Camp Crucis Horsemanship Registration and Release Form
Please read carefully before signing. Serious injury may result from your participation in this activity. Camp Crucis does not guarantee your safety.
Horseback riding is classified as a “rugged adventure recreational sports activity”, and there are numerous obvious and non-obvious inherent risks always present in such activities. These risks include, but are not limited to, injury from kicks, bites, being stepped on, or falling off in any way. We at Camp Crucis do our utmost to ensure that the rider will have a safe and wonderful experience. The Camp Crucis Horsemanship Program is not a Hippotherapy Program but a general program. The rider must be physically able to perform the emergency procedures necessary to insure their safety. Camp Crucis reserves the right to determine if the rider is capable of performing these procedures and if not, the rider will not be permitted to participate in this program. I, the following listed individual hereinafter known as the “rider”, and the parents or legal guardians thereof if a minor, do hereby voluntarily request and agree to participate in horseback riding activities offered by Camp Crucis, and that this rider will ride a horse owned or leased by Camp Crucis.
This agreement shall be legally binding upon me, the registered rider, and or the parents or legal guardians thereof if a minor, my heirs, estate, assigns, including all minor children and personal representatives. The term “stable” shall refer to Camp Crucis. The term “horse” herein shall refer to all equine species. The term “Horseback Riding” shall refer to riding or otherwise handling of horses whether from the ground or mounted. The terms “I”, “me”, “my”, shall herein refer to the above registered rider and the parents or legal guardians thereof if a minor. I understand that this stable chooses its horses for their calm disposition and sound basic training and that this stable follows a rigid risk reduction program. Yet no horse is a completely safe horse. Horseback riding is classified as “rugged adventure recreational sports activity”, and there are numerous obvious and non-obvious inherent risks always present in such activities despite all safety precautions. I agree that in consideration of this stable allowing my participation in this activity, under the terms set forth herein, I, the rider, for myself and on behalf of my child and/or legal ward, heirs discharge this stable, its owners, agents, employees, officers, directors, representatives, assigns, members, owners of premises, owners of trails, affiliated organizations, and insures, and others demands, causes of action, and legal liability, whether the same be known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, due to this stable and/or its associates ordinary negligence: and I do further agree that except in the event of this stables gross negligence and willful and wanton misconduct, I shall not bring any claims demands, legal actions and causes of action against this stable, the instructors or its associates, as stated above in this clause, for any economic and non -economic losses due to bodily injury, death, property damage, sustained by me and/or my minor child or legal ward in relation to the premises and operations of this stable, to include while riding, handling or otherwise being near horses owned by or in the care, custody and control of this stable, whether on or off the premises of this stable. NOTE: Under Texas Code (chapter 87, civil practice and remedies code) An Equine professional is not liable for any injury to or death of a participant in Equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of Equine activities.
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I/we the undersigned, have read and do understand the foregoing agreement, warnings, release and assumption of risk.
*We are very strict about our weight limit. Our weight limit is 180 pounds and it non-negotiable. Please be upfront and realistic about the height and weight of each member of your party, for their own safety. Our restrictions are not a matter of prejudice against any person. However, when a rider is over the weight limit, it can be VERY dangerous for the rider, for many reasons. Our limits are set to ensure the safety of both the rider as well as the comfort and longevity of our horses. Our goal is to ensure a pleasurable ride for all of our riders. We ask that everyone submit both their height and weight, so that an appropriate horse can be matched to the rider. Our riders are important to us, as is their privacy. Riders should expect to be weighed in a private and confidential setting if Camp Crucis staff or volunteers have any concerns that a rider may be above the weight limit. All riders who cannot ride because of weight restrictions are always invited back to try again.
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