Charlie Snider – 2016-2017 Masked Rider

The Masked Rider will be riding in the Grand Entry on Saturday Night

Charlie Snider, accepted the reins to Fearless Champion on Friday, April 15, becoming the 55th student to proudly wear the black mask and scarlet cape.

Snider, a junior from Corinth, is a student in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources majoring in animal sciences with a focus on equine science. Since he began riding horses at age 13, Charlie has loved spending time working with, riding and caring for horses and continues to do so today.

When he began his equine career, Charlie worked as a horse exerciser for a small barn in his hometown and soon after found a trainer and purchased his own horse to begin riding.

Throughout high school and into his college career at Texas Tech, Charlie’s knowledge of horses grew. Charlie joined the Texas Tech Equestrian Team his freshman year in 2013 where he showed both Western and Hunt Seat against colleges and universities in Zone 7, Region 2 of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. That region includes universities such as the University of North Texas, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Texas-Austin, West Texas A&M University, Tarleton State University and other schools in the South.

To learn more about the Texas Tech Masked Rider Program CLICK HERE.