CADENCE EQUESTRIAN CENTER, LLC
LIABILITY RELEASE CONTRACT & CONSENT AGREEMENT
UNDER OKLAHOMA LAW, AN EQUINE ACTIVITY SPONSOR OR EQUINE PROFESSIONAL IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INJURY TO OR THE DEATH OF A PARTICIPANT IN EQUINE ACTIVITIES RESULTING FROM THE INHERRENT RISKS OF EQUINE ACTIVITIES PURSUANT TO THE OKLAHOMA EQUINE ACTIVITIES LIABILITY ACT.
RISKS INVOLVED IN EQUINE ACTIVITIES:
I am fully aware and understand that ALL riders are required to wear and use safety equipment, especially helmets at all times. I also understand that children under the age of 18 must be supervised at all times and are not permitted to ride alone. I also understand that riders are not permitted to jump their horse outside of a structured and supervised lesson.
I am fully aware and understand that horses are unpredictable by nature; and when frightened, angry or under stress, it is a horse’s natural instinct to jump forward or sideways, to run away from danger at a trot or gallop, to kick, to buck, to rear up in front, or to bite, and that horses are extremely powerful. I understand that I could be injured as a result of any of these or other actions of a horse. I understand these risks, and I voluntarily assume these risks and dangers.
I further understand that upon mounting a horse or driving a carriage and/or taking up the reins, the rider/driver is in primary control of the horse, and that the Property Owners are not responsible for the results of the rider’s/driver’s actions or inactions, or for the action of the horse or faulty equipment.
I fully understand and agree that I alone am to be responsible for any bodily injury which I should sustain on the grounds of the Property Owners while engaged in general recreation, riding, driving, viewing or caring for a horse, and for any time I should lose from employment or activity, and for the medical expenses or any other expenses incurred because of such bodily injury or property damage.
In acknowledgment of the above, I hereby, for myself and my heirs, HOLD HARMLESS the Property Owners, and their respective servants, agents, employees, officers, and all other participants of and from all claims, demands, actions and causes of action for such injuries sustained to my person or property whether or not such injury or property damage resulted from the negligence or gross negligence of the Property Owners, or their servants, agents, employees or officers, or resulted from any defect in tack or equipment that might be used on or around the property.
I understand and agree that in exchange for being permitted to participate in general recreational activities and/or the boarding, viewing, caring for, riding or driving of horses on the property of the Property Owners, I am voluntarily assuming the risks of agreement that I may not bring a lawsuit or a claim of any kind against the Property Owners, their servants, agents, employees or officers for such injuries and/or property damage. If I should bring such claim or lawsuit in violation of this agreement, I agree that I shall be liable to the Property Owners for any and all reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses that may be incurred by the Property Owners in defending such claims.
I further agree to indemnify and reimburse the Property Owners, their servants, agents, employees or officers for any injury and/or property damage to any third person as a result of any action or inaction on my part. This indemnification included the reasonable cost of attorney’s fees and expenses incurred by the Property Owners in defending against and such suit.
The undersigned voluntarily request to be permitted on the property of Cadence Equestrian Center, LLC 14150 S. Pine Street, Edmond, Oklahoma, 73034, herein referred to as the Property Owners, for the purpose of participating in equine activities. This agreement shall be in effect upon signing below and renews annually.
The undersigned, for and behalf of myself or my child and legal ward, acknowledge that I have been fully advised by Cadence Equestrian Center, LLC, that I or my child or legal ward should purchase and wear a properly fitted and secured ASTM/SEI-Certified equestrian riding helmet while riding, driving or near horses in order to reduce the severity of some head injuries and possibly prevent death from happening as the result of a fall or other occurrences.
1. The propensity of horses to behave in ways that may result in injury, harm or death to persons on or around them and/or damage to property in their vicinity.
2. The unpredictability of a horse’s reaction to such things as sounds, sudden movement, unfamiliar objects, persons or other animals, regardless of its training and past behavior.
3. Other hazards such as surface and subsurface obstacles, footing and fencing.
4. Collisions with other horses, animals, people and objects.
I/we understand that the handling, use and riding of a horse involves the risk of personal physical injury, including but not limited to, lacerations, bruises, fractures, head injuries and death. With full knowledge and awareness of these and all other dangers inherent in and related to the sport of horseback riding and equine activates, I am or we are knowingly participating in instruction/and or training in this clinic and voluntarily engaging in such activities and/or permitting his/her horse’s participation in this clinic and fully assume all risks involved.
I/we further agree that Ronny Riemer and RCR Equestrian Inc. and their respective employees, officers, members and agents (collectively referred to as “Sponsors”) shall not be liable in any manner for any accident, injury, damage, loss or for any other occurrence that may happen to me (or us) or to the horse as a result of participation in this clinic or lesson. In consideration for participation in this clinic or lesson, I/we agree to fully and forever release and hold harmless the Sponsors from any and all liability due to injuries, claims, damages, actions or losses, economic or non-economic, which may arise out of participation in this clinic.
I testify that I am over the age of 18, and that I have read, fully understand and agree to the above: