I accept that this activity inherently involves risks and potential hazards. The risks and hazards include, but are not limited to

Falling from the Horse,

Being hit by other riders

Riding into obstacles (such as trees, rocks or other riders)

Being kicked by a horse

and equipment failure.

I am aware that when I am riding in the wilderness the weather can change rapidly causing rivers to rise, possible landslides and other such hazards.

I am aware that Aotearoa NZ is a country that endures earthquakes without warning.

I understand that In the South Island of Aotearoa NZ can have snow at any time of the year and so I agree to be prepare the correct clothing for mountain environments.

I understand that there can be avalanches in the mountains.

I understand that mountain wind can be extreme at times.

I am aware that participating in the horseback adventures offered by Adventure Horse Trekking NZ Limited can be hazardous if they are not conducted with care, control and responsibility. I acknowledge that these risks could result in my injury (physical or mental) or even death.

MEDICATION/HEALTH CONDITIONS I understand that it is important to disclose any pre-existing medical conditions

• I have informed the staff of Adventure Horse Trekking NZ Limited (or will, prior to undertaking the activity) of any medical conditions, previous injuries and any medication I am currently taking which may affect my ability to undertake the activity.

• I confirm I am physically fit and able to participate in the activities and I have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person.

• I consent to receive any medical treatment that may be deemed necessary by Adventure Horse Trekking NZ Limited in the event of injury, accident or illness while undertaking the activities.

• I understand it is my responsibility to disclose any conditions (health or otherwise) that may affect the safety and enjoyment of myself and those around me.

I agree that Adventure Horse Trekking NZ Ltd will not be held responsible for my failure to disclose my medical conditions 


• I agree to ride with care, and obey the rules set out by Adventure Horse Trekking NZ Limited and instructions given by the guide (or a representative of Adventure Horse Trekking NZ Limited), at all times.

• I accept that if I do not adhere to the instructions and rules, or if I act dangerously, recklessly or in a way that might endanger myself or others, Adventure Horse Trekking NZ Limited may remove me from the activity. If this occurs, I acknowledge I will not receive a refund.

• I accept that Adventure Horse Trekking NZ Limited reserves the right to cancel this activity if it becomes concerned for my safety, or the safety of another person.

• I agree to wear appropriate clothing and use/wear all safety clothing and equipment (as required by the guide) at all times when participating.

  • I agree to ride my adventure horse team mate with care and respect at all times, their wellbeing is paramount


I understand that if I act recklessly or intentionally, and don’t follow the rules or instructions set out by Adventure Horse Trekking NZ Limited and the guide, which I have been made aware of, Adventure Horse Trekking NZ Limited will not be held responsible for any injury, damage or loss I cause to myself/my property, or another person/their property, resulting from my action (or lack of action).


• I agree that the owner(s) of the land on which the activity is conducted will not be held responsible for any death, injury, misadventure, damage to or loss of property caused in whole or part by these activities.


• In the event that I damage any of the clothing or equipment, or other property owned by Adventure Horse Trekking NZ Limited


a landowner, I agree to pay to Adventure Horse Trekking NZ Limited (or the landowner) all costs associated with repairing the damage.


• I confirm I am not under the influence of intoxicating alcohol or drugs (be they legal or illegal) which may in any way impair my ability to undertake the activity.


• I give Adventure Horse Trekking NZ Limited permission to send me emails and/or post relating to Adventure Horse Trekking NZ Limited events and promotions, as well as the right to use all photos and videos of me taken during the activity for promotional and social media purposes.


I agree that by signing this ‘Understanding the Risks form’:

1. I accept and understand that there are inherent risks and hazards associated with participating in the activity and I understand what these risks are (including serious harm and death);

2. I am physically and mentally fit to participate and there is nothing I am aware of that will affect my ability to safely ride the horse, or impact the safety of other riders.

3. I wish to proceed with the activity at my own risk.

Please download and complete the Risk Disclosure PDF and return to adventurehorsetrekking@farmside.co.nz