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Plaintiff, a participant in a horse show, was injured when a stallion bucked and kicked him. He sued the show’s sponsor, and the stallion’s rider and owner alleging negligent and willful and wanton misconduct, by failing to conduct background checks into the horses and by failing to separate the stallions participating in the show, inter alia. The Equine Activity Liability Act, which was established to shield those persons who sponsor equine activities from liability, provides an exception to the general rule by permitting liability for equine activity sponsors that commit “an act or omission that constitutes willful or wanton (see 745 ILCS 10/1-210 for the definition of “willful and wanton conduct”), disregard for the safety of the participant, and that act or omission caused the injury,” (see 745 ILCS 47/20(b)(4)). In this case, the plaintiff failed to provide evidence that showed that the defendants behaved in a reckless or intentional manner, therefore the summary judgment in favor of the defendant entered by the trial court was found to be proper.