Jan en Leanne van de Pasch (Grubbevorst, NL) have won another 12 teletext prizes this season

The pigeons of Jan and Leanne van de Pasch have been performing really well this season. They seem to be at their best just at the right moment and they have won several teletext prizes once again.

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.