revenue Canada requires a certified appraisal to take a tax deduction greater than $5,000 on a donated horse? Did you know that an insurance company may decline to write a policy for the value you feel your animal is worth unless you have a certified appraisal to substantiate that valuation? Did you know that courts can order a certified appraisal in many types of legal proceedings, including bankruptcies and divorces?
Daventry Appraisal Services has traveled all over the United States and Canada conducting equine, agricultural and livestock appraisals, and has appraised some of the top jumper and dressage horses in Europe as well as some of the most well-known Holstein cows in North America. We have been hired as an appraiser and consultant on many court cases, is qualified as an "Expert" in Court proceedings, worked closely with several of the major insurance companies in both the U.S. and Canada, 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 considered "Certified" for legal purposes in Canada and Internationally and are known for their thoroughness and attention to detail. We have over 3,600 hours of agricultural and livestock appraisal experience, and to date, helping our clients win over $1.3 million dollars in dispute cases and settlements. Combined with our background and credentials in the horse industry, Daventry appraisals and expertise provides a valuable asset in the courtroom!