In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the Harness Horse Youth Foundation related events and activities,
The risk of injury from the activities and the transportation related thereto involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular rules, equipment and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist; and I knowingly and freely assume all such risks, both known and unknown, even if arising from the negligence of the Releasees or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation.
In consideration for the opportunity to participate in the Harness Horse Youth Foundation activities and the use of services and facilities made available through these HHYF activities, I do release and forever discharge for myself and my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, the Harness Horse Youth Foundation and its trustees, faculty, and staff, professionals and volunteers, and the United States Trotting Association from all claims, demands, and causes of action for personal injury and any other damage which may arise out of or be in any way related to my participation in this activity or program.
I understand that as a minor child, eighteen (18) years or younger, my parent or legal guardian is required to read and sign this form.
As a parent or guardian, I grant permission for my child to participate in any horse activity despite the possible risks. I recognize that by participating in these activities, as with any physical activity, my child may risk personal injury. I hereby attest and verify that I have been advised of the potential risks, that I have full knowledge of the risks involved in these activities, and that I assume responsibility for any expense that may be incurred in the event of an accident, illness, or other incapacity, regardless of whether I have authorized such expense.
I have read this release of liability and assumption of risk agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing it, and sign it freely and voluntarily without an inducement.
This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, do consent and agree to his/her release as provided above of all the Releasees, and, for myself, my heirs, assigns, and next of kin, I release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s involvement or participation in these programs as provided above, even if arising from the negligence of the Releasees, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) routinely promotes activities through various media. This includes but is not limited to newsletters, newspapers, brochures, displays, and social media platforms. In doing so, the names and photos of participants may be included to help tell the HHYF story.
I hereby give permission for my child’s name to be used in promotional material that pertains to HHYF. I also give permission for pictures to be taken and potentially used for news reporting and/or the promotion of harness racing youth activities.