RIDING LESSON CONTRACT

 

DATE________________

I (Parent, Guardian)____________________________________ have contracted with Infinity Sport Horse to give (riders name)____________________________________riding lessons.

 

Riding Lessons are to be paid at the beginning of each month, minimum of 4 lessons in full prior to the start of each month. Discounts available for multiple lessons purchased. If payment is not received before the start of each month, the above mentioned rider will be dropped from riding lessons until payment is received.

 

I understand that it is my responsibility prior to entering the lesson area to inform the riding instructor of any new medical or physical problems which may impact my safety or ability to perform correctly during my scheduled riding lesson. I understand that lesson times are planned and that I need to be on time. If I am late more than 15 minutes from my scheduled time, my mount will be un-tacked, unless I have made prior arrangements. I further understand that even if I am late the time for ending the lesson will remain as scheduled. The only condition for extending my lesson time is if the riding instructor is not present at the scheduled lesson beginning time.

 

All approved make-up lesson scheduling will be at the discretion of the riding instructor. Any canceled lessons require 24 hours’ notice.

I understand that proper attire must be worn for riding lessons which is to be pants, shirt, shoes/boots with at least a half inch heel (this is a requirement unless medically approved by a physician). All riders are required to wear a helmet when on the horses, regardless of age, so it is highly recommended that you purchase your own. We offer a package that includes breeches, boots, half-chaps, helmet and gloves, for an affordable price. If interested, please let us know. I further accept Infinity Sport Horse riding instructor reserves the right to release a rider due to unsafe situations, physical stress to the rider resulting from riding and/or any safety/medical problems that may arise. This type of release from the program will require a prorated refund be issued.Rider’s information files will be held in confidentiality and only shared when necessary to assure the safety of a rider in the lesson or during an official incident review.

 

Our lesson horses are Competition and Sale horses. Therefore, their care and wellbeing is of the utmost importance. All riders will be instructed as to how best to care for these horses.

 

“WARNING” Under Illinois 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.

 

I am aware of the inherent risks of horseback riding. I further understand that I must be careful while on the property of Infinity Sport Horse and particularly while horses are being handled. Infinity Sport Horse cannot and does not assume any liability for accidents, injury, or death to person or persons. I further have reviewed and understand the content of Illinois Liability Law which is posted at pasture/arena entrance gate, barn, or trail entrance. Likewise I accept full responsibility for friends and visitors accompanying myself on Infinity Sport Horse property.

 

Lesson Policy Standard:

A lesson is to consist of tacking your mount up, genera ground knowledge, mounting each rider and tack adjustments, exercises while mounted, cool down time, and dismounting. Please note we consider a lesson starting when the riders enter the pasture/arena area. The riding instructor additionally has the responsibility of safety for riders and horses at all times so therefore, the instructor has the right to deviate from the above lesson outline when safety is a concern.

Example: the lesson could be full time as barn management-classroom activities, grooming, tacking up, types of tack, tack cleaning, etc.. 

 

General Conduct Policy For Parents, Riders, And Guests During an Infinity Sport Horse Lesson Time:

 

Important areas used during riding Lesson

•Parent/Riders can wait either upstairs in our viewing room, or by the gait.

 

Arrival to lesson

•If previous lesson is in progress or dismounting quietly go to parent/ rider waiting area.

•All riders are to wait at parent/ rider waiting area until instructor comes to escort them. The only people who are to be in the arena are the instructors and riders that are getting ready to ride in current lesson.

•If you need to talk to the riding instructors about medical or physical problems which may have a safety implication for the current lesson, please do so before the mounting phase of the lesson gets started.

 

During lesson

• While a riding lesson is in progress all parents, family members, and guests must stay outside of the arena. If you need to move around use driveway. You may only enter arena if asked by an instructor. This is for everyone’s safety.

• No loud noises (clapping, door slamming on cars, loud talking/ laughing, calling to riders, etc.)

• No umbrellas, flash cameras while horses are present.

• If you need to take a phone call, please step outside.

 

After lesson

• After lesson, we will discuss what we have learned, untack our horse, and properly care for our mount after our work.

 

General Rules:

• All gates and stall doors to be kept closed.

• No entry into feed/hay storage areas without permission.

• No climbing, sitting, or standing on stall doors, fences, or gates (this includes ring).

• Smoking is prohibited.

• No consumption of alcohol beverages or drugs.

• You are responsible for your friends and visitors conduct and safety while on the property of Infinity Sport Horse.

• No running around horses or riding areas.

• All trash to be disposed of in trash barrel.

• No horses to be handled in or out of the stalls without supervision

• Always respect others when speaking or socializing

I the undersigned have read and understand the above contract plus all the Infinity Sport Horse policies and rules which I agree to abide by in total and I have received a copy of this contract which includes the Infinity Sport Horse policies and rules. I further understand that if any of the Infinity Sport Horse policies or rules are not followed, Infinity Sport Horse has the right to cancel this contract in full without any

refund of moneys remaining for this session.

Attorney Fees. In any litigation, arbitration, or other proceeding by which one party either seeks to

enforce its rights under this Agreement (whether in contract, tort, or both) or seeks a declaration of any

rights or obligations under this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be awarded its reasonable attorney

fees, and costs and expenses incurred.

 

 

 

ACCEPTED BY:

Signature: _______________________________

Riders Name ___________________________________

Address __________________________________

__________________________________

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Home Phone_______________________________

Phone Parent or Guardian__________________________

CELL PHONE FOR EMERGENCY_____________________

Any relevant medical information: