RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
The undersigned participant acknowledges that there are inherent risks involved in riding and working around horses. Those risks include injury, personal property damage, and death, and the risks arise from using, riding, or being in close proximity to horses. The undersigned participant also acknowledges that both horse and rider can be injured in normal use or in competition and schooling.
With full understanding of the risks stated in the above paragraph, the undersigned participant does hereby release and hold harmless the following listed entities from any and all claims, including claims of either active or passive negligence, related to or arising from the undersigned participant’s interactions with the following listed entities: Horses Healing Hearts, Inc. and its Board of Directors, Officers, Committees, Assignees, volunteers, stated or implied agents (either individually or in their corporate capacity) heirs, successors, assigns, executors, and legal representatives. The undersigned participant further agrees to indemnify the above-listed entities for all costs, losses, damages, and expenses, including court costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees, suffered by any of the above-listed entities arising out of any and all claims, including claims of either active or passive negligence, brought in relation to the undersigned participant’s interactions with the above-listed entities.
I DO EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO ASSUME THE RISK OF ANY CHANCE OF HARM, INJURY, DEATH, PERSONAL DAMAGE, REAL PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR SUFFERING, ARISING FROM OR IN THE COURSE OF MY, OR SAID MINOR’S PRESENCE ON THE PREMISES OF ANY HHH SPONSOR BARN PROPERTY.
The following statement is made in accordance with Florida Statute 773.04:
Under Florida Law, an equine sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities.
Additionally, Horses Healing Hearts’ employees, volunteers, contractors and agents all fully comply with Florida Statute 39.201, which requires that any person who knows, or who has reasonable cause to suspect, that a child is intending to harm him/herself or others, is abused by an adult other than a parent, legal custodian, caregiver, or other person responsible for the child’s welfare, shall report such knowledge or suspicion to the Florida Department of Children and Families.