THIS IS AN IMPORTANT LEGAL DOCUMENT. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
Under North Carolina 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 exclusively from the inherent risks of equine activities.
Chapter 99E of the North Carolina General Statutes.
DECLARATION: I desire to participate, at my own risk, in an equine activity. I have been informed and fully realize that there are inherent risks and dangers associated with equine activities and that injury, loss, damage or death could result from my participation. However, I knowingly and willingly wish to participate in this activity.
In consideration, therefore, for the privilege of riding and/or working around horses at Saddletree Stables, located at 2112 Saddletree Lane, Willow Spring, NC 27592, and for the receipt of other valuable consideration the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged. I hereby covenant and agree, for the express benefit of Saddletree Stables and/or Donald and Michelle Stephenson, its directors, shareholders, officers, employees, independent contractors, all 4-H horse club volunteers, lessors, agents, attorneys, successors, and assigns (the “Benefitted persons”), as follows:
Release and Covenant Not to Sue: I do hereby release the Benefitted Persons from any and all liability or responsibility for accident, damage, injury, or illness to me, my horse(s), any member of my family or his personal representative, or any of my guests arising out of any occurrence on or around the premises of Saddletree Stables. I further release any landowner who permits me to use his lands without charge for riding or other activity in accordance with the North Carolina Landowner Liability Act. I hereby covenant not to sue any of the Benefitted Persons and knowingly and voluntarily relinquish any claims, for myself and anyone claiming through me, hereafter existing which I, my personal representative, insurers, assignees, or subrogees may have against them, including claims arising out of negligence of the Benefitted Person.
Hold Harmless and Indemnification: I do hereby covenant and agree to hold harmless and indemnify the Benefitted Persons for any loss, liability, or responsibility for accident, damage, or injury resulting from my acts of omissions, or the actions of my horse(s) or from suits brought by my personal representative, family members, guests, insurers, assignees, subrogee, or other persons claiming through me or who were on the premises at my invitation.
Enforcement: I understand and agree that any of the Benefitted Persons may enforce any terms of this agreement and agree to reimburse any and each of them in the event they are reasonably required to bring an action for enforcement of this agreement for their costs and expenses incurred in such action, including their reasonable attorney’s fees.
Today's Date: December 8, 2023