Varner Equine Appraisals
Donna M. Varner
Certified Equine Appraiser since May 5, 2002
ASEA Appraiser #03519
        Phone: (724) 825-0124    
I appraise all breeds of horses and horse equipment.

Will I ever need a Horse Appraised?

Appraisals are used in:
  • litigation
  • divorce
  • partnerships
  • trust and estate settlements
  • bankruptcy
  • forced liquidation actions
  • establishing collateral value for loans.

Appraisals are used to help settle or even prevent lawsuits if you are involved in any type of litigation.

Services include:
  • expert witness testimony
  • litigation assistance with interrogatories
  • investigations
  • witness questioning

Mandatory appraisals for all Charitable contributions of horses whose value exceeds $5,000 are often disallowed by Internal Revenue Service regulations regarding content. Appraisals are prepared that are compliant with IRS regulations, as a "qualified" IRS appraiser and Equine Tax Specialist.

  • Certified appraisals are used as valid marketing tools, and can make potential buyers feel more confident about prospective purchases.

  • Professional appraisals often make the difference between insuring horses for what they are really worth, or settling for a company valuation, which is generally lower than the horse's real fair market value.

  • Horse owners are not necessarily protected by an "agreed value" rider on their insurance policy. Underwriters can still challenge the current market value of the horse by hiring an appraiser who doesn't think your horse was really worth what it was insured for.

When you hire an accredited personal property appraiser who complies with *USPAP standards, you are assured of the best valuation experience on the market because certified appraisers bring knowledge of the market and professional expertise to the job. Certified appraisers are accurate, impartial and credible. They are educated and experienced in their fields and can deliver independent valuations that ensure your property is appraised at its actual value.

Donna M. Varner's accreditation and subsequent certification by the American Society of Equine Appraisers (ASEA), is predicated on her collective experience, technical appraisal proficiency, intensive written examinations and an underlying understanding of fundamental appraisal ethics, principles and concepts.

The appraiser you select should possess relevant equine experience, education, skill and integrity.

*Member of The American Society of Equine Appraisers*

Donna M. Varner
Certified Equine Appraiser
ASEA Appraiser # 03519
Phone: (724) 825-0124              Fax: (724) 663-5357