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Horse Boarding Contract and Release of Liability

THIS SCHOOL YEAR BOARDING CONTRACT AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY (this “Contract”) is entered into by and between Oldfields School (“Oldfields” or “we” or “us”) and

(referred to as the “Riding Student” or “Student”) and
but will only be effective when reviewed by Oldfields.​​​

The execution of this Contract, and the release of liability contained herein by the Riding Student and her Parents/Guardians (sometimes referred to collectively as the “Owners” or “you”), on behalf of themselves, and their heirs, assigns, and representatives, is a condition of, and consideration for, the Owners’ use of services, property, and facilities of Oldfields School.

Student-owned horses are a welcome addition to the Oldfields Riding Program, although the number of stalls is limited. Stalls will only be reserved as space permits and at Oldfields’ discretion, upon Oldfields’ receipt and execution of this Contract. If you are interested in boarding your horse(s) with Oldfields during the 2018-2019 school year, this Contract must be received by Oldfields no later than August 15, 2019, at Oldfields School, Riding Program, 1500 Glencoe Road, Glencoe, Maryland 21152.

TERMS

Stalls will be available for occupancy on or after Thursday, August 29, 2019, and must be vacated at the end of the school year on or before Saturday, June 6, 2020. Transportation of the horse to and from Oldfields at the beginning and end of the term is the Owners’ responsibility.

Oldfields stable is a full care facility. We will work with you in developing the best health plan for your horse. We endeavor to take complete care of your horse, set up farrier appointments, veterinary appointments, and any other appointments needed for the horse’s care and health. Additionally, we will hold your horse for these appointments and provide follow up treatments recommended by the farrier and veterinarian. We will communicate regularly with you, and we expect that you communicate back with us regarding any concerns regarding your horse’s care.

 

1. FEES. All fees listed below will be deducted from the Student’s debit account as close to the date the expense is incurred as is reasonably possible, with the exception that the annual riding fee will be deducted from her account on or about September 1, and the fee for monthly horse board will be deducted on or about the 1st of each month for each respective month. No part of the annual riding fee or any monthly horse board fee will be refunded if the student elects to discontinue riding for any reason.

(1)

Monthly horse board

$1,050.00

(2)

 

Annual riding fee per year 2019-2020 (due week of September 1 – see separate Riding Contract)

 

$5,850.00

(3)

All health related expenses including but not limited to services provided by veterinary, dental, and alternative therapists (see section #4, #5) as well as medications, oral supplements, dispensing of daily medication, and certification updates.

Varies

(4)

Farrier charges

Varies

(5)

Clipping

Varies

(6)

Shipping to shows, clinics, etc.

Varies

(7)

Riding clinics and outings

Varies

(8)

Coaching fees at horse shows

Day care fees while at overnight horse shows

 

Braiding for horse shows - rated shows

 

$100 day

$30 day

Varies

(9)

Show entries and fees

Varies

(10)

Purchase of necessary equipment

Varies

(11)

 

Additional training rides/lunges provided by Oldfields:

As stated in Section 4 below, this Contract includes 4 training rides or lunges provided by Oldfields per calendar month at the discretion of the Director of Riding or his/her designee. Unused training rides or lunges will not carry over from month to month. The cost of an additional ride or lunge is listed.

$35/ride

$35/lunge


(12)

Initial vet examination upon horse’s arrival

Varies

 

 

 

I have reviewed Section #1 (Fees) and understand that it is my responsibility to ensure that an adequate account balance remains in the Student’s -debit account. In the event her debit account does not have sufficient funds, I understand that the Student will be denied any opportunity to participate in equestrian programs that have associated costs, until such time that her account is replenished and any unpaid fees are paid.

2. DESCRIPTION OF HORSE(S) TO BE BOARDED

3. CONDITION OF HORSE(S). All horses must arrive at Oldfields with a (i) currently in-effect health certificate; (ii) negative Coggins test taken within the six months prior to the horse’s arrival at Oldfields; and (iii) current record of inoculations, deworming schedule, farrier work, and dental care. Horse(s) must have flu/rhino, rabies, strangles, tetanus, Potomac horse fever, West Nile, EEE, and WEE vaccines within twelve months prior to arrival. Owners also agree to disclose any and all hazards or dangerous propensities of horse(s) boarded at Oldfields, and acknowledge that they will be liable for damages resulting from undisclosed hazards or dangerous propensities. A horse will not be permitted at Oldfields without this information.

4. RIDING AND CARE OF HORSE(S). To maintain the horse’s proper level of fitness the Student should ride her horse a minimum of four times per week. Students are permitted to ride their horse(s) Monday through Friday of each week, and on Saturday with special permission from the Director of Riding, Associate Director, or Assistant Director. Should the Student be unable to ride her horse(s) due to the Student’s illness, extended School break, and/or for any other reason, the Director of Riding, at his/her sole discretion, reserves the right to ask a qualified member of Oldfields School barn staff to ride and/or lunge the Student’s horse(s). If exercising and/or schooling a horse(s) exceeds four (4) times per month, the Director of Riding will notify the Student and/or parent of the additional charges prior to exercising the horse(s). Oldfields will provide stall cleaning, turnout, and limited grooming. The horse(s) will be lightly brushed off Monday through Friday so as to be presentable for the student to ride in her lessons. All students are required to thoroughly groom their own horses daily and provide baths and special treatment as needed. All horses will be shod regularly, given annual vaccinations, be dewormed, and have their teeth floated as needed. The cost of these services will be deducted directly from the Student’s debit account (see Section #1).

I understand that the Student is responsible to groom her horse thoroughly Monday through Saturday and provide baths and special treatments as needed.

5. EMERGENCY CARE: Oldfields agrees to make every effort to contact the Owners, at the emergency telephone number listed below, should Oldfields feel that medical treatment is needed for the horse(s); provided, however, that in the event Oldfields is unable to contact Owners within a reasonable time, Owners hereby authorize Oldfields to secure emergency veterinary care and/or blacksmith care as Oldfields determines is required for the health and well-being of the horse(s). Oldfields also retains the right in its discretion to request that a veterinarian examine any horse, if Oldfields decides it is necessary or appropriate to do so. The cost of all such care secured, pursuant to this Section, if not directly billed by provider to Owners, shall be due and deducted directly from the Student’s debit account.

6. RULES:

  • A. Owner shall notify Oldfields in advance of the horse(s)’ arrival date and time. Please call Director of Riding Amy Phillips at 443-955-9602 to confirm arrival information.
  • B. All horses should arrive with properly-fitting and well-labeled tack, waterproof turnout sheet, waterproof turn out blankets (mid-weight and heavy-weight), halter, grooming equipment, full set of leg wraps (quilts and bandages), boots and/or bell boots if required for riding and turn out, one week supply of grain, and two week supply of supplements if appropriateSupplements and any other forms of joint support and gastrointestinal support are not included in board and will be billed to the Student’s debit account.
  • C. Students who board their horses at Oldfields must actively participate in the Riding Program throughout the year. Their horse must be suitable for the structure of the program and participate with the Student in the program. Students may not board their horses at Oldfields without being enrolled in the Riding Program.
  • D. Owners understand and agree that they must abide by all barn and riding rules adopted by Oldfields at any time, that the Student will follow the instructions and directions of barn staff at all times, and that the privilege of boarding a horse at the School may be withdrawn at any time and for any reason, at the discretion of the School.

7. RISK OF LOSS. During the time that the horse(s) is/are in the custody of Oldfields, AND THEREAFTER, Oldfields AND ITS EMPLOYEES, ADMINISTRATORS, FACULTY, STAFF, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, INSURERS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND ASSIGNS, shall not be liable for any sickness, disease, estray, theft, death, or injury which may be suffered by the horse(s), NOR SHALL THEY BE LIABLE FOR ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR BEING CONNECTED WITH THE BOARDING OF THE HORSE(S).

The Owners fully understand that Oldfields does not carry insurance on a horse(s) not owned by the School for any purpose, whether public liability, accidental injury, theft, or equine mortality insurance, and that all risks connected with boarding or for any other reason for which the horse(s) is/are in the possession, and on the premises, of Oldfields are to be borne by the Owner. Oldfields strongly recommends that the Owners insure their horse(s) for major medical and mortality.

8. PROPERTY IN STORAGE ON OLDFIELDS’ PREMISES. Owner may store certain tack and equipment on the premises of Oldfields. However, Oldfields shall not be responsible for the theft, loss, damage, or disappearance of any of the foregoing, all of which is stored at Owners’ risk. Oldfields strongly recommends that the Owners secure their equipment in a tack trunk.

9. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK. The Riding Student (and, if applicable, the Student’s Parents/Guardians) acknowledge that there are numerous risks inherent in any horse-related activity such as those described below, and hereby expressly assumes all risks associated with participating in such activities. The inherent risks include, but are not limited to, (i) the possibility that a horse may run, buck, bite, kick, shy, stumble, abruptly change direction, stop short, rear, fall, or step on something, even if the horse has no known history of these behaviors, which may result in an injury, harm, or death to persons on or around them; (ii) the unpredictability of a horse’s reaction to such things as sound, sudden movement, and unfamiliar objects, persons or animals; (iii) certain man-made and naturally occurring hazards such as ground and subsurface conditions; (iv) collisions with other animals; and (v) the potential of another rider or other person to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to injury to the participant or others, such as failing to maintain control over a horse or acting beyond such rider’s ability.

Riding Student (and her Parents/Guardians) acknowledges that the Student is solely responsible for her own protection and for control of the horse on which she rides, on or off the School’s property, including but not limited to the Student’s own horse, a School-owned horse, or any other horse boarded at Oldfields School. STUDENT, AND HER PARENTS/GUARDIANS, ASSUME ALL RISKS IN CONNECTION WITH TAKING PART IN THIS ACTIVITY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVE AND RELEASE ANY CLAIMS AGAINST OLDFIELDS, ITS EMPLOYEES, ADMINISTRATORS, FACULTY, STAFF, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, INSURERS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND ASSIGNS, FOR INJURY (INCLUDING DEATH), ILLNESS, DAMAGES, OR OTHER LOSS ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO ANY WAY THE STUDENT’S PARTICIPATION IN OLDFIELDS’ RIDING PROGRAM, OR THE RIDING OF (WHETHER ON OR OFF OLDFIELDS’ PROPERTY), OR THE USE OF (OR PRESENCE UPON) OLDFIELDS’ PROPERTY, OR THE USE OF SERVICES OR FACILITIES OF OLDFIELDS, EXCEPT IF THE INJURY, DAMAGE, OR LOSS RESULTS FROM OLDFIELDS’ GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL AND WANTON MISCONDUCT.

INDEMNIFICATION AND HOLD HARMLESS.RIDING STUDENT AND HER PARENTS/GUARDIANS AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS, INDEMNIFY, AND DEFEND OLDFIELDS AND ITS EMPLOYEES, ADMINISTRATORS, FACULTY, STAFF, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, INSURERS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND ASSIGNS, AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, CAUSES OF ACTION, DAMAGES, JUDGMENTS, ORDERS, COSTS, AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES AND COSTS, BROUGHT BY ANY THIRD PARTY AND WHICH IN ANY WAY IS RELATED TO OR ARISES FROM, OR IS CONNECTED WITH, THE STUDENT’S PARTICIPATION IN OLDFIELDS’ RIDING PROGRAM OR THE RIDING OF ANY HORSE (WHETHER ON OR OFF OLDFIELDS’ PROPERTY), OR THE USE OF SERVICES OR FACILITIES OF OLDFIELDS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY INJURY, ILLNESS, OR DEATH OR LOSS SUFFERED BY ANY FAMILY MEMBER OF, OR SPECTATOR ACCOMPANYING, THE STUDENT, EXCEPT IF THE INJURY, DAMAGE, OR LOSS RESULTS FROM OLDFIELDS’ GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL AND WANTON MISCONDUCT, ALL REGARDLESS OF ANY STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS OR CONTRACTUAL LIMITATION OF ACTIONS. 

10. WAIVER OF ALL CLAIMS.The Riding Student and her Parents/Guardians waive the protection of any applicable statute in Maryland, the purpose, substance and/or effect of which would otherwise provide that a general release shall not extend to claims not known or capable of being known to exist at the time of execution of the release.

11. APPLICABLE LAW. This Contract shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland.Any dispute arising out of or relating to this Contract or the Student’s taking part in the riding program at Oldfields shall be brought exclusively in the state courts of Baltimore County, Maryland, or the U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Maryland, each party hereby consenting to the exercise of personal jurisdiction by such courts

12. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Contract represents the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. No other agreement, promises or representations, oral or written, and included herein if not specifically stated herein. If any court deems any provision of this Contract to be unenforceable, such court is directed to modify such provision only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable, and shall enforce this Contract to the fullest extent possible.

RIDER shall take all responsibility for wearing an SEI/ASTM approved helmet, with the chin strap fastened, at all times while receiving instruction from Oldfields or while mounted or off Oldfields’ property while participating in any aspect of the Oldfields Riding Program.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Phillips, Director of Riding, at phillipsa@oldfieldsschool.org.

This Contract is effective as of the date it is signed by Oldfields.

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