Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I, the undersigned, wish to ride or be around equine.  I understand that riding equine involves accepting certain risks.  Those risks include, but are not limited to, injury resulting from falling from an equine, being stepped on or kicked by an equine, from an equine running into fences, trees, or buildings, and injuries resulting from tripping or falling over obstacles.  In addition, I understand that the injuries sustained from riding or being around equine could be serious or could even result in death.

 

Despite this and other risks, and fully understanding such risks, I wish to ride or be around equine and hereby assume all the risks.  I also hereby hold harmless the equine owner, if not my own equine, and any of the property owners/agents/tenants/managers, and agree to defend them against any claims or actions resulting from my riding or being around equine, including all expenses and attorney fees.  I hereby release the property owners/agents/tenants/managers, and other equine owners from any and all liability, and I understand that this release shall be binding upon my estate and all my representatives.

 

I further acknowledge and understand that any equine activity, including, but not limited to, feeding, grooming, handling, even being in close proximity to equine, carries a certain amount of risk.  I fully accept this risk for myself and any guests with me.  I release the property owners/agents/tenants/managers and/or other equine owners from any and all liability for any injury or death that may occur from such equine activities and indemnify and hold the property owners/agents/tenants/managers and/or other equine owners harmless against any such liabilities, such indemnification to include attorney fees.

 

I hereby certify to the property owners/agents/tenants/managers and other equine owners that I am in good health and do not suffer from any physical limitations that could be aggravated by riding equine.

 

I agree to ask the property owners/agents/tenants/managers for clarification of any rule of safety procedures, for further instruction as regards anything that I do not understand about the equipment and the animals, or as regards anything else that may affect the safety of, or riding of, equine.  I also acknowledge that the property owners/agents/tenants/managers and other equine owners strongly recommend the use of relevant equine safety gear, such as helmets, long pants, and leather shoes that give full coverage of the top of feet, but does not specifically require the use of such equine safety gear.  As such, I accept full responsibility for any and all injuries whether or not I choose to accept this recommendation.

 

This release applies to any animals owned by the property owners/agents/tenants/managers, any other owners of any animals, to any owners of any equipment, and to any of their heirs, successors, and assignees.  I have fully read this Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk carefully and understand that by signing below I am agreeing, on behalf of myself, my estate, my heirs, representatives and assigns not to sue the property owners/agents/tenants/managers and/or other owners with animals, or to hold him/her/them liable for any injuries, including death.  I understand the terms of this waiver of liability and assumption of risk, and I intend to be fully bound by this agreement.

 

Warning:

Under Indiana law, an equine professional is not liable for any injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, IndianaCode 34-31-5

Under Indiana law, there is no liability for an injury to or the death of a participant in domestic animal activities resulting from the inherent risks of domestic animal activities, pursuant INDSTAT. S290 1-4 _____.

 

By virtue of my signature, I acknowledge and agree to all terms and conditions set forth on this form and further acknowledge that I have carefully read this agreement and understand what I am signing.

 

Signature: _____________________________________          Date: __________________

Printed name: _____________________________________

Date of birth: _______________________

 

Parent or Guardian of Minor Applicant as the parent or guardian of the applicant, we/I hereby certify that this applicant (child) is less than 18 years of age.  We are/I am aware of the risks incurred in riding equine and the other equine activities described in the waiver and have discussed them with our/my child.  We/I have discussed the rules and safety procedures with our/my child and are/am satisfied that he/she understands them.  We/I understand that by signing below we are/I am agreeing, along with our/my child, on behalf or ourselves/myself, our/my representatives and assigns, not to sue the property owners/agents/tenants/managers or other equine owners, or to hold him/her/them liable for any injuries, including death, that results from our/my child riding equine or from any other equine activity.  We/I understand the terms of this Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk, and we/I intend to be fully bound by this agreement.

 

Signature: _____________________________________          Date: __________________

Printed name: _____________________________________

Address: _________________________________________

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Telephone numbers:

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Printed name of child: ____________________________________




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