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Tracy Dopko, DipEqS
Senior Appraiser

Tracy Dopko - Daventry Equine Appraisal Services

Tracy is a Certified Senior Equine, Livestock and Agricultural Appraiser with both the American & Canadian Society of Agricultural Appraisers. She has been performing agricultural appraisals for approximately 19 years, along with being hired as an equine expert witness and consultant for court cases and is qualified as an "Expert" in Court proceedings. Tracy has over 3,800 hours of agricultural and livestock appraisal experience, and to date, has helped her clients win over $1.8 million dollars in dispute cases and settlements. The owner/operator of Daventry Equestrian, Tracy has shown successfully on the American and Canadian Hunter/Jumper A Circuits as well as the Dressage A Circuit over the last 25 years, is an accomplished judge and has also been an avid equine breeder for the last 20 years. Tracy has also successfully shown in Western Pleasure, Pleasure Driving, Sport Horse, Welsh Pony and Arabian circuits and qualified for the Ariat US National Adult Medal Finals in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Tracy has won over $50,000 in hunter earnings, produced countless Hunter Futurity, Hunter Classic & Hunter Derby winners and has won over 100 A Circuit Championships in both hunter and dressage, including several Canadian National and US National Hunter titles, as well as multiple National Championships in Western Pleasure and Trail.

Daventry Farms opened in 1991, now known as Daventry Equestrian. Tracy taught the advanced lesson program, which incorporated dressage, hunter/jumper and equitation training, until deciding to focus solely on training and resales in 2003. Tracy previously bred Canadian Sport Horses, Hanoverians and Oldenburgs for over 10 years, including hosting yearly Warmblood breeding inspection sites at her farm for the ISR/Oldenburg Registry NA, and is now an avid breeder of Welsh Ponies, Cobs and Hunter Ponies.

Tracy Dopko - Daventry Equine Appraisal Services Besides showing and training, Tracy can be found judging throughout the year in both Canada and the United States. She is only one of two Canadians, along with Randy Roy, to hold a US Equestrian R Hunter Breeding judges card. Tracy is also the only Canadian to hold a US Equestrian Welsh, Connemara & Friesian Judges cards. She was asked to be the clinician for the 2010 Welsh Pony & Cob Society of America Judges Clinic in Lexington, Kentucky. Tracy owns and operates a successful Website Design company called Daventry Web Productions, is a freelance writer for Horse Sport Magazine and is the Owner/Editor of Alberta Horse. Tracy is also an instructor for the University of Guelph Equine Studies Diploma Program.

Tracy also runs a successful breeding operation, standing several stallions and managing a highly successful shipped semen operation with a high First Cycle Conception rate each year. She personally freezes semen on all of the stallions, as well as learned to palpate, ultrasound and perform embryo transfers on her own mares. Tracy has taken extensive courses in equine embryo transfer, equine ultrasound and equine frozen semen with some of the most respected Equine Reproduction Specialists in North America.

Tracy 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 and some of the most well-known Holstein cows in North America. She has been hired as an appraiser and consultant on multiple court cases, worked closely with several of the major insurance companies in both the U.S. and Canada on death-claim reimbursements and fraud investigation, completed appraisals for multi-million dollar estate and insurance settlements, tax audits, and has even done a large appraisal involving over 100 horses for a non-profit organization in the United States. Tracy's appraisals are considered "Certified" for legal purposes in Canada and Internationally and are known for their thoroughness and attention to detail. Combined with her background and credentials in the horse industry, Tracy's appraisals and expertise provides a valuable asset in the courtroom!


Current Memberships

  • American & Canadian Society of Equine Appraisers
  • International Society of Livestock Appraisers
  • Canadian Society of Livestock Appraisers
  • American & Canadian Society of Farm Equipment Appraisers
  • American & Canadian Society of Agricultural Appraisers
  • Appraisal Institute of Canada
  • Equestrian Canada Life Member
  • US Equestrian
  • United States Dressage Federation
  • Dressage Canada
  • United States Hunter Jumper Association
  • Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association
  • Oldenburg GOV/Weser-Ems
  • ISR/Oldenburg Registry NA
  • Canadian Sport Horse Association
  • American Quarter Horse Association
  • American Paint Horse Association
  • Appaloosa Horse Club
  • American Shetland Pony Club
  • Tracy Dopko - Daventry Equine Appraisal Services Welsh Pony & Cob Society of America Life Member
  • Welsh Pony & Cob Society of Canada
  • American Welara Pony Registry
  • Canadian Dressage Owners and Riders Association
  • Friesian Horse Association of North America
  • Canadian Connemara Pony Society
  • Alberta Equestrian Federation
  • Ontario Equestrian Federation
  • Alberta Dressage Association
  • Edmonton & Area Alberta Dressage Association

Credentials

  • Senior Equine Appraiser with American & Canadian Society of Equine Appraisers
  • Senior Livestock Appraiser with International & Canadian Society of Livestock Appraisers
  • Senior Farm Equipment Appraiser with American & Canadian Society of Livestock Appraisers
  • Senior Agricultural Appraiser with American & Canadian Society of Farm Equipment Appraisers
  • US Equestrian Registered Hunter Judge
  • US Equestrian Registered Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation Judge
  • US Equestrian Registered Hunter Breeding Judge
  • US Equestrian Registered Welsh Judge
  • US Equestrian Registered Western Judge
  • US Equestrian Recorded Connemara Judge
  • US Equestrian Recorded Friesian Judge
  • Equestrian Canada Senior Hunter Judge
  • Equestrian Canada Senior Hack Judge
  • Equestrian Canada Senior Hunt Seat Equitation Judge
  • Equestrian Canada Recorded Jumper Judge
  • Equestrian Canada Senior Welsh Judge
  • Equestrian Canada Senior General Performance Judge
  • Equestrian Canada Senior Western Judge
  • Equestrian Canada Senior Breed Sport Judge
    (American Saddlebred, Arabian, Hackney, Morgan, Road Horse & Saddle Seat Equitation)
  • Equestrian Canada R2 National Steward
  • Equestrian Canada Basic Dressage Steward
  • Welsh Pony & Cob Society of America Approved Judge
  • Welsh Pony & Cob Society of America Technical Delegate
  • Welsh Pony & Cob Society of Canada Approved Judge
  • American Welara Pony Approved Judge
  • Color Breed Council Approved Judge
  • Alberta Provincial Hunter Judge
  • Alberta Provincial Hack Judge
  • Alberta Provincial Equitation Judge
  • Alberta Provincial General Performance Judge
  • Canadian Trakehner Horse Society Inspector
  • Canadian Connemara Pony Society Inspector
  • Alberta Government Green Certificate Program Equine Examiner
  • Alberta Government Green Certificate Program Dairy Production Examiner
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Guelph Equine Studies Diploma Program

Current Committee Positions

  • Equestrian Canada Chair General Performance Committee
  • Officials Advisor to the Equestrian Canada Technical Program
  • US Equestrian Welsh Committee
  • Welsh Pony & Cob Society America Licensed Officials Committee
  • Welsh Pony & Cob Society America Website Committee
  • Welsh Pony & Cob Society America Canadian Regional Representative

Courses & Clinics Completed

  • 2016 Chicken Behavior and Welfare, University of Edinburgh
  • 2016 Sustainable food Production Through Livestock Health Management, University of Illinois
  • 2015 TICA Judging School: Interpreting Standards
  • 2015 Animal Behaviour and Welfare, University of Edinburgh
  • 2015 Dairy Production and Management, Penn State University
  • 2015 Equine Canada National Stewards Clinic
  • 2015 Equine Canada National Hunter, Hack & Equitation Judging Clinic
  • 2015 Equine Canada Jumper Judges Clinic
  • 2015 Team USA SafeSport Course
  • 2015 ASAA/American Society of Equine Appraisers Advanced Principles of Valuation
  • 2015 15-Hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
  • 2014 United States Equestrian Federation Andalusian/Lusitano Judges Clinic
  • 2014 United States Equestrian Federation Hunter & Hunt Seat Equtation Judges Clinic
  • 2014 United States Equestrian Federation National Show Horse Judges Clinic
  • 2014 United States Equestrian Federation Hunter Breeding Judges Clinic
  • 2014 United States Equestrian Federation Saddle Seat Equitation Judges Clinic
  • 27th Annual National Conference on Equine Law
  • Equine Studies Diploma (with distinction), University of Guelph
  • Equine Science Certificate (with distinction), University of Guelph
  • Equine Business Management Certificate (with distinction), University of Guelph
  • United States Equestrian Federation Friesian Judges Clinic
  • Equine Canada National Hunter, Hack & Equitation Judging Clinic
  • Equine Canada National Jumper Judging Clinic
  • Equine Canada National General Performance Judging Clinic
  • Horse Behaviour and Safety Program, University of Guelph Tracy Dopko - Daventry Equine Appraisal Services client
  • The Equine Industry, University of Guelph
  • Equine Nutrition, University of Edinburgh
  • Equine Business Finance & Risk Management, University of Guelph
  • Equine Behaviour, University of Guelph
  • Equine Health & Disease Prevention, University of Guelph
  • Draft Driving Clinic, Minnesota
  • Pleasure & Carriage Driving Clinic, Texas
  • Welsh Pony & Cob Society of Alberta Judging Clinic
  • Horse Breeders School, Olds College
  • Transported Semen, Olds College
  • Fundamentals of Frozen Semen, Olds College
  • 5-Day One-On-One Training at Equine-Reproduction.com
  • 3-Day Equine Ultrasounding at Equine-Reproduction.com
  • 3-Day Equine Frozen Semen at Equine-Reproduction.com
  • The Breeder's Assistant 3-Day Equine Embryo Transfer Course
  • The Breeder's Assistant 2-Day Ultrasound Workshop
  • The Breeder's Assistant Uterine Flush/Deep Horn Insemination
  • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Theory Level 1
  • Connemara History Clinic with Tomás MacLochlainn
  • Connemara Breed Type & Conformation Clinic with Tomás MacLochlainn


Read more about Tracy's equine experience with various breeds HERE.


Timothy Allen - Daventry Equine Appraisal Services Timothy Allen
Accredited Appraiser

Tim is a Certified Accredited Farm Equipment Appraiser with the Canadian Society of Agricultural Appraisers. He works for a major global company that designs, manufactures, distributes and services diesel and natural gas engines and electrical power generation systems. As both a Heavy Duty Mechanic and Industrial Electrician, Tim's expertise comes in handy when appraising farm equipment.




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