Queen Margaret’s School student wins RCMP's National "Name the foal" contest

North Cowichan/Duncan

2021-11-30 11:41 PST

The North Cowichan Duncan RCMP is happy to acknowledge Queen Margaret’s School grade 5 student Adiya Swamy as a winner in the 2021 RCMP Name the Foal contest. Adiya was selected the name Tempo after her passion for dance and on November 25, 2021 was acknowledged in a presentation at Queen Margaret’s School.

The RCMP has been breeding its own horses for over 80 years. In addition to being one of the largest licensed Hanoverian breeders in the country, the breeding program is internationally recognized for producing some of the finest Hanoverian horses in Canada.

rcmp member in red serge with winner of foal contest

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Youth aged 14 years old and younger, as well as classes, from across Canada were invited to submit their best names starting with the letter T. A total of nearly 3,300 entries were received from across the country, including over 100 from schools. This year, the winning names were given to 14 new foals recently born at the breeding farm in Pakenham, Ontario.

Winners receive a 2021 Musical Ride horseshoe, a picture of the horse they named and a certificate signed by the RCMP Commissioner.

For more information on the contest, or to learn more about the world famous Musical Ride, visit the RCMP website.

Sgt. Kiel PHARIS (he/him)
Operations Support NCO
North Cowichan/Duncan Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)/Government of Canada
kiel.pharis@rcmp-grc.gc.ca / Tel: 250-748-5522 / 250-746-2126

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