There are 2 ways to sign and submit the liability waiver for Mane Event Stables. The first one being the easiest.
MANE EVENT STABLES, LLC HORSE RIDING AGREEMENT AND LIABILITY RELEASE FORM
This form must be downloaded, completed, and submitted for each participant. FACILITIES OWNER’S NAME IS Mane Event Stables, LLC., hereinafter known as Mane Event Stables, LLC at 2514 NC Highway 54 West Chapel Hill North Carolina. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING SERIOUS INJURY MAY RESULT FROM YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS ACTIVITY. MANE EVENT STABLES, LLC DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOUR SAFETY OR THAT OF YOUR HORSE. IT IS HEREBY AGREED TO AS FOLLOWS THAT:
A. REGISTRATION OF RIDERS AND AGREEMENT PURPOSE
The following individual hereinafter known as the “RIDER”, and the parents or legal guardians thereof if a minor, do hereby voluntarily request and agree to participate in horse riding on premises MANE EVENT STABLES, LLC and that this RIDER will ride his/her own horse or one borrowed or leased by RIDER’S own arrangement today and on all future dates.
B. AGREEMENT SCOPE AND TERRITORY AND DEFINITIONS
This agreement shall be legally binding upon the registered RIDER, and the parents or legal guardians thereof if a minor, my heirs, estate, assigns, including all minor children, and personal representatives; and it shall be interpreted according to the laws of North Carolina, USA . Any disputes by the RIDER shall be litigated in and venue shall be North Carolina, USA. The term “HORSE” herein shall refer to all equine species. The term “HORSEBACK RIDING” or “RIDING” herein shall refer to riding or otherwise handling of horses, ponies, mules, or donkeys, whether from the ground or mounted. The term “RIDER” shall herein refer to a person who rides a horse mounted or otherwise handles or comes near a horse from the ground. The terms “I”, “me”, “my” shall herein refer to the above-registered rider and the parents or legal guardians thereof if a minor.
C. ACTIVITY RISK CLASSIFICATION
Horseback riding is classified as RUGGED ADVENTURE RECREATIONAL SPORT ACTIVITY, and that there are numerous obvious and non-obvious inherent risks always present in such activity despite all safety precautions. According to NEISS (National Electronic Injury Surveillance Systems of United States Consumer Products) horse activities rank 64th among the activities of people relative to injuries that result in a stay at U.S. hospitals. Related injuries can be severe, requiring more hospital days and resulting in more lasting residual effects than injuries in other activities.
D. NATURE OF RIDING HORSES
No horse is a completely safe horse. Horses are 5 to 15 times larger, 20 to 40 times more powerful, and 3 to 4 times faster than a human. If a rider falls from a horse to ground it will generally be at a distance of from 31/2 to 51/2 feet, and the impact may result in injury to the rider. Horseback riding is the only sport where on much smaller, weaker predator animal (human) tries to impose its will on, and become on unit of movement with, another much larger, stronger prey animal with a mind of its own (horse) and each has a limited understanding of the other. If a horse is frightened or provoked it may divert from its training and act according to its natural survival instincts which may include, but are not limited to: stopping short, changing directions or speed at will; shifting its weight; bucking; rearing; kicking; biting; or running from danger.
E. RIDER RESPONSIBILITY
Upon mounting a horse and taking up the reins, the RIDER is in primary control of the horse. The RIDER’S safety largely depends upon his/her ability to carry out simple instructions, and his/her ability to remain balanced aboard the moving animal. The RIDER shall be responsible for his/her own safety.
F. CONDITIONS OF NATURE
MANE EVENT STABLES, LLC is NOT responsible for total or partial acts, occurrences, or elements of nature that can scare a horse, cause it to fall, or react in some other unsafe way. SOME EXAMPLES ARE: thunder, lightening, rain, wind, wild and domestic animals, insects, reptiles, which may walk, run, fly near, bite and/or sting a horse or person; and irregular footing on out-of-door groomed or wild land which is subject to constant change in condition according to weather, temperature, and natural and man-made changes in landscape.
G. INSPECTION OF PREMISES
RIDER has inspected MANE EVENT STABLES, LLC facilities and trails and is satisfied that all premises conditions are reasonably safe for RIDER’S intended purpose, usage and presence upon the MANE EVENT STABLES, LLC premises.
H. ACCIDENT/MEDICAL AND PERSONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE
Should medical treatment be required, I and/or my own accident/medical insurance company shall pay for all such incurred expenses. Should my actions or that of my horse cause injury or damage of any kind, I and/or my own personal liability shall pay for such damages.
I. PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR WARNING
I have been fully warned and advised by MANE EVENT STABLES, LLC that the RIDER should purchase and 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. Minors 16 and under are required to wear protective headgear.
J. LIABILITY RELEASE
In consideration of MANE EVENT STABLES, LLC allowing my participation in this activity, under the terms set forth herein, I, the RIDER, and the parent or guardian thereof if a minor, do agree to hold harmless and release MANE EVENT STABLES, LLC its owners, agents, employees, officers, members, premises owners, insurers, and affiliated organizations from legal liability due to MANE EVENT STABLES, LLC ordinary negligence; and I do further agree that except in the event of MANE EVENT STABLES, LLC gross negligence and willful and wanton misconduct, I shall not bring any claims, demand, legal actions and causes of action, against MANE EVENT STABLES, LLC and/or its associates, for any economic and non-economic losses due to bodily injury, death, property damage, sustained by me and/or my minor child or legal ward in relation to the premises and operations of MANE EVENT STABLES, LLC to include while riding, handling, or otherwise being near horses owned by or in the care, custody and control of MANE EVENT STABLES, LLC
K. I hereby certify that I have read the “Barn Rules” and certify I will follow all rules listed and any additional rules posted around the property. It is my responsibility to share written and posted rules with all my family members and any guests I bring on to the property. All Riders and Parents or Legal Guardians must download, complete, and submit for each rider.