Full Statute Name:  Connecticut General Statutes Annotated. Title 52. Civil Actions. Chapter 925. Statutory Rights of Action and Defenses.

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Popular Title:  EALA Primary Citation:  C. G. S. A. § 52-557p Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  November, 2014 Alternate Citation:  CT ST § 52-557p Date Adopted:  1958
Summary:

This unusually short Connecticut statute limits the liability of equine sponsors by providing that each person engaged in recreational equestrian activities assumes the risk for any injury arising out of the hazards inherent in equestrian sports.  However, if the the injury was proximately caused by the negligence of the person providing the horse or by the failure to guard or warn against a dangerous condition, use, structure or activity, liability if not limited by law.

Statute Text: 

Each person engaged in recreational equestrian activities shall assume the risk and legal responsibility for any injury to his person or property arising out of the hazards inherent in equestrian sports, unless the injury was proximately caused by the negligence of the person providing the horse or horses to the individual engaged in recreational equestrian activities or the failure to guard or warn against a dangerous condition, use, structure or activity by the person providing the horse or horses or his agents or employees.

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(1958, Rev. § 52-577p; 1993, P.A. 93-286, § 1.)

 

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