Will’s mum and dad – Tina and Graham Fletcher – both jumped to a very high level but, although he rode when he was younger, his focus was more on football than riding. In his own words, he struggled on ponies and it was only when he moved onto horses that things got a bit more serious. By the time he’d turned 18, he had a couple of younger horses that he was producing and getting some good results with, and jumping become his passion.
Since then, Will has jumped on several Senior Nations Cup teams and has represented Great Britain at the Young Rider European Championship on two occasions, making it through to the individual final on both occasions.
Will has two talented younger horses that he’s excited about for the future – Valenta and Ginadina PP. Both have both had good results at 145cm and 150cm level, and Will feels confident that they could take him to five-star shows in the future if all goes to plan. His ultimate aim is the Olympic Games.
Although a busy riding schedule doesn’t leave much space for other activities, when he gets the opportunity Will enjoys playing a number of different sports, including basketball. During lockdown, he started the Full Course podcast – taking advantage of his fellow jumpers being stuck at home – and has also done some commentary work. He enjoys the media side of the sport, and would love to do more of it when things have settled down a bit.
|2019||Young Rider Europeans||Persimmon|
|2018||Young Rider Europeans||Persimmon||Team silver|