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Of course you can name a horse: RCMP wants children’s help naming foals

Kids 14 and younger encouraged to suggest names starting with ‘A’ for Musical Ride horses
The RCMP Musical Ride’s Name that Foal contest is back, with children 14 and younger across Canada encouraged to send in their suggestions by April 26, 2024. (White Rock RCMP/X photo)

Have a talent for naming horses?

The RCMP wants to know.

The Mounties’ Name the Foal contest is back, open to children 14 or younger across Canada.

This time, all names must begin with the letter ‘A.’

White Rock RCMP posted about the event on X, tagging local elementary schools to alert any students who think they might know some great names for the foals born in Ontario, on a farm where horses are raised for the RCMP Musical Ride.

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“We’re asking for your help in naming up to 12 of these adorable foals. Wouldn’t it be cool if one of the foals you name is part of the world-famous Musical Ride some day?” asks the contest website.

Contest participants can enter only once, live in Canada and enter by no later than April 26, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time).

Winners — and the winning names — will be announced on the RCMP website and social media between May and June.

Contest entries must be submitted using an online form.

Each child who wins, as well as the winning classroom, will receive “some great RCMP prizes,” according to the website.

Tricia Weel

About the Author: Tricia Weel

I’ve worked as a journalist in community newspapers from White Rock to Parksville and Qualicum Beach, to Abbotsford and Surrey.
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