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    Originally posted by Core6430 View Post
    He's recently joined some Classical dressage FB groups and is claiming he's a GP rider who competed through 4th. I nearly spit my coffee out on that one.

    He'd been silent for so long. I wonder what life situations could cause him to lose access to social media for a few years?
    Reading the tea leaves here but I suspect it has to with the need for him to seriously bring home the bacon and support his young family. It seems like there is an external force (parents, wife?) that put a lid on him from time to time to refocus his...umm..energies in that direction. In other words, someone takes his crayons away from him when he gets loose on the Interwebz. Then he finds them....that’s the cycle.

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      If he intends to try to have people pay him for lessons again, he may have to complete Safe Sport training, which he, according to the USEF website, has not. Of course last time he tried this charade he was reduced to trying to give lessons gratis just to access people's farms.

      I have to believe that at this point his infamy proceeds him. Too many people know that he is not qualified to teach and has serious behavioral issues, and will warn people who don't know about him.

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        Originally posted by skydy View Post
        If he intends to try to have people pay him for lessons again, he may have to complete Safe Sport training, which he, according to the USEF website, has not. Of course last time he tried this charade he was reduced to trying to give lessons gratis just to access people's farms.

        I have to believe that at this point his infamy proceeds him. Too many people know that he is not qualified to teach and has serious behavioral issues, and will warn people who don't know about him.
        You don't have to complete safe sport training unless you plan on showing at USEF shows.
        Let me apologize in advance.

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          Originally posted by ladyj79 View Post

          You don't have to complete safe sport training unless you plan on showing at USEF shows.
          Ah, well he won't be doing that since he as no horse. Of course if a "fan" member can be banned I would guess that an "inactive" one could be also, so he'll have to watch his behavior.

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            And there's no one who would (knowingly) let him on their horse, so, he's done
            Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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              Originally posted by Core6430 View Post
              He's recently joined some Classical dressage FB groups and is claiming he's a GP rider who competed through 4th. I nearly spit my coffee out on that one.

              He'd been silent for so long. I wonder what life situations could cause him to lose access to social media for a few years?
              Those groups often seem to be full of know-nothing nutbars. He’ll fit right in.

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                Originally posted by ladyj79 View Post

                You don't have to complete safe sport training unless you plan on showing at USEF shows.
                I’m sure he won’t do that again, even if someone gives him a horse to ride. If a third judge awards him scores in the 40s perhaps he would have to drop the “nationwide judging conspiracy against me instigated by COTH members” pretense and consider that maybe, just maybe, he actually isn’t meeting the requirements of the level and is not performing the movements correctly.

                He won’t of course. If it’s not a personal vendetta by all judges against him, it will be the fault of the entire dressage system for not understanding “true dressage” and for rewarding “incorrect” and “abusive” riding. (Insert many eyerolls here).

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                  Everyone can now breathe easy, folks. Mr. Peronace has announced that Charlotte has finally become “a half-decent rider.” Phew! I know I will sleep better tonight.

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                    Originally posted by BigMama1 View Post
                    Everyone can now breathe easy, folks. Mr. Peronace has announced that Charlotte has finally become “a half-decent rider.” Phew! I know I will sleep better tonight.

                    Cant wait for my cataract surgery, I swear that says that NP said the Charlotte has become a half decent rider....
                    "He's not even a good pathological liar." Mara

                    "You're just a very desperate troll, and not even a good one. You're like middle-school troll at best. Like a goblin, not even a troll." et_fig

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                      Well, he did offer her momentary congratulations on her slight improvement as a rider, but then, as soon as people started to question his comment, he deleted it. Of course.

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                        ... and then edited it and reposted it. I don't think "debate" means what he thinks it means, people TRY to debate with him but he deletes their comments and blocks them then squeals bullying. Disagreement is NOT bullying, debate is NOT deleting anyone that disagrees with you.

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                          I am actually kind of surprised that he likes Isabell Werth as a rider.

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                            Originally posted by CanteringCarrot View Post
                            I am actually kind of surprised that he likes Isabell Werth as a rider.
                            To be fair, it's probably only because she's never said anything negative to him. The moment she says "Who the heck is this idiot?" he'll start calling her stupid and a shit rider.

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                              Originally posted by CanteringCarrot View Post
                              I am actually kind of surprised that he likes Isabell Werth as a rider.
                              Maybe because Isabell is not a member of the British team that beat his beloved American team ( and everyone else) at the Olympics. Nicky is a little biased in favour of his countrymen...unlike SW.

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                                Originally posted by LiberalSnowflake View Post

                                To be fair, it's probably only because she's never said anything negative to him. The moment she says "Who the heck is this idiot?" he'll start calling her stupid and a shit rider.
                                You mistakenly think his opinions are related to riding style or anything consistent. My first interaction with (and threat from) him was when he was cussing someone out in a group I moderate for saying rollkur is bad. He claims classical now, but just a few years back he was very pro rollkur.
                                If Kim Kardashian wants to set up a gofundme to purchase the Wu Tang album from Martin Shkreli, guess what people you DON'T HAVE TO DONATE.
                                -meupatdoes

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                                  Originally posted by Dee-Vee View Post

                                  Maybe because Isabell is not a member of the British team that beat his beloved American team ( and everyone else) at the Olympics. Nicky is a little biased in favour of his countrymen...unlike SW.
                                  He also has a tendency to suck up to whoever is at the top. He worshiped Edward Gal back when Gal had the ride on Totilas and the two were breaking scoring records. Even recently he's posted here referring to him as "Ed", and "Eddie", as though the Meatloaf Maestro and Gal are lifetime BFFs. Of course that might change if The Beefman finds out what the rest of us know (and don't bat an eye at) - that Edward Gal is in fact gay.

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                                    Originally posted by LiberalSnowflake View Post

                                    To be fair, it's probably only because she's never said anything negative to him. The moment she says "Who the heck is this idiot?" he'll start calling her stupid and a shit rider.
                                    Exactly, he'd never hit her radar, none of us ammies would.
                                    A teeny tadpole, in a tiny puddle- filled with only those who nod in agreement, or probably most who pretend to.... - with delusions of being the second coming of Moby Dick... is not going to be noticed by the elite of this sport.
                                    Yo/Yousolong April 23rd, 1985- April 15th, 2014

                                    http://notesfromadogwalker.com/2012/...m-a-sanctuary/

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                                      Nick’s latest Facebook post

                                      🎉ALMOST AT 100k BLOG VIEWS AND SHARED ALL OVER THE WORLD!! THANK YOU!!🎉
                                      And too the haters who are butt hurt because I pissed some truth in their Cheerios, too bad! You losers stalk me on Facebook, spread lies and cyber bully. You’re only big and bad to the other low life’s on The Chronicle. Obviously judging by how many people have viewed my blog, you are not the majority. No, the majority of people know The Chronicle is a troll site and the majority share my blog and agree with my sentiments the crisis modern Dressage is facing. Keep talking trash because it’s sharing my blog, making you look bad, giving me credibility and increasing traffic to my page where everyone can read and watch video testimonials of VERY HAPPY CLIENTS WHO IVE HELPED!
                                      Thank you for the support everyone!
                                      Keep sharing that blog! Here’s the link again:
                                      And don’t get me twisted. I’m not saying every rider who competes is abusing a horse. There are plenty of real dressage riders in the show ring. The problem is the bad ones scoring high and winning medals.

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                                        "The problem is the bad ones scoring high and winning medals." If THAT were true, he'd be standing on the Olympic podium with a medal around his neck.

                                        (Which is not to say that everyone at the top is perfect, but the disconnect between what the Maestro does and CDJ or Isabel is......I can't think of a word "big" enough to describe the gap.)

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                                          Originally posted by Nous View Post
                                          Nick’s latest Facebook post
                                          Surely on some level he's aware that most people who view his blog do so because they're looking for confirmation that it is indeed possible to reach heretofore unexplored realms in Delusions Of Grandeur Prix....or because they need a giggle or two.


                                          🎉ALMOST AT 100k BLOG VIEWS AND SHARED ALL OVER THE WORLD!! THANK YOU!!🎉
                                          And too the haters who are butt hurt because I pissed some truth in their Cheerios, too bad! You losers stalk me on Facebook, spread lies and cyber bully. You’re only big and bad to the other low life’s on The Chronicle. Obviously judging by how many people have viewed my blog, you are not the majority. No, the majority of people know The Chronicle is a troll site and the majority share my blog and agree with my sentiments the crisis modern Dressage is facing. Keep talking trash because it’s sharing my blog, making you look bad, giving me credibility and increasing traffic to my page where everyone can read and watch video testimonials of VERY HAPPY CLIENTS WHO IVE HELPED!
                                          Thank you for the support everyone!
                                          Keep sharing that blog! Here’s the link again:
                                          And don’t get me twisted. I’m not saying every rider who competes is abusing a horse. There are plenty of real dressage riders in the show ring. The problem is the bad ones scoring high and winning medals.


                                          Not because the "majority" agree with him in any way, shape, or form! He hasn't monetized the blog (who would pay???), so the views serve only to further inflate his ego.

                                          Whatever happened to his book deal? Oh wait....I bet he says COTH got to the publishers and told them all kinds of lies and killed the deal. That has to be it. Because COTH and Bellisimo have nothing else to do....Right.

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