Silver Trophy Appraisals: Proudly Serving the Mid Atlantic Region of the Wonderful United States of America.
Welcome to Silver Trophy Appraisals !
We are undeniably the most qualified team of Equine Appraisers in the Mid Atlantic Region.
With a combined 77 years of business , medical , educational
and horse related experience between us,
there is no doubt that your business needs
will be met with the utmost accuracy and knowledge
in the surrounding Mid Atlantic area.
You may be assured
that you are in
exactly the correct hands
Meet Galatea , the 6 year old Friesian I fell in love with this week! Galatea is a gorgeous black Friesian Mare , who is trained by Wendell Jones, Jr in Washington Boro. Pennsylvania. Galatea introduced herself to me by sniffing me, batting her lashes at me and waving her supermodel hair in my face and then , she practically ballroom danced around the ring for her jog out. What a Girl!!! I wanted to appraise her for $1,000,000.00 but came to my senses and realized I would probably forever lose my license to appraise. Galatea is alert, friendly and gorgeous. I absoloutely fell in love. And, I have to give a shout out to Wendell jones, Jr. who is Galatea's trainer and coincidentially the son of my original trainer ! Small world, and fun coincidence running into Wendell after all these years. We had a lot of fun catching up.
Thank you for the work, Erin!!
An Equine Appraisal is more then just a piece of paper stating the supposed value of your animal. An Equine Appraisal is used to establish current ( within the last year ) market value of your horse. We use research such as trade periodicals stating resale values , auctions, private agreements of sales , web based marketplace findings and our extensive personal knowledge. Having a licensed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is an added bonus to the quality and validity of your appraisal because a Doctor is able to see things in the horse and the horse's composition and overall health that lay people are not trained to see.
Equine Appraisals are used for the following purposes:
Personal Property Disputes ( horses are considered personal property in the eyes of the law )
Pre Purchase Exams
Stallion Collection and AI justification
Personal Peace of Mind
Equine Health and Medical Care Insurance valuations
and many , many more reasons.
Allow us to introduce ourselves.
Dr Robert H. Kraybill
is the sole proprietor of Cumberland Valley Equine Service, and ambulatory and emergency veterinary practice dedicated solely to the care of horses in Central Pennsylvania.Dr Kraybill was graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wittenberg University.
He was then graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985 , and was awarded his graduating class' outstanding large animal surgeon prize.
Dr Kraybill worked in general mixed practice for five years upon graduation , emphasizing surgery and equine medicine before limiting his professional work to horses exclusively.
He then practiced at Maryland's Thoroughbred racetracks and training facilities for 3 years before joining a general equine practice in northern Maryland.
In 1998 he purchased his present veterinary practice in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. In addition to Robert's extensive training and experience, Robert has participated in the personal hobby of owning and riding horses for most of his adult life.
Robert is , and has been an active foxhunter, has shown in various degrees of discipline , and has even participated successfully as an eventer.
Robert is active in personal ownership of horses , breeeding as well as trail riding.
Patricia Marbain Kraybill
was graduated from Oldfields School in northern Maryland in 1985.
Oldfields is a premier boarding and day school that has a heavy emphasis on equitation.
Located in the heart of Maryland's fox hunting country, Oldfields provided a top notch education as well as wonderful exposure to everything horse related.
Patricia was then graduated Magna Cum Laude from Johns Hopkins University in 1991 , with an emphasis in behavorial sciences.
In 1994 , Patricia opened an antiques and decorative furnishings gallery in the heart of Central Pennsylvania.
Patricia grew this business from 2200 square feet and one employee, to 30,000 + square feet and 14 employees and multiple locations.
Her business emphasis was dealing with resale and replacement appraisals for personal property. On an almost daily basis, Patricia's business required her to appraise items such as antiques, persian rugs , sterling silver, jewelry, artwork and other decorative items.
She has maintained relationships with most of the local and surrounding estate lawyers, bankruptcy lawyers as well as insurance firms.
Patricia has received her accreditation and membership from American Society of Equine Appraisers, and is currently studying to become a senior appriaser within the organization.
As far as her equestrian experience, Patricia started riding at the age of 7 , and never looked back. She was trained in western discipline, saddleseat discipline as well as hunter discipline. She has owned numerous horses throughout her life and has shown, hunted and trained her own horses.
Both Patricia and Robert currently own five horses on their property , and are actively involved in trail riding, training , breeding and maintaining the Choctaw, rare strain of Colonial Spanish horse which is current terminology for Spanish Mustang breed within the United States. Horses and riding have been a lifelong passion for both husband and wife, as well as their children.