..hereby affirm that I have reviewed and understand the camp program, premises, and schedule and understand there are risks involved with all camp activities. I hereby waive and release any liability which may arise due to my presence at Camp Strawderman, Inc. (“Strawderman”) and/or participation in the camp activities of Strawderman, and do hereby agree to indemnify and hold Strawderman, its agents, employees and representatives harmless for any liability which may arise due to my presence at Strawderman or participation in Strawderman activities. In addition, should I participate in any horse related activities, or be present near any of the Strawderman horses, I understand that horses are independent living beings with their own minds and as such, can never be entirely predictable. I understand that horses, even the most well trained, are often unpredictable and are often difficult to control and there are always elements of risk in equine activity including permanent disability or death. I/we do hereby assume the risk of participation by ourselves in any and all equine activity, or presence in or around the horse stables, in association with Camp Strawderman, Inc. I voluntarily assume all risk of loss, damage, illness, or injury that may be sustained while so engaged or as a result thereof. I agree to hold harmless, release, and indemnify Camp Strawderman, Inc., and its officers, employees, and agents in any location where horse-related activities are conducted, horses and/or property are used, of and from all claims which may hereafter accrue on account of any injury, loss, or damage, which may be suffered, because of any matter, thing, condition, negligence or default whatsoever. The person executing this release acknowledges that there is a valid consideration in executing this release. The invalidity of any statement or waiver of rights above under local, state or federal law does not invalidate any other statement or waiver of rights herein.
With this waiver I accept notice of the provisions of the Equine Activity Liability Act 3.1-796.130 through 3.0-796.133 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, which state in part: “(i) the propensity of an equine to behave in dangerous ways which may result in injury to the participant; (ii) the inability to predict an equine’s reaction to sound, movements, objects, persons or animals; and (iii) the hazards of surface or subsurface conditions.” The waiver shall remain valid for all time I may be present at Strawderman, or participate in Strawderman related activities, or in the presence of Strawderman horses, forever, unless expressly revoked in writing, with receipt acknowledged by a representative of Camp Strawderman, Inc. By Signing this Waiver and Release, I understand that I am giving up (waiving and releasing) any action I may have on my behalf or by virtue of participation in any Strawderman activity, and any Strawderman horse related or equine activities including lesson, jumping, cross country jumping, trail rides and horse shows, and I do so knowingly and voluntarily.