Our community reels today as news of the sudden passing of Major League Eventing’s Rob Bowersox rippled through social media. Rob was not only one half of Major League Eventing, he was first and foremost a family man, husband to Karen Bowersox and father to Joe and Robby Bowersox. Joe’s work for many years under the tutelage of Boyd Martin would eventually lend the inspiration to Karen and Rob to launch the Major League Eventing podcast and community.
In 2017, Karen and Rob unveiled Major League Eventing to the world, and would go on to show their support of the sport through sponsorship, media coverage, epic tailgates, and even the first-ever Maryland Corgi Cup at this year’s Maryland 5 Star. Rob’s zest for life and for the sport he witnessed through the eyes of so many stakeholders was unrivaled, and his genuine care for others will be just one trait he will be most fondly remembered for. We will sorely miss his smiling face at each event and his jovial interview style that put riders immediately at ease.
The entire EN team and eventing community at large sends our deepest sympathies to the Bowersox family. We’ll provide more updates on any ways to help the family as they become available. Please enjoy a few of our favorite Rob Bowersox memories, and feel free to share your own in the comments.