RELEASE OF LIABILITY OWNER/RIDER continued
1. Inherent Risks and Assumption of Risk. The undersigned acknowledges there are inherent risks associated with equine activities such as described below, and hereby expressly assumes all risks associated with participating in such activities. The inherent risks include, but are not limited to the propensity of equines to behave in ways such as, running, bucking, biting, kicking, shying, stumbling, rearing, falling or stepping on, that may result in an injury, harm or death to persons on or around them; the unpredictability of equine's reaction to such things as sounds, sudden movement and unfamiliar objects, persons or other animals; certain hazards such as surface and subsurface conditions; collisions with other animals; the limited availability if emergency medical care; and the potential of a participant to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to injury to the participants or others, such as failing to maintain control over the animal or not acting within such participants ability.
Rider acknowledges that horses, by their very nature are unpredictable and subject to animal whim. Rider assumes all risks in connection therewith, and expressly waives any claims for any injury or loss arising therefrom. Rider agrees to abide by and follow Hackamore Farm LLC & Jennifer & William Milliner's rules and regulations which, shall be posted and/or available from time to time. Rider further acknowledges that the behavior of any animal is contingent to some extent upon the ability of Rider. Rider assumes all risks therefor and warrants a full and fair disclosure of Rider's abilities has been made to Hackamore Farm LLC & Jennifer & William Milliner.
Rider expressly releases Hackamore Farm LLC & Jennifer & William Milliner from any and all claims for personal injury or property damage, even if caused by negligence (if allowed by the laws of the state) by Hackamore Farm LLC & Jennifer & William Milliner or its representatives, agents or employees.
WARNING - Under Ohio law, an equine activity sponsor, equine activity participant, equine professional, veterinarian, farrier, or other person is not liable in damages in a tort or other civil action for harm that an equine activity participant allegedly sustains during an equine activity and that results from an inherent risk of an equine activity, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Annotated 2305.321 (2001).
2. Rider agrees to hold harmless, indemnify and defend Hackamore Farm LLC & Jennifer & William Milliner against and hold harmless from, any and all claims, demands, causes of action, damages, judgements, orders, costs or expenses, including attorney's fees, whether actually incurred or not, which may in any way arise from or be in any way connected with Rider's use of or presence upon Hackamore Farm LLC & Jennifer & William Milliner and the facilities located thereon.
3. In the event Rider is using Rider's own horse, or a horse(s) not owned by Hackamore Farm LLC & Jennifer & William Milliner, Rider warrants said horse(s) shall be free from infection, contagious or transmittable disease. Hackamore Farm LLC & Jennifer & William Milliner reserves the right to refuse access or use oof any horse upon the premises that does not appear to Hackamore Farm LLC & Jennifer & William Milliner to be in good health, or is deemed dangerous or undesirable.
4. Any action brought under this agreement shall be brought within one (1) year of the incident or accident giving rise to said claim. Rider agrees that damages shall be limited to $250 for property damage, actual expenses incurred, and a minimum of $5,000 for damages such as pain & suffering.
5. Rider agrees to waive the protection of any applicable statues in this jurisdiction whose purpose, substance and/or effect is to provide that a general release shall not extend to claims, material or otherwise, which the person giving the release does not know or suspect to exist at the time of executing said release.
6. Riders age 18 & under may compete with parent's permission.