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Nick Peronace Dressage

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  • Nick Peronace Dressage

    I apologize in advance for bringing up an "old Thread" however, it was brought to my attention after the original thread was closed and I feel my encounter with Mr. Peronace could save unsuspecting people from being taken advantage of.

    I want to take this opportunity to announce that I am NOT affiliated with Nick Peronace Dressage in any way, shape or form! Mr. Peronace applied to my farm for a "trainers" position back in November 2013. He was barely qualified to talk about riding and training in person, yet perform a service. I did put him on a young horse (6) who tested him, and he failed. He actually could not get the horse to walk around the indoor and I had to "rescue" him in the corner. This was after he asked myself and a trainer to put his spurs on for him! After going to get him and leading him back to the end of the ring, he asked me to get on the horse, and I granted his request. I showed him how to make the mare walk, trot and canter. He declined getting back on her and opted to put her on a lunge-line. I politely told him the interview was over, thanked him for his time and said good bye. The very next day he sent me a proposal to work at my farm for $500/week and train as many horses as I could give him, and he would "train" my horse for free. When I declined his offer, he became irate to the point I had to hang up the phone because of his vulgar comments. Never in all my experience in this business have I been spoken to in that manner by a so-called "professional." I was raised where men did not speak to women in that manner. He even went so far as to call back and leave a very unprofessional message on my voice mail. If anyone has any doubt of my encounter, there were 2 VERY reputable trainers working here on that day who experienced Mr. Peronace's "performance" I also saved the voice mail because it is so hard to believe this even occurred.

    He has since posted photos of my farm on his Facebook page and attempted to use my farm for personal gain. When I requested he remove the photos as they were taken and used by him without my permission, he blocked me from his page. I have now consulted with an attorney. Please do your homework as he is persistently "cold calling" farms to host clinics. He is now offering them for "Free" Please beware. I have also forwarded correspondence to Dressage at Devon CEO and President and they are now aware, as well as other very big named trainers who's names he has been throwing around.

    I feel the horse community is so small, and tightly woven that we all have to watch each others backs in order to keep scammers such as this out.

    Regards,
    Jacqueline A. Hundertpfund
    President
    Golden Gait Farm Inc.
    (732) 616-3355

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    cloudieandcallie
    re: black horse/jingling noise

    The black horse's owner came onto the other thread and stated he was wearing plastic/rubber Davis bell boots which make noise when hitting the sand or vice versa. At that point the general COTH community embraced her as being a normal member of society and accepted her word on this.
    Blugal

    You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng

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