Aachen Cross Country Social Media Roundup

After a whirlwind couple of hours, the only word I could come up with at the end of the Aachen CICO3* cross country was “bananas.” The problems started early on course and it felt like clear rounds were few and far between. In the end, Ingrid Klimke gave us the master class with two double-clear rounds for a first and second place finish. Phillip Dutton brought home the third U.S. team score under pressure, and a late ruling by the officials resulted America’s move up to a third place finish. Despite the problems, social media was teeming with positivity, enthusiasm and admiration for the horse and rider combinations that tackled the course today. Let’s take a look.

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So are we, friend. So are we.

Don’t worry, there will be replays. And a helmet cam.


We sympathize completely, Courtney!

Tough luck for 21-year-old Holly Woodhead who was eliminated for missing a flag, but she definitely has our attention!

Yea… maybe it’s his hair…

Love that name! I’ve known a more than a few cheeky ponies in my lifetime…


Bonkers. That was definitely the word I was looking for.

Being a equine sports journalist is basically awesome.

Who doesn’t love cross country?

Thanks for a brilliant week. See you next year, Aachen!