The story started when Ichabod Cranearrived to Sleppy Hollow near to Tarrytown, The persons that lived there talk about a legend named "the ghost of the soldier".
The new schoolmaster was Ichabod Crane, he was a tall man with big foots, nose, ears. He like the food and he believed in god and in the ghosts because he believed in ghost stories.
Ichabod Crane met Katrina Van Tassel, she is a daughter of a farmer. Ichabod go to Katrina´s farmhouse and he saw different types of animals. Finally, he loved katrina for the money and not for the beautiful.
Abraham Van Brunt is the antagonist of the story, his nickname is Broom Bones. He is in loved with Katrina and He needs to fight versus Ichabod to get Katrina´s loved.
Baltus Van Tassel is the father of Katrina and he organized a party for Katrina for royalty. To the party went Ichabod and Broom Bones. And finally in the dance Katrina wants to dance with Ichabod and Broom bones get jealous.
Its named a terrible race refering to the returned of Ichabod to home. When he was going back to home the headless horseman started following him until he arrived in a church and the headless threw his head.