CAUTION: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING
PARENTS/GUARDIAN MUST SIGN FOR MINOR CHILDREN
CAUTION: Be Advised That Equine Activities Take Place On The Premises And That All Equine Activities Can Involve Inherent Risks Despite All Safety Precautions. Participate At Your Own Risk At All Times.
Be it hereby known:
“Inherent risks of equine activities” shall mean those risks, dangers or conditions which are an integral part of equine activities, including, but not limited to:
(a) The propensity of any horse to behave in unpredictable ways that may result in injury, harm or death to persons on or around them, and/or damage to property in their vicinity, and whether the person is walking nearby, mounting, riding or dismounting;
(b) The unpredictability of a horse’s reaction to such things as sights, lights, man-made or Mother Nature’s sounds, sudden movement, unfamiliar objects, persons, other animals and reptiles, and the inherent tendency to bite, bolt and run, stampede, trample, step on a person, push against a person, buck or throw the rider, or rear up and fall on a person;
(c) There are other inherent risks other than those listed above, obvious and not obvious, and the undersigned guardian of minor acknowledges that this release and exculpatory agreement is not confined to the above list, but shall be liberally construed to include any possible risk or combination of risks possible relating to equine activities.
WARNING: Miller Horse Farm advises all participants to wear protective headgear (riding helmet) and close-toed shoes.
All participants will use a riding helmet and must be able to safely engage in equine activities. In consideration that I will be allowed to participate in any horse related activities that Miller Horse Farm provides, I do hereby agree that in the event I am injured or any of my party, friends, relatives, or horses are injured or suffer personal injury or property damage during my stay, that I will not, in any event, hold responsible nor present any claims or demands to Miller Horse Farm, its owners, Noah Smith, and individually, Glory Smith, Joy Fowler, Ellen Haver, Melissa Rexroad, and Deirdre Strook as the instructors, directors, officers, agents, representatives, employees and volunteers, on account of any injury that I, or any of my party may have suffered. Children must follow all instructions of MHF staff. MHF reserves the right to refuse a child to ride a horse if he/she does not follow the instructions given or behaves in a way that endangers his/her safety. No refunds will be given.
Please read and check the following statements:
I have been fully warned and advised by Miller Horse Farm that I should wear protective headgear (riding helmet), and that the wearing of such headgear while mounting, riding, dismounting, and otherwise being around horses, may prevent or reduce severity of some head injuries and even prevent death from happening as the result of a fall or other occurrence. I have also been warned that I should wear close-toed shoes to prevent any serious injury to my feet while on or around the horses.
PHOTO RELEASE: I give permission for photographs taken of me or my minor while participating in this activity to be used in marketing and/or public relations material.
Participant Hereby Further Acknowledges that he/she has had the opportunity to carefully read, review and clarify any questions he/she might have pertaining this Release Agreement before their signing below. The Participant hereby acknowledges they have read and understand the legal and binding effect of this Release Agreement, and expressly agrees to be bound hereby now and at all times in the future.
Participant is in good physical health and has the ability to safely engage in equine activities.
The Participant hereby voluntarily and enters into this Contract and Agreement this date: February 8, 2023
THIS IS BINDING LEGAL AGREEMENT AFFECTS IMPORTANT LEGAL RIGHTS. I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS DOCUMENT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY IT. Parent /Guardian’s Initial: