MORRISBURG – A pair of new colts cavort in the pasture at Upper Canada Villlage, the equine objects of the latest Name the Canadian Foal contest at the tourist attraction.
Latest examples of the historic Canadian breed born at the Village, the duo arrived May 25 to mare Lou and June 22 to mare Misty. As yet still unnamed, the half brothers were sired by Jake.
As part of Horse Lovers’ Weekend celebrations, the Village invites name submissions for the two young horses. Keep in mind that the Canadian Livestock Registry stipulates that all names for Canadian horses born in 2016 must start with the letter ‘D’.
Contest entries can be made by filling out a form in the Discovery Centre at Upper Canada Village or by completing the form online www.UpperCanadaVillage.com. The contest closes at 4:30 p.m. (ET) on Sun., Aug. 21.
In addition to starting with the letter ‘D,’ Consideration will be given to various criteria in selecting the names including:
The name must be practical for the use of the horse handlers and horse drivers at Upper Canada Village;
- The Canadian Livestock Registry stipulates that all names for Canadian horses born in 2016 must start with the letter ‘D’;
- Suitability of the name for the colt considering his personality, markings, behaviour and attitude;
- Appropriateness for the Upper Canada Village setting;
- And any other convincing reasons.
The winner of the contest will be invited to participate as Grand Marshall of the Horse Lovers’ Weekend Horse Parade on Sat., Sept. 3 at the Horse Lovers’ Weekend. The winner and their family will also be provided with complimentary admission and lunch at Willard’s Hotel (to a maximum of people). For full contest rules and details, visit www.uppercanadavillage.com.
In 2015, Kylie Bell won the very first Name that Canadian Foal contest, successfully suggesting ‘Champ’ for the single colt born last year.
Visitors can meet the current colts in the field just west of Loucks Farm, at Upper Canada Village.