We are crushed to report that Jonathon Sonkin, a much-loved member of our eventing community, died early this morning at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., surrounded by his loved ones.
Affectionately known as the “belt guy” through his work with C4 Belts, Jon always had a smile for everyone and was a bright spot in any day at every event he ever attended. Tributes to Jon have been pouring in on social media, and his family would like to thank the eventing community for their support in this difficult time.
“We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and prayers you have all sent from near and far. It is a true testament to the kind of person he was. Jonathon loved all of you very much.”
Funeral arrangements have not yet been made, but we will post them here on EN when they have been finalized. Messages of support for his family can be left on CaringBridge. A memorial fund has also been set up on GoFundMe.
We will never forget you, Jon.