As a participant in the Top o the World Ride, I agree to abide by the rules of AERC, PNER, and the aforementioned ride. I understand that endurance riding involves being in remote areas for extended periods of time, far from communications, transportation, and medical facilities; that these areas have many natural and man-made hazards which ride management cannot anticipate, identify, modify, or eliminate; that horses can be excitable, difficult to control, and unpredictable; and that accidents can happen to anyone at any time. I agree to take full responsibility for myself and the animal I am riding. In exchange for the privilege of participating in AERC endorsed distance rides, I, my heirs, executors, and administrators will hold harmless and blameless AERC, PNER and all officers and directors thereof, all members of the ride management and ride personnel, and all property owners/tenants upon whose land the distance rides are held from all liability for any injury or loss to myself or my horse which occurs due to my participation, or anyone who accompanies me to AERC/PNER events.
Junior riders (for AERC under 16 years as of December 1 of current ride year or for PNER under 16 years as of January 1 of current ride year) entered in the ride will be accepted and allowed to ride only if accompanied by a competent adult (18 years or older) and must be duly entered as a competitor in the event and sponsorship must be documented on the Junior entry form, complete with sponsor signature, at the time sponsorship begins. If AERC rules 10.3, 10.3.1 and 10.3.2 are met an AERC member 14 years or older who has completed 500 miles or more in the AERC rider mileage program may ride unsponsored, but will compete in the Senior division. Such unsponsored rider must have on file in the AERC office a letter by parent or guardian which consents to and requests unsponsored status. The AERC office will then provide a letter for this unsponsored rider verifying 500 miles in AERC rider mileage program, which letter must be presented to ride management at check-in or earlier.
Per AERC rule 10.3.3 ride management may choose not to honor the unsponsored rider rules and may require all persons under 16 years of age to have sponsors. When sponsors are required, Juniors will not be allowed to start or continue on from any point without an adult sponsor. Additionally, all riders under 16 years must wear protective helmets when mounted. Parent/Guardian signature gives permission for emergency medical treatment for Junior.
I HAVE READ AERC AND PNER RULES, CONDITIONS, REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS RIDE AND WILL ABIDE BY THEM.