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    Originally posted by MuskokaLakesConnemaras View Post
    I commented on his hate on post about CDJ to the effect of “she rides with a more forward arm because her upper arms are quite short and she works within the physics of her conformation”. That got a bunch of comments that alluded to that you need to ride with your arms in your crotch apparently.
    One poster was particularly vehement I was incorrect about my comment so I sent her the message “you realize Nick doesn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground right?”

    So personally don't give one rats ass about what this fool thinks of me or that he tried to post a message I sent to one of this brain dead supporters. Thick skin.
    That’s exactly the kind of behaviour most of us criticize NP for - privately messaging (and looking up their personal info and phoning them too, in his case!) a total stranger from the internet because they disagreed with him on line. It’s creepy and it’s weird.

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      I don’t generally get into pissing matches in public, that’s what pm is for. A one sentence comment to someone who was less than pleasant to me via pm is neither creepy or stalkery.
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        Originally posted by MuskokaLakesConnemaras View Post
        I don’t generally get into pissing matches in public, that’s what pm is for. A one sentence comment to someone who was less than pleasant to me via pm is neither creepy or stalkery.
        To each their own. If one of Nick’s supporters PMd me I would find it both creepy and stalkery

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          Originally posted by smoofox View Post

          A few of those posters have been FB accounts that NP has occasionally created to praise himself. The giveaways are simply a profile pic and a banner pic - he has done this a few times. There was a "Laura Harrison" I think whose page featured a Google maps street view of a Dutch dressage farm... and a stock photo of a QH for a profile pic. The imaginary posters are always agreeing with NP about how horrible the Chronicle is and what a fabulous trainer he is... using all his phrasing, favorite terms, spelling mistakes etc. The imaginary supporters/posters will also tend to bring up NP's favorite topics for "clarification" - like his 75% score on his free style etc.

          Blatantly obvious... and IMO, very sad.

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          I dug up this FB post by "Laura Harrison" that was quoted in a previous thread just to use as an example... and to my surprise the link to "her" FB page is still active - only at that link "Laura" has morphed into "Anna"... who posts on NP's dressage page... ??!! Coincidence???!!

          That is beyond sad...

          Enough.

          Didn’t realize that.... he makes up fake accounts and promotes himself with them ?!
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            Originally posted by MuskokaLakesConnemaras View Post

            Didn’t realize that.... he makes up fake accounts and promotes himself with them ?!
            Yes. He does.

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              I think there are maybe three regular correspondents on the Maestro's page who actually exist: the girls who bought Carpathia and their...trainer(?). He's unable to disguise his writing style.

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                Originally posted by Mara View Post

                You might want to block him too, just for safety's sake.
                I'm un-f-with-able. He can try to come after me, but that's not gonna work out too well for him.

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                  Originally posted by smoofox View Post

                  ETA:



                  I dug up this FB post by "Laura Harrison" that was quoted in a previous thread just to use as an example... and to my surprise the link to "her" FB page is still active - only at that link "Laura" has morphed into "Anna"... who posts on NP's dressage page... ??!! Coincidence???!!

                  That is beyond sad...

                  Enough.

                  Wow...I saw that post and thought, "Really??" Lol. Explains everything now...
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                    Originally posted by MuskokaLakesConnemaras View Post

                    Didn’t realize that.... he makes up fake accounts and promotes himself with them ?!
                    Oh yes. He made up a review of one of his clinics once.
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                      Well dang lol!! That’s pathetic.
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                        Originally posted by Jenerationx View Post

                        I'm un-f-with-able. He can try to come after me, but that's not gonna work out too well for him.
                        He has threatened and in some cases followed through with lawsuits. Do you really want to waste your money on lawyers because of him? I laughed heartily to myself when he brought suits against COTH. After Bellisimo purchased it.
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                          Originally posted by MuskokaLakesConnemaras View Post
                          Well dang lol!! That’s pathetic.
                          He even posted the review on COTH with a "new" account called "nickwasright" claiming to be someone at the clinic but not Nick. He didn't hide that particular username very well.

                          On the positive side, that clinic review was reconstituted in the website something like "Cats in Dressage", which was a hilarious site critiquing cat pictures for their usefulness in dressage in the manner that a certain someone critiqued people whose pictures were "stolen" online. He "stole" one of my friends pictures and posted it, critiquing her "chair seat" and that the warmblood she was riding was obviously purchased in Europe for $$, trained by someone else, and she obviously couldn't ride it. My friend thanked him for his praise of her homebred warmblood which she started, and said she was quite surprised by his very uphill canter depart which put her in a chair seat. She loved the picture so much she put it on her facebook page. She thanked him profusely for his comments on her breeding program. He never responded. She laughed.
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                            "United States Cat Dressage Federation" was the page you're thinking of J-Lu. It was sad when it stopped being a thing, though it does still exist for anyone wanting to take a look at the fun: https://www.facebook.com/uscdf/
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                              Originally posted by Ceylon Star View Post
                              "United States Cat Dressage Federation" was the page you're thinking of J-Lu. It was sad when it stopped being a thing, though it does still exist for anyone wanting to take a look at the fun: https://www.facebook.com/uscdf/
                              Thanks! I own a t-shirt and a sweatshirt from them! I wore the sweatshirt at Indoor Brabant. Hahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa!
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                                OMG LMFAO!!!! I love that cat dressage page!!!!!
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                                  Originally posted by J-Lu View Post

                                  He has threatened and in some cases followed through with lawsuits. Do you really want to waste your money on lawyers because of him? I laughed heartily to myself when he brought suits against COTH. After Bellisimo purchased it.
                                  What did he sue for exactly? It's been a while, but yeah, I'm aware of his tactics. Bring on the lawsuit, there's nothing there he'd win and my attorney would sue him for the fees.

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                                    IIRC, the last person he sued, he sued the wrong person.
                                    He sued someone with a similar, but different name, I believe. Someone with a better memory remind me, did that one get thrown out cause he didn't show up? Must have been a day when temp was below 40*.

                                    The imfamous harassing phone call late at night, I believe was also partly Maestros lack of attention to detail, confusing the lady he called (and proudly posting the video online) with a young lady with a similar name who has a similar, but also very different resume including North American Young Rider achievements, which would make it very easy to verify that the two were different, if he'd actually cared to do so.
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                                      Originally posted by Ceylon Star View Post
                                      "United States Cat Dressage Federation" was the page you're thinking of J-Lu. It was sad when it stopped being a thing, though it does still exist for anyone wanting to take a look at the fun: https://www.facebook.com/uscdf/
                                      How did I ever miss that? Hysterical!

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                                        Originally posted by Angela Freda View Post
                                        IIRC, the last person he sued, he sued the wrong person.
                                        He sued someone with a similar, but different name, I believe. Someone with a better memory remind me, did that one get thrown out cause he didn't show up? Must have been a day when temp was below 40*.

                                        The imfamous harassing phone call late at night, I believe was also partly Maestros lack of attention to detail, confusing the lady he called (and proudly posting the video online) with a young lady with a similar name who has a similar, but also very different resume including North American Young Rider achievements, which would make it very easy to verify that the two were different, if he'd actually cared to do so.
                                        The last one he sued, you are correct, he sued some poor woman with a similar name who was entirely unaware of anything about him, from quite a different state from where he was. She would have had to travel several states away to attend his frivolous suit, but it looked like she was prepared to, because she filed and appearance with her attorney.

                                        He was so excited, and talked online of how as soon as she came into the state, or the town, I forget which, she would be immediately arrested, forgetting that he had filed a civil suit and it wasn't in any way criminal, and there certainly was no arrest warrant out on her. Or on anyone for that matter, but he crowed about how she would be detained or jailed for her 'crimes'. He of course had no proof of anything anyone had done to him, just a general displeasure that people had pointed out the inaccuracies in his resume and in his claims.

                                        The woman heranted about and apparently hated, whom he "thought' he was suing, had asked him a question once on one of his pages, but had never posted a thing about him anywhere. The woman he actually contacted and served with a civil suit was someone else entirely.

                                        Not deterred with minor details like his inability to research his intended victim, Nick brought a civil suit for some one-thousand dollars in unspecified damages. The county he filed the suit in had a strict policy of not tolerating frivolous law suits, and this wasn't the first such thing he had done there, including the failed law suit on the Chronicle, where he lost and the Chronicle prevailed. He claims when asked, that HE won that law suit, but the case is one of the easiest to look up, and it clearly says that the decision went to the defendent, who was, of course, the Chronicle. Its entirely possible that he doesn't know that he wasbn't the defendent in that case, and thinks he did win it, but I doubt that. He can't be that ill-informed.

                                        As an aside, he is still mad that the Chronicle isn't held accountable for what he perceives as bullying, when people point out the lies and deceit and scams he has pulled.

                                        The woman he was suing had a lawyer, who filed an appearance. I don't think he was expecting that, but he maintained the court date; however, the case was soon listed as cancelled. By the court.

                                        I have no doubt the judge had no interest in having his time wasted by this bull-oney. It was all apparent reading the public case filings and reading his crowing and pronouncements about how he was about to be vindicated in some manner that he was bullying a woman about nothing. After the case was cancelled it was "crickets".

                                        His postings about how he was bullying her were the worst part - his stalking and persecution of this poor girl was frightening to read about on his pages.
                                        Last edited by AnotherRound; Jan. 22, 2020, 09:39 PM.
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                                          Originally posted by MuskokaLakesConnemaras View Post

                                          Didn’t realize that.... he makes up fake accounts and promotes himself with them ?!
                                          Sockpuppets.

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