As a participant, parent, guardian, or authorized person, I have chosen to permit the above-named individual to participate in an equine activity.
I understand the Inherent risks of equine activities can be those dangers or conditions which are an integral part of equine activities, including: (a) The propensity of the animal to behave in ways that may result in injury, harm, or death to persons on or around them; (b) The unpredictability of the animal's reaction to such things as sounds, sudden movement, and unfamiliar objects, persons, or other animals; (c) Certain hazards such as surface and subsurface conditions; (d) Collisions with other animals or objects; (e) The potential of a participant to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to injury to the participant or others, such as failing to maintain control over the animal or not acting within the participant's ability.
I understand under South Dakota Codified Law 42-11-2 that no equine activity sponsor, equine professional, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, or any other person is liable for an injury or death of participant resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities. I, my heirs, assigns, executors, personal representatives or administrators hereby waive and release all claims for injury or damages resulting from the above-named participant’s attendance or involvement in all activities, equine and non-equine related to this event.
I have had the opportunity to read and contemplate this document. By my signature, above, I agree to the terms and conditions of this document.