Making the Grade; Riding Ring Maintenance Obligations

When negotiating a commercial lease for a riding academy in New York or New Jersey, it may be appropriate to go beyond a generic provision requiring one party to simply “maintain” the riding ring.  For example, some riding rings may have multiple layers of different material requiring a special plow for maintenance.  Another type of ring comprised of sand only may allow for a simple York plow at a lower cost.   Outdoor rings may require more maintenance than indoor rings due to exposure to the elements.  It may be prudent to specify the frequency and manner in which the ring is to be maintained, and by whom.

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