Risk Warning and Waiver of Liability

Welcome to HorseAid residential program. Please carefully read this document to acknowledge the basis on which you participate in this program

Parties Details
Name of Provider 1 :Horse Aid Limited (ABN: 21 654 171 650)
Email address:help@horseaid.org.au
Property for Program:Heartland Horses, 271 Exeter Road, Sutton Forest NSW 2577
Dixieland Estate, 125 Greenhills Road, Berrima NSW 2577

Note we have captured your email, mobile and emergency contacts when you registered for the program.

Description of Activities 2

An equine welfare program provided to help people with mental health challenges such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression through learning horsemanship skills. Working in a round yard with one horse /one person and a trainer either inside the round yard with them or outside. There is no riding, and all horse interaction is groundwork.

Risk warning

I am aware that by my participation in any activities arranged by the Provider, certain risks or dangers may occur which could include:

  • Physical, bodily, or psychological injury or death.
  • Physical exertion to which I am not accustomed.
  • Failure of equipment or use of inadequate equipment.
  • There may be no or inadequate facilities for treatment or transport to treatment if I am injured.
  • The conditions in which the activities are conducted may vary without warning.
  • I may cause injury to other persons and/or other persons may cause injury to me.
  • I may be injured or die due to the negligence, breach of contract or breach of statutory duty or guarantee of the Provider.

I acknowledge that the activities are being undertaken for the purposes of well-being, recreation, enjoyment, or leisure, and involve a significant degree of risk of physical harm.

I acknowledge that the Activity may be undertaken with one or more other persons as part of a group and that the Provider is not liable for the actions of other participants in the group activity.

By signing below, I acknowledge, agree, and understand that the risks associated with the Activities and/or recreational services have been explained to me. I undertake any such risk voluntarily and at my own risk.

I acknowledge that the risk warning above constitutes a “risk warning” in accordance with the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW).

Participant’s Warranties

I agree to abide by any of the Provider’s rules, and any direction or instruction given to me by the Provider during the Activities. I agree to use and/or wear any equipment given to me by the Provider.

I declare that I am medically and physically fit and able to participate in the Activities. I acknowledge that I must, and agree that I will, disclose any pre-existing medical or other condition, injury or concern that may affect the risk that either I or any other person will suffer injury, loss, or damage during the Activities and notify the Provider of any injuries, illness or concerns that may arise during the Activity. I will not engage in any reckless, negligent, or foolish behaviour or any other behaviour that is likely to cause injury to me, any other participant or person.

I agree that if I suffer any injury or illness, the Provider may provide evacuation, first aid and/or medical treatment at my expense and that my acceptance of these terms and conditions constitutes my consent to such evacuation, first aid and/or medical treatment.

I declare that I have not consumed any alcohol or mind-altering substance, or medication that may impact my judgement or physical capacity, before or at the time of engaging in the Activities.

Exclusion of liability

I agree to and unconditionally release, waive, discharge, and forever hold harmless, the Provider or any of its employees, agents, directors, or officers, from any claims because of any personal injury sustained, whether caused by the Provider’s negligent act or wilful act or omission, breach of contract, breach of statutory duty, error, or otherwise in connection with or arising out of the Activities.

I agree that the Provider will not be liable for any claims for personal injury that may be brought against it because of or in connection with any act, omission, default, failure, or error on the part of the Provider, and agree to indemnify and keep indemnified the Provider in respect of any such claims.


It is possible for a supplier of well-being or recreational services to ask you to agree that the statutory guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law (which is schedule 2 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)) do not apply to you. If you sign this form, you will be agreeing that your rights (or the rights of a person for whom or on whose behalf you are acquiring the services) to sue the Provider in relation to the Provider’s services or the activities that you undertake because the services or activities provided were not in accordance with the guarantees are excluded, restricted or modified as set out below.

By reading this form, you agree that the liability of the Provider in relation to the activities (as defined by the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), and the Australian Consumer Law) and recreational activities (as defined by the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW)) for any:

  • Deaths;
  • Physical or mental injuries (including the aggravation, acceleration, or recurrence of such an injury);
  • The contraction, aggravation, or acceleration of a disease;
  • The coming into existence, the aggravation, acceleration or recurrence of any other condition, circumstance, occurrence, activity, form of behaviour, course of conduct or situation in relation to an individual:
  • That is or may be harmful or disadvantageous to you or the community; or
  • That may result in harm or disadvantage to you or community;

that may be suffered by you (or a person for whom or on whose behalf you are acquiring the services) resulting from the supply of the recreational services or recreational activities is excluded.

You acknowledge and agree that the above provision operates to exclude the liability of the Provider because of a breach of an express or implied warranty that the well-being or recreational services will be rendered with reasonable care and skill in accordance with section 5N of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW).

1 Provider includes the officers, employees, agents, contractors, franchisees and assigns of the Provider.

2 Activities includes all activities and services ancillary to or associated with the named Activity, both before and after the Activity, including transportation to and from the location of the Activity whether provided by the Provider or not, briefings, inductions, training, and the provision of information in all manuals, safety guidelines and other documentation provided to or made available to the Participant with respect to the Activity, familiarisation with clothing or equipment and methods of operation of equipment and the wearing and removal of any clothing or equipment associated with the Activity. Unless otherwise specified, a reference to an Activity is a reference to a recreational service or a recreational activity as defined in relevant legislation referred to herein.