(Event=Party/Outing 
Attraction=Ponies/Horses/Petting Zoo) 


A.  Deposit: A fifty (50%) percent deposit is required to secure pony/horses. Animals shall not be considered reserved until the event agreement is signed and the deposit is received. The remaining balance is due upon the delivery of the equipment at the event site. Should Arch Acres Misfit Farm or anyone acting on their behalf, be required to incur attorney’s fees and costs to enforce this agreement, renter agrees to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such costs and fees. . 
B.  Refund Policy: Postponement.  If inclement weather, rain or high winds are forecasted for the time that your event is scheduled, then client has the right to postpone the event. Arch Acres Misfit Farm must be notified of the postponement before traveling to the event. Client may reschedule the event within 60 days of the original event date at no additional cost. If postponement of an event is necessary, Arch Acres Misfit Farm reserves the right to substitutions of equal or greater value on the rescheduled event date. If postponement of the event is made after travel to the event has begun or the event has begun, an additional charge may be added up to a maximum of ten percent of the contract price (travel expense coverage). Once the pony/horses have arrived the remaining balance becomes due and postponement of the event is not available. When rain is forecasted for the time that the event is scheduled a representative from Arch Acres Misfit Farm may contact the client. If the Arch Acres Misfit Farm representative recommends that the event be postponed or cancelled and a refund of the deposit given to the client, but client insists that the pony/horses be set-up anyway, and the event thereafter get rained upon during the event, no refund will be given.  A pony party may be cancelled without loss in money with sufficient notice given to an Arch Acres Misfit Farm representative.
C.   Cancellation.   If a reservation is cancelled after travel to the event has begun, the deposit will be refunded less a fee not to exceed 25% of the total contract price. If the event is cancelled after Arch Acres Misfit Farm has arrived on site of the event, the full rental charge is due and payable.   A pony party may be cancelled without loss in money with sufficient notice given to an Arch Acres Misfit Farm representative. 

D.  Overtime: Arch Acres Misfit Farm events are 1 hour for the above stated price. Any time over this is $50 for each additional 1/2 hour , unless advised by an Arch Acres Misfit Farm representative or due to extenuating circumstances agreed to by the Arch Acres Misfit Farm representative. 
E.  Damages: Acts of God may prevent us from providing the contracted attraction. Should your event be affected by such an incident, Arch Acres Misfit Farm reserves the right to substitute an item of equal or greater value. If an item cannot be substituted, a full refund shall be made of all moneys received and Arch Acres Misfit Farm shall not be held liable for further loss.  An Arch Acres Misfit Farm Rep will request the exact location of the pony party in advance or at the beginning of the party.  Horses/ponies will trample grass/lawns somewhat.  Your type of lawn will depend on how much.  Horses/ponies will also "poop".  Arch Acres Misfit Farm reps will remove most of this by the end of the party.  Any bushes, lawns, or area that you do not want the ponies/horses near, needs to be mentioned to an Arch Acres Misfit Farm Representative at the beginning of the party.
F.  Release/Waiver/Hold Harmless and Acknowledgment of Risk: The undersigned understands and acknowledges that play on a pony or horse entails both known and unknown risks including, but not limited to, physical injury from falling, slipping, crashing or colliding, etc, to any participant. Furthermore, the undersigned acknowledges that such risks simply cannot be eliminated in their entirety. I,_________________________,  hereby voluntarily and expressly release, indemnify, forever discharge and hold harmless Arch Acres Misfit Farm/Donna L. Archibald from any and all liability, claims, demands, causes or rights of action whether personal to me or to a third party, which are in any way connected with participation in this activity, including those allegedly attributable to negligent acts or omissions. 
G.  A set of Safety Rules may be displayed but are reviewed at the beginning of each party and are included below which the undersigned agrees to follow and utilize at all times. All children or individuals should follow safety rules. Balloons, noise makers and items that will spook the pony/horses should not be brought up to the animals. All ponies/horses utilized are very gentle. Party music, balloons, banners, and noise makers should be kept at a reasonable distance and will not bother the animals. Children should not wave or hit ponies with hats, ropes, or balloons at any time:  this may spook the ponies.  Fireworks of any kind should not be used while Arch Acres Misfit Farm is present at the event. Parents and guardians are responsible for their children and should not allow children (or adults) to go behind or underneath the pony/horses and should not allow them to approach the pony/horses unless accompanied by an Arch Acres Misfit Farm representative. 
H.  Permits/Licenses: This contract does not include the cost of acquiring any permits or licenses required for the particular event location where the equipment will be set up. The renter shall assume all responsibility and costs of acquiring any such permits or licenses. 
I.  Ponies: Shetland ponies can carry up to 60 lbs; Lilly up to 150 lbs.

I acknowledge that I have read and reviewed the foregoing Arch Acres Misfit Farm Agreement and Acknowledgement of Risks and I agree to be bound by the same. 


Printed Name:_______________________________________ 

Signature: __________________________ Date: ___________
Email:__________________________________

Please mail completed contract with 50% deposit to: 

Arch Acres Misfit Farm

325 HWY WW
St. Clair, MO. 63077
or call 314-803-4803 for instructions.

 


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