HEALING HOPE FARM, LLC
WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY
THIS IS A VOLUNTARY RELEASE OF LIABILITY. IT IS ALSO A BINDING ASSUMPTION OF
RISK AND INDEMNITY CONTRACT.
In consideration of my presence at Healing Hope Farm, LLC in Chester, NH (the “host facility”) the undersigned, on behalf of him/herself, his or her representatives, assigns, executors, and heirs (collectively the “Participant”), hereby agrees as follows:
Participants/Auditors/Spectators/Guests: For all purposes herein, any person, including but not limited to: boarders, students, auditors, spectators, and guests who enter up the Farm’s premises shall be considered participants in equine activities and therefore subject to all the terms of this Release and Waiver and New Hampshire’s Equine Liability Act (N.H. R.S.A 508:19). FOR PURPOSES of this and all agreements which incorporate this release, a participant shall mean: (1) any person who voluntarily involves or takes part in
any activity involving equines, or (2) any person who knowingly enters the proximity of equines or upon an
equine property. Participants shall include the following: participants as defined in 508:19(I)(g) ., adults,
minors, amateurs, professionals, volunteers, employees, independent contractors, auditors, spectators, and
guests. The definition of Participant shall be given the broadest definition possible.
Release of Liability and Hold Harmless
1. Participant hereby fully and forever releases, waives, and discharges Healing Hope Farm, LLC
(comprised of Laura Inman and Brian Inman) (collectively the “Releasees”), from any and all claims,
demands, actions, and representatives) (collectively the” “Releasees”}, from any and all claims,
demands, actions, or causes of action of any kind, including any statutory remedies, which Participant
may or might have against Releasees, arising from/or by reason of, any and all known and unknown,
foreseen or unforeseen, bodily and personal injuries, damage to property, and any consequences
therefrom, which Participant may sustain due to Releasee’s negligence.
2. Participant further agrees that except for Releasee’s gross negligence, Participant shall not bring any
demand, claim, legal action against and/or use the Releasees for any economic or non-economic losses
due to bodily injury, death, or property damage as a direct or indirect result of participation in equine
activities and/or the operation and conduct of Releases.
3. Participant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Releasees from and against any and all claims,
liabilities, loss, damages, demands, actions, causes of action, including attorney’s fees, costs and
expenses of any kind, which may be made against them which arise out of the negligence of the
Participant while the Participant is on the host facility or at an event with the Farm, even conducted off
premises, whether engaged in equine or non-equine related activities.
4. Participant fully realizes the risks and dangers of participating (which includes auditing) in equine
related activities and fully assumes the inherent risks associated with such audit/participation.
"Inherent risks of equine activities" means those dangers and conditions which are an integral part of
equine activities, including, but not limited to: (a) the propensity of an equine to behave in ways that may
result in injury, harm, or death to persons on or around them; (b) the unpredictability of an equine's reaction to such things as sounds, sudden movements, and unfamiliar objects, persons, or other animals;
(c) certain hazards such as surface and subsurface conditions (some may not be obvious to the Participant
or reasonably not known by Releasees; (d) collisions with equines or objects; and (e) the potential of an
another Participant to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to injury of the Participant or others,
such as failing to maintain control over a horse or not acting within a their ability.
I have carefully read this Agreement and Release and I fully understand its content. I am aware that
this is a Release of Liability, a waiver of legal rights and a contract between me and Healing Hope
Farm, LLC. I sign this Agreement and Release at my own free will.
5. Helmets and Proper Attire. Participant acknowledges that all horse handlers and riders should wear
protective headgear which meets or exceeds the quality standards of the SEI certified ASTM standards
while riding and being near horses and understands that the wearing of such a helmet may reduce the
severity of any injury incurred. Should Participant choose not to wear such helmet and/or proper riding
apparel, Participant assumes all such risk of injury resulting therefrom. Participant acknowledges that
riding boots and protective clothing should be worn while riding, anywhere and anytime on premises of
the host facility, and Participant assumes the risk of injury if he/she chooses not to wear riding boots
and/or protective clothing. MINORS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR HELMETS AND APPROPRIATE
ATTIRE AT ALL TIMES AND EXECTURE A MINOR LIABILITY WAIVER, INCORPORATED
HEREIN BY REFERENCE.
6. Entire Agreement; Construction; Attorney’s Fees. This contract contains the entire understanding of
the parties concerning the subject matter, and may be modified only in writing. The invalidity or
unenforceability of any term or provision shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of
the provisions contained herein. This Agreement shall be interpreted and construed by the laws of the
State of New Hampshire. Jurisdiction shall be with Rockingham County Superior Court. Both parties
agree to submit any and all claims they may have that arise directly or indirectly from this Agreement, to
mediation. If legal action of collection activity occurs, the prevailing party shall be entitled to collect
reasonable attorneys’ fees, arbitration and court costs from the other party.
By checking I accept, I agree that as a condition and in consideration of participating in any activity,
Healing Hope Farm, LLC and/or its assigns may use, publish, copyright or assign photographs, videos, or
any other likenesses of me taken while on the grounds. I hereby expressly and irrevocably waive and release
any rights in connections with such use, including any claim to compensation, invasion of privacy, right of
publicity or misappropriation.