Ella Fruchterman and Holts Le'Mans Awarded The Adequan®/USEF Junior Dressage National Championship

Saturday, August 27, 2022
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Twelve combinations returned for the second of two tests to determine the winner of the Adequan®/USEF Junior Dressage National Championship. 

(Above Photo Information and Credit:  Ella Fruchterman and Holts LeMans.  Photo_SusanJStickle.com)

After scoring 70.440% in the FEI Junior Individual Test to win the class, Ella Fruchterman and Holts Le’Mans collected the title with an overall score of 70.245%. Fruchterman (West Lakeland, Minn.) and her and Todd Fruchterman’s 2011 Danish Warmblood gelding have had an exciting month of August, being triple-gold medalists at the FEI North American Youth Championships.

“Right now, I’m on cloud nine, especially coming off of [the FEI North American Youth Championships],” said Fruchterman. “I really wasn’t expecting this, so I’m just feeling overwhelmed with the support of my parents, my trainer Angela Jackson, and my friends, who have been so helpful and so supportive this week and coming off of [NAYC]. I’m just really glad to have had fun yesterday and today. I had a lot of fun, then I became the National Champion, so that was the cherry on top.”

Watch The Full Class Here.

Madison Sumner (Wellington, Fla.) and Briar, her and Wayne Sumner’s 2007 KWPN gelding, scored 68.725% in the test and 69.463% overall for the Reserve Champion title. Josephine Hinnemann (Murrieta, Calif.) and Copa Cabana MRF, Natalie Hamilton-Hinnemann’s 2009 Hanoverian gelding, collected scores of 69.313% in the test and 69.176% overall for third place.

Overall championship results

From the Mixed Zone:

Tell us about your tests.

Fruchterman: “Overall, I think it was a fairly balanced. I don’t think there were too many highs or lows. I was very focused on riding a clean test. I think some of the highlights were his trot work. I tried to keep more cadence and engagement in it today. His canter work I wanted to keep very uphill by keeping his ears up, nose out, and overall, I think we were very successful in that.”

Sumner: “I was really happy with my test. I had a couple bobbles. I was really happy with the movements of the test because it is a little trickier for Briar. I was really happy with it.”

Hinnemann: “I think throughout these last few shows, including NAYC, it was just consistently getting better. And today was one of our best tests that we have had, so I was really happy with it.

Watch the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions live stream this week on USEF Network - Here.

Complete Schedule - Here.

Live Scoring - Here.