UConn Miscanthus Bedding Give-Away Virtual Raffle! 

Thank you for all who entered! The official winner has been announced on our Facebook Wall

Who are the UConn Western Team Members? 

All proceeds from this fundraiser are intended to support the UConn students in regional and national IHSA Western Horsemanship and Reining competition.  The UConn Western Team is a group of talented and dedicated students who share a passion for equestrian sports.  The Western Team competes in Western Horsemanship, ranch, and Reining classes through the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). The Western Team is both an individual and a team sport. Riders compete for their own points while earning points for their team as well.  During the regular season the Western Team competes against many colleges throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Western Team had a very successful year last season, with numerous members qualifying for the Regional competition.  These riders proudly represented UConn, and showed how great it is to be a part of the UConn Western Team.  We also had Nicole Gonzalez (2018-2019 President) ride in Semi-Finals in Ocala, FL, and Emilie Hernandez (2018-2019 Captain) riding as high point rider at Nationals in Syracuse, NY.  Additionally, the UConn horse Nightstar won Horse of the Year within our region! 

How will this raffle be drawn?

 We will be using an on-line name randomizer in order to make the drawing as impartial and as fair as possible.  Only first names (or barn names), will be entered into the randomizer.  The name you selected in your entry will be entered one time for each raffle ticket you purchased, as many times as you have raffle tickets.  You can see the randomizer here. The drawing will be conducted on May 26 and the winner will be contacted directly shortly thereafter.  Official contest rules below.

Official Contest Rules 


1.        Eligibility Virtual raffle (the "Contest") is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Squirrel Hollow Farm and other companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.   
 2.        Sponsor  The Contest is sponsored by Squirrel Hollow Farm, located at 509 North School Road, Coventry, Connecticut 06238.    
3.        Agreement to Official Rules Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.  
4.        Contest Period The Contest begins on May 01, 2023 at 9:00 EST and ends on May 26, 2023 at 6:00 PM EST (the "Contest Period"). Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Contest using any of the following methods:   Online    
5.        How to Enter Online: This method of entry will be available by visiting our website (https://www.squirrelhollowfarmct.com/uconn-western-equestrian-team-fundraiser-.html) and following the directions provided to fill out the entry information, and submit. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.    
6.        Prize Drawing  On or about May 26, 2023, the Sponsor will select potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via telephone or email on or about April 29, 2024. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.   
7.        Winner Notification    The potential winners will be notified by email or phone.  If a potential winner cannot be contacted the required time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. If the potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only two (2) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Contest.    
8.        Prizes   Five bags of Miscanthus Grass Bedding  

9.        General Conditions  In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. 
 10.      Release and Limitations of Liability  By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d) application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application, the processing of entries application downloads or in any Contest-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney's fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.    
11.      Disputes   Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Connecticut. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Connecticut, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Connecticut.    
12.      Privacy    Information collected from entrants is subject to sponsor's privacy policy. industry.