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Idaho

Idaho (Addition to Statute 6-1801)

6-1802 Limitation of liability on equine activities.

(1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (3) of this section, an equine activity sponsor or an equine professional shall not be liable for any injury to or the death of a participant or equine engaged in an equine activity and, except as provided in subsections (2) and (3) of this section, no participant nor participant's representative may maintain an action against or recover from an equine activity sponsor or an equine professional for an injury to or the death of a participant or equine engaged in an equine activity.

(2) The provisions of this chapter do not apply to the horse or mule racing industry as regulated in chapter 25, title 54, Idaho Code.

(3) Nothing in subsection (1) of this section shall prevent or limit the liability of an equine activity sponsor or an equine professional:
(a) If the equine activity sponsor or the equine professional:
(i) Provided the equipment or tack and the equipment or tack caused the injury; or
(ii) Provided the equine and failed to make reasonable and prudent efforts to determine the ability of the participant to engage safely in the equine activity, determine the ability of the equine to behave safely with the participant, and to determine the ability of the participant to safely manage the particular equine;
(iii) Owns, leases, rents or otherwise is in lawful possession and control of the land or facilities upon which the participant or equine sustained injuries because of a dangerous latent condition which was known to or should have been known to the equine activity sponsor or the equine professional and for which warning signs have not been conspicuously posted;
(iv) Commits an act or omission that constitutes willful or wanton disregard for the safety of the participant or equine and that act or omission caused the injury;
(v) Intentionally injures the participant or equine;
(b) Under liability provisions as set forth in the products liability laws; or
(c) Under the liability provisions set forth in chapter 9, title 6, Idaho Code.

S.L. 1990, ch. 40, § 1; S.L. 1998, ch. 296, § 1.



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