This form must be completed for each volunteer.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING:
Under New Hampshire law, an equine activity sponsor or professional shall not be liable for any injury to, or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risk of equine activities (New Hampshire Stat. 508:19).
I acknowledge that riding a horse is an inherently dangerous activity and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury, and property loss. “Horse” as used herein shall refer to all equine species. “Horseback Riding” or “Riding” shall refer to riding or otherwise handling of horses, ponies, mules, or donkeys, whether from the ground or mounted. The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of animals, equipment, vehicular traffic, actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, spectators, volunteers, and/or instructors or coaches. These risks are not only inherent to participants but are also present for others present during Riding. I therefore realize that participation in Riding includes but is not limited to participating in any True Hope program or event, volunteering, and observing. I hereby assume all of the risks of participating in the Horseback Riding. I realize that liability may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from their horses, volunteers, or employees, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained, or controlled by them, or because of their possible liability without fault.
I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently trained for participation in Riding, and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person. I attest that I do not have any condition or limitation that would prevent me from participating in Riding. It is the responsibility of the participant to carry full and complete insurance coverage on his/her horse, personal property, and him/herself.
I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability form will be used by the owners of the horses, owners of the real estate, owners of the facility, or others employed by such parties, and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at each Riding occasion.
In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in Horseback Riding, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows: (A) Waive, Release, and Discharge from any and all liability for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me, including my traveling to and from the Riding facility, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS:
True Hope Therapeutic Horsemanship
and any and all directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, and agents, and/or sponsors of the above; (B) Indemnify and Hold Harmless the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in Riding, whether caused by the negligence of releasees or otherwise.
I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness.
The Accident Waiver and Release of Liability shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.
I hereby certify that I have read this document and I understand its content.