RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY
Blue Ridge Eventing Association
I (participant, name below), do hereby acknowledge and agree for the good consideration of being permitted to engage in equine activities sponsored by Blue Ridge Eventing Association (BREA) and located at Green Hill Park Equestrian Center in Salem, Virginia, that by engaging in an equine activity, I am participating in an activity that poses potentially serious risk of injury or death to myself and others. By signing this Release and Waiver of Liability, I assume the risk of all of the intrinsic dangers associated with participating in an equine activity, pursuant to sections 3.2-6200 through 3.2-6203 of the Code of Virginia.
The intrinsic dangers associated with participation in equine activities are those dangers and conditions integral to participation in equine activities, including, but not limited to: (1) the propensity of equines to behave in ways that may result in injury, harm, or death to persons on or around them; (2) the unpredictability of an equine's reaction to such things as sounds, sudden movement, and unfamiliar objects, persons, or other animals; (3) certain hazards such as surface and subsurface conditions; (4) collisions with animals or objects; and (5) the potential of an equine activity participant acting in a negligent manner that may contribute to injury to the participant or others, such as failing to maintain control over the equine or not acting within the participant's ability. Va. Code, § 3.2-6200.
Additionally, by signing this Release and Waiver of Liability, I waive and release any and all claims or rights to sue that I or my heirs may have in relation to my engagement in an equine activity and those risks assumed above against BREA, Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, and any sanctioning organization associated with the show or activity (i.e. Southwest Virginia Dressage Association or Blue Ridge Horse Force); or the board members, show or activity organizers, show managers, show secretaries, employees, volunteers, or family members of any of the heretofore mentioned, collectively or as individuals. It is my intent to give up those rights and hold the above parties harmless, and I do so knowingly and voluntarily. Furthermore, I agree in consideration for and as condition of my being allowed to participate in this equine activity, to hereby indemnify, save, and hold harmless all of those parties heretofore mentioned, from any and all claims for loss, damage,
and/or injury to any third party resulting from, arising out of, during the course of, or in connection with my participation in said equine activity.
This Release and Liability Waiver is presumed effective until such time that written notice is provided by the participant or BREA or Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism.