LIABILITY RELEASE, WAIVER OF RIGHTS TO SUE, AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS
FOR VISITORS AND PARTICIPANTS IN EQUINE ACTIVITIES
(Code of Virginia § 3.2-6200 et seq.)
In consideration of the instruction and/or services, and the use of the instruction, services, premises and/or facilities of KAMA GODEK, L.L.C., a Virginia limited liability company, KAMA GODEK, individually, CAPITAL AREA PREMIUM SPORTHORSES, OHANA AINA LLC, a Virginia limited liability company, OHANA PRESERVATION FOUNDATION, a Virginia corporation, DROPPING THE REINS, and HOMESTEAD ART THERAPY & COUNSELING, LLC, a Virginia limited liability company (all of the foregoing parties being referred to herein collectively, as the “Fully Release Parties”), and as a further inducement to the Fully Released Parties to provide said instruction, services, premises and/or facilities, I, the undersigned, on my own behalf as a participant/visitor, or as parent/legal guardian for and on behalf of the minor child identified below, hereby agree and acknowledge as follows:
I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE that participating in equine activities or visiting the facilities of Kama Godek, L.L.C., Kama Godek, individually, Capital Area Premium Sporthorses, Ohana Aina LLC, Ohana Preservation Foundation, Dropping the Reins, Homestead Art Therapy & Counseling LLC, and the Fully Released Parties at Ohana Equestrian Preserve, located at 24240 James Monroe Highway, Aldie, Virginia 20105, can be dangerous. I acknowledge the inherent risks involved in riding and working around horses, which risks include bodily injury from using, riding or being in close proximity to horses, among other risks, and I further acknowledge that both horse and rider can be injured in normal use or in competition and schooling. I FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT RIDING HORSES AND PARTICIPATING IN OTHER EQUINE ACTIVITIES INVOLVES CERTAIN INTRINSIC DANGERS OR CONDITIONS THAT ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF EQUINE ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING: (I) THE PROPENSITY OF EQUINES TO BEHAVE IN WAYS THAT MAY RESULT IN INJURY, HARM, OR DEATH TO PERSONS ON OR AROUND THEM; (II) THE UNPREDICTABILITY OF AN EQUINE'S REACTION TO SUCH THINGS AS SOUNDS, SUDDEN MOVEMENT, AND UNFAMILIAR OBJECTS, PERSONS, OR OTHER ANIMALS; (III) CERTAIN HAZARDS SUCH AS SURFACE AND SUBSURFACE CONDITIONS; (IV) COLLISIONS WITH OTHER ANIMALS OR OBJECTS; AND (V) THE POTENTIAL OF A PARTICIPANT ACTING IN A NEGLIGENT MANNER THAT MAY CONTRIBUTE TO INJURY TO THE PARTICIPANT OR OTHERS, SUCH AS FAILING TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OVER THE EQUINE OR NOT ACTING WITHIN THE PARTICIPANT'S ABILITY. I WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE EQUINE ACTIVITIES KNOWING THAT THEY ARE DANGEROUS AND I HEREBY AGREE TO ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL RISKS OF INJURY (INCLUDING DEATH) TO ME OR MY PROPERTY RESULTING FROM MY PARTICIPATION IN SUCH ACTIVITIES.
In consideration for being permitted to participate in said equine activities, or utilizing the instruction, services, or facilities of the Fully Released Parties, I KNOWINGLY WAIVE ALL OF MY RIGHTS TO SUE, AND UNCONDITIONALLY REMISE, RELEASE, ACQUIT, AND FOREVER DISCHARGE KAMA GODEK, L.L.C., KAMA GODEK, INDIVIDUALLY, CAPITAL AREA PREMIUM SPORTHORSES, OHANA AINA LLC, OHANA PRESERVATION FOUNDATION, DROPPING THE REINS, HOMESTEAD ART THERAPY & COUNSELING, LLC, THEIR OWNERS, PRINCIPALS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MANAGERS, MEMBERS, SHAREHOLDERS, AFFILIATES, GUESTS, AND INVITEES, AND ANY LANDOWNERS, LANDHOLDERS OR OTHER PERSONS MAKING PROPERTY AVAILABLE FOR KAMA GODEK, L.L.C., KAMA GODEK, INDIVIDUALLY, CAPITAL AREA PREMIUM SPORTHORSES, OHANA AINA LLC, OHANA PRESERVATION FOUNDATION, DROPPING THE REINS, and HOMESTEAD ART THERAPY & COUNSELING, LLC (ALSO REFERRED TO HEREIN COLLECTIVELY AS THE “FULLY RELEASED PARTIES”), FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, ACTIONS, CAUSES OF ACTION, LOSSES, SUITS, DEMANDS, DEBTS, DAMAGES, COSTS, OBLIGATIONS, OR RESPONSIBILITIES, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY’S FEES AND LEGAL COSTS INCURRED BY THE FULLY RELEASED PARTIES, ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO ANY INJURY (INCLUDING DEATH) TO ME, OR TO ANY INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE TO ME, ANY OF MY PROPERTY, OR THE PROPERTY OF ANY THIRD PARTY, RESULTING FROM ANY OF THE INTRINSIC DANGERS OF EQUINE ACTIVITIES OR IN ANY WAY ARISING OUT OF MY PARTICIPATION IN SUCH EQUINE ACTIVITIES OR RELATED ACTIVITIES, WHETHER OR NOT SUCH INJURY, DEATH, LOSS, OR DAMAGE IS THE RESULT OF THE NEGLIGENCE OF ANY PARTY. I FURTHER AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY THE FULLY RELEASED PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, ACTIONS, CAUSES OF ACTION, LOSSES, SUITS, DEMANDS, DEBTS, DAMAGES, COSTS, OBLIGATIONS, OR RESPONSIBILITIES INCURRED BY THEM IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS, OR ACTIONS MADE OR BROUGHT BY ANY PARTY RELATING TO MY PARTICIPATION IN EQUINE ACTIVITIES.
I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY PARTICIPANT IN EQUINE ACTIVITIES IS REQUIRED TO WEAR AN ASTM/SEI CERTIFIED EQUESTRIAN HELMET WHILE MOUNTED.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS LIABILITY RELEASE, WAIVER OF RIGHTS TO SUE, AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT BETWEEN MYSELF AND THE FULLY RELEASED PARTIES AND I SIGN IT OF MY OWN FREE WILL and further agree that no oral representations, statements, or inducements apart from the foregoing written agreement have been made.
I understand that failure to abide by the rules and regulations of Kama Godek, L.L.C., Kama Godek, individually, Capital Area Premium Sporthorses, Ohana Aina LLC, Ohana Preservation Foundation, Dropping the Reins, Homestead Art Therapy & Counseling LLC, and Ohana Equestrian Preserve (the “Rules”) and common sense could result in my being asked to leave the premises, temporarily or permanently. I understand and agree that, should I choose to bring guests other than those listed in this agreement to the premises, I will be solely responsible for them and their safety and will familiarize them with the Rules. I understand that, before such guests may approach or interact with equines on the premises, they must sign this Liability Release, Waiver of Rights to Sue, and Assumption of Risks.
I release the Fully Released Parties from any liability for any injury or illness to an equine owned or used by me and brought to the facilities of Kama Godek, L.L.C., Kama Godek, individually, Capital Area Premium Sporthorses, Ohana Aina LLC, Ohana Equestrian Preserve, Dropping the Reins, Homestead Art Therapy & Counseling LLC, and/or Ohana Equestrian Preserve for the day or to board. I understand that the equine will leave with me. ALL horses must have a valid negative Coggins test.