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ValueMyHorse, LLC

ValueMyHorse, LLC

1817 Knight Street
Argyle, Texas 76226

Phone(817) 454-4537

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ValueMyHorse is an appraisal, expert witness and consulting services company specializing in Sport and Performance Horses. Bridget Brandon is an American Society of Equine Appraisers Senior Certified Appraiser #03121 and is USPAP certified. She has over 25 years in showing, selling and breeding horses on the AA Hunter/Jumper circuit. Bridget served on the advisory board for Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses, judges local hunter jumper shows, consults with horse related businesses, holds her Property and Casualty Insurance license in Texas and sells equine major medical and mortality insurance.

Services

ValueMyHorse specializes in educating the attorney in case specific horse terminology, developing valuation appraisals, testifying in court, finding critical evidence, analyzing crucial facts and creating relevant witness questions. We provide the legal community with a wide range of analysis, education and support for all equine related proceedings throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. ValueMyHorse services clients from any locality and any state needing expertise in the area of horses with a specialty in Sport and Performance horses.

ValueMyHorse reviews and assess all pertinent documents, interrogatories, depositions and expert reports. We investigate and target non-compliance issues with respect to generally accepted appraisal and equine practices the attorney may not be familiar with. Gathering information that produces credible evidence is not a simple task when it is horse related. Analysis of the evidence is extremely important. We have the knowledge and know how to research and collect data and evidence that is essential to your case. This information is crucial in educating the attorney in the significance of the data. In the event that crucial evidence exists, we’ll find it, analyze it and educate on its significance.


Litigation Support Services

Ms. Bridget Brandon is an experienced Senior Certified Equine Appraiser #03121 through the American Society of Equine Appraisers and is USPAP certified (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraiser Practices). She is available for appraisal, expert witness, and consulting litigation support.

Areas of Expertise

Profile

Bridget has over 30 years in the equine industry and is a Senior Certified Equine Appraiser who is USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices) certified. Bridget has shown and bred Hunters and Jumpers for 25 years, has owned imported horses from Europe, judged hunter/jumper shows and has owned and operated her own boarding and breeding facility. She hosted the German Oldenburg Verband in the DFW area for 5 years from 1998 to 2003. Bridget is a graduate of Southern Methodist University. She is a life member of the American Society of Equine Appraisers, the United States Equestrian Federation, the AQHA, along with numerous other organizations. Bridget has her P & C insurance license and sells equine major medical and mortality insurance. She has attended the Conference on Equine Law in Kentucky for the past three years (2011, 2012, 2013).

Consulting Practice

All States, Canada, Mexico and Europe.

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Professional Experience

Senior Certified Equine Appraiser # 03121, American Society of Equine Appraiser
USPAP Certified (Uniform Standards Professional Appraisal Practices)
30 Years Showing, Breeding, importing and Selling Warmbloods and Warmblood crosses for the hunter/jumper, eventing, and dressage disciplines.
Numerous Championships USEF "AA" rated horse shows
Have taken USEF courses in judging and stewardship at horse shows.
Owned and Operated a breeding and boarding facility for 15 years.
Judged local Hunter and Jumper Shows
Texas Property and Casualty Insurance License and sells equine related insurance.
Past board member of North Texas Hunter Jumper Association
Graduate of Southern Methodist University


Licenses

Senior Certified Equine Appraiser #03121
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP) Certified
Property and Casualty Insurance License
Graduate Southern Methodist University


Legal Experience & Services

30+ legal cases - Majority successfully settled at mediation with the assistance of my report or my consulting work.


Affiliations

USEF (United States Equestrian Federation)
USHJA (United States Hunter Jumper Association)
AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association)
ASEA (American Society of Equine Appraisers)


Qualifications

Certified through the American Society of Equine Appraisers #03121 since 2000
USPAP Certified (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices)
30+ years showing hunters and jumpers on USEF "A" Circuit
Numerous National and Regional Championships in Hunters and Jumpers
Hosted European Sporthorse Inspections
Breeder of Warmbloods


Awards & Honors

Three time zone 7 Champion Adult Jumper
Numerous winnings and championships in Amateur Owner Hunter and Amateur Owner Jumper Classes and Classics
8 foals awarded "Premium" through GOV (German Oldenburg Verband and Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society)
Several championships in Sport Horse breed shows.


Seminars & Training

ASEA Training I
ASEA Training II
USPAP Certification


Publications



Professional References

References upon request:
Law Firms
Insurance Agencies and Underwriters
Individual Equine Owners


Education

Graduate Southern Methodist University
Verizon Marketing Management Development Program
Certified through American Society of Equine Appraisers
USPAP Certified
Texas Licensed Property and Casualty Insurance


Articles Published by ValueMyHorse, LLC

 Protect Your Horse Against the Heat

The heat of summer can pose a severe health hazard to your horse. Heat can cause your horse to dehydrate, stop sweating, colic, poor exercise tolerance and even heatstroke.

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 Choosing a Horse Trainer That is Right for You

A professional riding instructor is the person who will make sure you and your horse stay on the right track and help you whenever you want to improve your horsemanship, riding skills or improve your horse. The following are several factors you will want to consider in choosing the trainer that best suits your needs.

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 Law Change in California Affects How You Buy and Sell a Horse

Open-ended horse deals are quickly coming to an end. Florida has a statute (Section 535.16 of the Florida Statutes) and the California Legislature recently amended a similar one that now requires written documentation for horse sales. This change affects buyers and sellers whether as a private individual or as a business.

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 The Texas House and Senate Pass Equine Dentistry Bill

On May 30, 2011, the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners became one step away from having the authority to regulate non-veterinarian equine dentists.

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 Owning a Horse is a Huge Financial Investment: Get a Pre-purchase Exam Before You Buy!

You’ve decided to buy a horse and you have now located the horse of your dreams. There are a lot of emotions involved. Try very hard to put your emotions aside so you can make a sound financial and economic investment. Rarely do horses come with a money-back guarantee.

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 Screening Questions You Should Ask When Buying a Horse

There are some very important preliminary questions you should always ask when buying a horse.

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 Keep Records of Your Horses Show Records

Show records provide proof that your horse can do what you say it can do, it can indicate proof of soundness, it can help you substantiate an increase in value for insurance purposes, and it can help you establish equity in your horse.

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 Protect Yourself when Purchasing a Horse

Because the cost of a lawsuit is so steep, make sure your "horse transaction" is memorialized with a lawyer-prepared, well-written contract.

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