Services Provided
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Complete Boarding Services (click here for boarding fee schedule)

Facilities include:

  • Indoor ring

  • Outdoor full size ring

  • Outdoor dressage ring

  • Cross country field

  • Heated main barn

June Pedersen lives on the premises and is more than willing to support her boarders and their horses with her over 40 years of experience as an accomplished horse woman.  Regularly June can be found in the main barn answering questions about horse behavior, health, training, tack and horse and owner’s goals. 

The more than 20 boarders, riding and driving students create an energetic support system and an opportunity for several fun activities during the year including Horse Camp, Halloween Classic Fun horse show Christmas party and Christmas Play Day on horseback.

Horse Shows:

We offer opportunities to show at a variety of venues from schooling, shows to Nationals.  Show support and coaching goes hand in hand with a positive fun experience.

Riding, Driving and Horse Training Lessons

Riding instructor and horse trainer, June Pedersen’s, 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.

Riding Lessons:  Because of the rise in the cost of feed, shaving, and support care services for the school horses.  After seven years we are now raising the price of both riding and driving lessons each by $5.  This will take effect on February 1, 2014. 

novice through advanced): $40 /lesson

English:  dressage, jumping, eventing, pleasure
Western: show, pleasure (on your own horse or ours)

Driving Lessons: $45 /lesson

Horse Training:

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.

Horse Training:
 (novice through advanced): $40 /lesson

English:  dressage, jumping, eventing, pleasure
Western: show pleasure, dressage, trail

Lunging Program:
 (recommended twice a week): $25 per session

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Program: (Click for more information) Price on a case by case basis please contact June (815-405-9424)

  • Abused

  • Neglected

  • Traumatized

  • Arthritic

  • Structure Problems

  • Old or new injuries

June’s reputation as a healer of damaged horses is second to none. She has presented programs and workshops for horse groups throughout the Upper Midwest.  Abused  neglected or traumatized horses respond favorably to June’s slow and gentle training methods.  Horses with arthritis, structure problems, old or new injuries, are all part of the rehabilitation and therapeutic program she offers at Castle Ridge Keep. 

Workshops / Clinics:

Castle Ridge Keep has hosted a couple of Tellington TTouch clinics, presented by Edie Jane Eaton as well as a clinic on “First Aid for Horses” presented by June Pedersen.   June has also traveled within the Midwest area to present clinics on the Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy of horses.  If you are interested in a clinic please call June (815-405-9424)