RELEASE OF LIABILITY: This Release of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement (the “Agreement”) is entered into this the 2023 rodeo season by and between The Minnesota Rodeo Association, a Minnesota non-profit corporation (the “MRA”) and the undersigned person or persons in consideration for participating in the MRA’s rodeo and other livestock activities at any MRA sanctioned event.
INHERENT RISKS OF RODEO AND OTHER LIVESTOCK ACTIVITIES
BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, THE UNDERSIGNED ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HE/SHE IS FULLY AWARE OF THE EXTREME DANGERS AND CONDITIONS THAT ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF RODEO AND OTHER LIVESTOCK ACTIVITIES INCLUDING (1) THE DANGERS OF SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, AND DEATH INHERENT TO PARTICIPATION IN RODEO EVENTS; (2) THE PROPENSITY OF LIVESTOCK TO BEHAVE IN WAYS THAT MAY RESULT IN DEATH OR INJURY TO PERSONS ON OR AROUND THEM SUCH AS KICKING, BITING, OR BUCKING; (3) THE UNPREDICTABILITY OF LIVESTOCK’S REACTION TO THINGS LIKE SOUND, SUDDEN MOVEMENT, UNFAMILIAR OBJECTS, PERSONS, OR OTHER ANIMALS; (4) NATURAL HAZARDS SUCH AS SURFACE OR SUBSURFACE CONDITIONS; OR (5) COLLISIONS WITH OTHER LIVESTOCK. BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, THE UNDERSIGNED ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HE/SHE FULLY APPRECIATES THE INHERENT RISKS OF RODEO AND OTHER LIVESTOCK ACTIVITIES AND HAS VOLUNTARILY CHOOSEN TO ENCOUNTER THEM THEREBY ASSUMING ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH ACTIVITIES.
In consideration for his/her participation in the MRA’s rodeo and other livestock activities, the undersigned agrees to release, discharge, and hold harmless the MRA and its owners, agents, employees, officers, directors, representatives, assigns, members, owners, affiliated organizations, insurers, and others acting on its behalf (collectively “Associates”) of and from all claims, demands, causes of action and legal liability, whether the same be known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, due to the MRA or its Associates’ ordinary negligence. The undersigned also agrees that he/she shall not bring any claims, demands, legal actions, or causes of action against the MRA or its Associates as stated above for any economic or non economic losses due to bodily injury, death, or property damage unless such injury, death, or other damage is caused by the MRA or its Associates’ intentional, willful, or wanton acts or omissions or gross negligence. Furthermore, the undersigned agrees to reimburse the MRA for its attorney fees and costs incurred relative to defending against any such claim, demand, legal action, or cause of action.
This Agreement is made on behalf of the undersigned as well as the undersigned’s minor children or legal wards participating in the MRA’s rodeo and other livestock activities.
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