Masked Rider Advisory Committee discussing alternatives for permanent home for Midnight Matador
Midnight Matador, the 13th horse to ride for the Texas Tech Masked Rider program, will be celebrated during Saturday’s football game against Texas at Jones AT&T Stadium.
Midnight Matador is the longest-serving mascot in the program’s history, said Stephanie Rhode, director of the Spirit Program.
The horse’s retirement was announced Oct. 17 after it was discovered Midnight Matador had a leg sore.
The mascot will be accompanied by Masked Rider Ashley Wenzel at Saturday’s game, but will not make the traditional opening run.