Hello there! My name is Samantha Clark and I am an ASEA Certified Equine Appraiser and the owner of SS Equestrian Services. I made the transition to appraising full-time after six years of owning and managing a very busy boarding, lesson and training barn in Windham, NY. By spending many years in the hands-on sector of the equine industry, I have both the practical and theoretical knowledge necessary to accurately and professionally value horses. I am a graduate of Cazenovia College (’16) and hold a BPS in Business Management with a concentration in equine business management as well as an Equine Business Management Certificate from UMass Amherst (’12). More recently I have completed the ASEA home study course (’22) to become a certified equine appraiser.
As an appraiser my specialty is in valuations of stock horse breeds and Thoroughbreds, although I do have experience with several warmblood, draft, pony, and light horse (i.e. Morgans and gaited breeds) breeds as well. I am incredibly thorough in all aspects of my work but am particularly adamant about providing the most accurate and thorough appraisals that comply with all USPAP and IRS standards.
In my spare time I enjoy quality time with my husband and kids, our 4 dogs, and our 4 horses and minis. The gelding pictured above has been my “right-hand man” since I was 14 years old— we’ve spent endless hours together in and out of the saddle, he’s won me many a ribbon, and now he carts my daughter around. I hope that in 2023 we can find some time to get back in the show pen, but this time as lead-line exhibitors.
Qualifications as an Appraiser
ASEA Appraiser #06261
Background and Experience
Ten years as an equine professional, and 19 years involved with the horse market which includes:
-Owner and manager of SS Equestrian Services.
-Owner and publisher of SS Equestrian’s Advocate.
-A Bachelor of Professional Studies in Business, with a concentration in Equine Business from Cazenovia College (2016).
-Certificate in Equine Business from University of Massachusetts at Amherst (2012).
-Throughout my career as a professional horse woman I have bred/ purchased/ sold dozens of quality horses of many breeds.
Current Memberships and Equine Activities:
– Member, American Society of Equine Appraisers
– Member, American Quarter Horse Association
– Member, USEF
– Member, American Horse Council
-Member, New York State Horse Council
B.P.S. Degree in Business, with a concentration in Equine Business
Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cazenovia College
Inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
Additional Courses Attended:
“Principles of Valuation” (35 hours). Presented by the American Society of Equine Appraisers.