Recreational Use Statute: W.V. Code 19-25-1

Recreational Use Provisions: Standard

Will a fee destroy protection: Yes, but a one-time fee for a single event may be charged if less than $50/person.

Effects of government involvement, government lessor/owner of land: Protections apply to land leased to state or subdivision or under conservation easement; lease payments do not destroy protection.

Equine Liability Limitation Statute: 20-4-1

Exception for Dangerous Latent Condition: Known or should have known, no warning signs

Willful or Wanton Misconduct Exception: Yes

Specific Language Required for Signs, Waivers and/or Contracts: No

Notes: Insurance required of horsemen at $100,000/person, $300,000/occurrence and $10,000 for property damage. Protection of Equine statute applies to “horsemen” which has significant duties attached, consult a local attorney.

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