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§4-21-4  Posting and notification. –

Published: 2015

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Animals and Animal Husbandry


Exemption From Liability Arising From Equine Activities

SECTION 4-21-4

   § 4-21-4  Posting and notification. –

(a) Every equine professional shall post and maintain signs which contain the

warning notice specified in subsection (b). These signs shall be placed in a

clearly visible location in the proximity of the equine activity. The warning

notice specified in subsection (b) shall appear on the sign in black letters,

with each letter to be a minimum of one inch in height. Every written contract

entered into by an equine professional for the providing of professional

services, instruction, or the rental of equipment or tack or an equine to a

participant, whether or not the contract involves equine activities on or off

the location or site of the equine professional's business, shall contain in

clearly readable print the warning notice specified in subsection (b).

   (b) The signs and contracts described in subsection (a) shall

contain the following warning notice:


   Under Rhode Island Law, an equine professional, unless he or

she can be shown to have failed to be in the exercise of due care, is not

liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities

resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to this


History of Section.

(P.L. 1993, ch. 357, § 1.)