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This agreement for the transport
of horse(s) is made and entered into this ____day of ________, _________
, by and between:
Owner of horse(s)
______________________, (Telephone number) hereinafter designated
as "Owner", and Elite Horse Transport, LLC, 135 Holladay
Lane, Waco, KY 40385, hereinafter designated as "Transporter".
I. This agreement covers the transport of:
_____(sex) _____(age) ____________(color) ______________(breed)
Shipping from: ____________________________(pick-up)
Shipping to: ______________________________(destination)
commencing on or about the ___ day of __________,
____ and arriving on or about
the ___ day of __________,_____
II. The owner agrees:
A. He/she will make all arrangements for
the following and assume the costs thereof-
B. Owner will maintain (and provide proof of, if requested) current
horse mortality insurance,
- Health Certificate (If Required)
- Brand Inspection (If Required)
- Negative Coggins (EIA) Test (Required)
- Halter and lead rope (Required) Shipping boots (optional)
- One bale of hay per horse (Required) so we can keep his /
her diet the same.
- Other arrangements: _____________________________________
- Select stall size
[ ] Single stall ...........................32" wide --
Horse must be tied
[ ] Stall and a half........................48" wide --
Horse must be tied
[ ] Full size box stall........................8' wide -- Horse
does not need to be tied. A MUST for mares
C. Owner elects not to carry horse mortality
insurance and assumes ALL risks therein (to include, but limited
to injury, death, illness or disease, physical damage or harm).
__________ (Owner's initials)
D. Owner will (1) pay the Transporter the
sum of $____________ U.S. Dollars for the transport of the aforementioned
horse(s) from/to the locations indicated above; and (2) reimburse
Transporter for all veterinary services, drugs and other medical
supplies in the event of an emergency or as the Transporter deems
necessary for the well-being of the aforementioned horse(s).
E. Transporter shall be entitled to a lien
against the transported horse(s) for the value of the services rendered
and shall be entitled to enforce said lien in accordance with appropriate
F. A deposit of at least 50% of the shipping fee must be received
in advance to reserve your stalls. This should arrive at our office
at least 7 days prior to the trips departure date. We accept cash,
money orders, certified checks, cashiers checks, business or personal
checks and wire transfers. Deposit checks must clear our bank
before the trips departure date. The balance must be paid at pick-up
or at delivery PRIOR to unloading any horses.
No exceptions to this. Only Cash or a cashiers check will
Other Charges :The rate you are quoted is for door to door delivery
and care of your horse(s). However; surcharges may apply for any
of the following:
- Different size stalls, if not in the original quote, are available
for a surcharge. The amount depends on the shipment location.
Box stalls are required for mares with foals and foals or weanlings.
- A reasonable amount of tack is included in the shipping charges.
Additional tack can be shipped for a nominal fee, based on availability.
- A change of pick-up or delivery location from that quoted
may be subject to a surcharge after review.
- Waiting time at a barn for the pick-up or delivery person
will be charged at a rate of $50 per hour after the first 30
minutes of waiting.
- Difficult access roads to locations will have a surcharge
if not disclosed in the original quote. The surcharge will depend
on the difficulty of the road and the additional time required
to reach the location. Unpaved roads are hard on the horses,
the equipment and must be disclosed PRIOR to the trip. There
will be a minimum fee of $25.00 for any unpaved road over 1/4
mile that we must travel on.
- A "hard loader fee" of $50 per hour will be applied after
the first 30 minutes of attempted loading or unloading.
- Any damage to the trailer or equipment caused by your horse.
We will (fairly) estimate the cost of repairing the damage at
delivery and this amount must be paid PRIOR to unloading your
horse(s). If the actual cost is more or less than that, we will
supply you with the written estimate or bill from the repair
facility and make an adjustment with you.
- A fee of $75 will be applied for any returned checks.
- More than 72 hours prior to the scheduled departure date
- $50 processing fee.
- Less than 72 hours but more than 24 hours of the scheduled
departure - $50 processing fee plus 25% of the total shipping
- Within 24 hours of the scheduled departure - $50 processing
fee plus 50% of the total shipping fee.
III. The Transporter agrees:
A. Transporter will use due diligence
to safely transport, feed and care for the aforementioned horse(s),
but makes no guarantees as to the health or physical condition of
the horse(s) upon departure or arrival.
B. Transporter will use due diligence to
safely transport, feed and care for the aforementioned horse(s)
in a good and husbandlike manner; feeding the horse(s) as follows:
Check all that apply: Hay______(One bale
supplied by owner per horse)
Morning________ Noon_______ Night________
Shavings will be provided by the Transporter.
IV. In the event the horse(s) require the
services of a veterinarian, the Transporter will immediately notify
the Owner. In the event the Owner cannot be reached, the Transporter
is hereby authorized, as agent for the Owner, to call the first
available licensed Veterinarian of his choice. All fees charged
by said Veterinarian shall be the sole and exclusive responsibility
of the Owner, with no liability whatsoever on the transporter for
Owner hereby voluntarily releases and forever discharges
the Transporter and it's agent from any and all liabilities, claims,
demands, actions or rights of actions, which are related to, rise
out of, or are in any way connected with the transport of
the aforementioned horse(s), including, but not limited to the negligent
acts or omissions of the Transporter, its agents or employees, and
all other persons or entities, for any and all injury, death, illness
or disease, and damage to the aforementioned horse(s) including
all third party claims. Owner further agrees, promises and covenants
not to sue, assert or otherwise maintain or assert any claims against
the Transporter or it's agents or employees, for any injury, death,
disease, or damage to the aforementioned horse(s) arising from or
in connection with the transport, care or feeding of said horse(s)
or from any claims asserted by other third parties.
Owner understands and acknowledges that insurance
is not provided to the Owner by the Transporter. If the Owner elects
not to secure insurance, then he/she agrees that he/she assumes
all expenses or liabilities associated with the transport or care
of the aforementioned horse(s).
Owner hereby holds harmless Elite Horse Transport,
LLC for any liability that would incur for property damage or bodily
injury to any horse(s) and/or owners/passengers while loading, transporting,
unloading or handling the aforementioned horse(s).
Owner understands that this is the entire agreement
between the Owner and the Transporter, its agents or employees,
and it supersedes and cannot be modified or changed in any way the
representations or statements of any employee or agent of the Transporter
MY SIGNATURE BELOW INDICATES THAT I HAVE READ
THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT, UNDERSTAND IT COMPLETELY, AND AGREE TO BE
BOUND BY ITS TERMS IN ITS ENTIRETY
I do hereby verify that the
horse(s) listed above has/have been safely delivered to me.
(Print Name) ..........................................(Date)
James P. Welsh - Elite Horse Transport,
LLC - www.elitehorsetransport.com
Office: (859)-369-6005 - Fax: (859) 369-6008 - Cell: (540) 878-6777
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