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HORSE TRAINING AGREEMENT - WASHINGTON

HORSE TRAINING AGREEMENT - WASHINGTON

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Published by Cynthia Hodges

Protect your interests and avoid costly litigation when training a horse. This training contract establishes each party's rights and responsibilities to avoid misunderstandings as much as possible. It is designed for use in Washington State.

This contract was drafted by Cynthia Hodges, J.D., LL.M., M.A., attorney at Washington Animal Law. She is an experienced horseperson and member of the WA bar. It addresses injury liability, agister's liens, governing law, dispute resolution, and more. Simply cross-out any undesired provisions.

Disclaimer: The purchase or use of this document does not create an attorney-client relationship.

Protect your interests and avoid costly litigation when training a horse. This training contract establishes each party's rights and responsibilities to avoid misunderstandings as much as possible. It is designed for use in Washington State.

This contract was drafted by Cynthia Hodges, J.D., LL.M., M.A., attorney at Washington Animal Law. She is an experienced horseperson and member of the WA bar. It addresses injury liability, agister's liens, governing law, dispute resolution, and more. Simply cross-out any undesired provisions.

Disclaimer: The purchase or use of this document does not create an attorney-client relationship.

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HORSE TRAINING AGREEMENT THIS AGREEMENT is made this _____ day of ________________, 20____, by and between _________________________, residing

at _______________________________________ (“Trainer”) and _______________________________________, residing at _______________________________________ (“Horse Owner”) (cumulatively “Parties”). The Parties hereby acknowledge that this AGREEMENT is made for the training of a horse (“Horse”), described as follows: Name: ________________________________ Nickname: ______________________________ Foal Date: _____________________________ Color: __________________________________ Breed: ________________________________ Sex: ___________________________________ _ Registry: ______________________________ Registry No.: ____________________________ Height: _______________________________ Tattoo: _________________________________ Horse is to be trained at the stable located at ________________________________________ (“Stable”). NOW THEREFORE, the Parties mutually agree to the following terms and conditions: 1. Horse Owner shall pay Trainer $_________ dollars per hour / day / week / month in exchange for training services for Horse. All training is conducted at the discretion of the Trainer. Training services consist of the following: Riding sessions _____ times per day / week / month Ground handling sessions _____ times per day / week / month Horse Owner lessons _____ times per day / week / month Lunging sessions _____ times per day / week / month Trailer training _____ times per day / week / month Grooming _____ times per day / week / month Other: _____________________________________________________

WASHINGTON ANIMAL LAW

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Cynthia Hodges, J.D., LL.M., M.A. P. O. Box 444 Edmonds, WA 98020-0444 TEL: 425-298-8810 FAX: 303-362-6896

If payment is overdue by _____ days. J. entry fees. transportation costs.. This is to ensure consistency in Horse’s training. Horse Owner agrees to provide any registration papers of Horse to Trainer. It is Horse Owner’s responsibility to carry full and complete insurance coverage on Horse. If checked. assistant.D. Horse Owner agrees and understands that Trainer makes no warranties or guarantees regarding the performance or placing of Horse in any horse shows. Horse Owner agrees that Trainer is granted an Agister’s Lien on Horse in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington (RCW 60. Horse Owner agrees that Horse shall be reasonably free from lameness and disease upon commencement of training services.005. Horse Owner agrees to be financially responsible for any and all horse show fees and expenses. WASHINGTON ANIMAL LAW 2 of 4 Cynthia Hodges. A service charge of _____% per month shall be charged on all accounts ____ days past due. 7. Horse may be sold by Trainer to any interested party. and Horse Owner is encouraged to do so. specify: _______________________________________________________ 3. Trainer agrees to apply any proceeds of sale of Horse to overdue training fees and other overdue amounts owed by Horse Owner to Trainer. Once the Agister’s Lien is perfected.2. Trainer reserves the right to refuse to train Horse. M. but not limited to. and to sign ownership of Horse over to Trainer.. Horse Owner agrees to abide by all rules and/or regulations of the Trainer and/or Stable. et al). if Horse is deemed by Trainer to be unreasonably lame. O. Any remainder of the sale proceeds of Horse shall belong to Trainer / Horse Owner. LL. WA 98020-0444 TEL: 425-298-8810 FAX: 303-362-6896 . unhealthy or otherwise unfit for training services. including. Horse may be entered in a horse show if Trainer and Horse Owner mutually agree. A returned check fee of $_____ shall be charged.56. Horse Owner agrees that Horse may not be trained or ridden by anyone other than Trainer or Horse Owner without the prior approval of Trainer. 6. Box 444 Edmonds. A late fee of $_______ shall be charged for payments received after the ____ day of the month. Horse shall not be permitted to leave Stable premises until overdue training services are paid in full. 4. Payment is due in advance of training services. and/or employee. and class fees. This provision does / does not include grooming and ground handling of Horse.A. Payment for training services is due on the ____ day of each month. P. Horse Owner. and any personal property.M. 5. Horse may receive training services from Trainer’s agent. stabling.

or otherwise unfit to receive training services. J. or intentional act (s). This AGREEMENT becomes effective on ______________ (date). Horse Owner shall provide Horse’s veterinary record to Trainer. In the event of a dispute hereunder. Trainer shall not be responsible for any injury. 9. If Horse dies or is sold prior to the conclusion of this AGREEMENT. or death to Horse that is proximately caused by and directly related to being worked by Trainer or its agent. Trainer shall arrange for Horse’s care. In the event Horse suffers from illness or injury.. lame. WASHINGTON ANIMAL LAW 3 of 4 Cynthia Hodges. LL. if Horse’s illness or injury is attributable to Trainer’s. with the exception that. and shall conclude on ______________ (date). then Trainer agrees to assume responsibility for damages proximately caused and directly related to such injury or illness. as it is important for Trainer to know if Horse may be unfit to be worked. jurisdiction and venue shall lie exclusively in ________________ County. Horse Owner is responsible for providing. farrier. Should Horse Owner fail to inform Trainer that Horse has received veterinary care. The Parties agree that the prevailing party shall be entitled to its reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs resulting from a breach of this AGREEMENT. Horse Owner agrees to pay for such care. The Parties agree to the use of a mediator before resorting to arbitration or litigation.D. with the exception that Trainer agrees to be responsible for such damages if it is reasonably obvious that Horse is ill. and transportation expenses for Horse.A. Washington. WA 98020-0444 TEL: 425-298-8810 FAX: 303-362-6896 . Horse Owner agrees to waive any notification requirement in an emergency situation in which Horse’s life is endangered or if Horse has suffered a serious injury. Horse Owner agrees that Trainer has no further duty to provide further training services to Horse. Trainer shall make a reasonable effort to contact the Horse Owner. training services shall / shall not be prorated. Upon conclusion of this AGREEMENT. O. 8. and agrees to do so. its agent’s or employee’s gross negligence.M. Horse Owner agrees to keep Horse current on Horse’s worming and hoof care. P. arranging for. assistant. or upon Trainer’s or Horse Owner’s _______ day written notice to the other Party. M.Horse Owner shall provide a copy of Horse’s current negative Coggin’s test to Trainer. Horse Owner agrees to inform Trainer of veterinary appointments for Horse. and paying for veterinary. or employee.. If such efforts fail. 10. Box 444 Edmonds. 11. willful or wanton act(s). illness.

LL. This AGREEMENT is non-assignable and non-transferable. O. its agent’s. horseback riding.M. intelligently. discharges and releases Trainer. WHEREFORE.A. and constitutes the complete agreement between Parties. mental or emotional injury and damage to real and/or personal property arising from. and its agents and employees from any claim that may now or hereinafter arise from any injury. death. Both Parties further agree to the following: A) Horse Owner shall be responsible for any and all injuries including. mental or emotional injury and damage to real and/or personal property arising from. and voluntarily assume the risks. the Parties by signing below state that they agree to all terms and conditions of this Horse Training Agreement. WA 98020-0444 TEL: 425-298-8810 FAX: 303-362-6896 4 of 4 . economic or pecuniary injury. J. and that handling. inherent in all equine activities. economic or pecuniary injury. and other damages as described in 11(A) and (B) if such damages were proximately caused by Trainer’s. If any provision of this AGREEMENT is held in whole or in part to be unenforceable for any reason. This AGREEMENT shall be governed by the laws of the State of Washington 14.12.D.. related to. 12. _____________________ DATE ____________________________________ TRAINER _____________________ DATE ____________________________________ HORSE OWNER WASHINGTON ANIMAL LAW Cynthia Hodges. the remainder of that provision and of the entire AGREEMENT shall be severable and remain in effect. both known and unknown. based upon. Both Parties agree to use proper safety equipment and to take reasonable precautions when on Stable premises. and other equestrian and equine activities carry inherent risks of injury. damage. M. Box 444 Edmonds.. Both Parties knowingly. Any changes to this AGREEMENT must be made in writing signed by both Parties. physical injury. P. Both Parties agree and understand that horses. or intentional act(s). related to. including but not limited to. but not limited to physical injury. or attributable to Horse. death. riding. or attributable to Horse or the participation in equine activities. or employee’s gross negligence. death. and being in the vicinity of horses include these risks. willful or wanton disregard for the safety of Horse or Horse Owner. B) Horse Owner waives. 13. and death. based upon. except that C) Trainer shall be responsible for injury.

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