Aboard her horse Horseware Hale Bob, who gave Ingrid her first ever 4* win, she beat out her teammate and hot favourite Michael Jung to stand atop the podium and receive her gold medal.
The cross-country course at Strzegom, Poland, was a test of endurance, speed and riding ability and was the undoing of many of the 77 starters, including Bettina Hoy.
Ingrid made short work of the undulating course, cruising through with relative ease to come home clear and within the time - one of only four riders to do so.
In typical Ingrid style, her post-xc comments were humble.
"I’m really thrilled. He was so bold, it was pure fun," she said. When she was asked about her individual medal hopes she shrugged and focused mainly on her teammates. "It’s on now, so we hope tomorrow will be a good day. But first, we cross our fingers that Michael will have a good round, and also Kai [Ruder]. So I hope there will be two more good German riders."