Wednesday May 25, 2011


Born To Ride

Mounties' Musical Ride "Name the Foal" contest deadline July 8

Released by RCMP/ handout photos


anada’s national police force is asking for help from children and youth 14 years old and under to name six foals that will be born this spring at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) breeding farm in Pakenham, Ontario. Some of these horses may one day be part of the world famous Musical Ride!


“The Musical Ride is excited to once again invite youth from across Canada and around the world to submit their name suggestions for our foals,” said Sergeant Marc Godue of the RCMP Musical Ride Branch. “The Name the Foal contest has become an annual tradition we look forward to thanks to the enthusiasm and creativity of the participants.”

To qualify, entries must meet the following criteria

  • Names must begin with the letter “I” and must be 6 letters or less.

  • Entries must include the entrant’s name, age, address and telephone number, as well as the suggested name.

  • Entries must come from those 14 years old or younger.

  • Mail your entry to:

    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    Musical Ride Branch
    c/o RCMP Name the Foal Contest
    PO Box 8900
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1G 3J2

    Entries are also accepted online. Please note that the criteria listed above applies to electronic submissions as well. Submit online here.

    For school entries, please write “school entry” on the envelope. Entries must be received (or post-marked) no later than July 8, 2011.  The winning entries will receive a number of RCMP prizes.

    Winners will be announced in September of this year, and their names will be posted on the RCMP website. Winning names will be chosen by instructors of the RCMP Musical Ride Branch.

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