It has become a tradition for many to submit names to the annual Spruce Meadows Name the Foal Contest, presented by TELUS. Throughout the Spruce Meadows summer show jumping season, fans had the opportunity to meet the foals and try to choose the perfect name.

This year, over 60,000 names were submitted for the foals that were introduced earlier in the year. The names submitted must have aligned with the traditional naming conventions, meaning that the names for the foals must begin with the same first letter as their sires’ name.

Now let’s meet our winners and introduce our foals!

Foal #1 – Bold Ambition

Born: April 4, 2023
Gender: Colt
Sire: Big Star
Dam’s Sire: Ramiro

Sarah Jones, all the way from Alliston, Ontario, gave Foal #1 the name “Bold Ambition”. Bold Ambitions’ sire is Olympic Gold Medal stallion, Big Star, so be sure to keep an eye on him in the future.

Three women patting a foal.

Jocelyn Harrington and her daughter meet Foal #2 – J’Adore. (Spruce Meadows Media/Bart Onyszko)

Foal #2 – J’adore

Born: May 9, 2023
Gender: Filly
Sire: Jethro Tull
Dam’s Sire: Quidam’s Rubin

Introducing J’Adore, named by Jocelyn Harrington from Victoria, British Columbia. J’Adore’s sire is Jethro Tull and she’s turning into a very beautiful mare.

A family holding a mini foal.

Sherrie Creber and her granddaughter meet Foal #3, “Kokomo”, who is now almost as big as his mom! (Spruce Meadows Media/Bart Onyzsko)

Foal #3 – Kokomo

Born: April 30th, 2023
Gender: Colt
Sire: Knighstars Spellcaster
Dam’s Sire: Sunny J’s Firecracker

Kokomo, our mini foal, was pleased to meet Sherri Creber and her granddaughter. Sherri joined us from Sangudo, Alberta. While Kokomo might be little, he’s got big attitude!