Five Cross Country Rides To Inspire You This Season

Watch and learn — literally. Watching talented riders is an underrated tool for improving your own skills. As a visual learner myself, I take a lot away from videos at top events because it shows me just what to emulate. So if your winter season has a lot more snow than horse shows, grab a few take aways from these incredible riders:

An easy start is with the cross country queen herself, Jonelle Price. Here’s the cross country ride that won her Luhmühlen aboard Faerie Dianimo:

This post would not be complete without the inclusion of Michael Jung. Watch him go at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event with fischerRocana FST:

Full cross-country: Michael Jung & fischerRocana FST 2018 LRK3DE

Michael Jung & fischerRocana FST finish Cross-Country just one second over the optimum time in 11:04. They sit on a score of 27.5 headed into Stadium Jumping tomorrow at the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. #BestWeekendAllYearWatch all of #LRK3DE live and on-demand on USEF Network:

Posted by Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event on Saturday, April 28, 2018

Team Great Britain roll deep with cross country prowess. Ros Canter picked up individual gold and lead the group to team gold as well, but even more impressive is that all team members went double clear across country.

Doug Payne is one rider who knows how to shave off seconds. He and Vandiver were the only pair to make the optimum time at the Cloud 11-Gavilan North Carolina International.

2018 CIC3* Winners Doug Payne and Vandiver

WATCH Doug Payne and Vandiver, the only pair to make the time on cross country, gallop to the Setters' Run Farm CIC3* win! #CICIC

Posted by Carolina International CCI and Horse Trial on Sunday, March 25, 2018

Chris Burton has had many, many cracking cross country rounds. A memorable one being at Blair Castle last fall to win the 2018 Event Rider Masters Series Title with Graf Liberty.

ERM 2018 – Blair Castle – Chris Burton has done it!

Chris Burton has done it!What an event, what a year, what a series… 🙌🏻Congratulations Burto!Watch all the action again here –

Posted by Event Rider Masters on Sunday, August 26, 2018

Go eventing.