The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) needs your help naming foals that may be part of the Musical Ride someday. This year, we're looking for names that start with the letter "T."
The RCMP has been breeding its own horses since 1939 and is internationally recognized for producing some of the finest horses in Canada.
This year, up to 12 winners will be selected from across Canada, including one classroom entry. The winning names will be given to as many as 12 foals that are expected to be born this spring at the RCMP breeding farm in Pakenham, Ontario.
The children whose names are selected will each receive a prize pack that will include a photo of the foal they named, a certificate signed by the RCMP Commissioner and an engraved horseshoe made by an RCMP farrier. The winning classroom entry will receive a framed photo of the foal they named and a certificate signed by the RCMP Commissioner.
To qualify, a participant must:
- be 14 years of age or younger
- submit a name that begins with the letter "T"
- submit only one entry
- live in Canada
- submit an entry by no later than April 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST
If you are submitting on behalf of a class, you must be at least 18 years old or older and teach children 14 years of age or younger.
The winning foal names will be chosen by a committee of employees at the RCMP Musical Ride and Heritage Branch and announced in May — along with the contest winners — on the RCMP website.
To submit your entry, visit the Name the Foal page.