As a participant in the Fort Meade Endurance Ride, I agree to abide by the Rules of AERC 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.
I will hold AERC, ride management, all ride personnel, and all property owners over whose land the ride passes blameless for any accident, injury, or loss that might occur due to my participation in this ride, and free from all liability for such injury or loss.
Junior riders (under 16 years as of the first day of the current ride season) entered in the ride will be accepted and allowed to ride only if accompanied by an adult rider (21 or over). Juniors will not be allowed to start or continue on from any point without an adult sponsor. JUNIOR RIDERS MUST WEAR PROTECTIVE HELMETS.
I HAVE READ THE RULES, CONDITIONS AND REGULATIONS OF THIS RIDE AND WILL ABIDE BY THEM. PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE GIVES PERMISSION FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR JUNIOR.
I wish to enter and participate in the Fort Meade Endurance Rides, to be held starting Friday, August 16, 2019 through Monday, August 19, 2019 and I have read the rules, conditions, and regulations of the event and will comply with them. As a participant in the event, I agree to abide by the rules of the sanctioning organization, AERC, and the aforementioned ride.
I agree that my participation in the ride involves certain inherent risks, which include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) horseback riding involves being in remote areas for extended periods of time, far from communications, transportation, and medical facilities, that these areas can have many natural and man-made hazards which ride management cannot anticipate, identify, modify, or eliminate, these hazardous surfaces/subsurface conditions including such things as rocks, trees, puddles, streams, fences, jumps and/or other hard objects and /or holes, divots, ledges which could cause an equine to trip and /or fall and /or could strike a participant who falls from or is thrown from an equine; (2) that horses can behave in unpredictable ways which can result in accidents to anyone at any time, resulting in injury, severe injury, or death; (3) that an equine's reactions to sound, movements, objects, vehicles, persons, animals, scents, or insects cannot be predicted. I agree to take full responsibility for myself/my child or children, my helpers/crew and the animal(s) I/my child or children and/or helpers/crew is/are riding or has in camp. I will hold harmless the AERC, its officers and all individual members there of, the Fort Meade Endurance Ride LLC, Forest Service- USDA, all employees of such, all ride personnel, and all property owners over whose land the ride crosses, their representatives, successors and assigns, for any accident, injury or loss that might occur due to my participation in this ride, and free all liability for such injury or loss, including that due to negligence not caused by wanton or willful misconduct of the Fort Meade Endurance Rides, LLC.
I hereby certify that my horse is not under the influence of medication and will not be treated with or given any medications prohibited by AERC rules. I also hereby give permission to AERC or its duly appointed agent to take any appropriate action deemed necessary to check for possible administration of drugs to my horse. The undersigned verifies acceptance of risks and responsibilities for rider's and horses' conditions and certifies that all information on this form is correct to the best of his/her knowledge.
I have read and agree to both of the above releases and I acknowledge that my electronic signature shall have the same validity, force and effect as if I affixed my signature by my own hand.