The outstanding achievements of Douwe and Peter Soepboer in the past ten years have impressed many fanciers in The Netherlands. One of the protagonists of this successful generation of pigeons is Olympiad Pigeon NL11-1162778 Olympic Toe. This exceptional racing bird has won quite a few titles in her career:1st Olympiad Pigeon The Netherlands one day long distance 2015, 3rd Int. Olympiad Pigeon one day long distance Budapest 2015, 1st National Ace Pigeon one day long distance WHZB/TBOTB 2014, 7th National Ace Pigeon one day long distance WHZB 2013, 8th National Ace Pigeon one day long distance TBOTB 2013. These titles were the result of an impressive six first prizes, and a 2nd-7th-9th-9th-20th-20th NPO. PIPA is honoured to sell this remarkable pigeon in auction, along with her sire and dam (a daughter Sissy Veenstra), and a few brothers/sisters and youngsters. These pigeons originate from one of the most dominant pigeon breeds of today - this is a great opportunity.
The impressive performance of Euro Marseille in the national race from Marseille (945km) continues to be one of the most memorable moments in pigeon racing in The Netherlands. Euro Marseille was the only Dutch pigeon that managed to get clocked in this race, after covering an extra 90km and more than 16 flying hours. This outstanding racing bird and his parents Super 80 (3rd 1st prize and 1st NPO/4th Nat./14th. Nat.) x Elize (daughter Euro Diamond) have enabled Daan Besseling to create a fantastic pigeon breed, and a number of descendants from these bloodlines will now be sold on PIPA.
Rudi De Saer has always been one of the men to watch in the most important national competitions. Rudi started the season with provincial victories from Tours, Limoges and Bourges and a second national prize from Limoges, before eventually claiming a national victory from Cahors 2014, adding to a total of four national wins. His impressive palmares illustrates the value of the De Saer pigeon, which has brought fame to numerous other lofts. Rudi will be selling a round of young birds from his best racers on PIPA, including youngsters of New Tours, Neymar, Favoriet, and Suarez.
Poland has played a leading role in the international development of our sport. The organisation of different Olympiads has played an important role but we should not forget the effort that many Polish fanciers have put in to obtain top quality bloodlines from pigeon lofts in The Netherlands and Belgium. This has led to a significant increase in performance along the country, as well as a rising number of Polish people getting involved in the sport. The most well known Polish fanciers are now selling some of their finest birds in a spectacular PIPA auction.
The renowned Vermeerbergen-Wilms combination has been quite successful in recent seasons, achieving great results both at club level and in national competitions. For instance, they won the best Belgian youngster on 5-6 national longer middle distance races with 'National Wonder' and 19 first prizes in 2014, including 1st Nat. Zone Gueret and two provincial wins. Vermeerbergen-Wilms is now selling a remarkable group of pigeons on PIPA. In this auction we have two highly talented breeders that were bred from heremans’s Olympiade and Limbourg’s Eagly Eye respectively. We also have a youngster of their National Winner, which was 1st nat. Ace Pigeon over 5 and 6 national races in 2014 and 5th nat. Ace Pigeon longer middle distance KBDB. This is quite a special auction.
The ten year old Madieke Derveaux was the victim of a tragic accident. She broke her neck, paralyzing her body from the neck down. It will take her at least one and a half years to rehabilitate. Seven Belgian top lofts wanted to help her have a successful rehabilitation - they decided to sell a group of pigeons from their greatest champions. In this auction we have seven excellent pigeons that come from the lofts of Bart Geerinckx, Gino Clicque, Luc Christiaens, Jacques and Freddy Vandenheede, Gevaert – Lannoo, David Vermassen and Erik Limbourg.