The story begins in Tarry Town with Ichabod Crane. He is the schoolmaster of the town. Ichabod is tall, slim, and not handsome. He loves ghost stories and is scared by them. His favourite is the headless horseman.
One day Ichabod meets Katrina, who´s the daughter of a farm owner who is rich. He wants to marry her but one person stands in his way, Brom Bones. Brom messes with Ichabod with many mischevious things. Day later Ichabod is invited to a party hosted by Katrina´s parents.
Ichabod arrives only to find that Brom was also invited. He was mad but forgot that when he saw the feast. Then he began to ¨dance¨ with Katrina. Brom didn´t since he couldn´t dance. Then Brom told stories about ghosts which scared Ichabod. Brom told that he met the Headless Horseman and outraced him. He also said that if you cross the bridge you were safe from the horseman
While leaving the party, Ichabod found himself in the woods with his horse Gunpowder. There he started to hear noises and see things in the trees. Finally he saw the headless horseman. The horseman began to chase him with a sword. Ichabod ran as fast as he could until arriving to the bridge.
Ichabod arrived at the bridge and crossed it. Based on Brom's story he was safe from the horseman. He couldn't cross but he threw his pumpkin head at Ichabod. After that night, Ichabod disappeared.
Nobody knows for sure what happened to Ichabod. But most say that Ichabod died that night and that the Horseman took his head. The town only found the smashed pumpkin and Ichabod's hat neat the bridge.