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WARNING: UNDER THE FLORIDA EQUINE ACTIVITY LIABILITY ACTS: AN EQUINE

PROFESSIONAL IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INJURY TO OR THE DEATH OF A PARTICIPANT

IN AN EQUINE ACTIVITY RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISK OF THE EQUINE

ACTIVITY.

IT IS HEREBY AGREED TO AS FOLLOWS THAT:

A. AGREEMENT PURPOSE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK: In consideration of the

payment of a fee and the signing of this agreement, I, the rider or the parent of the minor(s)

listed above, do hereby voluntarily request and agree to my or my child(ren)’s participation

in riding, and that this RIDER will either ride his/her own horse, or  school horses provided

for instructional purpose today and on all future dates. By signing this agreement, it shall

be binding on both parties, subject to the terms and conditions below. I hereby agree to

accept and assume any and all risks of injury, disability, illness, disease, or death to myself,

including financial losses (including loss of earning capacity) and damage or destruction of

property owned by me or in my care, resulting from the handling, riding or being in the

vicinity of horses in connection with the activities conducted by the parties including the

risks caused by the negligence of the released parties.

B. AGREEMENT SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS: This agreement shall be legally binding

upon the registered RIDER and the parents or legal guardians thereof if a minor, my heirs,

estate, assigns, including all minor children, and personal representatives; and it shall be

interpreted and enforced according to the laws of Florida. The term “HORSE” herein shall

refer to all equine species. The term “RIDER” shall herein refer to a person who rides a

horse mounted or otherwise handles or comes near a horse from the ground. The term “I”

shall herein refer to the riding school student or parent of the registered student.

C. DISPOSITION OF WINDING PATHS HORSES AND CONDITIONS OF NATURE: I

understand that Winding Paths is NOT responsible for, occurrences, or elements of nature

or man that can scare a horse or cause the horse to react in some other unsafe way. SOME

EXAMPLES ARE: car horns, loud unexpected noises, gun shots, trucks, music,

loud screaming people, thunder, lightning, rain, wind, wild and domestic animals, insects,

reptiles, which may walk, run, or fly near or bite or sting a horse or person; and irregular

footing on out-of-doors land which is subject to constant change in condition according to

weather, temperature, and natural and man-made changes in landscape.

D. PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR & RULES / REGULATIONS, PROMOTIONAL

MATERIALS: I agree to wear protective headgear while riding a horse on the property or

while riding a horse owned by WPE on or off the property. The student or parents if

student is too young agree to read all WPE Rules and Regulations and make sure that the

student and any guests they bring to the property adhere to those rules. I also agree to

follow all other rules given by the owners, managers, instructors, or staff while at the

facility. Students, parents, or legal guardians agree to let WPE use photographs or film of

student activities on or off the property for the promotional use of Winding Paths

Equestrian.

E. INDEMNIFICATION: I agree to indemnify and hold harmless each of the released parties

from and against any and all claim for injury or death resulting from the participation in

the activities conducted on the premises, by or prosecuted for the benefit of myself or my

family, estate, heirs, representatives or assigns. This indemnification shall include third

parties (my relatives or guests) who are on or near the premises with me. This

indemnification shall include all costs and expenses incurred by any and all released parties

in defending against said claims, including attorneys’ fees.

F. RELEASE: I agree that in consideration of WPE allowing myself or my child’s

participation in these riding activities, under the terms set forth herein, I, the rider or the

parent, for myself and on behalf of my child(ren) and/or legal ward, heirs, administrators,

personal representatives or assigns, do agree to hold harmless, release and discharge WPE,

its owners, agents, employees, officers, directors, representatives, assigns, members, owners

of premises, affiliated organizations, and insurers, and others acting on its behalf

(hereinafter, collectively referred to as “Associates”), of and from all claims, demands,

causes of action and legal liability, whether the same be known or unknown, anticipated or

unanticipated, due to WPE’s and/or ITS ASSOCIATES ordinary negligence; and I,

the rider or the parent, do further agree that except in the event of WPE’s gross negligence

and willful and wanton misconduct, I shall not bring any claims, demands, legal actions and

causes of action, against Winding Paths Equestrian and ITS ASSOCIATES as stated above

in this clause, for any economic and non-economic losses due to bodily injury, death,

property damage, sustained by me and/or my minor child or legal ward in relation to the

premises and operations of WPE, to include while riding, handling, or otherwise being near

horses owned by or in the care, custody and control of WPE, or participating in any of the

school activities, whether on or off the premises of WPE.

G. CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY. I also understand and will abide by the cancellation

policies, which are as follows: you must call in to cancel class 24 hours before the start of

class. In doing so, you may do a makeup class, only during the time your lesson package is

active. You must call the barn to reset your appointment. If you reset an appointment and

do not show up you do not get a second make up class. Make up classes are subject to

availability and are not guaranteed.

H.  LESSON PACKAGES must be used within 3 months of purchase.

I.  NO DOGS are to be brought on the property; this includes leaving them in the car.

RIDERS OVER 18 OR Parent or legal guardian must sign below after reading this

entire document:

SIGNER STATEMENT OF AWARENESS

I, THE UNDERSIGNED, HAVE READ AND DO UNDERSTAND THE FOREGOING

AGREEMENTS, WARNINGS, RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK. WARNING:

UNDER THE FLORIDA  EQUINE ACTIVITY LIABILITY ACT: AN EQUINE

PROFESSIONAL IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INJURY TO OR THE DEATH OF A

PARTICIPANT IN AN EQUINE ACTIVITY RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT

RISK OF THE EQUINE ACTIVITY.