In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in equestrian related events and activities,
I, do hereby forever release, indemnify and hold harmless and discharge Keith Equestrian Center, LLC, its members, owners and any and all land owners, horse owners, employees, volunteers, other participants, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises and/or horses used to conduct the event (from here on known as OPERATORS), from any claims or suits for personal injury, property damage and/or theft (including any loss, injury and/or death to any livestock) which may occur while riding, training, observing or engaging in, any equine activity at any time or any place and/or while boarding any livestock at the premises supervised and/or owned by the OPERATORS and/or for any injury/loss which may occur in connection with the use of or presence near any livestock, horse trailers, treadmills, equipment and/or tack, (whether the OPERATOR’S, my own or a third party’s) and/or while using the premises including but not limited to the barn, stalls, riding areas, treadmills, wash racks, paddocks, grounds, trails, and farmland.
I understand that riding and handling equines is an inherently dangerous activity. I understand that equines have the propensity, regardless of the equine’s training, temperament and/or history, to behave in ways that could result in injury, harm or death to the participant, spectators, other persons or the equine itself. I understand that no one can predict an equine’s reaction to sound, movement, objects, persons, machines or other animals. I understand that surface or subsurface conditions may be hazardous and that terrain defects may be latent or hidden, or open and obvious. I understand that equines are unpredictable and may buck, bolt, spook, jump, bite and/or kick at any time without warning. I understand these risks and voluntarily choose to encounter them and engage in and/or observe an equine activity.
I hereby covenant and agree not to sue the OPERATORS for any injury or loss of any kind to my person or property (including my equines) resulting from the negligent conduct of the OPERATORS, tack/equipment failure or due to any dangerous or otherwise condition of the premises.
I agree to indemnify and defend the OPERATORS from any and all judgments, costs and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys fees arising from any claims or suits against the OPERATORS filed by myself, my executor or estate or my assignees.
I agree to indemnify and defend the OPERATORS from any and all judgments, costs and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys fees arising from any claims or suits against the OPERATORS filed by any third party as a result of my conduct and/or any claims or suits against the OPERATORS filed by any third party as a result of the OPERATORS negligence if such a claim or loss occurs while I am engaged in and/or observing an equine activity.
The undersigned declares and represents that no promise, inducement or agreement not herein expressed has been made to the undersigned and that this document contains the entire agreement between the parties hereto.
A number of inherent risks are associated with a domesticated animal activity. A domesticated animal may behave in a manner that result in damages to property or an injury or death to a person. Risks associated with the activity may include injuries caused by bucking, biting, stumbling, rearing, trampling, scratching, falling or head-butting. The domesticated animal may react unpredictably to conditions including, but not limited to, a sudden movement, loud noise, an unfamiliar environment, or the introduction of unfamiliar persons, animals, or objects. The domesticated animal may also react in a dangerous manner when a condition or treatment is considered hazardous to the welfare of the animal; a collision occurs with an object or animal; or a participant fails to exercise reasonable care, take adequate precautions, or use adequate control when engaging in a domesticated animal activity, including failing to maintain reasonable control of the animal or failing to act in a manner consistent with the person’s abilities.
The risk of injury from the activities involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce the risk, the risk of serious injury does exist and,
If the student/rider is a minor, and medical care is required in an emergency, the undersigned parents or guardian do hereby consent to any X-ray examination, anesthetic, medical or surgical diagnosis or treatment and hospital service that may be rendered to said minor under the general or specific instructions of any physician or hospital. The undersigned agree to be responsible for all such medical costs. Every reasonable effort will be made at the time of the accident or illness to contact parents or guardians without delaying medical treatment.
UNDER IOWA LAW, A DOMESTICATED ANIMAL PROFESSIONAL IS NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGES SUFFERED BY, AN INJURY TO, OR THE DEATH OF A PARTICIPANT RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISKS OF DOMESTICATED ANIMAL ACTIVITIES, PURSUANT TO IOWA CODE CHAPTER 673. YOU ARE ASSUMING INHERENT RISKS OF PARTICPATING IN THIS DOMESTICATED ANIMAL ACTIVITY.
The undersigned has read the foregoing waiver and fully understands it.
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I have read the above warning and risks in this contract and hereby agree to be bound by it, accepting those risks, and will hold Keith Equestrian Center, employees, other participants, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises and/or horses used to conduct the event, harmless from any liability whatsoever.