Catherine Birch grew up in Leicestershire in the Midlands. She has always had a passion for horses and animals. At eighteen she bought her first horse and now has two horses, Pampas and Freedom. She also has four cats and a tortoise.
Catherine's interests include ultra-marathons. She has competed in many six day self-sufficiency races across the deserts of the world to raise money for charity including the infamous Marathon des Sables in 2007 and 2010. In 2012 Catherine rode her bike from Lands End to John O'Groats also for charity.