CONDITIONS OF AGISTMENT AT RIVERVIEW
The Owner and Riverview Horse Agistment agree to following terms of agistment at Riverview Farm and other properties under the management of Riverview Fam,:
The Owner agrees to behave respectfully towards everyone, their animals and property. Owners and their guests agree to ride horses in a safe and controlled manner and to wear approved helmet and riding boots at all times while riding. Owners acknowledge that horse riding is a dangerous activity and that people visiting Riverview Farm do so at their own risk.
The Owner will pay fees one month in advance upon receipt of a tax invoice. Fees not paid by the invoice due date each month will incur a late payment fee of $20 per horse per month.
The owner agrees that if any agistment fees are unpaid for more than ten days Riverview Horse Agistment may put the horse in a locked paddock until outstanding fees are paid. Should outstanding fees remain unpaid for more than one month, Riverview Horse Agistment may sell the horse at any price and keep the proceeds of the sale.
3. Care of the Horse
The Owner acknowledges that the care of each horse placed on Riverview is their responsibility. The Owner also acknowledges that, under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, Riverview Horse Agistment may have responsibility to ensure that a horse does not suffer from neglect.
If in the opinion of Riverview Horse Agistment the horse needs veterinary attentionor supplementary feeding, Riverview Horse Agistment may arrange such steps for the care of the horse as is though appropriate and is entitled to seek compensation from the Owner.
In the event of an emergency, Riverview Horse Agistment will endeavour to contact the Owner as soon as possible but reserves the right to call veterinary assistance should the Owner not be immediately available for consultation. The Owner will pay for veterinary fees and all other expenses incurred by Riverview Horse Agistment in the care of the horse.
The Owner agrees to notify Riverview Horse Agistment of any disease carried by the horse any agrees to comply with any reasonable instruction as to the eradication of disease. The Owner agrees to drench the horse for parasite worms at least every 12 weeks.
In the event of the death of the Owner’s horse at Riverview the Owner agrees to have a qualified veterinary surgeon carry out a post mortem at the Owner’s expense, should Riverview Horse Agistment request one to be done.
4. Use of Facilities
The Owner may use all facilities provided by Riverview Horse Agistment and may drive on any formed road, but may not drive off formed roads. The Owner may have access by foot or on horseback to any part of the property, excluding the homestead and cottage areas. The Owner shall obey any signs placed by Riverview Horse Agistment from time to time and any instructions given by Riverview Horse Agistment as to the use of facilities.
5. Termination of Agreement
The Owner may terminate this agreement by two weeks notice either in writing or verbally. Riverview Horse Agistment may terminate this agreement in writing or verbally either by giving two weeks notice, or without notice if the Owner fails to comply with this agreement.