Under Oregon Law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of participating in equine activities, pursuant to section 30.691, Oregon Revised Statutes.
The program at the Dream Catcher Therapeutic Riding Center located at 47955 St. Andrew’s Rd, Pendleton, Oregon 97801; provides therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults. Volunteers and horses are carefully selected and trained and safety equipment is required for all riders since horseback riding is a risk exercise.
No student will be accepted for riding instruction and no volunteer accepted for service until this form has been read, understood, completed and signed by the parent(s), caregivers(s) and/or guardian(s) of a minor, or if the student or volunteer is of legal age and sound mind, by the student or volunteer. Although participation in the program is under strict supervision and every effort is made to avoid injury or accident, the undersigned acknowledges the inherent risks involved in riding and working around horses. This includes, but not limited to, bodily injury from horseback riding or being in close proximity to horses. Among other risks, both horse and rider can be injured in normal use or in competition and schooling. In order to provide this valuable service, no liability can be accepted by the Dream Catcher Therapeutic Riding Center, located at 47955 St. Andrew’s Rd, Pendleton, Oregon 97801, or any of the organizations or persons connected with the above named facility.
I acknowledge the risks and potential for risks in riding and working with horses. However, I feel that the possible benefits to myself/my child/my ward are greater than the risks assumed.
In Consideration, for the privilege of riding and/or working around horses at the Dream Catcher Therapeutic Riding Center, the undersigned, as self, or as parent(s) or guardian(s) of the undersigned minor, jointly and severally, do hereby agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify the Dream Catcher Therapeutic Riding Center, its officers, directors, trustees, agents, employees, representatives, property owners, successors and assigns, from all manner of liability, loss, costs, claims, demands and damages of every kind and nature whatsoever, including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees, which the undersigned or said minor may now or in the future have against the Dream Catcher Therapeutic Riding Center, its officers, directors, trustees, agents, employees, representatives, property owners, successors and assigns, on account of any accident, damage, injury or illness, physical or mental condition, known or unknown, to the undersigned or said minor, or the treatment thereof, arising as a result of, or in any way connected to acts or incidents occurring at or relating to the Dream Catcher Therapeutic Riding Center, its officers, directors, trustees, agents, employees, representatives, property owners, successors or assigns, including but not limited to their negligence or gross negligence in rendering the services described above or in any way incidental thereto.