The Fee Schedule    
  • Full Summary Appraisal Report ~ $400.  A summary appraisal report includes extensive research on the horses background, bloodlines, riding discipline, show record, and foal records.  A comparable analysis is used to determine the fair market value. These reports are bound and admissible in a court of law. Mileage cost and inspection - $100 per hour – 3 hour minimum (in addition to appraisal fee).

  • Retainer Fee ~ $1,200 up-front, non-refundable (to be replenished as needed).

  • Expert Witness and/or Court Testimony ~ $350 per hour / 3 hour minimum. Travel, hotel expenses, etc. must also be covered and is in addition to this fee.

  • Depositions ~ $250 per hour; $1,500 per day

  • Research related to the case, additional analysis, deposition review - $150 per hour.

  • Complex Appraisals involving many horses or civil litigation - to be negotiated.

A deposit of ½ down or $200 is required to begin a summary appraisal.  Final payment is required before the report can be sent.  Appraisals requiring a rush job (less than two weeks) and appraisals involving a divorce must be paid up-front and in full.  Normal time required for a full summary appraisal is 3-4 weeks from receipt of pertinent information and deposit.

Lori Mote, Certified Equine Appraiser
9401 Brook Ranch Road West
Ione, CA 95640
Ph: 209-274-2680 ~ Fax: 209-274-0392
E-Mail Lori
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