I hereby certify that every horse and rider is eligible as entered and agree for myself and my representatives to be bound by the Constitution and rules of Equestrian Canada at this competition.
I acknowledge that the Equestrian Sport and its competitions are a high-risk sport and that I am participating at my own risk and in full knowledge of the hazards and potential hazards which are inherent in this sport. I further acknowledge that inherent risks in riding and working around horses, which include bodily injury to both horse and rider which can result from normal use, competition or schooling.
In consideration of being allowed to participate in this event, I hereby assume all risk and I hereby release and absolve the Organizing Committee, R.I.D.E.R.S. Competition #1, #2, Provincial and Discipline Affiliates, Equestrian Canada, the Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation and PTSO and their Officials, Volunteers, Officials, Directors, Agents, Representatives and Employees and the Owners and Occupiers of the land upon which the competition is held, from all responsibility, liability or claims of any nature and kind which I may have arising from the participation in this activity, including but not limited to bodily injury or death to myself or my horse(s) and damage to property arising from any cause whatever, including the negligence of one or more of the individuals and organizations referred to herein.
All riders, regardless of age or level of competition, must wear properly fitted and fastened approved headgear at all times while riding or driving at the event location. It is understood that riders not meeting this requirement will not be allowed to compete at these competitions.
It is hereby recognized that all equestrian sports involve inherent risk and that no helmet or protective equipment can protect against all foreseeable injury. I hereby accept the risk and hold harmless EC, the competition, their officials, organizers, agents, employees, and their representatives. The person responsible agrees to the release of any information on the entry form to EC.
The Person Responsible for a horse must be an adult who has, or shares, responsibility for the care, training, custody, and performance of the horse and who has official responsibility for that horse under EC or USEF Rules and is liable under the penalty provisions of the applicable EC or USEF Rules for any rule violations. The Person Responsible is ultimately responsible for the condition, fitness and management of the horse and is alone responsible for any act performed by himself/herself or by any other person with authorized access to the horse, in the stables, elsewhere on the grounds or while the horse is being ridden, driven or exercised. The Person Responsible must hold a valid EC Sport License in good standing and at the same level or above the horse’s competition level and an NSEF or PTSO membership. However, when the competitor is a Junior, the competitor cannot be the Person Responsible and the Person Responsible may be a parent/guardian who must hold a valid NSEF or PTSO membership.
A: For adult entries into EC sanctioned competitions the Person Responsible shall be either the trainer, the owner of the horse or the competitor who rides or drives the horse during the EC sanctioned competition.
B: For Junior entries into EC sanctioned competitions the Junior competitor cannot be the Person Responsible. For Junior entries, the Person Responsible may be either the trainer, the owner of the horse or a parent/guardian of the Junior competitor. Every entry form for an EC sanctioned competition must identify the Person Responsible