Life lessons: Show producer Clare Fitch *H&H Plus*

The show producer on forgetting set shows at crucial times, her techy talents and the winning advice she was given as a child...

When I was at school, I was really good at computer programming. I found it interesting and I finished with an A grade at A level. But back then, the internet wasn’t even around; I wish I’d known how much of a “thing” computers were going to be and how important technology would become. When I left school, I went to work for American Express before I got into horses, but in hindsight I should have kept up with the programming.

When I was younger, I looked up to the late showjumper Caroline Bradley. As I’m from a non-horsey family, I admired the way she had worked her way up the ranks. She had nothing handed to her and she was a talented horsewoman.

About Clare

Clare is a leading producer of all types of show animals. Known for her victorious Arabs, she has won with them at the Royal International and has also won at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) six times. She has won HOYS on a Highland and is a regular face at Olympia. She is based with her partner and Arab producer Steve McCormick in Hereford.