About   Us

​Grazing Fields Farm has been owned by Kathy and Mike Fletcher since 1995,
when they began operating the farm
as a hunter, jumper and equitation
training and horse show facility.
Situated on eighty picturesque acres in Buzzards Bay, MA, the farm was originally home to Hope Garland Ingersoll's Penrhyn Welsh Ponies and Cobs.

Kathy Fletcher - A Lake Erie College graduate, Kathy started her riding career at a local  barn, where her hard work led her to winning a ribbon on a borrowed horse at the Maclay finals at Madison Square Garden. After spending a year with George Morris as a working student, Kathy’s career path led her to showing and training for Fran and Joe Dotoli, Riverwind Farm, and Fieldstone Farm. Under Kathy's leadership, Grazing Fields Farm has produced some of the region's top young riders and horsemen and women.  Kathy and Mike's daughter Emma is following in her mother's footsteps, becoming a well-rounded young rider in the hunter, jumper, and equitation rings.

Jen Ritucci-Volandre - Jen has a strong background  competing in  Hunters, Jumpers, and, as a junior, in the Equitation ring.  Early in her Professional career, Jen spent several years showing on the Canadian Circuit., before heading back to her home base in Massachusetts.   In 2015, Jen and DJ Volandre were married.  The pair spends most of their time at horse shows, coaching, showing, and overseeing the care of Grazing Fields horses.

Nancy Murphy - Nancy is from the South Shore area of Massachusetts, growing up riding and showing as a junior at local and "A" shows. While attending Roger Williams University, she also taught at local stables. Nancy continued teaching and training and came to work at Grazing Fields in 2001. Nancy is also a USEF Recorded judge in Hunters, Jumpers, and Equitation.

Amber Woodruff - Amber's lifelong passion for horses began at age 7. She spent her early years riding at Holly Hill Farm, before joining Grazing Fields for her final junior years. Along the way, Amber won five local junior Championships as well as the Sportsmanship Award at MHC Finals. After attending college, Amber began her professional career in at The Galloping Field in Richmond, Virginia. Preferring her native New England, Amber returned to the area and freelanced at several local barns before returning to Grazing Fields in 2009. Amber loves to teach and ride, especially green horses. Amber also teaches for Grazing Fields at Hillside Meadows Equestrian Center in Grafton, and coaches the Hillside Western IEA Team.

Jennifer Sullivan - Jen is originally from the Cape, and she spent herJunior years on the  South Shore competing at local and A-rated shows. She is a 2006 graduate of UMass Amherst with a B.S. in Equine Sports Medicine and Business Management. She competed on the UMass ISHA Equitation Team and trained with Jerry Schurink, among other top trainers. She later went on to train in Florida and previously worked as an instructor/trainer at Volo Farm, in Westford, Mass. Jen runs the lesson program at GFF and is the Head Coach for our very successful IEA Team !