Just take a look at the following results in the teletext races in the district of Limburg:
15-6-2013 Pitiviers 458 km NPO Olds 3 11,740 p. 30-6-2013 Orleans 495 km NPO Olds 5-6 6,619 p. 11-8-2013 Sezanne 347km TT YBs 5-6-7-8-9-10 7,427 p. 17-8-2013 Troyes 379km TT YBs 4-5-10 5,594 p.
There are not that many fanciers that can perform at a top level for such a long period of time. You have to stay on top of your game, you have to look for improvements every season, you have to be open-minded and willing to adapt. Father and daughter Van de Pasch think that is what makes them successful in our sport. They are successful for sure; just take a look at their achievements over the years.
The trophy room of the Van de Pasch family tells the whole story. They have had no less than thirteen Olympiad Pigeons since 1997 and 18 national Ace Titles in the WHZB and BOTB competitions since 1995. Click here for an overview of their most important championship titles in recent seasons.
This is a picture of the interior of one of the cocks’ lofts.
During our visit the windows were opened and the cocks were relaxing in their nest bowls. These pigeons appeared to feel very at ease. This is obviously a loft that is managed by very experienced fanciers with a passion for pigeon racing.
These are some of the most overwhelming results of this season:
30-6-13 Marche 143 km 2,508 p. 1-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17, etc.(68/123) 28-7-13 Charleville 212km 1,530 p. 1-2-3-6-10-16-17-18-19-20-21-23, etc.(48/88) 04-8-13 Reims 285km 1,600 p. 2-3-7-8-9-10, etc.(36/44) 11-8-13 Sezanne 347km 1,366 p. 4-5-6-7-8-9, etc.(46/78) 17-8-13 Marche 143km 4,385 p. 2-8-9-12-13-14-15-16-17, etc.(26/35) 31-8-13 Charleville 212km 2,709 p. 1-2-3-9-19-21, etc.(61/98)
The strongest racing pigeons of 2012 were moved to the breeding loft after the season and this significantly weakened the racing team of Grubbenvorst. Still, that did not keep them from having another great season with many top performances.