USEF DRESSAGE SPORT HORSE BREEDING
HANDLER/ASSISTANT HANDLER ENTRY & RELEASE FORM
***ALL HANDLERS/ASSISTANT HANDLERS MUST READ AND SIGN THIS
FORM OR A COMPETITION ENTRY FORM PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING IN A
USEF- LICENSED COMPETITION AS A HANDLER OR ASSISTANT HANDLER.***
Competition Name: Made In the Shade I
Competition Dates: August 15 - 16, 2020 USEF License #: 339825
Location (City, State): Raeford, NC
NOTE: All riders must sign the entry form for each horse which they ride in this competition.
Handlers may sign an entry form for each horse which they show in hand or they may sign this
Handler/Assistant Handler Release form listing all horses which they show in hand.
HANDLERS/ASSISTANT HANDLERS - Please note the following:
1. Every entry at a Licensed Competition constitutes an agreement that the person making it, owner, lessee,
trainer, manager, agent, coach, driver, rider, handler, vaulter, longeur, and the horse are subject to the Bylaws
and the rules of the Federation and the local rules of the competition. Exhibitors are cautioned to abide by
restrictions concerning exhibiting horses before judges as provided for in GR1304. Participants utilizing an
online entry system for a Licensed Competition do so with the agreement that they have read the Official Prize
List and agree to follow all the class specifications, requirements and conditions in the Official Prize List.
2. Every exhibitor, rider, driver, handler, vaulter, longeur, coach and trainer or his/her agent(s) must sign an
entry blank. In the case of a rider, driver, handler, vaulter or longeur under the age of 18, his/her parent or
guardian, or if not available, the trainer, must sign an entry blank on the minor's behalf. Unless specifically
provided otherwise by law, any of the above persons may alternatively sign an entry blank in electronic form
which shall have the same validity, force and effect as a signature affixed by hand. If any of the above persons
fails to do so, his/her first entrance into the ring as an exhibitor, rider, driver, handler, vaulter or longeur shall be
construed as his/her acceptance of the rules of the competition involved and of the Federation and shall ipso
facto render him/her subject to said rules. Upon the failure of an owner, trainer, rider, driver, handler, vaulter,
longeur, coach or agent(s), or parent or guardian or trainer of a minor rider, driver, handler, vaulter or longeur,
to sign an entry blank as required, and upon confirmation of any such violation(s) by the steward or secretary of
the competition, such person(s) shall be subject to an automatic fine of $250 imposed for each such violation.
3. Violation of the rules in connection with entries may be cause for disqualification of the exhibitor, rider, driver,
handler, vaulter, longeur, coach and trainer by the Directors of the Licensed Competition (see GR1218.4) and
for report to the Federation.
FEDERATION ENTRY AGREEMENT
By entering a Federation-licensed Competition and signing this entry blank as the Owner, Lessee, Trainer,
Manager, Agent, Coach, Driver, Rider, Handler, Vaulter or Longeur and on behalf of myself and my
principals, representatives, employees and agents, I agree that I am subject to the Bylaws and Rules of
The United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. (the "Federation") and the local rules of (Competition). I
agree to be bound by the Bylaws and Rules of the Federation and of the competition. I will accept as final
the decision of the Hearing Committee on any question arising under the Rules, and agree to release and
hold harmless the competition, the Federation, their officials, directors and employees for any action taken
under the Rules. I represent that I am eligible to enter and/or participate under the Rules, and every horse
I am entering is eligible as entered. I also agree that as a condition of and in consideration of acceptance
of entry, the Federation and/or the Competition may use or assign photographs, videos, audios, cable -
casts, broadcasts, internet, film, new media or other likenesses of me and my horse taken during the
course of the competition for the promotion, coverage or benefit of the competition, sport, or the
Federation. Those likenesses shall not be used to advertise a product and they may not be used in such a
way as to jeopardize amateur status. I hereby expressly and irrevocably waive and release any rights in
connection with such use, including any claim to compensation, invasion of privacy, right of publicity, or to
misappropriation. The construction and application of Federation rules are governed by the laws of the
State of New York, and any action instituted against the Federation must be filed in New York State. See
United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
Release, Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Indemnification:
This document waives important legal rights. Read it carefully before signing.
I AGREE in consideration for my participation in this Competition to the following:
I AGREE that the "Federation" and "Competition" as used herein includes the Licensee and
Competition Management, as well as all of their officials, officers, directors, employees, agents,
personnel, volunteers and Federation affiliates.
I AGREE that I choose to participate voluntarily in the
Competition with my horse, as a rider, driver, handler, vaulter, longeur, lessee, owner, agent, coach,
trainer, or as parent or guardian of a junior exhibitor. I am fully aware and acknowledge that horse
sports and the Competition involve inherent dangerous risks of accident, loss, and serious bodily
injury including broken bones, head injuries, trauma, pain, suffering, or death. ("Harm").
I AGREE to
hold harmless and release the Federation and the Competition from all claims for money damages or
otherwise for any Harm to me or my horse and for any Harm of any nature caused by me or my horse
to others, even if the Harm arises or results, directly or indirectly, from the negligence of the
Federation or the Competition.
I AGREE to expressly assume all risks of Harm to me or my horse,
including Harm resulting from the negligence of the Federation or the Competition.
I AGREE to
indemnify (that is, to pay any losses, damages, or costs incurred by) the Federation and the
Competition and to hold them harmless with respect to claims for Harm to me or my horse, and for
claims made by others for any Harm caused by me or my horse while at the Competition. I have read
the Federation Rules about protective equipment, including GR801 and, if applicable, EV114, and I
understand that I am entitled to wear protective equipment without penalty, and I acknowledge that
the Federation strongly encourages me to do so while WARNING that no protective equipment can
guard against all injuries. If I am a parent or guardian of a junior exhibitor, I consent to the child's
participation and AGREE to all of the above provisions and AGREE to assume all of the obligations of
this Release on the child's behalf I represent that I have the requisite training, coaching and abilities
to safely compete in this competition.
I AGREE that if I am injured at this competition, the medical
personnel treating my injuries may provide information on my injury and treatment to the Federation
on the official USEF accident/injury report form.
BY SIGNING BELOW, I AGREE to be bound by all
applicable Federation Rules and all terms and provisions of this entry blank and all terms and
provisions of this Prize List. If I am signing and submitting this Agreement electronically, I
acknowledge that my electronic signature shall have the same validity, force and effect as if I affixed
my signature by my own hand.