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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
Horse may be sold by Trainer to any interested party. Horse Owner. P. 5.A. unhealthy or otherwise unfit for training services. Trainer agrees to apply any proceeds of sale of Horse to overdue training fees and other overdue amounts owed by Horse Owner to Trainer. Horse shall not be permitted to leave Stable premises until overdue training services are paid in full. and any personal property. specify: _______________________________________________________ 3.M. and/or employee. entry fees. Once the Agister’s Lien is perfected.005. This is to ensure consistency in Horse’s training. LL.56. Horse Owner agrees to be financially responsible for any and all horse show fees and expenses.2. This provision does / does not include grooming and ground handling of Horse. WASHINGTON ANIMAL LAW 2 of 4 Cynthia Hodges. Horse Owner agrees that Horse shall be reasonably free from lameness and disease upon commencement of training services.. Any remainder of the sale proceeds of Horse shall belong to Trainer / Horse Owner. assistant. Horse may receive training services from Trainer’s agent. A service charge of _____% per month shall be charged on all accounts ____ days past due. Trainer reserves the right to refuse to train Horse. Horse Owner agrees to abide by all rules and/or regulations of the Trainer and/or Stable. but not limited to. Box 444 Edmonds. et al). WA 98020-0444 TEL: 425-298-8810 FAX: 303-362-6896 . A late fee of $_______ shall be charged for payments received after the ____ day of the month. A returned check fee of $_____ shall be charged. Payment is due in advance of training services. 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. 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. transportation costs. 6. If payment is overdue by _____ days. 4. It is Horse Owner’s responsibility to carry full and complete insurance coverage on Horse. Horse may be entered in a horse show if Trainer and Horse Owner mutually agree. and to sign ownership of Horse over to Trainer. J. Payment for training services is due on the ____ day of each month.. if Horse is deemed by Trainer to be unreasonably lame. and class fees. 7. M. Horse Owner agrees to provide any registration papers of Horse to Trainer. and Horse Owner is encouraged to do so. O. including. stabling. If checked. Horse Owner agrees and understands that Trainer makes no warranties or guarantees regarding the performance or placing of Horse in any horse shows.D.
D. willful or wanton act(s).A. 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. assistant. Horse Owner agrees to keep Horse current on Horse’s worming and hoof care. illness. and agrees to do so. Upon conclusion of this AGREEMENT. if Horse’s illness or injury is attributable to Trainer’s. P. training services shall / shall not be prorated. and transportation expenses for Horse. arranging for. or employee. If Horse dies or is sold prior to the conclusion of this AGREEMENT. 10.. Box 444 Edmonds. or upon Trainer’s or Horse Owner’s _______ day written notice to the other Party. farrier.Horse Owner shall provide a copy of Horse’s current negative Coggin’s test to Trainer. then Trainer agrees to assume responsibility for damages proximately caused and directly related to such injury or illness. The Parties agree to the use of a mediator before resorting to arbitration or litigation. Horse Owner shall provide Horse’s veterinary record to Trainer. and paying for veterinary. with the exception that Trainer agrees to be responsible for such damages if it is reasonably obvious that Horse is ill. In the event of a dispute hereunder. Trainer shall make a reasonable effort to contact the Horse Owner. 8. WA 98020-0444 TEL: 425-298-8810 FAX: 303-362-6896 . lame. with the exception that. 11. In the event Horse suffers from illness or injury. M. If such efforts fail. Horse Owner agrees to inform Trainer of veterinary appointments for Horse.. 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. 9. Washington. and shall conclude on ______________ (date). Trainer shall arrange for Horse’s care. O. or intentional act (s). 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. This AGREEMENT becomes effective on ______________ (date). Horse Owner agrees to pay for such care. its agent’s or employee’s gross negligence. WASHINGTON ANIMAL LAW 3 of 4 Cynthia Hodges. Trainer shall not be responsible for any injury. or otherwise unfit to receive training services. or death to Horse that is proximately caused by and directly related to being worked by Trainer or its agent. LL. J. Should Horse Owner fail to inform Trainer that Horse has received veterinary care. Horse Owner agrees that Trainer has no further duty to provide further training services to Horse.M.
and other damages as described in 11(A) and (B) if such damages were proximately caused by Trainer’s. the Parties by signing below state that they agree to all terms and conditions of this Horse Training Agreement. death. riding.M. and death. death. willful or wanton disregard for the safety of Horse or Horse Owner.. based upon. damage. and its agents and employees from any claim that may now or hereinafter arise from any injury. related to. or attributable to Horse or the participation in equine activities. _____________________ DATE ____________________________________ TRAINER _____________________ DATE ____________________________________ HORSE OWNER WASHINGTON ANIMAL LAW Cynthia Hodges. or intentional act(s). except that C) Trainer shall be responsible for injury. and voluntarily assume the risks. LL. mental or emotional injury and damage to real and/or personal property arising from. and other equestrian and equine activities carry inherent risks of injury. WHEREFORE. O. intelligently. including but not limited to. based upon.D.. This AGREEMENT shall be governed by the laws of the State of Washington 14. Both Parties further agree to the following: A) Horse Owner shall be responsible for any and all injuries including. economic or pecuniary injury. the remainder of that provision and of the entire AGREEMENT shall be severable and remain in effect.A. J. Both Parties agree and understand that horses. Both Parties agree to use proper safety equipment and to take reasonable precautions when on Stable premises. and that handling. P. WA 98020-0444 TEL: 425-298-8810 FAX: 303-362-6896 4 of 4 . and being in the vicinity of horses include these risks. or attributable to Horse. Box 444 Edmonds. discharges and releases Trainer. both known and unknown. Both Parties knowingly. 13. If any provision of this AGREEMENT is held in whole or in part to be unenforceable for any reason. physical injury. B) Horse Owner waives. M. inherent in all equine activities.12. mental or emotional injury and damage to real and/or personal property arising from. related to. but not limited to physical injury. economic or pecuniary injury. and constitutes the complete agreement between Parties. Any changes to this AGREEMENT must be made in writing signed by both Parties. This AGREEMENT is non-assignable and non-transferable. 12. death. horseback riding. or employee’s gross negligence. its agent’s.
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