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 year 2022