Horseback Riding Waiver

Please read and sign the following Equine Release and Hold Harmless Agreement, which is required to be signed before you can participate in any events with us. This Agreement is fully compliant with the New Jersey Equine Activity Liability Statute, N.J.S.A. 5:15-1, et sec. (the “Act”).

  1. I, the UNDERSIGNED, do hereby swear and affirm that I have read and do understand the terms of this Agreement, and that I freely and voluntarily enter into this Agreement, specifically waiving any and all claims, assuming all risks, and releasing and holding harmless CAPE MAY HORSE & PONY RIDES, LLC (the “Operating Company”), its owners, employees, representatives, and affiliates of every kind, including CAPE RIDE, LLC. (the “Scheduling Company”), which is responsible for the scheduling of the Activities conducted and operated by Cape May Horse & Pony Rides, LLC on Beach Plum Farm, and BEACH PLUM FARM, LLC (“Property Owner”), the owner of the property where the rides will take place. I understand that this Agreement is a complete waiver of any and all claims of every kind and nature, and a complete assumption of any risk associated in any way with the event that I am participating in today, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 15-3, which requires that all participants are deemed to assume the inherent risks of Equine Animal Activities, whether created by equine animals, weather conditions, conditions of the trails, riding rinks, training tracks, other equestrians, and any and all inherent conditions.

  2. I fully understand the potential danger of injury or death inherent in interacting with horses, weather by mounting, dismounting, riding, walking, feeding, or grooming horses, the use of tack or equipment, being in or around the barn, the fields, the parking lot or the walkways, even from allergies that I may have, whether known or unknown, to horses, hay, dust, or any other substance in or around the horses, the barn, the farm, and/or fields used in this ride or event. I understand I will be assumed to know the range of my ability, and that it is the duty of each participant to conduct himself or herself within the limits of such ability, to maintain control of his or her equine animal, and to refrain from acting in a manner which may cause or contribute to the injury of himself or others, loss or damage to person or property, or death which results from participation in any equine animal activity. I acknowledge that I have read the rules and regulations of the Operating Company and agree that I shall abide by these rules and regulations, including the requirement to wear a helmet, fully fastened at all times, and to refrain from consuming any alcohol or other altering substances before and during the time of the event. Understanding these risks, I hereby release and waive any and all claims that I may have against the Operating Company, the Scheduling Company and /or the Property Owner (the “Released Parties”), together with their owners, representatives, agents and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with either of them and the ride or event that I am participating in on this date, from any liability whatsoever, for any injury or damage of any nature, including, without limitation, death, which I may suffer, directly or incidentally, as a result of my visit today, or by my electing to allow myself to interact with horses belonging to the Operating Company.

  3. I acknowledge that this Agreement is being voluntarily, intentionally and knowingly signed and agreed to, and that by signing this Agreement I understand that I am specifically assuming all risks associated with this event that I am participating in today, and that I am indemnifying, releasing and holding harmless all guides, instructors and all other individuals associated with the Released Parties and affiliates of every kind, including all entities which own and operate Cape May Horse & Pony Rides, LLC, Cape Ride, LLC and Beach Plum Farm, from any claim or injury or damage whatsoever resulting in any way from our visit today, even if caused by or related to said guide or handler’s gross negligence, or any defect in any equipment, or in or around any area used for this event.

  4. I hereby knowingly agree to all the terms of this Agreement, intending it to cover any and all liability whatsoever, for all damage and injuries, known, unknown, or otherwise later discovered, including but not limited to injuries, death or property damage, in any way suffered as a result of my use of any horses, the horse barn and surrounding property, use of trails and the surrounding property in any capacity, all walkways and parking areas, from any known or unknown defect in the land or buildings, or by falling from or being hurt by any horse, whether said horse is bucking, flipping, spooked, or even just due to my failure to understand or follow any instructions or directions relating to my event, while on or around the property to ride or otherwise interact with any horse used or owned by the Operating Company, or any of the properties used for this event owed or operated by any Released Parties or any entities that own or operate Beach Plum Farm.

  5. I hereby acknowledge that Operator has the sole and absolute discretion to refuse to allow me to participate in the Activities based on the sole and absolute business judgment of Operator that I am unfit for participation in the Activities, whether based on physical characteristics, age, experience, or any other concerns of Operator over what it perceives to be my safety and wellbeing. Operator also has the right to require that I discontinue participation in any Activities already started based on my conduct, my failure to adhere to the rules and regulations provided to me, or for any other reason in which the Operator feels that there is a health and safety risk either to myself, other participants, or the general public.

  6. I hereby grant to the Operating Company and Scheduling Company together with its representatives and employees the right to take photographs and video of me in connection with my participation in the Activities. I also authorizes the Operating Company and Scheduling Company to copyright, use and publish the same in print or electronically. I also agree that Operating Company and Scheduling Company may use such photographs or videos taken of me for any lawful purpose, including, but not limited to, publicity, marketing, illustrations, advertising, and web content.

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Below are the Rules and Regulations of Operator for all participants at the Activities. By initialing each specific rule, you are acknowledging that you understand the Rules and you are agreeing to follow them as a condition to your participation in the Activities.

Please type your initials on each of the following lines:

I MUST follow all instructions of the guide and stay with the group on the marked trails.

I MUST wear the helmet provided by the Operator, securely fastened at all times.

I MUST wear closed toe shoes at all times.

I MUST be properly dressed, wearing Pants or Shorts. I understand that swimsuits are NOT allowed.

I AM NOT under the influence of any alcoholic beverages or other legal or illegal substances.

I MUST NOT consume any alcoholic beverages or other legal or illegal substances during the Activity. I understand this includes the use of cigarettes or other tobacco products.

I WILL NOT use any loud or obnoxious language, and I WILL NOT play any music from any device during the Activity.

I WILL NOT use any cell phone for calls, texts, photos or selfies, unless there is a break in the Activity and use of cell phones is allowed by the Guide. NEVER USE CELL PHONES ON HORSEBACK!

I am 18 years of age or older.


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