25/12/2015 - Sending Christmas wishes has been a lifelong tradition. It is a way of showing people that you really care about them. Try to send a meaningful message to your loved ones, and do not forget to express your gratitude towards them.
24/11/2015 - For the first time in history, fanciers from the European mainland will be able to participate in the one loft race of the (UK) Royal Pigeon Racing Association. The organisation has 100 spaces available. Fanciers from the European mainland can enter up to and including 7 December. After that date, the remaining spaces will be offered to UK entrants on the reserve list.
15/08/2015 - New preliminary PIPA ranking result 'Best old bird and yearling in the Belgian national races' after the races from Bourges I, Châteauroux I, Guéret, Montluçon, Argenton I, La Souterraine I, Châteauroux II, Bourges II, Châteauroux III. The available national, zonal and provincial results were taken into account for this ranking.
15/08/2015 - As one of the people who has helped collect the birds for the Kalimanci one loft race in previous years, George and I were lucky enough to be invited out to witness the race in 2015. This is a personal report of our time in Bulgaria.
13/07/2015 - In the past week, 50,000 pigeons were liberated in Valencia (Spain) for the second national long distance race in Portugal. It is the second long distance race this year. Tough races since racing from central Spain is very hard because of the orography and high temperatures.
12/07/2015 - New preliminary PIPA ranking result: Best old bird and yearling in the Belgian one day long distance races with 2 & 3 prizes after the races from Limoges I, Valence, Cahors, Limoges II, Montélimar, Montauban, Brive, Jarnac. The available national, zonal and provincial results were taken into account for this ranking.
03/07/2015 - For the third consecutive season PIPA will create several rankings for the best pigeons in different races and distances, both during and after the season. Read on to find out which ranking you can excel in this year.
20/05/2015 - The Derycke-Schieman partnership has a strain of pigeons which is dominated by the noble Gaby Vandenabeele bloodlines. Last year, the partnership won the only national young bird race in Holland with a 100% Vandenabeele called Gabriëla. She won the race from Gien against 17536 birds in Sector 1.
25/03/2015 - As we announced a while ago, PIPA will be introducing its PIPA rankings for pigeon fanciers in The Netherlands as of next season. The aim of this initiative is to award the country’s best fanciers, and to give their pigeons the international recognition they deserve.
01/03/2015 - In 2016, the Canary Islands will no longer have just one, but two one loft races. As well as the Derby Arona on Tenerife, a new one loft race will be organised on the island of Gran Canaria as part of a bigger project bringing people closer to nature.
24/01/2015 - It begins to look like a repeating scene; pigeon fanciers displacing each other at the stand of PIPA, like at the front row of a rock concert, eager to get what they want. Again in 2014 and 2015 - in Lang Fang and at the Olympiad in Budapest - the same appeared. The trophy that lead to this excitement? The release of the 3rd version of PIPA Collectors Edition.
20/01/2015 - Koen Minderhoud had a glorious season last year. The greater part of his success was thanks to De Geeloger which won 2 NPO races and a 1st Provincial. According to Koen, this racer is his best pigeon ever. In this video, Koen presents De Geeloger and its parents and talks about his strain build-up.