As an AERC member, I realize that I can help the AERC be an effective organization and achieve its purposes by releasing information and rights as follows:
1. Liability Release: I understand that endurance is an inherently dangerous sport which can result in serious injury or death to my horse or to me. I know that I have primary responsibility for what happens to me and my horse. I agree not to make any claims against or sue the AERC for any losses or damages for bodily injury, death or property damage for me or my horse negligently caused by the AERC.
2. Publicity Release: I authorize the AERC to use photographs of me and my horse and otherwise refer to me or my horse in articles and advertisements for the purpose of reporting on or promoting the AERC and the sport of endurance riding.
3. Veterinary Records: If my horse is injured or dies at an endurance ride or in relation to an endurance ride, I authorize the AERC to interview the veterinarian who treated my horse, to inspect relevant veterinary records, and publish a report for educational purposes.
4. This AERC Assumption of Risk and Release is governed by the Laws of the State of California and is intended to be interpreted as broadly as possible. I agree that exclusive jurisdiction and venue (place) for any legal action against AERC, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers or agents shall be in the local district courts or the federal court of the State of California. If any part of this agreement is determined to be unenforceable, all other parts shall remain effect.