RELEASE AND ACCEPTANCE OF RISK FORM
THIS DOCUMENT WILL AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES – PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.
I am completing and signing this Release and Acceptance of Risk Form in exchange for being permitted to participate in equine carriage driving and riding and other activities organized by or on behalf of the Ontario Carriage Driving Association.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK:
I acknowledge that activities involving equine, related equipment and surroundings involve a high risk of injury and/or death, and that the sport of carriage driving and riding, is a high risk sport and that I am participating at my own risk and in full knowledge that there are significant risks involved in working with and around equine, related equipment and surroundings, including but not limited to the risks posed by my equine, other equine, other drivers and riders, my own abilities, equipment, other animals and the terrain being driven. I further acknowledge that there
is a risk that an accident could occur and result in serious injury or death to me, other people and my equine or in serious damage to property. I acknowledge that I am responsible or my own safety during my participation in Ontario Carriage Driving Association activities, and that no one else who is participating in these activities has a responsibility to protect me.
RELEASE AND ACCEPTANCE OF RISK:
In consideration of being allowed to participate, I hereby assume all risk, for myself, my heirs, guardians, and legal representatives. I grant a full and final release to, and agree not to make or
bring any claim of any kind against the Ontario Carriage Driving Association, its officers, directors, members, employees, volunteers, guests, any land owners, land holders or other persons making property available to the Ontario Carriage Driving Association and all of their successors
and assigns, for any injury, including death, to me or any damage to my property, or to the
property of others in my care, custody or control, whether from anyone’s negligence or not, or any other cause arising out of my participation in these dangerous carriage driving and riding and other activities scheduled now or in the future.
• That this Release and Acceptance of RIsk is intended in part for the benefit of the third
parties listed above, who, despite not being signatories to this Release and Acceptance, are entitled to rely upon and enforce this Release and Acceptance as though they were contractural parties to it.
• This Release and Acceptance applies not only to my participation in activities on or about the day it is signed, but also to my
participation in carriage driving and riding and other activities organized by the Ontario Carriage Driving Association during the current membership year.