Participation Waiver

Release of Waiver of Liability

Horse Sports are a Dangerous Activity

In consideration for being permitted to participate in any way in horse sport activities and in particular this event, I, the above named, understand and acknowledge and accept that:

  • Horse sports are a dangerous recreational activity and horses can act in a sudden and unpredictable (changeable) way, especially if frightened or hurt.
  • There is significant risk that serious INJURY or DEATH may result from horse sport activities and in particular this event.
  • I knowingly and freely assume all such risks, both known and unknown, even if arising from the negligence of the proprietors and managers of Tonimbuk Equestrian Centre, the Tonimbuk Horse Trials Committee Inc (hereafter referred to as the Releasees) or others and I voluntarily participate at my own risk and assume sole responsibility for any injury, death or property damage I may suffer that arises from my participation in this horse sport activity.
  • I understand and acknowledge the dangers associated with the consumption of alcohol or any mind altering drugs before and during the activity and I take full responsibility for any injury, loss or damage associated with their consumption. I agree not to drink alcohol or take drugs prohibited by law before or during this event.
  • I agree to follow the directions of any event organizer or official and that any misconduct or refusal by me to follow any direction of the organizer or official can result in the CANCELLATION of my participation in the event and my immediate removal from my horse NO MATTER where that may occur. I understand that any such non-compliance may result in injury, death and/or permanent disability and I agree to indemnify the Releasees against all claims made by any person as a result of my failure to comply.
  • I agree to wear an approved helmet at all times during the event and agree that I am solely responsible for ensuring that I wear a suitable helmet at all times and take sole responsibility for my actions.
  • I, for myself and on behalf on my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS AND AGREE NOT TO SUE the proprietors of the Tonimbuk Equestrian Centre and the managers of the same, Tonimbuk Horse Trials Committee Inc, their officers, officials, volunteers, coaches, agents and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, state bodies, affiliated clubs and if applicable owners and lessors of the premises used to conduct the activities (all of whom are referred to as the Releasees) WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH OR loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE.

Effect of this document

I have had sufficient opportunity to read this release of liability an assumption of risk agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing it, and sign it freely and voluntarily without inducement of any kind.

I understand that my signature to this document constitutes a complete and unconditional release of all liability of the Releasees, to the greatest extent allowed by law in the event of me and/or the child(ren) under my care suffering injury or death.

For participants of Minority Age (Under 18 years)

This is to certify that I, as a parent/guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, acknowledge, understand and accept ALL OF THE ABOVE and consent and agree to his/her release as provided above of all the Realeasees, and, for myself, my heirs, assigns, and next of kin.

I release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all liabilities arising from my minor child’s involvement or participation in horse sport activities and in particular, this event, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES.