Cece L. Younger

Banner Farms, Horsemanship Safety Certification Association, LLC
39755 Beaujolais Court
Temecula , CA 92592
Office: 661-747-4394


Ms. CeCe Younger is a Personal Property Certified Appraiser and Expert of Equines. Her specialty is Equine Litigation Consulting and Certified USPAP Appraisals.

CeCe has 40 years of experience in horse behavior, farm operations, stable management, safety, standard of care, accident reconstruction, litigation support, insurance claims, buying and selling, certified horse appraisals, estate and donations, show horses, race horses, rental horses, breeding, quarter horses, warmbloods and thoroughbreds. She's a professional trainer of horses and riders and the youngest woman to compete on the United States Equestrian Team.

In addition, CeCe Younger provides expert witness testimony and services in a variety of animal related situations. Miss Younger is an expert in horses, dog bites, dog mark bite analysis, dog obedience, animal breeding and animal husbandry. She has raised and/or trained horses (over forty breeds), dogs, cats, parrots and various other animals.

For more information, please visit her websites at:


Cell: 661-747-4394

Areas of Expertise

  • Animals
  • Antiques, Art, & Collectibles Appraisal
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Personal Property Valuation

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: *Bachelor of Arts, May 1986, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey.
English Literature Major and Art History Major with a Journalism Minor.
*American Society of Appraisers member, Personal Property member, 2000-present
*Senior Honorary Life Member of the American Society of Equine Appraisers *Equestrian Expert Witness, and USEF Judge.
*Copywriting Diploma, 1990, The Advertising Center, Los Angeles, CA.
*Graduate Anthony's Real Estate School, 1996, San Diego, CA

Please see resume for additional information
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: -American Society of Appraisers
-Senior Honorary Lifetime member of The Society of Equine Appraisers
-Federation Equestre Internationale member
-USEF Equestrian member & Judge
-United States Equestrian Team member & Veteran rider
-Pacific Coast Horse Show Association member & Judge
-California Professional Horsemanís member & Judge
-Interscholastic Equestrian League member & Judge
-American Miniature Horse Association member
-American Miniature Horse Registry member
-Kern County Horse Show Association Life member
-American Morgan Horse Association member
-American Quarter Horse Association member
-Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Association member
-Performance Horse Registry member
-The Jockey Club member
-American Holsteiner Association member
-The Welsh Pony and Cob Society
-California Thoroughbred Breeders Association
-American Warmblood Registry member & past Director
-American Driving Society member
-Central Valley Harness Association member

Please see resume for additional information
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: -Active Hunter/Jumper and Combined Driving Instructor at family owned Banner Farms in Bakersfield, California.

-Active Clinician throughout North America

-Expert Witness experience testifying in Court

-Owner of Younger Gallery

-Owner of Midnight Star Jewelry & Design

-Please see cv for all personal property appraisal credentials.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: no
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Approximately 4 dozen times
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: -As a Horse Consultant and Horse Expert
-As a Certified Horse Appraiser
-As a Personal Property Consultant and Appraiser of Fine Art, Decorative Arts, Antiques and Collectibles.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Approximately three dozen times
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2013
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Approximately two dozen times
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Approximately two dozen times
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Over twenty five years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: -Consulting
- USPAP certified appraisal reports
- Site Inspections
-Accident Reconstruction
-Testifying in Court
-Educating the lay person about horses and the horse industry
-Case Analysis

Please see cv for complete info
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $175.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $175.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $250.00 pr hour( daily minimum of three hours required)
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $350.00 pr hour (daily minimum of three hours required)
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: $1,500.00 non-refundable retainer fee to be replenished as needed.
-other expenses to be charged at my hourly rate of $175.00 which include travel, etc. or negotiated on an individual basis


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