Under New Hampshire Law, N.H.R.S.A. 508:19 II provides that an equine activity sponsor, an equine professional, or any other person engaged in an equine activity is not liable for an injury or death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities except as provided in paragraph III of N.H.R.S.A. 508:19, and no participant's representative shall make any claim against, maintain an action against, or recover from any other person for injury, loss, damage, or death of a participant resulting from any of the inherent risks of equine activities. Each participant in an equine activity expressly assumes the risk of and legal responsibility for any injury, loss or damage to person or property which results from participation in an equine activity. Each participant shall have the sole responsibility for knowing the range of his or her ability to manage, care for, and control a particular equine or perform a particular equine activity, and it shall be the duty of each participant to act within the limits of the participant's own ability, to maintain reasonable control of the particular equine at all times while participating in an equine activity, to heed all posted warnings, and to refrain from acting in a manner which may cause or contribute to the injury of any person. A copy of N.H.R.S.A. 508:19 is available for your review at your request or may be accessed by you online at: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/LII/508/508-19.htm . *
In addition to the risks involved in equine activities, there are many hazards and risks encountered at The Educational Farm at Joppa Hill, Inc. premises and facilities that may result in injury, death or property damage, including hazards associated with both equine and non-equine animals, hazards arising from farm buildings, grounds, structures, fixtures, machinery, equipment and tools, including, without limitation, injury or death resulting from falls, crush accidents, sharp objects, suffocation or electrical current and otherwise. Animals may act unpredictably, and with or without warning or apparent cause, may kick, bite, buck, stumble, trip, roll, fall, rear, run, make unpredictable movements, spook, jump obstacles, step on a person’s feet, push or shove a person and act irrationally. Structures, equipment or methods to restrain, control or confine animals may break or fail which may lead to injury from animals. This is not an exhaustive list of hazards. Examples of causes of farm injuries may be found for your review in the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health publication Fatal Unintentional Farm Injuries Among Persons Less Than 20 Years of Age in the United States, which may be accessed by you online at: http://www.cdc.gov/Niosh/childag/docs/2001131.html. *
I, NAMED BELOW , having read and understood the foregoing, on behalf of myself and/or my minor child NAME OF CHILD BELOW, in consideration for allowing me (or my child) to use The Educational Farm at Joppa Hill, Inc. premises and/or to participate in equine or other farm activities, programs or events, on behalf of my self, my child or our personal representatives, heirs, next-of-kin, spouses and assigns, HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE AS FOLLOWS: *
TYPE ADULT NAME AND NAME OF MINORS THAT WILL BE VOLUNTEERING
I understand that equine activities, farm use and related activities of all kinds are inherently dangerous and that serious injury, death and property damage may occur. I understand that participation in equine, farm use and related activities of all kinds involves such risks, including those described above. So knowing, I agree that if any injury occurs to me and/or to my child, or if any damage occurs to my property, that I will make no claims against The Educational Farm at Joppa Hill, Inc. or any of its Directors, Officers, Employees, Volunteers and Independent Contractors. I further agree to hold The Educational Farm at Joppa Hill, Inc. and its Directors, Officers, Employees, Volunteers and Independent Contractors free and harmless from any and all liability, claims, suits or actions for damages of any kind or nature due, whether due to negligence or otherwise, that may arise out of my and/or my child’s presence, occupancy or use of any kind of the The Educational Farm at Joppa Hill, Inc. premises, equipment or facilities and/or participation in any and all programs, lessons, activities and the like conducted by or at The Educational Farm at Joppa Hill, Inc., and I agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Educational Farm at Joppa Hill, Inc. and all of its Directors, Officers, Employees, Volunteers and Independent Contractors from all liability, claims, suits, actions for damages or expenses, including attorney fees incurred, arising out of any injury to any person or damage to any property caused to me and/or my child or caused by me and/or my child.
COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS: COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, has been declared aworldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious anddangerous. Medical knowledge is evolving, but the virus is understood to be spread through theair, person to person contact, and contact with contaminated surfaces and objects. Infectedpeople can show no symptoms of the disease and thereby unknowingly spread the disease.COVID-19 is known to cause death, serious illness, and multiple disabling, persistent symptoms.The Educational Farm at Joppa Hill, Inc., cannot prevent you and/or your child(ren) fromexposure to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 while at The Educational Farm at JoppaHill, Inc., premises and facilities including, without limitation, during participation in programs,camp, or other activities. *
I HAVE READ AND I UNDERSTAND THIS DOCUMENT. I UNDERSTAND IT IS A PROMISE TO RELEASE THE EDUCATIONAL FARM AT JOPPA HILL, INC., ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR FROM ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, SUITS OR ACTIONS FOR DAMAGES AND TO INDEMNIFY THEM AND HOLD THEM HARMLESS THEREFROM. I HAVE MADE A FULLY INFORMED, FREE AND DELIBERATE CHOICE TO SIGN THIS DOCUMENT. *