American Driving Society DISCLAIMER and HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT:
This form must be signed by every Competition participant or if a minor, their consenting parent, including each person who rides with a driver on a carriage not only during the actual Competition but including any time from arrival at the Competition to departure.
I understand and agree that neither the American Driving Society (“ADS”) and its officers, the Driving Event Competition (“Competition”), Competition judges, officials, workers, volunteers or organizing committee nor the property owners accept or shall have any responsibility of any nature whatsoever for accidents, damage, injury or illness to the horses, owners, riders, drivers, grooms, passengers, attendants, spectators or any other person or property in connection with this Competition. I hereby expressly agree without any limitation or condition for myself and my principals, representatives, employees and agents: (1) to be bound by the rules and by-laws of the ADS and any local rules of this Competition; (2) that every horse, driver, attendant, groom and/or passenger is eligible as entered; and (3) to accept as final any decision of the Competition officials on any question arising under the ADS rules and by-laws or any local rules of the Competition. I also agree, without any limitation or condition, to hold the ADS, its officers, directors, employees and agents, and Competition judges, officials and organizing committee, harmless from any and all liability, loss, claims or actions, causes of action, judgments or demands of any nature whatsoever. I am fully aware and appreciate that equine sports, including driving in this particular Competition involve inherent dangerous risk of serious injury or death. By participating I do so voluntarily and expressly assume any and all risks of injury to me or loss of my horse(s) or equipment. I agree to release and voluntarily waive the right to sue the ADS, its officers, directors, employees, and agents, stewards, Competition judges, personnel, volunteers, officials, and organizing committee, including their agents and employees from and against all claims for damages, including money damages, for any action taken or otherwise any harm caused by me or my horse to others, including whether arising from directly or indirectly from the negligence of the ADS or the Competition. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the ADS its officers, directors, employees, clinicians, members, volunteers, coaches, representatives, assigns, Competition judges, officials and organizing committee, their agents and employees from any and all claims for loss or injury caused by me or my horse that occur during or in conjunction with this Competition. I also agree that as a condition of and in consideration of acceptance of entry, the ADS and/or the Competition may use or assign photographs, videos, audios, cable - casts, broadcasts, internet, film, new media or other likenesses of me and my horse taken during the course of the Competition for the promotion, coverage or benefit of the Competition, sport, or the ADS. BY SIGNING BELOW, I AGREE to be bound by all applicable ADS rules and all the terms and conditions of this AGREEMENT.