Why do I need an Equine Appraisal?

​Equine appraisals are utilized in a variety of ways:

  •     To insure the horse(s) for the proper amount
  •     To amend an insured value when the horse has a change in activites, ie      standing at stud to show horse
  •     When donating the horse to a Charitable Organization
  •     ​In litigation, bankruptcy, or divorce proceedings
  •     Using the horse as collateral for a lending institution
  •     To determine the proper value when selling or breeding the horse

Equine Appraisals

​Factors Affecting the Horse's Value

  • Breed and pedigree
  • Value of the sire/dam and other offspring
  • Physical traits including age, conformation and health
  • Training, show records, and any earnings and/or prizes earned
  • Disposition and tempermanent of the horse

Equine Appraisals are utilized in many instances  by horse owners,  accountants, attorneys, insurance companies,  breed associations and banks.  Lynn Gorman-Bakos is a Certified Equine Appraiser abiding by the strict Code of Ethics of the American Society of Equine Appraisers and The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Lynn has been involved with horses for many years as she is an ARIA (American Riding Instructors Association) certified riding instructor and owned Princetown Horse LLC DBA Renegade Farm, a boarding and lesson barn in Princetown, NY for over 20  years.    All appraisals are held in the strictest confidence and may be utilized in court for expert testimony.


Horse Appraisals by Lynn

American Society of Equine Appraisers (ASEA) lifetime member

American Riding Instructor Association (ARIA)

Lynn Gorman-Bakos, Certified Equine Appraiser & Certified Riding Instructor

11367 SW Halton St

Port St. Lucie FL 34987


As a Certified Equine Appraiser, I prepare in-depth written appraisals not only for the individual horse owner, but also for accountants, attorneys, banks, breed assocations and insurance companies.  The prepared appraisal is given only to those designated by the person requesting the appraisal.