Sorrows End Farm
1423 Big Springs Road
Bluff City, TN 37618
About the owner/trainer
Sorrows End Farm is owned and
managed by Laura Mondul. She is
also the trainer and instructor for the
farm. In her 'spare' time, Laura is
also a freelance writer for the Bristol
A native of Herndon, Va., Laura has
been riding and managing horses for
almost 40 years. She has trained at
and managed several private farms
and has a diverse background in a
number of disciplines. She is a
graduate of Virginia Intermont
College in Bristol, Va., which boasts
one of the country's leading four-year
equestrian studies programs. She
also trained with a Grand Prix
dressage rider, several upper-level
eventing trainers, and a champion
steeplechase trainer, among others.
Fueled by the kind of dedication
brought about from cleaning LOTS of
stalls, Laura mucked her way from a
horse-crazy kid to farm owner and
Although Laura has worked with and
trained a number of different breeds
and disciplines, her favorite has
always been the Thoroughbred, and
she most enjoys eventing. Sorrows
End Farm is her dream of helping
Thoroughbreds off-the-track find
new homes and careers.
Whenever possible, Laura still
participates in riding clinics with
several Olympic level riders, and has
even been seen in the show ring
from time to time.
Sorrows End Farm - Boarding, training and lessons
Discover Sorrows End!
Find your niche at Sorrows End Farm
Here at Sorrows End, we focus on the individual, both the horse or the rider.
We are a full-service boarding facility designed to meet your
horse's needs. Each horse is monitored daily for happiness,
soundness and well-being. We are a small farm specializing in
personalized, individual care. The farm manager lives on the
premises, ensuring your horse will receive the attention he needs.
Full board service is $425 a month and includes:
* Roomy 12x12 stalls with mats and window
* Daily turnout in spacious pastures
* Daily stall cleaning
* Quality feed 2xday
* Free-choice grass hay
* Blanketing in winter if requested
*Owner-provided supplements fed at no charge
*Additional services as required.
Extra care board- $525 a month - perfect for the owner who can't
get to the barn regularly. Includes full board plus daily grooming,
picking feet, applying hoof treatment, injury and wound care -- all
the things you want for your horse but don't have time to provide.
Training board - various training options available, everything
from exercising your horse to starting your horse under saddle.,
Contact us to design a training plan for your horse!
We offer professional horse training, provided by a
seasoned horsewoman (see inset, left) with almost 40
years' experience with horses. We specialize in starting
young horses under saddle and developing green horses,
as well as working with difficult horses or just schooling
horses that just need a 'tune up.'
Sorrows End focuses on developing respect and obedience
in horses while working with each horse's individual needs
and abilities. We can help you work with your horse to help
you become a better team, or we can train, market and sell
your horse for you.
$35 - private lesson $30 - semi-private lesson
Sorrows End also offers professional riding instruction, ranging from
beginner riders and up. We have horses that are perfect for teaching
young or beginner riders as well as intermediate riders. We
emphasize horsemanship in all of our disciplines, which include
basic riding, dressage, jumping and cross-country. Students can
bring their own horse for lessons or ride one of our school horses.
Our lessons focus on everything from correct grooming and tacking
procedures to understanding horse behavior to riding in harmony
with the horse, whatever the discipline.
We focus on the classical ideals in riding that emphasize correct
position, as well as respect and appreciation for the horse.
Student and boarder Laura Lyttle having a lesson on her horse Mae, an OTTB.
Sorrows End Farm owner/trainer
Laura Mondul and Brandy, the
farm's first horse, off on a trail ride.
All boarders have access to barn amenities,
-90x180-foot all-weather sand riding arena with jumps
-hot/cold water wash rack
-heated tack room
- 20+cross-country jumps
-access to nearby trails and pastures for riding
Out for a hack in the back field for a ride on Cat Nippin, a off-the-track Thoroughbred mare
who had a career-ending bowed tendon. She was rehabed at retrained at Sorrows End, and
was sold to be a first-flight foxhunter up North. Jockey Tom Foley up
10-year-old Leah has her first lesson on Brandy, our seasoned lesson horse that
is perfect for beginners.
Laura Mondul on Whatsitallabout or
"Alphie," an off-the-track