Equine Activity Statutes
This area consists of the full text of equine activity statutes of those states that have enacted them.
Equine activity statutes are enacted to protect horsemen, camps, stables, and other horse providers from frivolous lawsuits arising out of horse accidents that could not have been avoided.
The statutes provide that a person may not bring a lawsuit if the accident resulted from an inherent risk of equine activities. They also spell out what risks - such as providing defective tack or failing appropriately to match horse with rider - are not inherent and therefore fair game for a lawsuit.
In many of the states
that have enacted these statutes, the equine provider must
post notices or include notices in contracts, or both, to bring their
operations under the
statute's protection. These notices must contain exactly the words
required by that
This area is organized alphabetically by state and consists of the full text of the statute, including any posting or notice requirements that may be in effect in that state.
In April and May 2001, all
44 statutes in existence were reviewed and updated as needed
to reflect amendments that were made since the statutes were originally
posted to this
In May 2003, all 44 statutes were reviewed and updated as needed to reflect amendments made since the 2001 review.
New York [none]