Imaginative Cross Country Jumps of 2023

We love checking out courses from all over the world on CrossCountry app and we know that you do too. It's such fun to see what jumps are out there and get ideas for creating or decorating your own (large and small, whatever your budget) These jumps (in no particular order) from 15cm to 5 star caught our eye in 2023. There are tens of thousands more in our library to inspire you.

Colombian spider

Colombian spider

There were a number of spider jumps around the world but this 1* jump at the 12th National Games at the Golf club Club San Andres, Funza was the most dramatic. Designed and built by Andrés Moncaleano. View course

Sydney Opera House

Opera House

You can't get more iconic than Australia's Sydney Opera House. This was the final fence in the Sydney International 3 Day Event. Built by Matt Millgate. View course

Easter Island Heads in Quillota, Chile

Easter Island heads

There are so many imaginative jumps in the Pan Am Games course, you must look at them all! From Pirate Treasure, to Polo mallets, a Cavalry School Yard to a Chilean BBQ. Designed by Pierre le Goupil and built by Dominic Moore. Easter Island is a special territory of Chile in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, famed for its carved heads. View course

C'mon Barbie Let's go Party!

Let's go Party Barbie

Barbie was all the rage at Heritage Park, Kansas, USA. This delightful 65cm Starter jump was created by Chloe deYoung. The course designer of was John-Michael Durr. View course

Upton Dental Mouth

Dental mouth

A very memorable way to promote a sponsor in this Intermediate course designed by Charles Etherington-Smith in Britain. View course

Elephant in Pony Club UK


Pony clubbers in Cornwall got creative with this elephant in their Area 16 qualifier for the Regional Championships. View course

Kilts at Blair Castle, Scotland


A clever play on words, The Final Fling is a familiar sight on Alec Lochore's Blair Castle course. The Highland Fling is Scotland's national dance and this is the last fence. View course

Maryland Canoe with Waterfall, USA

Maryland canoe

Designer Ian Stark added excitement to an upturned canoe by having water pouring down out of it. Learn what he had to say about possible distractions in the fabulous virtual guided course walk. Built by Tyson Rementer. View course

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Blue Snake at Hallmark Farm, South Australia

Blue snake pole

It's hard to make an interesting 15cm course entirely out of poles on the ground, but Olympic Silver Medallist Megan Jones is very creative. This is one of several snakes. View course

Le Château at Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

Picture perfect in Normandy, France. This cleverly positioned fence was designed and built by Alain Ponsot. Haras du Pin is the oldest of the French National Studs. View course

Humpty Dumpty travels to Australia

Humpty Dumpty

A creative way to dress up a roll top. Designed and built by Jarryd Stanley for Shirley Heights Horse Trials in Victoria. View course

A boat in Spain

Navalueovos Spain

From Las Navazuelos close to Madrid. There is so much detail from the ocean underneath to an anchor chain and flotation devices. Thanks to Konstantin Georgiev for the recording. Designed by Miguel Forres. View course

A Duo of Giraffes in Queensland

Giraffes toowoomba

Jo Williams at the RM Equesrian Centre asked for horses but decided they looked more like giraffes when they arrived, and painted them accordingly. Built by Darryl Burgess, Matt Bates and Nick Taliano. View course

And wrapping up with a Duo of Dogs in Kentucky

Kentucky dogs

We all know eventers love their dogs! Designed by Derek di Grazia the Corgi featured in the 5* and the Dachsund in the 4*. View course

We hope you enjoyed this selection and explored some of the courses. Our sincere thanks to everyone who published courses this year. You provide great inspiration for eventers around the world. Where possible we have credited the creators, if we have missed anyone please let us know

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