Peruna Handlers

Peruna Handlers

The Peruna Handlers are a group of four to six people who are selected to care for our live mascot. They are required to give a great deal of attention to our university icon. They are present at football games and make special appearances throughout the year.


Date: Sunday April 27th
Time: 9:30am START
Location: IM Field

Tryouts will consist of an interview and three timed runs: 120-yard run, 120-yard run with Spirit Flags, and 120-yard run with Peruna. Previous experience with horses is a plus, but not required. For more information or for an application please contact Tracy Veliz at

For additional information or if you have questions regarding Peruna Handlers, please contact Tracy Veliz at 214-768-4978 or


Recreational Sports is a department in the Division of Student Affairs.