NEWS
10/24/2011 06:23 EDT | Updated 12/24/2011 05:12 EST

Under the I: RCMP introduces latest recruits for musical ride

OTTAWA - The Mounties have introduced the latest equine recruits for the RCMP's popular musical ride.

Meet Iconic, Idalia, Igloo, Iona, Isidor and Ivy.

The six foals born at the RCMP's breeding farm in Pakenham, Ont., were named by kids under 14 in a countrywide contest.

All the names this year had to start with the letter "i."

The six winning names were chosen based on originality and how well they reflected the personalities of the young horses.

Five of the six winners are from Ontario; one is from British Columbia.