June Pedersen and
Castle Ridge Keep
Celebrating over 20 years
8109 W. Hillside
Crystal Lake, Il 60012
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Call June: 815-405-9424
June Pedersenís reputation as a healer of damaged horses is
second to none. She has presented programs and workshops for horse
groups throughout the Upper Midwest.
She has claimed many successes proving that abused and neglected horses
respond favorably to her slow and gentle training methods.
Rehabilitation: Ms. Pedersen also has an eye and solutions for horses with arthritis, structure problems
and old or new injuries. They are
all part of the rehabilitation
therapeutic program she offers at Castle Ridge Keep, which is
a training, boarding, rehabilitating, therapeutic and breeding
Training and Lessons:
Ms. Pedersen has over 40 years of professional horse training
experience. June began training ponies professionally at age twelve!
She has a BS degree in Animal Science with a strong emphasis on
nutrition and biomechanics. Through the years June has developed a
training program she calls the European Longevity Method (ELM). This
training method is based on European principles, but includes a
watchful eye on the symmetrical structure of both horse and rider.
In 2012 June was named the Northern Illinois Arabian Horse Activity
Club horsewoman of the year.
To reduce resistance in the horse June works toward establishing
clear communication between the horse and the rider. By reducing
resistance, horses are sounder, healthier and happier which leading
to a very long and productive life partnership between horse and
ELM is not confined to any one breed of horse or discipline. June
has eclectic interests, and has trained everything from miniís to
draft horses, from dressage to reining. Her primary disciplines are
dressage, eventing, and driving. She has shown successfully at rated
dressage shows in Training through Second level. She events at
Novice level, and has competed in combined driving at Preliminary
level. In addition, she has won carriage horse classes, Class A
trail classes, and her students compete in a wide variety of
disciplines, including saddleseat equitation, hunt seat equitation,
western seat equitation, and pleasure driving, as well as dressage,
eventing, and combined driving.
Juneís senior Morgan stallion, Chapel Hill Elijah AMHA # 74837 /
USDF # 1001102, is a many-times carriage champion throughout the
Midwest, and a well-established sport horse sire. Her Morgan /
Clydesdale stallion, Dancastle First Knight, has competed
successfully at dressage and eventing, and is developing a
reputation of his own as a sire of sound, intelligent, easily
trained sport horses.
Castle Ridge Keep also stands several other stallions, all producing
quality get that train easily.