Rosalyn and I spent the past week with iON United at Stampede to document what goes down behind-the-scenes at a VIP cybersecurity chuckwagon event. Between snapping photos of the good times and cheering on #TeamCodey, it was an impressive event and one that we’re grateful to have attended. We learned a lot, and are here to share it with you. Giddy up, let’s get to it!
Everyone wanted to dress the part at Stampede, even the urbanites of the Bostonian Cyberark team. One day they were city-slickers and the next, full-blown Canadian cowboys. Unfortunately, they found out the hard way that slim fit jeans don’t do the trick when it comes to cowboy boots. Hence the fit, #bootcut
There’s more to a team than what you see on the track
A chuckwagon doesn’t run on its own (if that wasn’t obvious already). Aside from the team of 4 horses and a rider, there is a whole tribe of people that take part in rolling out the chuckwagon the way #TeamCodey does every year. That includes a hefty roster of 35 gorgeous horses!
These (cowboy) boots were made for more than walking
People who have never been to the Stampede might think cowboy boots are worn as a costume. To their surprise, these boots come in handy more than they’d think. Being behind-the-scenes at the Chuckwagon races, where unexpected mud splatters and puddles run rampant, sporting a pair of boots will keep you out of trouble!
Feeding a horse is a sport itself
Tuck the thumb in so that it fits adjacent to the side of the hand. Next, place a carrot on top of the prepped hand, extend arm towards the horse’s mouth and hope for the best! Just kidding. With this step-by-step guide, you’re guaranteed to be a horse-feeding expert!
iON knows how to throw down, ‘Pede-style
Where drinks are never empty and tummies are always full, #iONpede19 is the best place to spend a 10-day party. Who knew cybersecurity could be so fun?
See ya in another three-six-five, Stampede!
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