Hold Harmless Release Form


Wishful Thinking Farm

3292 South St

New Haven, VT 05472

Release of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement

I, ________________(participant), and _________________(parent if participant is a minor) understand and accept the risks and rules below:

I understand that the handling, use and riding of a horse involves the risk of injury or death. I also understand that under Vermont Law, an equine activity sponsor is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities that are obvious and necessary, pursuant to 12 V.S.A 1039. With full knowledge of these and all other dangers inherent to the sport of horseback riding and equine activities, I am knowingly participating in boarding/riding and or training at Wishful Thinking Farm and voluntarily engage myself, and/or my minor child) in these activities and fully assume all risks involved.

I understand that I must follow the policies and safety rules of Wishful Thinking Farm when at these premises.

I agree to fully and forever release and hold harmless Wishful Thinking Farm, its employees, owners, riding instructors, the Phillips family and other agents acting on behalf of or for Wishful Thinking Farm from any and all liabilities due to injuries, claims, damages, actions, or losses, which may arise out of my, my minor child’s, or my guest’s presence at Wishful Thinking Farm or the boarding or handling of my horse, including without limitation this farm’s ordinary negligence in the operation of the farm.

Except in the event of the Farm’s gross negligence or willful misconduct, I shall bring no claims, demands, actions, or litigation against the Farm, its owners, employees, riding instructors, the Phillips family, and other agents acting on behalf or for Wishful Thinking Farm for any economic losses and non economic losses due to bodily injury, death, or property damage, sustained by me or my minor child(if applicable) in relation to the premises and operations of this stable.


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