Napa Valley Horsemen's Association

Associate Membership Application

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Release of Liability:

I acknowledge that horseback riding is a sport that carries inherent risks of injury and damage to myself, my horse, and property. I knowingly assume all risks, whether known or unknown, of horseback riding.

I hereby release the Napa Valley Horsemen’s Association (hereinafter referred to as NVHA) from all liability for any act of negligence or want of ordinary care on the part of NVHA or any of its agents. In consideration of my participation in any events (horse-related or social) organized or sponsored by NVHA I waive, release, and discharge NVHA, its directors, officers, agents, and members, its representatives, heirs, executors, and assigns from any and all claims of liability for injury or damage to myself, my animals, or my property arising out of my participation. This agreement is binding upon my executors, heirs, and assigns.

I expressly waive any rights I may have under California Civil Code 1542, which states A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him might have materially affected his settlement with the debtor. I agree that I will indemnify and hold harmless NVHA, its officers, directors, members, and agents against all claims, demands, and causes of action, including court costs and actual attorney fees, arising from any proceeding or lawsuits brought by or prosecuted for my benefit, in which this release is upheld.

NVHA, it agents or employees, shall not be liable for any damage that may accrue from any cause or as a result of fire, theft, running away, state of health, injury to person, horse, or property. 

This Release of Liability is good for the current year: 2024


I have read and agree to the terms and conditions in the Napa Valley Horsemen's Association rule book and By-Laws. I also understand that as an adult associate member I do not have voting rights and can not ride horses on the Napa Valley Horsemen's property unless it is a designated public day. I acknowledge that I have read this Release of Liability and know, understand and agree to its contents. * 🛈

Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct is intended to be the guideline for all Napa Valley Horsemen’s Association members. All members of Napa Valley Horsemen’s Association are expected to honor this Code of Conduct.

Members have a right to:

  1. Be treated fairly, equally and with respect by the Association, its Board of Directors and other members.
  2. Socialize in a safe and family-oriented environment, free from all forms of harassment and discrimination.
  3. Privacy and confidentiality concerning records, documentation and any other communication containing a member’s personal information, unless consent is otherwise provided.
  4. Be informed and actively involved in all club events and
  5. Voice their opinions, ideas and suggestions to the Board of Directors and to the general membership.

Members must:

  1. Treat others members and guests fairly, equally and with respect and
  2. Behave responsibly and ensure they conduct themselves in a manner which will not injure the reputation of the
  3. Refrain from physically or verbally harassing each other

Breaches of this Code of Conduct:

  1. Any member not behaving in accordance with the terms of this Code of Conduct or found to be disregarding our club bylaws may be subject to a judicial review as outlined in article 4, section 6 of the Napa Valley Horsemen’s Association bylaws, and may result in the revocation of membership.
I acknowledge that I have read this Code of Conduct and know, understand and agree to its contents. *
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Junior Members


I, the undersigned parent or legal guardian of the above participant(s), in consideration of my minor’s/minors (junior member[s]) participation in any NVHA event, agree that the terms and conditions of this Release of Liability shall be binding as to damage or injury to my minors, their animals, and property arising out of their participation in events.


I acknowledge that I have read this Release of Liability and know and understand its contents 🛈
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