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A horse named ‘Bailey’


BERLIN– Unsuspecting Binderiya Unter was visiting the Assateague Island Visitor Center with her classmates from Ellicott City when she was selected to randomly choose a winner from more than 200 entries in the Assateague Island Alliance Name That Horse contest.

 Emma Sawch, 12, of Stamford, Conn. was chosen as the winner to provide this chestnut mare (N9BFQX), a more user-friendly common name.  

She was thrilled to hear the news and was excited to be the one to give this wild Assateague horse the name “Bailey.”  

Bailey will now be the newest addition to the AIA Foster a Horse program. For more information about the Foster a Horse program visit Assateague Island Visitor Center or  

The next opportunity to leave a legacy with the wild horses of Assateague Island is the AIA charitable eBay auction for the naming rights of the only foal born in the Maryland herd in 2013.  

N9BFQ-GL needs a common name. Open bidding for the “Name that Foal Charitable Naming Rights Auction” will be held Dec. 6-16, (eBay seller AIA2009).  The highest bidder during the 10-day online auction will receive the naming rights for N9BFQ-GL, the colt born in May. Starting bid is $300. All proceeds are tax deductible and benefit Assateague Island Alliance Inc., the friends group of Assateague Island National Seashore.

The Assateague Island Alliance (AIA), a 501-c3 organization, was created to benefit Assateague Island National Seashore by supporting interpretive, educational and scientific programs and assuring stewardship, restoration and preservation of our land, water, living resources and historical sites while balancing high quality resource-compatible recreation.  Donations and purchases are tax-deductible.  

For more information, call 443-614-3547 or e-mail

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