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  • Originally posted by Unfforgettable View Post
    I find it rather fascinating that he feels that he's been cyberbullied by so many people, when all anyone has really done is expose him for the unknowledgeable fraud he is. And yet it's perfectly fine for him to bully so many other talented riders, including Olympians, over and over...and to actually threaten anyone who disagrees with his delusions.
    Yep!

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    • Originally posted by LiberalSnowflake View Post
      Good grief, he's just posted on his "supporters" page about how he's happy to turn up at your door if he thinks you're bullying him and harass you (in his mind disagreeing = bullying). He actually put that in writing.
      And then he'll report you to Safe Sport.

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      • Originally posted by alicen View Post

        OK, that does it. Here's NP on his "grand prix" trained horse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrQ9lce881c
        My eyes my eyes...they’re burning bad
        Your village is calling. Apparently their idiot is missing!

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        • And afterwards, Nick and Chevy shared a cigarette...

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          • Originally posted by alicen View Post

            And then he'll report you to Safe Sport.
            He's an inactive member.of USEF.

            I can't remember what his criminal record consisted of besides check fraud. I do know that one or more COTH members could easily have reported him to S.S. for his behavior. He is one disturbed individual.

            I hope he sticks to faking his CV and doesn't try to gain access to people's farms again.

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            • Originally posted by KBC View Post



              But we all know the internet is forever...and this side of him is WAY worse...https://www.patheos.com/blogs/dispat...s-from-here-1/
              I've been following the Maestro's antics for a long time, but this is the first time I've seen this story. I'm so glad the 13-year old link still works because that was a wild ride

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                Originally posted by skydy View Post

                He's an inactive member.of USEF.

                I can't remember what his criminal record consisted of besides check fraud. I do know that one or more COTH members could easily have reported him to S.S. for his behavior. He is one disturbed individual.

                I hope he sticks to faking his CV and doesn't try to gain access to people's farms again.
                So, he's an INACTIVE member of USEF but is using them as his "big stick" threat (along with confronting you in your own home and recording it)? I can't even. He's going to run into someone's husband at some point, and he'll have to figure out how tough he actually is.

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                • Originally posted by LiberalSnowflake View Post

                  He's going to run into someone's husband at some point, and he'll have to figure out how tough he actually is.
                  or run into someone's parent.

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                  • Originally posted by LiberalSnowflake View Post
                    Good grief, he's just posted on his "supporters" page about how he's happy to turn up at your door if he thinks you're bullying him and harass you (in his mind disagreeing = bullying). He actually put that in writing.
                    ....while having the audacity to compare himself to Martin Luther King, Jr. !!!

                    Dr. King was a dreamer and a visionary. Nick is just pathologically, narcissistically delusional.

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                    • Originally posted by skydy View Post

                      He's an inactive member.of USEF.

                      I can't remember what his criminal record consisted of besides check fraud. I do know that one or more COTH members could easily have reported him to S.S. for his behavior. He is one disturbed individual.

                      I hope he sticks to faking his CV and doesn't try to gain access to people's farms again.
                      Just curious, but would his Canadian targets (not me, but others) be able to report him to SS if he were an active member of USEF, or is it USEF victims of USEF perpetrators only?

                      Purely hypothetically speaking, I have no interest in opening that can of worms even if he were in fact an active member. Just a thought that crossed my sleep-deprived mind.
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                      • Safe Sport?
                        Here’s a quote from his Feb 2018 blog:
                        “Like I said earlier, I take my firearm everywhere with me and if something goes down you want me there to protect you. Believe me you do!”
                        There’s no way on God’s green earth I’d allow him anywhere near my barn...... and a threat to turn up at someone’s door whilst he’s potentially carrying

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                        • All SS could do would be revoke his USEF members ship and prevent him from attending recognized shows or teaching USEF members. Since he does neither of those things, that's not much leverage.

                          He's documented as doing enough IRL harrassment that I would just not get on his radar at all, as I said earlier, and block him if he's somehow in your FB friends of friends orbit.

                          I was wondering if that quote was in support of MB but then realized it was 2 years old. It is a scarier thing to read now, when we realize how easily that can happen.

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                          • Originally posted by Ceylon Star View Post

                            Just curious, but would his Canadian targets (not me, but others) be able to report him to SS if he were an active member of USEF, or is it USEF victims of USEF perpetrators only?

                            Purely hypothetically speaking, I have no interest in opening that can of worms even if he were in fact an active member. Just a thought that crossed my sleep-deprived mind.
                            I don't know. and I don't know if the threats and behavior he has exhibited in the past would fall under the Safe Sport umbrella, but USEF can and does discipline its members on its own, without Safe Sport involvement.

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                            • Originally posted by Nous View Post
                              Safe Sport?
                              Here’s a quote from his Feb 2018 blog:
                              “Like I said earlier, I take my firearm everywhere with me and if something goes down you want me there to protect you. Believe me you do!”
                              There’s no way on God’s green earth I’d allow him anywhere near my barn...... and a threat to turn up at someone’s door whilst he’s potentially carrying
                              He's skating perilously close to "terroristic threat" territory, which is a felony in many states. In Georgia, something as innocuous as threatening to beat someone up, kick their ass, kill them, or such can be prosecuted under the terroristic threat statute.

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                              • SS has "jurisdiction" (not sure that's the correct term) over all Olympic sports and most likely multiple countries, not just here in the US and not just in riding.. It got more traction after the sexual abuses of female gymnasts came to light. I agree NP is probably in greater danger from the local police/sherrif if he makes good on his threats. I just hope and pray that no one gets hurt if he tangles with the law.

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                                • The irony of someone who has been excessively racist in writing multiple times in the past, including rants about Colin Kaepernick, quoting MLK Jr....
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                                  • Ceylon Star I think it would fall to the RCMP (because it deals with cross-border issues) if the threat to use firearms or harm the lives of Canadians is serious. The Internet can be a grey area when it comes to some things, but the Criminal Code is clear on other matters

                                    Scribbler said, Best to stay off his radar.

                                    p.s. I had to laugh at one exchange between NP and SW where he was quite taken aback when he learned that he could not take his firearm into Canada.

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                                    • Wow, he’s having a full on hissy fit over there today. I am 100% of the opinion that posting the truth about him here, and correcting false information on his public Facebook page is not even close to harassment or bullying. He is a sham and a fraud and should not be allowed to get away with misrepresenting his training, skills, or accomplishments.

                                      BUT...if anyone here seriously is messaging his clients or friends, or PMing him, that’s not cool. Not cool at all.
                                      Last edited by BigMama1; Jan. 20, 2020, 07:00 PM.

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                                      • Originally posted by NJRider View Post
                                        I find the mutual support between DH and the Maestro very odd. DH is the ultimate bully and his riding "skills" do not require the editing and moment in time pics she uses to trash the true dressage riders. I wonder what they have on each other?
                                        She doesn’t actually give one flying fork about bad or abusive riding. She just pretends to as a way to tear down successful people who have stood up to her bullying and who helped get her banned from Global.

                                        She only cares about 2 things:
                                        1. Getting “revenge” on people she imagines to be her enemies
                                        2. Getting hits and page views for her Facebook page and YouTube channel - numbers she believes make her pages influential.

                                        Now anybody who knows anything about influence marketing or social media knows that the quality of engagement and how it helps build your brand are what matters, not the number of clicks. That’s especially true when the vast majority of your visits are from rubberneckers who just can’t look away from a train wreck. Not exactly an example of good branding. Regardless, it’s her goal and she knows anything with Nick’s name on it will be click bait gold.

                                        As for our friend the Beefman, I think he’s genuinely dense enough to believe that she’s a fan of him and his “training” methods. He doesn’t recognize that he’s being used.

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                                        • Originally posted by Dee-Vee View Post

                                          Actually they are sympatico. He gives her clicks and an opportunity to bash Canadian riders.

                                          BtW, have you seen the “pilfered” segment on DH from a Debbie MacDonald clinic, where Debbie’s face is blurred (I mean curated...haha). DH has recontextualized a discussion from how to train a young horse to “how to ruin a dressage horse” and added a picture of Canadian rider Brittany Fraser at the beginning just for fun.

                                          This is the kind of nonsense that inspires the PETA clicks, badmouths SW’s countrymen (women), inspires Nicky P, and increases clicks...all in the name of bullying...oops..”the courage to speak out...”

                                          Poor Debbie to be dragged through this.


                                          Edited to add: Now that video is private. USEF must have been successful in its “temper tantrum.”
                                          And I’m guessing the USEF couldn’t care less if she shared the video - at least not if she posted it as a link that directs to the original video on the USEF site.

                                          What they, and Robert Dover, and everyone else object to is her essentially stealing their videos, editing them to insert her own branding, and then posting them on her own YouTube channel as if they were her original content - a move that not coincidentally allows her to profit from views and from selling ads on it.

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