AFS’s Lauren Bloss takes the reins as Texas Tech’s 62nd Masked Rider
By: Paul Tubbs
Texas Tech University has named Lauren Bloss, a senior animal science major with a concentration in equine production within the Department of Animal & Food Sciences, as its 62nd Masked Rider. The new Masked Rider was revealed Friday (Apr. 21) at the annual Transfer of Reins ceremonies at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center.
“It still doesn't feel real yet,” Bloss said. “It's something I've worked toward for a long time. I've grown up around horses, and I never thought I'd get to ride one at Jones Stadium one day. I can't even think of words to describe it.”
Bloss worked as an assistant for outgoing Masked Rider Caroline Hobbs as well as helped with field safety under former Masked Rider Ashley Adams. She has experience in English and Western riding and has been part of the Texas Tech Equestrian Team.
Bloss knows she will be hitting the ground running sooner, rather than later. “I already have a good list of appearances just for the end of the year which is exciting,” she said.
CONTACT: Clint Krehbiel, Dean, Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or Clint.Krehbiel@ttu.edu
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